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Membership Directory-- A membership directory listing all properties. Member inns receive an unlimited supply of Rack Cards to distribute to their guests thereby creating multiple marketing agents throughout the state.
Internet Presence-- Member inns may upload their Inn profile on the FBBI website, www.florida-inns.com at no additional charge. Each profile includes a detailed description of the property, photos and a link to the member's website. A basic listing for all members is also placed on www.bbonline.com/fl/fbbi. To expand that listing to include photos, additional text, and a website link, contact BBOnline directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-868-1946. FBBI members get a 10% discount on their first year fee if they choose to sign up for one of BBonline.com's expanded listing packages.
Association Office-- The FBBI office handles guest mail and phone inquiries, distribution of directories, and maintenance & marketing of www.florida-inns.com. The office works with the Board of Directors in conference planning, newsletter publishing, assists members with specific needs and questions, and collaborates with travel writers to encourage articles about Florida and FBBI members. A wide range of innkeeper resources, as well as regulation and start-up materials, are available from this central contact point.
Education/Networking-- FBBI's internal newsletter is published monthly via email with up-to-date industry topics and association news on the 15th of each month. An association Annual Meeting/Conference is held biennially each fall with an excellent educational program, seminars, trade show and professional industry speakers.
Gift Certificate Program-- An Association gift certificate program is coordinated through the office that offers all members an opportunity for additional marketing and new revenue. Gift Certificate Reimbursement is 100% to Member Inns. To learn more, click here.
Property must have full-time dedicated innkeepers whose primary responsibilities are to provide B&B services and hospitality.
In cases where one owner/innkeeper owns two B&Bs, membership of each property is required. Membership for the smaller of the two properties will be priced at a 50% discount.
Inn must be a full-time licensed business that is subject to all local, county, state and federal regulations.
Two or more guestrooms available for the exclusive use of the business.
The property shall have no more than two rooms sharing any one bathroom.
Property must not be a part of a chain lodging organization.
The property has unique historic, architectural or scenic attributes. In most cases, renovated motel properties are not eligible.
Management is committed to high standards of service, cleanliness, hospitality and ethical business practices. Courteous, polite and friendly service is a hallmark of the bed and breakfast experience and should be the goal of all innkeepers.
Membership Process--Each inn desiring membership should complete the membership application online or print and return it to FBBI (P.O. Box 1209, Starke Fl 32091)along with a non-refundable $100 application/new member fee. Applicants appearing to meet the requirements of the association will be approved into a conditional membership category with immediate full services and benefits. Final membership status will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of an independent inspection at the next possible opportunity. Membership is at the discretion of the Board of Directors and can be revoked upon serious or repeated grievances against a property.