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Business Associate Members Directory
The following businesses provide services and products to the innkeeping industry. These businesses, often small business entrepreneurs like innkeepers, are committed to:
Assist innkeepers to efficiently manage the B&B
Foster the signature ambiance of the inn and its amenities
Enhance the guests' experience.
We invite you to contact these businesses... they are at your service!
Find out how you can become a WBBA Business Associate
Amenities for the Guest or for the Inn
Food & Beverage
Inn Management: Taking Care of Business
Amenities: for the Guest or for the Inn
Cloth & Clay, Inc. produces the finest hand thrown customized stoneware Coffee Mugs, Tavernware, Gifts, Accent pieces, and Dinnerware available. We have the largest selection of glazes in a rainbow of colors, to match most any decor.
Cloth & Clay, Inc. also offers embroidered or silk screened apparel items including T-shirts, Polo-shirts, Sweat-shirts, Aprons, Robes, Tote Bags, and Caps.
Sunset Hill Stoneware, LLC
1416 S. Commercial Street, Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 800.509.4662, 920.886.1115 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Tom Dunsirn
American-made products are easy to find at Sunset Hill Stoneware – it’s all we make! B&B innkeepers can build on the strength and credibility of their brand with our mug, bowl and vase collections. Whether serving breakfast delights, to adding dashes of character throughout your inn, or offering to guests as a souvenir, our handcrafted pottery retains a lasting impression. Each piece of stoneware is created using high-fired clays and the finest quality of lead-free glazes making them extremely durable and food safe. Under normal use, our Signature Stoneware products are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Ask about our B&B Guarantee!
Sunset Hill Stoneware is a family-owned, Wisconsin-based business known for their distinctive handcrafted products featuring customized 3-dimensional clay medallions. Since 1998, the company has combined old world technologies with modern innovations to create functional stoneware for customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to national parks, museums, gift shops, bed & breakfast inns and resorts.
Dream Ridge Creations, creates unique items for gifts, weddings, home and business. Using kiln fired decals, sand etching or engraving, we can help you promote and enhance your bed and breakfast establishment. We have an exquisite selection of glassware (restaurant quality), stoneware, china and ceramic that can be personalized to your specifications, using your logo or our own designs. Whether it's for every day use or to send home as a memento or thank you gift, we can create it the way you want it. Minimum of 24 required on some items. VISA, Mastercard and Discover accepted.
Since 1962, Greenwich Bay Trading Co. has been formulating and crafting luxurious vegetable soaps and spa essentials enriched with botanical butters, essential oils and natural extracts.
We offer a full collection of private-label soaps, spa essentials and guest room amenities to inns, B&Bs and distinctive lodgings searching for luxurious products that, not only pamper their guests, but reflect their unique style.
All the while, Greenwich Bay Trading Co. has remained a family-owned and operated business. Our in-house team combines traditional methods with leading expertise and craftsmanship, shepherding each product from conception to delivery from our North Carolina soap factory. As a result, we offer products factory-direct at substantial cost savings and with small minimum quantities, making luxury uncommonly affordable.
Food & Beverage
Last Course Sensations
Linda Speziale 920-562-0499
N5920 County Road E, Bangor WI 54614
Last Course Sensations is a boutique bakery specializing in hand-crafted, single-serving desserts. Our specialty is “Butter Tarts”--rich, flaky pastry filled with caramel containing pecans, chocolate or raisins, the ultimate dessert experience!
Impress your guests with a unique, elegant and unforgettable gift from Last Course Sensations.
Wisconsin Restaurant Association
2801 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 800-589-3211, 608-270-9950
The Wisconsin Restaurant Expo, hosted by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, is March 8-10, 2010 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . Open to everyone in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Discover new products and suppliers, get expert training and timely advice, see what's next in foodservice trends, and find practical solutions at exciting events. Registration is just $20! Please visit our website at www.everythingfoodservice.org for complete details and online registration.
von Stiehl Winery
115 Navarino Street, Algoma, WI 54201
Phone: 800-955-5208, Fax 920-487-5108 Contact: email@example.com
Contacts: Wine Tasting information and initial order - Brad Schmiling
Re-orders: Shirley Fort
This Wisconsin winery has matured greatly over the past 40 years. It is co-owned by brothers Aric and Brad Schmiling, who grew up in the business. Great care has been taken to combine high quality wine with a first class visitor experience in Algoma. The most popular wines are grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Seyval (Fume), Riesling, Satin Red and Oktoberfest.
von Stiehl offers a special wine list to Wisconsin B&B members with discounts of over 50% off of retail (we built lost revenue into our marketing plan). This wine is specifically for use with B&B customers. This helps you to offer a high quality product with great financial savings.
Inn Management: Taking Care of Business
Booking.com (USA) Inc.
Susan Biemans George Yfantidis
200 W Madison St, Ste 1450
Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-279-8503
Booking.com currently brings business to 611 properties in Wisconsin, with 525,000 properties worldwide. We are the world’s largest accommodation's website, offering global exposure to our partners in a scalable, personalized, and flexible format for properties of all sizes. Translated into 42 languages, the Booking.com site books over 700,000 room nights every 24 hours. Over 8,000 people worldwide are dedicated to serving Booking.com's customers and partners with dedicated account managers for each property.
Rural Mutual provides coverage to Wisconsin Innkeepers in these critical areas:
· Business Property and Property Damage Liability
· Business Liability
· Business Auto
Rural Mutual Insurance Company has been recognized by the Ward Group (an independent insurance rating company) as being one of the top 50 insurance companies in the U.S. Each year, Wards analyzes 3000 property-casualty insurance companies over a 5-year period on income return, policyholder surplus, efficiency, safety and consistency. Each Ward's 50® company has passed all safety and consistency screens and achieved superior performance over the five years analyzed.
WBBA thanks Dave and Tammara Tiffany for presenting “B&B Insurance – What You Should Know” at WBBA’s Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars
TRICOR Insurance & Financial Services
POB 1810; 500 Iowa Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52004-1810 (Chuck Andracchio)
5936 Seminole Centre Court #C (Madison -Tommy Farrell), Madison , WI 53711
Phone: 800-556-5441, ext 1444, 608-219-8516
Contact: Chuck Andracchio or (Madison - Tommy Farrell)
TRICOR Insurance & Financial Services success as a company over the past 50+ years has come in large measure from a relentless commitment to providing you with the finest insurance, financial and mortgage services, and safety consulting products available. And we've prepared this website with that same degree of commitment. More directly, TRICOR has partnered with several companies that specifically write insurance for bed & breakfast operations. Our hope is by using TRICOR, you will not only find adequate insurance coverage, but you will find it at a fair and reasonable price. Feel free to contact Chuck Andracchio at 800-556-5441 (ext 1444) with any questions you may have about your bed & breakfast operation. If you are in the Madison area and have previously worked with Tommy Farrell, contact him at 800-722-4119. Give us a call for all your insurance and financial/mortgage needs and you will see that at TRICOR, its "All About You".
In today's marketplace, cutting expenses is important to the bottom line. Velocity Payment Systems offers the most cost effective pricing model for credit card acceptance in today's market. Lower your cost of card acceptance with the Velocity Payment System Association Program offered to you through the Wisconsin Bed Breakfast Association. Also, Visa, Mastercard and Discover offer an enhanced processing program to help you fight chargebacks due to "No Shows", find out how to fight chargebacks and increase you chances of winning those disputes. VPS has extensive knowledge and experience in the lodging industry. Processing credit cards correctly will add to your bottom line.
Velocity Payment Systems is endorsed by the WBBA as the recommended provider of credit card processing for WBBA members.
Our Wisconsin Magazine
Dave Hutchinson, Mike Beno, Ruth Johnson
399 S. Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters WI 54545
Phone 715-543-2311 Fax 715-543-2312
Introducing the fastest-growing publication in the state! It’s colorful, conversational and celebrates all that’s great about life in Wisconsin. With your free sample issue, you’ll see why more than 90,000 subscribers have signed up in just a year and a half. Our engaged and active readers live in all 72 Wisconsin counties and in all 50 states. They have the time and means to travel. You can reach this highly desirable audience very cost effectively. And our high-quality paper with brilliant color printing can showcase your inn in ways that other media simply can’t match.
Don & Barb Trueman, Greg Page 651-430-1068
511 Hemlock St. South, Stillwater MN 55082
Are your website photos selling room nites? Surveys show you have one second to grab a potential guests attention. If you are not showcasing dynamic images, those guests will move on without booking. Our photo packages include:
• Experienced B&B Photographer in architecture, food, exteriors, models and mood setting
• Staging • State of the Art Equipment • Lighting • Post Production Photoshop
• Innkeeper Collaboration • Contracts - No Surprises! • You own your purchased images
• Fast Delivery • Work Guaranteed
2015 Packages: $1,095 for 15 images $1,495 25 Images Call or email for other quotes. Over 100 B&B’s have used our services. Additional marketing services include: Website Design & WordPress programming, Rack Cards, Business Cards