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2014 INNKEEPER CONFERENCE and TRADE SHOW

Mark your calendars for November 9-10-11 (Sunday – Tuesday) … we’ll be meeting in Waupaca Wisconsin at the Waupaca Ale House & Conference Center.
Presented by the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association, in partnership with the Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association, we welcome innkeepers from throughout the Midwest.

You simply won’t want to / simply should not miss hearing our featured speaker:  Scott Crumpton - White Stone Marketing.
Let us introduce Scott with a bit of background: at the national B&B conference (PAII), simply follow the crowd to any session presented by Scott! Always one of the top-rated speakers, Scott is known for ‘tough love’ … telling it like it is regarding websites & marketing … and he has the expertise to back up his counsel.
Scott’s company, White Stone Marketing, not only does high-end websites for a limited number of inns, their approach is a comprehensive ‘branding’ / marketing for the inn. This is an opportunity for innkeepers to learn from the best, and take what you can to apply to your own website & marketing.

At http://www.whitestonemarketing.com/ you can get acquainted with Scott by clicking on ‘see videos’.  Here are 2 to get you started:
                WHO WE ARE:  How we differ, the Science of Conversion
                WEB DESIGN: Anything that gets in the way of booking needs to be thrown out.
Back on the home page, scroll down and you’ll see ‘recent work’ – check out the process & the result for Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield:  http://www.whitestonemarketing.com/old-rittenhouse-inn/

B&B TOUR & DINNER:  we are thrilled 5 B&Bs right in the Waupaca area will be on very special tour (transportation included) followed by dinner! Appetizers are served at the B&Bs; dinner is at Green Fountain Inn (Waupaca), a delightful 4-guest room B&B with a gourmet restaurant … and they were just named Waupaca’s Small Business of the Year.  This is a Sunday afternoon / evening event.

Briefly, the conference schedule is
:
    Sunday November 9th
        Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar 8-4
        B&B Tour & Dinner (approx 3-4 pm start)
        Welcome Mixer
    Monday November 10th
        General Session
        Association Membership Meetings
        Breakout Sessions
        Banquet
        Auction: Scholarship Fundraiser
    Tuesday November 11th
        General or Breakout Session
        9-1 TRADE SHOW
        General or Breakout Session
        Adjourn by 3 pm

CHECK BACK ... as our speakers and vendors are confirmed, we'll add in the specifics. 

Registration Information (not yet activated)          

Conference Registration postmarked / online by Oct 5 $170 first person, $165 second person from same inn

FIRST TIME ATTENDEES receive a $10 WELCOME discount: $160 first person, $155 second person from same inn
               
Conference Registration postmarked / online Oct 6 – 31 $175 first person, $170 second person from same inn.
               
Sunday Gourmet Dinner and B&B Tour (transportation included): price TBD

Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar (AIS) $150 first person, $75 second person
       
Attending both AIS and Conference: $270 first person, $220 second person

Student Rate: (e.g. college student in hospitality program) Conference $85  Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar $75

Conference Host Hotel: Comfort Suites Foxfire  715-942-0500. We'll post the "B&B Conference Rate" soon.

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It's history ... our 25th Conference, that is.

It was history-making with the highest attendance (91 innkeepers), the most states represented (5), and the largest trade-show (28 vendor-exhibitors).

Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association

25th Conference, Annual Meeting, & Trade Show
November 3 Sunday - November 5 Tuesday, 2013

If you’ve had the opportunity to attend the PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) Conference, you may have chosen sessions by Carol Edmonson … we certainly have!  if you have not gone to PAII, here is your opportunity to hear Carol … here is a bit more about her:

Carol Edmondson owned and operated an award winning 12 room B&B on Cape Cod for 12 years. 
While she owned her Inn, Carol and her husband Tom, a commercial real estate broker, formed Innkeeping Specialists, a consulting partnership focused on finding inns for their clients and teaching innkeeping from their own experience.  They developed the “Innkeeping From the Innside” seminar which they have taught for the past sixteen years.  The “Innkeeping from the Innside” seminar provides a comprehensive view of acquiring and operating a highly successful B&B business.  
Carol is also a certified stager whose services have helped her inn real estate clients to sell their properties for maximum return. 
Carol consults with experienced innkeepers around the country on improved marketing and operations strategies.
Before innkeeping Carol was a marketing executive with a Fortune 500 high tech firm and holds a degree in finance and marketing.  Carol has developed and presented in several PAII conference workshops over the past 15 years.  Carol currently chairs the Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast Committee and is a member of the PAII Board of Directors.

We’re so pleased to welcome Carol to Wisconsin – and to our 25th Conference!


In addition to registering for the conference, here are a few ‘pre-conference’ items for you
The Cutting Edge Experience – in this session, Carol will be doing on-the-spot reviews of photos that you send in: How to think differently about your space … how the space can be made better for ‘free’, for $500, and for $5000.

So …     what areas of your inn have you stumped?  This is not a brutal “Hotel Impossible” or “Restaurant Impossible” critique … it’s an Inn-Possible review!           
       
The photos received for the Cutting Edge Experience will be entered into the drawing for the full consultation and staging plan, donated by Carol (a $1,000.00 value)  The consultation and plan would be done remotely, using your website, for example.  WINNER:  Duke & Mary Jane - Oscar H. Hanson House, Cambridge.

Sunday

8-5    Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar (separate registration)
          (note: conference attendees may attend the 3:30-5 "Website Essentials" session by Jeff Logan.  80 slides in 90 minutes covers it! Notify WBBA of your plan to attend)

1-4    Inn Tours as you travel to Oshkosh: Riverview B&B - Neshkoro, McConnell Inn, Green Lake and Franklin Street Inn - Appleton
                4:00   Conference Registration Opens
5—7   Welcome Reception—Brayton B&B, Oshkosh
7:30   Meet & Mix: who is in your new WBBA ’District’?  Meet with your fellow innkeepers; chat about what you’d like to do in 2014. Dessert will be served.

Monday
7:00     Conference Registration Continues
                 
8:30-10:15     Opening General Session:  WELCOME to WBBA’s 25th Conference!
                 The Cutting Edge Experience—Carol Edmonson, Innkeeping Specialists
                 Learn the techniques used by professional property stagers to make the most of what your property has to offer.  Move your guest experience into the 21st century while preserving all the charm and hospitality of your inn. Bring a new generation of guests to your inn and impress your beloved repeat guests who are secretly hoping you’ll get with the program! Find out what highly successful Innkeepers are offering in both amenities and services to stay relevant as the next generation of travelers hits the road.  If you are not getting your fair share of this guest segment find out what it takes. 
        Have some fun watching on the spot reviews of local Inn guest spaces and the tricks to updating these real spaces spending from $0 - $5,000.00.  You will be surprised what can be done with no expense at all.

10:30-1:00       WBBA ANNUAL Membership MEETING + LUNCH 
                (non-member attendees will be welcomed into the room when the meeting has concluded, for lunch)

1:30-2:45    General Session: SOLD!  Positioning your Property from Start to Sale—Carol Edmonson, Innkeeping Specialists
Planning for a future sale?  You should be.  Begin thinking like a business person and make business decisions that improve your chances of maximizing your Return on Investment (ROI).  Start today with information about what adds value to your bottom line and how to do the things that really matter to guests.
               
                  3:00-4:15     Breakout Sessions x 3
1. Mixed Bag Marketing Trying to keep up with online marketing?  Find out what really matters, what will have the most success online and just how to do it.  Everything from Google, Wordpress, Social Media and Print (Yes Print!)  -Jeff Logan
2. PUT THE MOJO IN YOUR MORNING! Learn knife skills that will help you speed through your preparations safely and impressively. Volunteers will be returned with all fingers and toes....maybe. Learn how to make your plate presentations "POP". simple techniques that can be mastered in moments and leave lasting impressions on your guests. Garnishing sauces? how to make them, use them and turn them into something else again. Tired of flat french toast? Learn techniques and ideas to make this breakfast staple new and out of this world. Morning Beverages? Learn how to upgrade the the "typical" morning juice and turn it into a conversation piece. Chef Matt - Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Resort
3. Enhance and Romance Your Bed & Breakfast  Be inspired by Dawn Koehler Design with innovative ideas, tips, styling, and photography skills that can help entice and “wow” guests in ways that are easy on your pocket book. Learn the art of garnishing breakfast foods with fresh herbs, spices, and edible flowers suited to them. See how to present an ordinary dish in an unexpected fashion to delight your guests at the breakfast table. Learn how to add warmth and charm for a unique experience, and how featuring special points of interest can peak enthusiasm. Dawn Koehler, Dawn Koehler Design
 


                  4:30-5:45      Breakout sessions x 3
1. Let me talk Geeky to you! Let me show you the tools I use for online marketing and managing a website.  Some tools are free, some are pay, but all are important to be using. Jeff Logan
2. A Lender, An Appraiser, and a Rabbi… Carol Edmonson, Innkeeping Specialists  Finding financing is no joke.  There is money out there so find out how to get it whether you are buying an inn, selling an inn or refinancing your property.  Learn how lenders, appraisers, buyers and government guarantors see your property, and how you can improve the picture you are portraying.  Inn properties are selling—get yours in the game and stack the odds in your favor
3. The Elegant Vegan We make vegan products free of preservatives, trans fats, artificial flavors, colors and dyes, and most have very low or no fat in them and yet are full of flavor. Several products do not contain gluten and we use organic and non-GMO ngredients ...we’ll share our products & experiences with our fellow Innkeepers, Elegant Vegans and all who want great tasting, healthy delicacies. Karen Fulbright Anderson & John Anderson—The Elegant Vegan and Ye Olde Manor House

6:00     Social – cash bar
7:00     BANQUET– Our 25th!
        Winner of Staging Consultation Announced: Carol Edmonson has graciously provided a full consultation and staging plan, a $1,000.00 value
        AUCTION Scholarship Fund-raiser: gift baskets, chocolates, antiques, hand-crafted items ...
            WBBA’s first scholarship was awarded this year … let’s continue this fine tradition!  Btw, hotel policy does not permit desserts to be brought in & consumed in the dining area


Tuesday
7:00     Conference Registration continues
              
8:00-9:00     Breakout Sessions  

1. Buy Local / Sourcing Wisconsin - what's available, how do I find it, how do I purchase it? From decadent chocolates to pet treats to natural soaps to candles to every type of food & beverage ... you're certain to find a perfect fit for you and your guests. Lois Federman, Director -Something Special from Wisconsin
2. Ask the Innkeeper—Innkeeper Panel will field questions from our Hospitality / Tourism Student attendees.

 3. INN-fuse your breakfasts with Herbs—Explore a variety of herbs to use in egg dishes, breads, muffins, herb-infused condiments & honeys to add flavor to your already great cooking. Deb Doubek—Peterman Brook Herb Farm
4.   Fabulous Photos Increase Occupancy -View before/after images to understand why the right image sells room nights. When your website photos look tired & dated, your potential guests will conclude your inn is tired & dated
... and stay elsewhere. Greg Page - Paramount Pixels 
   
9:00-1:00     TRADE SHOW  / LUNCH- in Trade Show Hall. Vendor give-aways.
1:15 – 2:15   Roundtable Discussions … innkeeper to innkeeper.           
Packaging & Promoting. Protect Your Passion. How to Get a Cleaning Person to See it Your Way!!! Luxury Inns. Reservation Systems. Wine & Cheese Receptions. Breakfasts that can be prepared at least 24 hours ahead-bring recipes. Heritage Tourism. How to enforce policies with guest who have a “bad attitude”. Balancing Innkeeping and Real Life obligations – policies and procedures that allow you to do both well! "The NEXT big food allergy, and other food intolerances. Destination B&Bs – how to attract new guests & return guests, & develop activities for guests? Don’t see your topic? We’ll have markers & signs!
2:15         Adjourn

These 2013 fine vendors of products & services have been invited to the 2014 trade show:

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters
Janell Gray, Alice Salli   920-261-6158 
202 Airpark Drive, Watertown WI    53094
janell@bbcoffee.com  BerresBrothers.com   
Berres Brothers (Watertown, WI) is a Specialty Coffee Roaster.  We roast and flavor specialty coffee beans from around the world.  Whether you shop online, grocery, retail, wholesale, fundraise, or visit us in person – our goal is to provide you with top quality coffee and exceptional customer service.
WBBA thanks you for providing a gift basket for the trade-show drawing.


Bertram's Jams, Jellies & More
Jayne Bertram Ries, Wendy Bertram 920-254-6751
1112 Michigan Ave,    Sheboygan WI 53081   
JamsJelliesandMore@ymail.com      JamsJelliesAndMoreOnline.com   
Our delicious small-batch artisan preserves are handmade locally in our Sheboygan, Wisconsin commercial kitchen.  We use only the freshest and finest ingredients on Earth… locally grown whenever possible. 
We make over 30 flavors and styles, and continue to create new recipes to add “More” to our brand collection. 
WBBA thanks you for the jam gift basket for the trade-show drawing.


buuteeq   
Rob Holmes     800-734-1769
1455 NW Leary Way, Ste 250, Seattle WA 98107
info@buuteeq.com    buuteeq.com   
buuteeq is the global leader in cloud-based digital marketing software for lodging owners and
operators with more than 5,000 happy properties in 40 global markets. The buuteeq Digital Marketing System (DMS) provides secure analytics on your guest’s online behavior, control over your content, and rich social, mobile and website experiences. Because buuteeq invests generously in design and engineering, your online assets are “future proofed” for the changing landscape of technology.
WBBA thanks you for the trade-show drawing gift: 1 year subscription to buuteeq cloud, DMS website & mobile website

Carr Valley Cheese
Patty Koenig  608-986-2781
S3797 Cty Hwy G, LaValle    WI  53941
orders@CarrValleyCheese.com    CarrValleyCheese.com
Specializing in award winning artisan cheese and
traditional favorites for all hors d’ oeuvre, entree and breakfast needs.  We exclusively service chef professionals, restaurants, gourmet and specialty retail shops and Bed and Breakfast
wholesale accounts with the finest quality cheese available anywhere.  Our wholesale website is www.artisancheesesource.com or you can call 800-462-7258.
WBBA thanks you for providing a cheese gift basket for the trade-show drawing.


Dawn Koehler Design
Dawn Koehler  920-858-5134
Inspiring Designer
Appleton, WI 54911
dawn@dawnkoehlerdesign.com
www.dawnkoehlerdesign.com
Dawn Koehler is a veteran of designing products,
packaging, and catalogs for the gift industry that
promotes sales to the mass, mid tier, and high end
markets. Today, Dawn inspires individuals, organizations, and businesses through demonstrations, events, photography, styling, teaching, television and other social media at www.dawnkoehlerdesign.com and www.facebook.com/DawnKoehlerDesign. Her creative talents have been recognized both locally and on a national level. Dawn’s ability to enhance and romance products as well as indoor and outdoor living spaces has helped her become known in the area as the “Martha Stewart of the Fox River Valley.” 
NOTE: Enhance & Romance Your Bed & Breakfast 3:00-4:15 session Monday Nov 4

The Elegant Vegan
John Anderson, Karen Fulbright Anderson
N7622 US HWY 12, Elkhorn WI 53121
info@TheElegantVegan.com
TheElegantVegan.com   262-742-2450
After enjoying our first careers, we’re now innkeepers of Ye Olde Manor House, and we make vegan products
because we wanted to expand the number and type of tasty foods that we eat. Our friends, families, and B&B guests, (mostly non-vegetarian or vegan) raved about our products, so we decided to take them to market.  The result? The Rising Star Minority Business Enterprise Award from the State of Wisconsin in 2011, and our Creamy Chocolate Vegan Flan Cake and Velvety Vegan Pâté were nominated for a Gourmet Award by a reporter from the US News Bureau.  Our products are free of preservatives, trans fats, artificial flavors, colors and dyes and most have very low or no fat in them and yet are full of flavor. You’ll see that we have several products that do not contain gluten and we use organic and non-GMO ingredients for those that are typically genetically modified. We continue to develop new, tasty vegan products that we look forward to sharing with our fellow Innkeepers, Elegant Vegans and all who want great tasting, healthy delicacies.

NOTE: 4:30-5:45 session on Monday Nov 4

Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage   
Daphne Jones  414-264-9894
300 W. Walnut St, Milwaukee WI    53127
daphne@MalonesFineSausage.com  MalonesFineSausage.com
Glorious Malone’s Gourmet Pork Delicacies are a delightfully unique blend of meat and spices, without fillers, preservatives, and are allergen and gluten free.  Masterfully handcrafted in Milwaukee WI for over sixty years.  Malone’s Gourmet Headcheese and Country Patés  are widely recognized by both connoisseurs and casual customers as the
category’s gold standard.
WBBA thanks you for providing a gift basket assortment for the trade-show drawing.

Harbour Light Music
Neal Topliff  651-388-9145
1726 West 5th St, Red Wing MN    55066
neal@redwing.net  NealTopliff.com  
Custom cover Piano CD’s
Neal produces relaxing instrumental piano CDs featuring his original compositions as well as Christmas Music.  For your inn, he produces Custom Cover CDs. These unique CDs feature an hour of Neal's
music with a cover image of the B&B, creating a truly memorable branded gift item. 
WBBA thanks you for providing custom CD Art Set Up ($25 value) for the trade-show drawing.

Hometown Sausage Kitchen
Maria Elena Bisabarros  262-642-3264
W1184 County Road L, East Troy WI  53120
ebisabarros@gmail.com  HomeTownSausageKitchen.com
Hometown Sausage Kitchen is an independently owned butcher shop in East Troy, WI.  We work with local vendors to provide the best selection of meats.  Besides offering raw cuts, we also make artisan sausages and wonderful smoked products:  bacon, ham, smoked chicken and more.
WBBA thanks you for providing 2# homemade bacon for the trade show drawing
AND your SCHOLARSHIP DONATION of bacon, cedar, and spinach sausages.

   

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery   
Matthew Rick  402-374-6542
930 Galloway St, Suite 4 Mailbox 4, Eau Claire    WI 54703
info@infinitybeverages.com   InfinityBeverages.com
Infinity Beverages is an urban winery and distillery practicing
artisan techniques in producing a distinctive line of wines and
spirits.  We can customize wine labels for your Inn and/or for
special events held at your establishment.
WBBA thanks you for providing Audacity Vodka for the trade show drawing AND for customized labels for WBBA’s 25th Conference!

Jeff Logan   
Jeff Logan 360-808-7452
9509 North Town Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA    98110
Jeff@JeffLogan.com  JeffLogan.com
 A seasoned specialist and presenter on Search Engine Marketing (SEO), Social Media, Google, Wordpress and Internet Marketing, Jeff helps you get online bookings & shows you how to track every penny you make from them back to the source. Discover how to get reviews in the locations vital to the success of your online marketing efforts. For 19 years, Jeff has worked with innkeepers from across the nation—more than 900 B&Bs—and with 22 lodging associations. Formerly, Jeff was with InsideOut Solutions, developer of WBBA’s website.  He continues to work with innkeepers for website design, hosting and SEO.
WBBA thanks you for providing a 2 Hour SEO Consultation for the trade-show drawing.
NOTE: Website Essentials 3:30-5 Sunday, Mixed Bag Marketing 3-4:15 Monday, Let me talk geeky to you 4:30-5:45 Monday

Kreative Kraftwerks
Julie Koenig, Tom Koenig    920-579-1622
N8074 Church Road, Malone WI    53049
info@KreativeKraftwerks.com  KreativeKraftwerks.com
Handcrafted soy candles, soap and goat milk and honey lotion.  Made in small batches using high quality ingredients.  We’re more than just a pretty flame.
WBBA thanks you for providing a Soap & Candle Gift Set for the trade-show drawing.

Mary's Scone Shop
Mary P. Hanson 608-437-0806
1225 Hwy 18-151, Mount Horeb  WI  53572
office@maryssconeshop.com  maryssconeshop.com
Doing business in Mount Horeb since 2008, Mary’s Scone Shop is a local Wisconsin bakery specializing in gourmet scones.  To ensure gourmet flavor and quality, scones are made in small batches, using only finest quality fresh and all-natural ingredients.  With regular,
seasonal and gluten-free flavors, Mary’s offers a variety hard to beat.   The shop has distribution routes throughout southern Wisconsin and ships anywhere in the Midwest including all of Wisconsin. Mary’s has recently added an all-natural gourmet soft-batch cookie line.

MUDD CREEK, LLC
Donna Klausen
817 S. Ridge Lane, Appleton WI  54914
Phone 920-419-0412  Email: donna@muddcreekllc.com  Web: www.muddcreekllc.com
Specializing in transforming traditional products into a gluten free indulgence that allows the consumer to enliven appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  Understanding our products and pushing them beyond conventional use is what Mudd Creek is all about.  You’ll like the simplicity.  You’ll love the diversity.
WBBA thanks you for providing the gift basket for the trade-show drawing.

Paramount Pixels
Don & Barb Trueman, Greg Page  651-430-1068  
511 Hemlock St. South, Stillwater MN  55082
barb@paramountpixels.net  www.paramountpixels.net
Paramount Pixels provides affordable marketing tools for B&B’s including fresh new PHOTOGRAPHY, dynamic WEBSITES, and eye-catching RACKCARDS….all created to showcase the uniqueness of your inn.   Owners Barb and Don Trueman are past innkeepers and understand the importance of visual marketing.  Preview our work at www.paramountpixels.net.
NOTE:  Fabulous Photos Increase Occupancy session at 8 am Tuesday Nov 5

Peterman Brook Herb Farm
Deb Doubek     715-927-2330
N6280 Riverview Road, Porterfield WI 54159
PetermanBrookHerbFarm@hotmail.com  
PetermanBrookHerbFarm.com
Herbal soaps in mini sizes. Peterman Brook Herb Farm has 30 raised beds and includes a learning herb garden where Deb teaches AND learns from others. Deb’s classes teach student show to use herbs in a variety of ways, including herbal medicines, soaps, and condiments.
NOTE: INN-Fuse Your Breakfasts with Herbs session 8 am Tuesday Nov 5

Reservation Nexus
Jeff Bryce 801-805-6682
523 N. St Rd 198 Suite 201, Salem UT  84653
cindy@convoyant.com    resnexus.com
Reservation Nexus is the hotel software for your business. We have taken a fresh approach to not only online reservations but in guest management, and automated marketing.  Guests make more reservations and innkeepers love our guest management system. Experience more reservations from your website. Enjoy running your inn with ease.
WBBA thanks you for providing 6 months of “Auto-Pilot” for the trade-show drawing.


The Shaklee Center
Brit Schoeneberg 608-635-2177
130 N Franklin St., Poynette WI  53955
britlivw@aol.com  bschoeneberg.myshaklee.com
Shaklee Nature, Inspired. At Shaklee we strive to create the most pure, natural, and effective products that help make you healthier on the inside and out.  Use them to live a healthier life.  Promote them to make a healthier income.
WBBA thanks you for providing Scour Off Get Clean Cleaner for the trade-show drawing.

Shamrock Soaps
Heather Carroll 262-528-3816
N8028 Preserve Park Dr, Ixonia WI  53036
ShamrockSoaps@gmail.com  ShamrockSoapsWI.com
Shamrock Soaps provides superior handcrafted bath and body products to Wisconsin innkeepers. With our soaps and body care products you give your guests an bit of pampering they are unlikely to forget.  Plus, every purchase gives back to local community organizations that promote health, reduce poverty, and increase educational opportunities.
WBBA thanks you for providing a Bath & Body Basket for the trade-show drawing. AND a Shamrock Soaps Bath & Body Basket for the Scholarship Auction.

Silent Sports & Journeys - MMC   
Susie Gawriluk 715-904-9063
7454 Katinka Lake Road, Presque Isle  WI  54557
sgawriluk@mmclocal.com     silentsports.net
MMC (Multi Media Channels) is based in Green Bay.  We publish:  Silent Sports, a monthly all gloss magazine, with subscribers in WI, IL, MI, MN and IA;  www.silentsports.net .  Wisconsin Journeys & new Annual Trip Planner (www.wisconsinjourneys.com) free to travelers.  Packerland Pride, 9 gloss issues annually, free to consumers (www.packerlandpride.com)
WBBA thanks you for the $200 certificate toward advertising with MMC for the trade-show drawing.

Soap Nut Lady
Peggy McClelland 888-596-3334
N11594 Kosir Lane, Aphelstane WI  54104
SoapNutLady@gmail.com     SoapNutLady.com
Soap “Nuts” are actually the de-seeded fruit of a tree that grows wild in the Himalayas.  They contain saponins, a natural soap, and they work great for laundry, general cleaning, as well as for your body and hair.  The Soap Nut Lady’s soap nuts are 100% certified organic, renewable, compostable and very environmentally friendly.

Something Special from Wisconsin
Lois Federman, Director  608-224-5124
2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison  WI  53711   
lois.federman@wi.gov  SomethingSpecialWi.com
Founded in 1983, the something Special from Wisconsin
branded marketing program assists Wisconsin companies in increasing their brand presence locally, regionally, and nationally. Currently, 500 Wisconsin companies are program members,
including WBBA. WBBA thanks you for reaching out to your
membership with the opportunity to share their local, artisan products with innkeepers desiring to provide a Wisconsin experience to their guests.

Sunset Hill Stoneware
Jessica Fenner, Shelly Bauer, Sarah Fischer
1416 South Commercial St    , Neenah WI    54956
info@shstoneware.com  shstoneware.com
Wisconsin-made products are easy to find at Sunset Hill Stoneware – it’s all we make!  We’re a family-owned production pottery company that handcrafts mugs, bowls, crocks and vases accented with a B&B logo.  Our artisan potters hand produce affordable pieces in mass quantities – perfect for reselling at a profit.  These one-of-a-kind pieces act as a lifelong billboard of your brand providing ongoing value and functionality.  Our facility efficiencies allow mass quantities of hand thrown pottery to be shipped in 4 weeks or less.
WBBA thanks you for the set of Lombardi Mugs & Coasters for the trade-show drawing.
WBBA recognizes SUNSET HILL STONEWARE as a valued Business Associate Member.


ThinkReservations
Alfred Aday, Lilya Roraback  877 736 4195
PO BOX 95438, Seattle WA  98145
support@thinkreservations.com  www.thinkreservations.com
ThinkReservations offers an online reservation system that streamlines the reservation process for customers.  It includes a reservation management system that keeps track of reservations, bills, and more importantly automates the entire process while keeping the hospitality.  We're known for amazing customer support, hand holding you through the entire setup process, and for providing the hospitality industry the with the analytics and tools they need to keep their beds full.
WBBA thanks you for providing a prize for the trade show drawing.

The Tiffany Agency, Inc.
David Tiffany, Tammara Tiffany    262-642-2800
W2745 County Road D, Elkhorn  WI  53121
dtiffany@ruralins.com 
Insurance Services – all lines.
WBBA thanks Dave Tiffany for presenting “B&B Insurance – What You Should Know” at WBBA’s
Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars

Trust Local Foods
Frederic Depies, Aaron Depies 920-687-1800
3000 Apostolic Drive, Appleton  WI  54913
TrustLocalFoods@gmail.com  TrustLocalFoods.com   
In over eight years of organizing The Farm Fresh Atlas of Eastern Wisconsin, we discovered the need in our
region to the get foods produced in rural areas to highly populated areas. We are a 100% locally-oriented foods distributor and the mediator between food makers and food eaters. Trust Local Foods Warehouse Retail Outlet is a small retail outlet located inside our warehouse. You can shop for 100% local, artisan and unique food products like Cheeses, Meats, Yogurt, Chips, Canned Goods, Honey and much much more. You do not need to be a member.
WBBA thanks you for providing Organic Blue Corn Chips samples and Dried Blueberries for the trade show drawing.


WISCO Biker's Resource Guide
Stefanie Fay,    Heather Tucker 920-205-4666
211 East Main St, Omro WI  54963
stef.fay@wiscoguides.com  wiscoguides.com
Printed travel guide, website, and cell phone app for
Wisconsin’s motorcycle riders.
WBBA thanks ou for providing a Free 1/4 page ad (a $400 value) for the trade show drawing.

WBBA thanks these businesses for keeping in touch by providing
SAMPLES or SPECIAL OFFERS although not able to join us in Oshkosh


4imprint Oshkosh right across the street a WBBA supplier
    Assorted items for branding your inn

Acorn Internet Services Inc. Lisa Kolb, President and Co-Founder  info@acorn-is.com
    brochures, "Got Guests" pins and pens.

BBOnline.com Katelyn Jeffcoat, Advertising Account Executive, Katelyn@bbonline.com
   1 year BBOnline membership.

Booking.com Stephanie.ma@booking.com
    Lanyards and materials.

Gilchrist & Soames Christine Thompson cmthompson@gilcristsoames.com
    Eucalyptus hand wash and lotion, packed in a dainty voile bag!

Greenwich Bay Denise Huntwork customerservice@gbsoaps.com
    Vanity kit and 2 soap samples—ready for personalization

iLoveInns.com  949-261-2164 Diane Ringler dringler@iloveinns.com 
    Platinum Membership ($350 value) and our newest edition of our book for your annual raffle.

Johnson Litho Graphics Printer of WBBA’s 2014 B&B Directory
    Tablets and notepads

Mama’s Milk Soap Meghan Nichols info@mamasmilkshopp.com   
    CUSTOM goat milk soaps, lotions and facial masks for privately owned hotels, B&Bs and other     businesses. Wholesale available. Sooth acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry and sensitive prone skin.

Oshkosh Visitor and Convention Bureau  VisitOshkosh.com  920-303-9200
    Pick up your Welcome to Oshkosh bag at our information table.  Inside you’ll find our Visitor     Guide, local coupon book, dining guide, and other brochures, plus some trinkets

PAII-Professional Association of Innkeepers International
    $50 discount specials per membership level…good til the end of the Conference only!

Tolman Sweet Jenny Spade, Sturgeon Bay  info@tolmansweet.com
    Enjoy your dried Honeycrisp apple sample.  We do dried heirloom tomatoes, Honeycrisp and     Cortland apples; all grown, processed, and packaged in Door County WI.  Intense natural
    flavor, with nothing added.  Enjoy right out of the bag or in your favorite recipes.


Turkish Towel Company  Twyla Sickmiller, turktowels@hotmail.com   turktowels.com
      We at Turkish Towels love to meet you face to face but it was not to be this year.  We are the     MANUFACTURER, so have control over the quality of our products. SAMPLE: Make-Up facecloth.

Victorian House Scones Debbie Anderson www.victorianhousescones.com  877- 749-1943
    3 retail size bags of mix (1 retail bag makes 16 scones) and Winner can mix and match scone,
    pancake, biscuit or muffin mix.

Wisconsin Bike Federation  Matt Gissibl  matt.gissibl@wisconsinbikefed.org
Ride Guides and Bike Fed magazines.



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