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2015 Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia
February 22-24, 2015
Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA
General Admission: $229 for the first person, $209 for the second person from the same property.
BBAV Members Early Bird: $149 for the first person + $139 for the second person (from the same BBAV property) Note:(Register by November 30, 2014. After that, the rate will go up $20 per person)
Saturday/Sunday – Aspiring Innkeeper Class (click here to learn more)
Sunday, Feb 22
Noon-3 Vendor set up
3-5pm Registration and Vendor Fair
5-6pm Networking Reception (Cash Bar)
7-9pm Key note program
Welcome by the Fredericksburg Mayor
BBAV Member of the Year
Key note: The Sales Lion: Marcus Sheridan is a nationally known presenter and renowned business marketing professional. Currently a HubSpot partner, he has become a desired speaker at conferences worldwide showcasing his marketing knowledge, methods and personal results. His energy-filled key note titled: "The Digital Innkeeper: How to Use the Internet to Build Your Business and Brand in 2015 and Beyond." will demonstrate how to take your inn to the next level by using immediately applicable and powerful internet marketing strategies that get results.
Monday, Feb 23
8-9am Breakfast in Vendor Fair Area
Noon-2 Lunch, Idea Swap Tables, Vendor Fair (Vendor Fair closes at 2pm)
Key note 3:30-5: Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer, Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of North America. Finding the Innkeeping Sweet Spot: Where Happiness, Success and Sanity Meet. Running a B&B sometimes feels like the epitome of playing tug of war: your sensibilities vs. the guests...your need for privacy vs. the demands of the guests...your capacity to get things done vs. what all the voices in the industry say you should be doing. Rather than tug-of-war, innkeepers should approach it like "yin and yang." What you bring to the table as a unique innkeeper can complement and perfectly balance what the guests seek in an experience. After being in the trenches with innkeepers for more than 7 years, Jay will give his best advice on how to strike that balance, so that you don't just burn out, but that you find happiness, success and sanity.
Monday Dine Around 5:30/6 and BBAV Member Only Event **Additional Cost** – Karaoke with Jay and Pizza Party (Members who pay in full for 2015 membership by Dec 31 and attend the conference)
Tuesday, Feb 24
8-9:30am Breakfast and cooking contest
12-1 BBAV Meeting
1-3 Fredericksburg B&B Tours (optional)
Lavender Heights B&B is offering a 20% discount to any aspiring attendee who attends to the workshop. Please call them to make a reservation at 540-820-5640 and mention you are attending the BBAV workshop.
Braehead Manor is offering a 20% discount to any aspiring attendee who attends the workshop. Please call them to make a reservation at 540-361-2629 and mention you are attending the BBAV workshop.
Richard Johnston Inn is offering a 25% discount to any attendee who attends the workshop. Please call them to make a reservation at 540-899-7606 and mention you are attending the BBAV workshop.
Click here for info and prices.