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2015 Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia

Annual conference

February 22-24, 2014

Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA


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)

Nonmembers: $229 for the first person, $209 for the second person from the same property.

Click here to register

Saturday/Sunday – Aspiring Innkeeper Class


Sunday, Feb 22

Noon-3 Vendor set up

3-5pm Registration

5-6 Networking Reception (Cash Bar)

6-7 Dinner

7-9 Program

Welcome by the Fredericksburg Mayor

BBAV Member of the Year

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

Breakout 9:15-10:15

Breakout 10:30-11:30

Noon-2 Lunch, Idea Swap Tables, Vendor Fair

Breakout 2:15-3:15

Keynote 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 *BBAV Member Only Event – 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

Breakout 9:45-10:45

Breakout 11-12

12-1 BBAV Meeting

1-3 Fredericksburg B&B Tours (optional)




Room Rate at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel: $82 (plus tax) per night