Posts Tagged ‘aspiring innkeepers’

We’ve Got You Covered, Aspiring Innkeepers

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Thinking of innkeeping? Perhaps you’re drawn to the world of hospitality or the promise of meeting an ever-flowing stream of new people with new stories. Diving into the world of innkeeping can be a daunting task, and you may not even be sure how to where to start. That’s where the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia comes in.

We are offering our annual Aspiring Innkeepers Class just outside of Richmond, Virginia on February 22 and 23, where you will have all your questions answered, your hesitations reassured, and your goals affirmed. Are you wondering how to find, acquire, and finance an inn? We can answer that. Worried about business planning, marketing, and operating your new inn? We can answer that too.

So, what all does registration include? Let’s start with the meals—after all, half of a B&B is the food! Aspiring innkeepers will have the opportunity to join their peers for dinner on the evening of Saturday, February 22. On Sunday, February 23, there will be a networking reception dinner that will include current members of the BBAV. That Sunday dinner also happens to be the opening session for the BBAV’s Annual Conference, so you’ll have the privilege of hearing Rita McClenny, President and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, speak on various travel trends in the Commonwealth.

Even after you’ve completed the classes, the BBAV will continue to reach out to you with email newsletters, assistance from our office, regional meetings, and access to the “Members Only” section of our website. You’re not in this alone!

Click here to download an Aspiring Innkeeper application to be mailed, or click here to apply online.

Photo by the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, Sandston, VA

Photo by the Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, Sandston, VA

By Tara Stoll

“Inn”spiration for Aspiration: BBAV’s Aspiring Innkeepers Class

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

There are individuals who consider pursuing a career in innkeeping, but are unsure of how to begin the process, how to finalize the many details, or whether or not innkeeping is the right path for them. The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV), along with the B&B Team, is offering a day and a half a class for aspiring innkeepers to help jump start the innkeeping journey and enhance the work that has already been done.

Already, numerous individuals are looking forward to the commencement of the class. One aspiring innkeeper, Corinne McVeigh says, “We decided to join BBAV and begin taking courses because we want to learn more about the business and practical details of running a bed and breakfast. We also want to connect with others involved in the bed and breakfast industry, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity.” Another aspiring BBAV members, Lisa Jenkins, states, “We are eager to learn how to be great B&B owners and hosts.”

Josh and Corinne McVeigh

The BBAV class will be held June 8-9, 2013 in Charlottesville, VA, and it promises to be a fully informative day and a half with wonderful, likeminded individuals. Sign up, and be prepared for a “comprehensive overview of starting a bed and breakfast from Amenities to Zoning” (B&B Team).

Scott and Lisa Jenkins

Scott and Lisa Jenkins

Click here for more information about our Aspiring Innkeeper class.

By Tara Stoll