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2008 IBBIA Innkeeper Conference

A Patchwork of Possibilities

Members Working Together to Obtain Higher Profits in 2009

23rd Annual Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association Conference

March 29 & 30, 2009

Iowa Falls Center for the Performing Arts

“Keeping Market Share During a Down Economy” is a key focus of this year's conference that will be dedicated to active and aspiring members. The conference will not be open to the public this year. The travel industry has been hit hard by the economic slowdown, but there are ways to generate good news and keep those heads in the beds. Part of it is putting on the happy face, after all, that's the business we're in. Join us and learn how to keep your market share or branch-out to attract guests from a new market niche.

Internet Marketing Skills A MUST!  Today’s innkeeper must incorporate technology into their business – the industry today is an Internet-driven market. The success or failure of your B&B depends on how effectively you use the Internet as a marketing tool. From search engine marketing, to creating Internet blog posts -- the art of innkeeping is dependent on your ability to successfully embrace Internet technology.

Wine tasIowa Bed and Breakfast Conference 2009ting will be conducted by the Engelbrecht Family Winery on Sunday following a terrific educational section titled Selecting the Glasses & Wine for Your Next B&B Wine Tasting Event.  This section will be taught by Julie Wurr from Heart’n Home in Laurens, Iowa.

 

Conference Questions?   Call: Anissa Jepsen 800-888-4667

A special thank you to all the following conference sponsors:

The Iowan Magazine ~ visit them online at:  http://www.iowan.com