• 29th Annual Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Conference & Trade Show

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    Name: 29th Annual Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Conference & Trade Show
    Date: December 4, 2017 - December 6, 2017
    The Abbey Resort ~The Lake Geneva Experience~
    Event Description:
    Mark your Calendars!
    December 4-6, 2017 ~ Monday - Wednesday
    The Abbey Resort - The Lake Geneva Experience
    269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, WI. 53125 
    *Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar to be held in conjunction with the conference and trade show on
    Sunday, December 3, 2017*
    Fabulous, Festive & Fun!
    Conference Program Highlights - the innkeeping trends and topics you want to hear! Such as...
    • Philip Sassano, The Design Coach as our opening General Session Speaker! Artist, contractor and design professional, Philip owns a full service interior design & creative service company in downtown Lake Geneva, www.thedesigncoach.com featured on HGTV, radio, and in numerous design magazines. No matter your style of B&B, you won't want to miss this dynamic presentation that will also include the importance of matching the look of your Inn to reinforce the brand of your business and why and how to create a "legacy wall" at your Inn!
    • Secretary Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin Department of Tourism ~ Through her own personal brand of storytelling and humor, Stephanie will open up our Tuesday evening banquet by giving us a glimpse into her world of fun!
    • A distinguished panel, "Getting the Attention You Deserve -- Media Coverage In A Changing World", moderated by Gary Knowles, President of Knowles Communication and Midwest Travel Journalists 
    • Paul Gasser, Educator/Instructor ~ "How to Deal with Difficult People" & "Stress Relief for Healthy Body and Mind"
    • Robert Pesche ~ Owner, Pesches Floral Design ~ Inspire your imagination and creativity as he leads a workshop on beautiful, cutting-edge floral creations, just in time for your holiday decorating!
    • Dr. Jay Dampier ~ "Keeping Guests Happy: New Ideas on Customer Service"

    Also the latest in Google Analytics, Traveler & Innkeeping Trends, Website Design, Short-term rentals/Airbnb, Reservation Systems, OTA's, Photography & Video, Breakfast & Beyond,

    and so much more...

    We are putting together reasons for you to arrive "early" on Monday, December 4th, for learning and to take that much needed and well-deserved break!

    • Innkeeper Sessions and Classes beginning mid-morning - Important Information you need to know!
      *Stay & Learn - vendor one-on-ones, scheduled meetings and classes
    • Tour & Shop Lake Geneva - Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping in the beautiful, quaint, and historically rich city that was once known as "The Newport of the West". A special shopping map with Innsider tips of where to go for deals, demonstrations, sights, tours & more!
    • "Spa-It" at the incredible Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort - A must experience with deeply discounted specials. Pamper yourself before the evening's Holiday Gala!
    • Holiday Gala Private Evening Reception - Meet & greet old and new friends! Delicious hors d'oeuvers, cash bar, entertainment, silent auction table open, and food drive. Holiday attire suggested!
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    About The Conference Center:

    • The Abbey Resort ~ The Lake Geneva Experience ~ www.theabbeyresort.com, 1-800-709-1323, a 90-acre, full-service resort with beautiful & well appointed guest rooms! There are numerous amenities located right on the shores of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 
    • The conference center is well laid out with over 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, perfect for our group!
    • Rooms reserved in our block: prices with or without breakfast, your choice! $101.02/night for guestroom OR $121.13 per night for one person or $141.50 per night for two people for guestroom and breakfast, (Must mention WBBA when booking). Room block closes on November 20, 2017.
      *Inclusive of resort fees; subject to taxes

    • The incredible, award-winning 35,000 sq. ft. Avani Spa, a must see! - The Avani Spa offers state-of-the-art facilities, indoor pool, fitness studio, and a whole menu of services! Mention WBBA when making reservations for deeply discounted specials. Select any spa service greater than $75 and receive a 40% discount off the regular price. Plus, buy one get one half off spa admission $25 (regular $50). Available December 3 - 7, 2017. Must mention at booking.
    Date/Time Information:
    WBBA 29th Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show
    December 4 - 6, 2017 - Monday through Wednesday

    (Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar: Sunday, December 3, 2017)
    The Abby Resort ~ The Lake Geneva Experience ~
    269 Fontana Boulevard, Fontana, WI  53215

    More detailed information, a timeline of events, and a list of our vendors can be found on the WBBA website. Keep checking back for continuous updates! You can register from our website or here.
    Contact Information:
    For any questions or for more information, please contact us by calling the WBBA offices at 715-942-8180 or by emailing us either at info@wbba.org (Crystal, Administrative Assistant) or kerri@wbba.org (Kerri, Executive Director).
    Fees and admission varies. More information can be found here.
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