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WBBG 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference

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Semiahmoo Resort

9565 Semiahmoo Parkway

Blaine, WA 98230

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About the Conference: The WBBG’s annual meeting and conference is happening at beautiful waterfront Semiahmoo Resort on November 5 and 6 with the theme "Staying Competitive in a Changing Market."

Every experienced innkeeper knows that the B&B business has changed significantly in the last few years. Join us as we learn more about how we can continue to attract and keep loyal and enthusiastic guests in this changing market.

Participate in focused workshops, roundtable discussions, business meeting, trade show, networking reception and more!

Thank you to our Keynote Lunch Sponsor Christy Augsburger at Yelp.

Other WBBG Conference sponsors include Odysys and Advanced Vapor Technologies & Airbnb

About Registration: Early Bird Discounted Registration is happening during the month of August! Register early and save.

  • WBBG members $199pp with Early Bird Discount, $219pp after August 31

  • Non-WBBG members $239pp with Early Bird Discount, $249pp after August 31

  • 2nd person attending from the same inn saves $20!

  • Registration fees include 2 days of workshops and materials, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, and 1 dinner

  • Registration does not include lodging at Semiahmoo ($119-$139 per night plus $15 resort fee). Call 360-318-2000x0 (front desk) or book online with the promo code BBGUILD before October 15 to receive the WBBG group rate and be included in the group block. Come early and stay late to enjoy the location and amenities before or after the conference.

Draft Schedule:

Monday November 5

Breakfast on your own

9-11AM Optional Cooking Class “Pastry Perfection” (additional fee of $59, register ahead of time, limit of 12 attendees) or enjoy the spa, driving range, or other amenities at Semiahmoo

11:30AM Registration & Pick up Conference Packets

12:00-1:15PM Sponsored Lunch & General Session #1 with Keynote Sponsor Christy Augsburger (Yelp) "Five Star State of Mind...Strategies That Will Empower You to Better Manage Your Online Reputation."

Break

1:30-2:30PM General Session #2 Keynote Speaker Ana Marie Houlihan (VP of Marketing, Q4 Launch) "Staying Competitive in a Changing Market"

Break

2:45-3:30PM General Session #3 Carrol Harris & Pat Ford (Hideaway Lodge) “Getting to Know Yourself & Others Activity"

Break

3:45-4:45PM General Session #4 Andrew Baker (Airbnb) "New Opportunities for Professional B&B's and Boutique Hotels with Airbnb (with time for feedback from innkeepers)"

5-6:30PM Free Time

6:30-8:30PM Evening Networking Reception & Trade Show (Connect with vendors and meet new and old friends in a casual fun atmosphere: Prize drawings, Photo Booth, Cash Bar, & Dinner of Hearty Appetizers)

Tuesday November 6

7:30-8:30 Buffet Breakfast (included with your registration)

8:30-10:30 WBBG Business Meeting (approve 2019 budget, elect WBBG board members, approve by-laws changes)

Break

11:00AM General Session #5 Mike Moe (Washington Tourism Alliance) "The New Statewide Marketing Plan (And How You Can Benefit)"

12:00 1:15PM Lunchtime Roundtable Discussions (Topics TBA)

1:30-2:30PM Breakout Session #1 (choose 1 topic):

A. Becky Broberg (Blue Goose Inn) and Linda Dike (The Guest House) "The Second B-Wow Your Guests with Social Media-Worthy Breakfasts Your Guests Will Remember & Share"

B. Ana Marie Houlihan (Q4 Launch) "Using Email & Text Effectively to Welcome Guests Before, During, & After the Stay"

Longer Break

3:00-4PM Breakout Session #2 (choose 1 topic)

A. David Broberg (Blue Goose Inn) "Using Technology to Enhance the Guest Experience During the Stay"

B. Beth Chisholm (WSU Community Horticulture Program & Whatcom County Master Gardener Program) "Farm to Table Breakfast-Growing & Using Local Produce at Your Inn to Create a Memorable Experience"

4:15-4:30PM General Session # 6 Julie McAferty (Greenlake Guest House) President's Wrap Up & "What's Next"

4:30PM Awards

5pm Goodbyes & Evaluations

5:30pm-6:30PM Board of Directors Meeting

6:30pm Optional Buffet Dinner with the WBBG Board of Directors (additional fee of $65 includes tax and gratuity, registration required)

Get more details on the WBBG website at https://www.wbbg.com/about/annual-meeting.


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