The Class of 2012, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from the “Better Way to Learn Innkeeping” aspiring innkeeping workshop yesterday. Held at The Inn at Turkey Hill, six attendees spent 3 days at this seminar designed to help those with the innkeeping dream to investigate the path to inn ownership which is often laden with speed bumps, roadblocks and u-turns.
A different mix of attendees, however. Two of the couples already own the property for their inn (one was purchased recently with the purpose of conversion to an inn and the other couple intend to turn their existing home into an inn). A third couple were the more traditional attendees who intend to purchase an existing inn.
A thanks to Andrew Pruden, owner and innkeeper at The Inn and the great staff for their service and welcome. If you get a chance to visit Bloomsburg, the recently opened Pub and Grille was fabulous and their micro-brews and menu were a welcome Friday night treat.
Lots of laughs…lots of strong interaction…and lots of appreciated feedback on the effectiveness of the workshop. But one attendee made a comment that I am still thinking about a few days later. “I’m not afraid anymore, Scott”. I think this just became another goal of these workshops for me. Scott