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The B&B Team

Rick Wolf and Peter Scherman (that’s Rick on the left and Peter on the right) are both experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. They gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

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Day 3-InnSpire Summit & Marketplace

February 6th, 2017 by Rick Wolf

Day 3-InnSpire Summit & Marketplace. The B&B Team was so happy to see so many of our recent clients attend this conference. Between all of us we counted about 12 to 15 couples and singles, aspiring innkeepers and new innkeepers. All of them have attended one of our Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars. We always advise our attendees to attend […]

Day 2-InnSpire Summit & Marketplace

February 1st, 2017 by Rick Wolf

Day 2-InnSpire Summit & Marketplace. The conference this year is a collaboration with the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals, AIHP, The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns, CABBI and Select Registry. This took organization and hours and hours of work. As in any non-profit organization much of the work is done by volunteers. To […]

The InnSpire Summit & Marketplace-Value Added

January 31st, 2017 by Rick Wolf

Day 1…The InnSpire Summit & Marketplace, The Queen Mary, Long Beach CA. Ran into and old friend and colleague. Started chatting about innkeeping conferences, current and past. He told me about a comment from an innkeeper that he would never forget. He asked this innkeeper, what is the value you get from attending an innkeeping conference? […]

W is for Winning

December 28th, 2011 by Rick Wolf

First and last, this is not about the silly rants from a known sit-com celebrity this past summer. What it is about is a gentleman from the Kennebunks who recently passed away, Hank Spaulding. Didn’t know him well, in fact, barely at all. I did however know of Hank and his wife through their local […]

New Innkeepers at the English Meadows Inn!

December 30th, 2010 by Rick Wolf

The B&B Team is proud to announce that the English Meadows Inn was sold yesterday to Eric & Liz Brodar.  Both the Brodars and the sellers, Bruce and Valerie Jackson, were represented by The B&B Team.  The Inn is a 10 room / 1 cottage B&B located in Lower Village Kennebunk, Maine and is a […]

Winning in a Buyer’s Market

July 27th, 2010 by Rick Wolf

by Rick Wolf of The B&B Team All the recent news would indicate we are now entering a period of sluggish sales, inflated prices, and higher interest rates. What does this mean for the seller?…lower selling prices and a loss of control over the sale of their bed & breakfast inn? What does it mean […]

A Good Table

June 17th, 2010 by Rick Wolf

After Peter’s recent posting about the simple joys of sitting on the porch and the numerous comments it elicited, I thought I would share a brief ‘reading’ with you…one I wished I had written, but will be pleased to share with you instead. A couple of weeks ago, Jan and I went to the wedding […]

Why not make Lemonade out of Lemons?

March 19th, 2010 by Rick Wolf

The enormously successful Innkeeping Conference finished last Thursday evening, but for The B&B Team, it finished Saturday evening after an extra day of meetings and a great night on the town in Austin. Sunday morning rose beautifully in the Hill Country of Texas and all seemed right for our trip home.  Well, not so fast….the East Coast was […]

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

December 21st, 2009 by Rick Wolf

In the spirit of the season and with a wink and a nod to "political correctness", The B&B Team extends greetings to all for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.   As this very challenging year comes to a close, we want to thank all in […]

Thirty Years and Still Going Strong!

November 25th, 2009 by Rick Wolf

What a great turnout at the PAII New England Innkeeping Conference & Trade show held this month in Nashua, New Hampshire.  All of us at The B&B Team appreciated the opportunity to meet with some of the true veterans of Innkeeping. Among those veterans are friends and colleagues, Marian Burns, Innkeeper from Mira Monte Inn […]

The “Death” of Bling and Getting Back to Basics

June 5th, 2009 by Rick Wolf

Had a most interesting conversation with Taittinger Champagne's National Director of the Americas at the opening event of Kennebunkport's 5th Annual Arts In The Inns last night.  Strange intro to start off with Champagne and the demise of bling…but bear with me. Jerome is a charming gentlemen and we wound up next to each other in […]

The Innkeeping Conference / Atlanta / April 2009

April 17th, 2009 by Rick Wolf

What a great conference!  High energy, a true sense of camaraderie and a realistic and renewed optimistic outlook for 2009.  Kudo's to all the attendees who made the trip to Atlanta, the PAII staff, the vendors for their support, the sponsors and all the speakers who shared so much information and thought with us all. Peter and I […]

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