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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

Embrace the Seasons-Mount Desert Island

October 5th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

When you live in a beautiful scenic part of the world, all four seasons are magical. Yes, even winter in Maine! Put temperatures aside (remember…there is no bad weather, just bad clothing). In Maine people embrace the seasons and embrace what each season has to offer. Let’s take a look at the four seasons on […]

5 Hospitality Trends-Looking Forward

September 27th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

‘What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening’ There is always a buzz about what’s new and trending in the hospitality business. Here are 5 hospitality trends positively impacting the hospitality industry. 5 trends that have been around for awhile that are not going away. 5 trends that are increasing in popularity and importance. 5 hospitality […]

Colleges & Inns-Winning Relationships

September 11th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Boutique Weekly’s BLLA recent newsletter topic; ‘Dissecting the Relationships Between Universities and Boutique Hotels‘ revels some interesting insights. “Any hotelier will tell you location is key – this is another factor that lends to the success of boutique hotels in university towns. Not only do campus hotels maintain a very high occupancy during the school […]

B&Bs for Vets- Honor, Duty, Country

September 4th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

While Veteran’s Day seems like a long time from now, it’ll be here before we all know it.  That’s why B&Bs for Vets is starting to focus on the 2018 program now. Hoping to build it to the largest list of B&B offers for military in the country. You may have participated in the past… […]

Galena Country-Tourism Destination

August 29th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

What is a DMO? “In travel and tourism terms, DMO stands for Destination Marketing Organization. They represent destinations and help to develop their long-term travel and tourism strategy.” Galena Illinois has a strong one,  Greater Galena Marketing Inc. Their mission is to promote Galena Country and they do an outstanding job. Where is Galena Country? In the […]

Importance of Trust and Transparency

August 23rd, 2018 by Janet Wolf

In 2012 our friend, colleague and The B&B Team member affiliate Scott Bushnell, who sadly passed away this year, wrote an article about trust. I would like to revisit and share his inciteful  thoughts on this subject, the importance of trust and transparency between buyer and seller. “Just yesterday I received a call from an […]

Financially Viable Inns-Opportunity Knocks Four Times

August 14th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Are you a buyer looking for financially viable Inns? It may take time to find the right one. And for the seller, it may take time to find the right buyer for your Inn for sale. It can be a challenging  journey for both parties. The B&B Team can help make the introductions and successfully […]

Blogging for Hospitality

July 31st, 2018 by Janet Wolf

  Blogging for Hospitality-What is your story? The question always comes up…what should I blog about? Composing can be a daunting task if you look upon it as a task.  Suggestion: Think of it as a creative outlet for self expression and a way to communicate who and what you are with your readers. What […]

Breakdown of Communication in the Digital Age

July 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

  Have you experienced a breakdown in communications in the digital age? We have come a long way from the Pony Express or the carrier pigeon as a way of communicating, or have we? Email is and has been the most universal mode of communication for business. It is good and efficient in many ways. […]

Summertime in Maine, and the Eatin’ is Easy

July 10th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

While visiting Maine, what first comes to mind? Then what’s the next question of your host?  “Where can we get the best lobster and blueberry pie?” Welcome to summertime in Maine. Let’s take a journey to the past and explore the culinary history of the lobster and the Maine blueberry. “The Lobster is the most […]

What Story Does Your Inn Tell?

June 27th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

What story does your Inn tell? Or in the tried and true marketing term…what is your USP, unique selling proposition?  Its’ all about defining who you are, what makes your product (your Inn) stand out above the ordinary. If someone asked you this moment to describe your USP, could you answer without hesitation? What unique […]

Georgia Mountaintop Inn & Spa-High Altitude Escape

June 20th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

A high-altitude escape awaits guests at this beyond the ordinary Georgia Mountaintop Inn & Spa. A pinnacle location in the Northeast Georgia mountains with not just views but wide 360 degree vistas. Spectacular outlooks of blue tinted mountains, endless skies and forested valleys. The Inn was purpose built in 2001, the location was specifically chosen […]

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