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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

Posts Tagged ‘AIHP’


What do Millennials Want?

March 26th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Remember this catchphrase from TV’s The Brady Bunch? “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha”. Her sister Jan thought she got all the attention. Today it’s millennials, millennials, millennials, its’ all about millennials! What do millennials want? How much attention should we give them? One thing for sure, we must pay attention to them as active consumers with disposable […]

Time Management Tips for Busy Innkeepers

March 7th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

One of the first sessions I attended at last week’s AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace was presented by David Mayfield from ResNexus. Effective time Management. Some do it well, others not so much. But everyone can learn new techniques. In business and daily private life, time is precious, and worth the time to explore […]

The Connection of Passion and Knowledge

January 11th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

The connection of passion and knowledge in the innkeeping world has evolved. In times past when we first started our seminars for aspiring innkeepers, our attendees had slightly different answers to our pre-attendance questionnaire. Many espoused their love of entertaining and cooking. Yes, that is an important part of innkeeping, the gift of hospitality and […]

2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Innkeepers

December 16th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

It is only mid December and I am writing about 2017 New Year’s resolutions. Why?  Didn’t your parents often advise you to ‘plan ahead’ or not to ‘short cut’ your homework? Just think of your homework as your ‘innwork’. I got some good tips from Sojern, a travel tech company. Some of the 7 resolutions this […]

B&Bs for Vets 2016-We Want You!

August 11th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

B&Bs across the country have been invited to participate in the B&Bs for Vets 2016 program. This year we are hoping that the B&Bs who participate will soar. The more that sign-up the more successful the program will be and…more veterans can participate in the program. That’s what it’s all about so…We Want You! Another […]

Investing In Your Inn

June 30th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

Investing in your Inn is an ongoing process, one process that never should slow down or even worse, stop. The result of inactivity and lethargy will produce a whole bucket load of issues that will affect your property’s worth on the marketplace. Dire consequences? You bet! This was the topic of the most recent webinar […]

A Smile of Innkeepers

April 24th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

After spending the day with all these great innkeepers I was thinking about the best group noun for us all – and it’s obvious: “A smile of innkeepers”!” Reflections of The AIHP Summit and Marketplace by Peter MacLaren, innkeeper of the West Hill House B&B in Warren Vermont. The first AIHP Summit and Marketplace in Nashville […]

Two B&B’s–Among the Chosen Few

March 31st, 2016 by Janet Wolf

In a recent blog entitled ‘15 Amazing B&B’s Worth a Plane Ticket’ by Paul Lee Cannon for BedandBreakfast.com, Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa and the Inn of the Turquoise Bear were among the ‘amazing’ B&B’s mentioned. Congratulations! All you innkeepers out there know how wonderful this is to be selected for articles like this. These […]

The Rise of the Independent Innkeeper

January 13th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

Over the last few years much has been written about the travelling public’s changing wants and needs. There was and is much talk about “experiential travel,” “live like a local” and other catching phrases that target today’s travelling public.  Who better to deliver a local experience than our industry’s independent innkeeper? My last blog boldly stated […]

Innkeeper’s Passion

May 6th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

Recently a fairly new innkeeper told me that he had discovered something important.  Passion. “You have to be passionate about something and express that passion and share it with your guests.” Oh, so true. What is your Innkeeper’s Passion. Innkeepers are lucky because they have people moving in and out of their days and can […]

New Generation of Travelers-Age or Mindset?

March 26th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

Sitting at an airport, reading the March issue of Business Traveler and found an article entitled ‘More Than a Bed’. This got my attention. Harvey Chipkin, the author of this article states; “A booming lodging industry is in the midst of a diversification whirlwind as it targets a new generation of travelers that might be […]

New Innkeeping Association-Looking Forward

March 6th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

The B&B Team and a growing host of innkeepers, past and present and long standing vendor/allied partner supporters of the innkeeping industry have and are coming together to  support a NEW and vibrant non-profit trade organization. Long sentence ….I know, but together the words spell joy! The innkeeping industry has experienced a void of late. […]

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