MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW AND PLAN TO ATTEND!
IBBG’s 16th ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
A Bed & Breakfast Conference of special interest to
Iowa B & B innkeepers & small, boutique hotel owners
Iowa's Largest Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns Invites you to
WHEN: Sunday and Monday, March 16 & 17, 2014
PLAN NOW TO JOIN YOUR FELLOW INNKEEPERS
FOR A DAY AND A HALF OF EDUCATION, NETWORKING, AND FUN
WHERE: Lake Panorama National Resort & Conference Center
5071 Clover Ridge Road, Panora, Iowa
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE OUR INDUSTRY.
Sunday Evening Social (6:00-9:30 PM): Prime Rib Buffet followed by IBBG's version of "Antiques Roadshow,” "Is it trash...or is it treasure…or just exactly what is it?" Bring an item from home (or photos showing several views, if item is very large) for appraisal by an expert appraiser, who will share insights and expertise with attendees.
If you can’t come on Monday, don’t miss out on Sunday’s opportunity to enjoy an educational evening and visit with your peers. Cost: $30.00/person, tax and tip included.
Monday Educational Sessions: Registration will be 7:30-8:15 AM. An Innkeeper's version of a Breakfast Buffet (like last year) will be provided, so come early, enjoy and network with other innkeepers.
Our featured conference speaker will be Rob Holmes, from Buuteeq.com, who will provide you with an exciting insight and review of IBBG’s new website, just launched in November, 2013, and will discuss with you what the new website features will mean for IBBG members’ businesses. Other highlights will include updates on Iowa tourism and legislation affecting our industry, innkeeper awards, IBBG promotions, “B&B Bingo,” which will again replace the silent auction, and, of course, our traditional Afternoon Tea. Lunch will be served at noon.
Once again, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. This promises to be another great conference, so we hope to see you there! Plan now to take advantage of this opportunity to be exposed to some new ideas, learn from seasoned experts and network with fellow innkeepers.
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Conference Lodging Information
The Resort has both motel rooms and 2-bedroom/2-bath town home units on site and is holding a block of both for IBBG Conference attendees. The Lodging is located adjacent to the Conference Center and on the interior of the golf course. Check-in Time is 3:00 P.M. Check-out Time is 11:00 A.M.
Town Home Units: 1280 square feet; include 2 bedrooms (one queen, two twin beds), two full baths, living room with sofa sleeper, full kitchen, cable TV. IBBG rate: $150/night, plus 7% tax. (Plenty of room to share lodging expenses with fellow attendees.)
Motel Rooms: Include two double beds or one queen bed, private bath-rooms, cable TV. IBBG rate: $59.00/night, plus 7% tax.
To reserve lodging, call 1-800-879-1017 or 641-755-2080. Be sure to identify yourself as an Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild Conference attendee.
Since it was developed in 1971, the Lake Panorama National Resort and Conference Center has maintained its reputation as one of Iowa's most popular Resort destinations. The Conference Center offers a wide variety of meeting space and can accommodate events with a capacity up to 400 individuals. The championship golf course has been named one of Iowa's Top Ten Golf Courses and one of the Top 500 Courses in America. The Par-72 course is open to the public and may be open for play, weather permitting.
Directions from Des Moines and east, southeast & northeast: Follow I-80/I-35 to Exit 127 (Hwy 141) Drive north on 141 (3 miles) to Hwy 44. Exit and follow Hwy 44 west for 30 miles to 4-way stop in Panora.Turn right (north) on Hwy 4 (Casey's General Store) Drive north on Hwy 4 for 2 miles; you will come to an "s" curve and will see the Lake Panorama Nat'l Resort sign on your left. Turn left at the sign onto 200th Street. Travel west until you come to a "T" intersection and take a left at the Stop sign. Follow the signs to the Conference Center on Clover Ridge Rd. .Park in lot and come in.
Directions from west and southwest: Follow I-80 east to Exit 93 (Stuart exit-) Drive north through Stuart and continue north on County Rd. P28 to 4-way stop in Panora. Follow Hwy 4 north for 2 miles; you will come to an "s" curve and will see the Lake Panorama Nat'l Resort sign on your left. Turn left at the sign onto 200th Street. Travel west until you come to a "T" intersection and take a left at the Stop sign. Follow the signs to the Conference Center on Clover Ridge Rd. .Park in lot and come in.
Directions from North:
Follow your choice of highway south to Hwy 44. Follow Highway 44 to Panora (4-way stop sign-- intersection with Hwy 4) Follow Hwy 4 north for 2 miles; you will come to an "s" curve and will see the Lake Panorama Nat'l Resort sign on your left. Turn left at the sign onto 200th Street. Travel west until you come to a "T" intersection and take a left at the Stop sign. Follow the signs to the Conference Center on Clover Ridge Rd. .Park in lot and come in.
Approximate driving time from Des Moines: 35 - 45 minutes.
Win a discount on next year’s dues from IBBG -- Value $65.00
( A "Members Only" Door Prize – Must be present to win.)
Bring a favorite breakfast recipe as your “entry” in the drawing.
Recipes will be compiled and sent to attendees.
INNKEEPERS' BAZAAR ON MONDAY
Display, sell &/or take orders for items you produce or have available for sale at your B&B.
Vendor Table free to IBBG members only. Call Shellie at 800-743-4692 to reserve a table.
Bring an item for the B&B Bingo Prize Table
Please donate an item you have but probably won't ever use -- it may be just what someone else would love to have! Can’t think of anything? How about a gift certificate toward a stay at your B&B? Don't gift wrap your donation – just bring it with you on Monday!
Proceeds from the Bingo will be used to defray next year’s Conference expense. Please help!