Wow! What a wonderful evening! Seventy five people, including ten professional vendors with their great products. Our speakers did an outstanding job. We really learned so much about the Idaho Travel Council grant process and the 2% bed tax from Frances Conklin. She is the ITC Vice Chair, representing the North Central Region, and owner of Dog Bark Park Bed & Breakfast in Cottonwood, Idaho.
The tapas, beverages, birthday cakes were fabulous. The silent auctions and raffles were a real hit. But—- they were just a few of the many highlights of the evening! Betty Bonzey of the former “Ponderosa Bed & Breakfast” was present to receive the “Inn-Spirational Inn-keeper Award”. Betty accepted this award for herself and her husband Jack, who have retired from their 13 year career as innkeepers. Their exceptional career has been an inspiration to all that have been fortunate enough to know them. This award will be given out in their name at all future Idaho Bed & Breakfast conventions, to the outstanding innkeeper of the year. This is a perpetual award, we will be accepting nominations for that award throughout August and September of 2011.
We are now searching for the location for the 2011 convention. Send us your ideas and suggestions for the location, and programs. Extra thanks go out to Settler’s Creek, the host facility that provided the venue, at no charge! Our many donors and vendors also deserve your written thank-you as well, for the wonderful gifts and baskets they provided for the drawings at the end of the evening
Thanks to all and see you next year!
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Brian Scott, IBBA President
Images from the 2010 IBBA Convention
|IBBA President, Brian Scott, presents Betty Bonsey with the “Inn-Spirational Innkeeper” award.|
|Janice and Rollie Schoonover, owners of Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Sandpoint, were the lucky winners of the Huckleberry Specialties basket, donated by The Greenbriar Inn of Coeur d’Alene.|
|An evening of socializing, fun, food and education! Big thanks to all that made this evening at Settler’s Creek event facility possible!|