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Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

*Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar will be held on October 31st, 2022 from 9 am - 5 pm

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Chestnut Mountain Resort 
8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd
Galena, IL 61036

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Kerri Thiel
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
644 Hillcrest Drive
Suite #7
Waupaca, WI 54981

Crystal Buhrow, Administrative Assistant: info@wbba.org

Midwest Independent Lodging Conference
& Trade Show
Presented by: Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association along with the assistance & support of a growing list of Inns & Associations of the Midwest

~ Attendee Registration ~

Chestnut Mountain Resort
~On The Beautiful Mississippi River~
 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd
Galena, IL 61036

 November 1st, 2022 - November 3rd, 2022
(Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
*Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar - Monday, October 31st, 2022*

The feedback was clear! Innkeepers want to continue to get together for innkeeper to innkeeper sharing sessions, learning, and some fun. This year, we are expanding our conference, and we will meet the goals of the innkeepers for education, networking and camaraderie.

The conference will have a variety of topics pertinent to innkeeping today. Together with our industry experts, vendor partners, and other innkeepers, we will explore the issues, challenges, and opportunities to enhance the guest experience, grow our business, and be the best innkeeper we can as we balance it all!

Conference Regular Pricing
$245.00 - General Attendee
$195.00 - Additional attendee of the same inn
$125.00 - Student Fee - *full-time, proof required

(Conference pricing includes two lunches and one dinner)
Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar Pricing - October 31st Only  
$195.00 - First Peson
$125.00 - Each additional person of the same group
$100.00 - Student Fee - *full-time, proof required

**Aspiring Innkeepers - Come to the Conference too for the special reduced conference price of $150.00 per person!**

Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar & Conference Attendee Pricing -
October 31st - November 3rd
$345.00 - First Person
$275.00 - Each additional person of the same group
$225.00 - Student Fee - *full-time, proof required  

Keep checking back to the conference page of our website for
up-to-date information, conference schedule, and a list of exhibitors for this sure-to-be memorable event!

The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Thanks Our Sponsors and ALL Our Vendor Partners for Their Support In The Midwest Independent Lodging Conference & Trade Show!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~Technology, Trends, Tips & Topics You Need To Know~

Starting Us Off With Fun, Networking, & Sharing in Galena:

Bed & Breakfast Inns of Galena - B&B Tours
What does every B&B owner love to do? Tour other B&B's of course!  Not only do you get to see beautiful and varied architecture and interior design, but you always pick up a new idea or two to take back to your own inn.

Did you know that Galena claims status as "The B&B Capital of the Midwest"? Seven (7) members of the esteemed Bed & Breakfast Inns of Galena will open their homes for tour ~ join us! Touring these members of the Bed & Breakfast Inns of Galena offers a great opportunity to complement the conference with more networking, learning, sharing and fun. You don’t want to miss it!

Jail Hill Inn
Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Farmers' Guest House

Goldmoor Inn
Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
Lamberson Guest House
The Steamboat House

Innkeeper to Innkeeper Sharing Sessions
Topics you want to discuss with those that know best - all the answers are right here!

Conference Speaker Session Highlights:

5 Simple Tools To Enhance Your Business - ResNexus
Learn 5 simple things to enhance your business and provide meaningful interactions throughout the traveler's journey. This includes connecting sooner through Google's free booking link, guest engagement tools, and protecting your business from last minute cancellations.

For The Love Of Coffee - Galena Roasters
Learn about the process of getting amazing, complex and diverse flavors from a good coffee, coffee jargon that every coffee lover should know, and maybe even enjoy some sampling of awesome java, made with experience and joy!

Associations ~ Past, Present, Future - A Panel Discussion
Take a look back, at the present, and the future of Associations. Changing with the times, growing our network, and creating marketing opportunities for our members to increase heads-on-beds is the exciting part of Associations remaining relevant, sustainable and an important piece of members overall success! 

Elevating the Simple ~ Bringing Memorable Breakfasts To the Guest Experience -
Breakfast Diva
Learn tips on effective and efficient prepping, baking in advance techniques, plating, making eye-catching food and taking photos. It is all about creating a memorable guest experience!

And so much more!

Overnight Options:

1. Chestnut Mountain Resort - We are pleased to have chosen Chestnut Mountain Resort! Onsite amenities include on-site restaurants, sports bar, an indoor pool & sauna, free wi-fi, and many activities in the local area to enjoy!

Special Conference Room Rates at Chestnut Mountain Resort
One (1) adult - $99.00/night
Two (2) adults - $109.00/night
and so on
*Prices include breakfast (tax & gratuity not included)*

Room choices include:
Standard King Bed, Standard 2 Queen Beds, Premium Riverside (2 Queen Beds), Standard King Courtside, Deluxe Riverside, Deluxe Courtside, Standard Handicap Room, etc.

*Please make sure that when making your reservation online, update the reservation to the correct number of adults and/or children that will be staying in your room. The default selection is 2 adults. Then, select the type of room you wish to reserve from the list of rooms available for your chosen dates. First come, first serve!

Please use the booking link below to book your stay* at Chestnut Mountain Resort:
Book Your Stay at Chestnut Mountain Resort

2. Galena Area Bed & Breakfasts - If you would like to experience a lovely Galena B&B, please see this offering of exceptional properties to stay during the conference.

Please click the links below to see the two pages of contact information for each B&B option:
Galena Area B&Bs Overnight Options - Page One
Galena Area B&Bs Overnight Options - Page Two

*Please check with each inn for pricing and breakfast policies during conference time. When reserving your stay, please state that you are attending the Midwest Independent Lodging Conference & Trade Show. First come, first serve!

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PAYMENT OPTIONS - Payment for attending the conference is accepted via check or PayPal with completed registration (click the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page). If sending a check, simply send the check to the WBBA offices at the address below. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card (via PayPal).

Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
644 Hillcrest Drive
Suite #7
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715-942-8180

MIDWEST INDEPENDENT LODGING CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY - Should a conflict arise, you may cancel your registration with full refund up to 7 days prior to the conference or October 21st, 2022. After that date, refunds are not possible. You must put your cancellation in writing to the WBBA offices directly at info@wbba.org. In the event of an occurrence that is beyond the reasonable control of any attendee affected and occurs without fault, including things such as "Acts of God", public or private disaster, public health emergencies (COVID), a full refund of registration will be available.

*COVID-19 Statement
The WBBA takes the health and safety of all the sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees of our conference very seriously. Please be assured that during any in-person portion of our conference, any CDC and/or state mandates/guidelines at the time will be practiced.