Educational Webinars & "Innsider" Trading Schedules

Seven great webinars give a new zip to Zooming!
We can Connect, Learn, and Thrive together during the quiet season when there are few distractions.

Webinar - Each:   MBBA members $15:  Non-member- $20
Webinar - All 7:      MBBA members $90:  Non-member- $120 (one free)

MBBA Gold members are free for all webinars.

Signup and payment are Below!

But wait, there's more:

Insider Trading Over Coffee   1pm - free

Open Discussion - What's on your mind!!!
Tuesday,  January 23rd, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  February 6th, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  March 12th, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  April 9th, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  May 7th, 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy a no-cost, no-frills chat with your fellow MBBA innkeepers and aspirings at 1 p.m. on selected Tuesdays from January through May. Log in via Zoom or call in by phone. Everyone is invited.   Discussion topics are current, open, and unlimited. Check your inboxes for sign-in information at 11 a.m. before each 'Innsider' event. Every member gets an invitation; every member is welcome.

January 18, 2024- How to Use Content Marketing for your Business- Mandy Murry from Hospitality Concierge

Many free resources are available to highlight your inn, including influencers, social media, and blogs. Mandy will share real-time info for each property on the call (pre-registered and has answered a couple of questions prior)

February 1, 2024 Creative Ideas to Utilize Michigan’s Fruit Basket for your Breakfast- Tommy Fitzgerald from Daddy Chef Empire

Tommy entertained our members at our conference dinner, and we were thrilled when he agreed to speak with us in a webinar about how to utilize Michigan’s Fruit Basket to make homemade options ahead of time to excite and impress your guest’s palettes with jams, sauces, and chutneys.

February 15, 2024 Case Study: How to Design a Marketing Calendar- Marco DiDomizio from Candleberry Inn

Webinar attendees will be shown how to develop a content calendar with essential communication formats, such as articles and blogs, email newsletters, and social media posts, with real-life examples. The webinar will teach which mediums are best suited for each communication type and how the various mediums work together to deliver an integrated marketing message. 

March 7, 2024- Understanding the Free Benefits of Partnering with Pure Michigan- Amanda Mason & Bonnie Fink from Pure Michigan

Learn how to update your listing on the Pure Michigan website and various free opportunities to be had to grow your business in 2024.

March 21, 2024- Designing the Guest Experience that keeps them coming back-James Kuester from Kuster Design

Learn about transaction points that directly influence how your guests perceive your inn and the impressions they go home with. You will gather hands-on tips that you can incorporate immediately to enhance the guest experience at your inn, including what makes your inn special, what you can or cannot change, designing for eco-friendly guests, and more.

April 4th, 2024- Understanding the Search AI & Google- Chris McPherson from TakeUp

Join us for this informative webinar to learn proper prompting when you use AI and Google to gather information for your business.

May 2, 2024 – Understanding the Financial Buzz Words in Hospitality- Chris Simpler from Cartier Mansion

Learn about the technical terms in our business, such as why ADR matters and how it compares to Rev Par. Become a pro at gathering financial information for your business plan, when needing a bank loan or selling your property. And what roles can OTAs play in your bottom line?

Thank you Education Committee

Do you know that practically everything you enjoy about MBBA is the product of dedicated volunteer innkeepers? The annual webinar series and "Innsider Trading" are both projects of the Education Committee. This committee also oversees the online Member Forum and created the "Friends in Touch" program. In addition, its members lend a hand to the Conference Planning Committee.

Hats off and heartfelt thanks to these Education Committee volunteers:

Ken Andrus, Chair, Leonard at Logan, Grand Rapids
Brian King, Looking Glass Beachfront Inn, Grand Haven
Jan Smith, Maple Cove Bed and Breakfast, Leonard

If you'd like to volunteer on an MBBA committee, give Donna a call at 828-595-0253

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