B&B in Harrison County, W.V., one of many to offer free rooms to veterans
Kathleen Panek's family has a strong military background. "My uncles were in World War II," Panek said. "One didn't return, one came back mangled. He had two sons. One retired from the Army. The other retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force." Last year, when Veteran's Day rolled around, Panek and the Mountainstate Association of Bed & Breakfasts offered a promotion to honor those who, she said, paid for our freedom. More
Hotel rates down 8.8 percent in 2009, decline forecast for next year, too
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U.S. hotel room prices are expected to drop a total of 8.8 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 and will continue creeping down in 2010, though at a much slower rate, according to the 2010 lodging forecast from PricewaterhouseCoopers Hospitality & Leisure Practice. More
Residents in Sheldon, U.K., oppose B&B
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Controversial plans to turn a farm into a bed and breakfast look set to be approved, despite 72 of a village's 80 residents objecting to the development. National Park Authority officers have urged members to back Amir Kohanzad's bid to transform Home Farm, in Sheldon, U.K., into a six-bedroom bed and breakfast catering specifically for vegetarians. More
Resident would like to convert former Methodist church into a B&B
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Sag Harbor resident and attorney Linda Mintz approached the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees with an informal plan to convert the former Sag Harbor United Methodist Church into a 15-room bed and breakfast. However, board members expressed concern about the concept, questioning whether it would be an appropriate use for the historic, and now vacant, structure.
Quashing credit card reform for small businesses
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Small-business advocates once more tried, and failed, to get new consumer protections for credit cards extended to small-business cardholders. They were defeated, according to aides on Capitol Hill and others observing the process, by a surprising foe: Representative Nydia Velázquez, the New York Democrat who is chair of the House Small Business Committee - though her own aide insists the other aides are wrong.
Businesses could benefit from transactional e-mail marketing
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Growing businesses that want to improve their relationship with customers should consider using transactional e-mail marketing, it has been suggested.
E-mail marketing online pr 'benefited from the recession'
According to a report by Marketing Sherpa, e-mail marketing was one of the few areas in the industry that was "spared the axe" of budget cuts, with the rise in its use not just being seen in e-mail-reliant sectors in the recession but across the board.
Bed and breakfast moving along
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In September, Virginia Grilli presented a letter to Salem, Ohio, which was assigned by several others including three civic groups, to consider adding "bed and breakfast home" as a category for a conditional uses.
Taxes to be imposed on B&Bs in Washington County, Texas
Brenham Banner-Press Share
The Washington County Commissioners Court has voted to impose a hotel tax on bed-and-breakfast establishments in Washington County, Texas. The money will be used to promote tourism, the arts and historical preservation. The city of Brenham has a seven percent hotel and motel tax already in place. The state legislature gave Washington County the authority to impose the tax during its last session, and will be for businesses outside the city limits. Most of them are bed and breakfast operations.
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Made the night before with little prep time, this breakfast souffle is something you can pop in the oven and let prepare itself as you get your morning guests taken care of.