B&B owners in Cape May, N.J., say fire codes are hurting them
The Press of Atlantic City Share
Owners of the historic Victorian bed and breakfasts in Cape May, N.J., vented their frustrations about state fire codes they say are inconsistent and unfair, and may be driving them out of business. The state Department of Community Affairs, or DCA, is considering changes to its Uniform Fire Code following years of complaints by those who run the quaint 19th century guesthouses synonymous with the city. More
B&B opponents end fight
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Share
A group of historic district residents who spent months organizing against the opening of the three-bedroom inn at 604 N. Seventh St. decided not to go to court to block a permit awarded by Grand Junction, Colo., to would-be owners and operators Ron and Sherri DeRose. The group has insisted the four-block stretch of Seventh Street between Grand and Hill avenues — which earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places 25 years ago — should consist strictly of single-family homes. Other land uses exist within the historic district, but the city grandfathered in those uses. More
Tourism industry sees little to cheer about in 2010
Canwest News Service via Canada.com Share
With the spectre of a harmonized sales tax looming in 2010 and uncertainty over U.S. travel patterns, industry insiders say there are few bright spots on the immediate horizon. More
The coming of age of local online advertising
E-Commerce Times Share
The convergence of technological advances with consumer readiness will spark vigorous activity in the mobile local advertising space in the new year. Phones are getting smarter, applications are getting more sophisticated, and both consumers and businesses are seeing new ways to benefit from mobile local deals. More
Four e-mail marketing lessons from 2009
Most entrepreneurs would agree—2009 was a wild ride. The economic roller coaster made everybody woozy; and a new president took office with promises of hope around the bend. Businesses scrambled to hold on to customers, all while unemployment soared higher and consumer spending got tighter. More
Tax tips and strategies for 2009 and 2010
Although no investing decisions should be made based strictly on the tax consequences, it is a very important component. So one of the first things you should do is make sure you have a professional tax advisor that understands all of the different elements of your business, investing and personal finances. Here are a few tips, tax breaks and strategies that you can use as we approach the end of 2009 and going forward to 2010. More
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These substantial breakfast muffins are sort of like bran muffins, but they have a little crunch. When you make a batch, you can freeze what doesn't get eaten the first day and thaw them in the microwave. More
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Upcoming Industry Events
Jan. 10-13, 2010|
2010 Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show & Conference
Hot Springs, Va.
Jan. 17-19, 2010
Tri-State Conference - Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2010
InnSpire Conference & Trade Show
Feb. 7–8, 2010
Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri Conference
Feb. 22–24, 2010
The Soft Side of Innkeeping - hosted by the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas
Feb. 28 – March 1, 2010
Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia Innkeepers Gathering and General Meeting
Feb. 28 – March 2, 2010
Annual Illinois B&B Association Meeting
March 8–11, 2010
2010 Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show
April 18-20, 2010
Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association Conference
Complete schedule of events