April 29th, 2009 | News | 0 Comments
At Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association (MBBA) annual meeting held in Duluth Barbara Young, Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B innkeeper was elected to head the Association. Joining Young on the Association’s Board of Directors were Inn keepers from the Bingham Hall and Auf Deutschtrasse in New Ulm, Rivertown Inn in Stillwater, Soglimt, Mathew Burrows 1890 Inn and the Olcott House in Duluth, the Summit Inn in Center City, the Pillar Inn in Cold Springs, Cedar Rose in Alexandria, Candlelight Inn in Redwing. Outgoing President Suzanne Tweten will remain on the Board as past President. Pam Thorsen from Hasting’s Classic Rosewood Inn and Spa serves as the organization’s Executive Director.
This year’s Annual Meeting entitled “Its Inn to be Green” spotlighted developing green sustainable Inns. The meeting featured seminars offering green programs from “Using Renewable Energy,” “What B&B’s are doing to be Green,” to “worm Composting.” Meanwhile venders were hawking green and other useful innkeeper produces throughout the two-day meeting. One new program unveiled at the meeting was a State promoted farm and forest stays where guest would be able to visit and stay at working farms.
According to Young, “Duluth provide a great venue for this year’s annual meeting, the seminars were outstanding and the many venders in attendance offered us many useful products. But most importantly we had a great time!
The MBBA represents some one hundred and twenty B&B and Historic Inns from throughout Minnesota.