2019 Conference Details

The 2019 MTBBA Conference will be held in Bozeman, Montana

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The conference is Sunday, April 7th through Tuesday, April 9th
at the Hilton Garden Inn. This is the year we are independent of the
Governor's conference and focusing on issues that pertain to our
lodging industry.

Mark your calendars now, as you wil not want to miss this chance to socialize with fellow innkeepers, share some stories and laughter, all while keeping up with our ever changing industry.

See below for the full agenda

Aspiring Innkeeper Conference

A two day training for Aspiring Innkeepers will be held

April 6th - 7th

This is a great opportunity for those who are serviousy thinking about opening up their own Bed and Breakfast.

You will get hands on training to help you to run your B&B day to day, as well as information about reservation systems, licensing, regulations, marketing, and financials.

Sign up for both conferences and get to meet veteran innkeepers so that you can pick their brain and learn from their expereience.  Start your journey of becoming part of the Montana bed and Breakfast family of Innkeepers.

See below for the full agenda

2019 Conference Agenda

Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman,MT

Theme: How to Provide a Unique Experience at Your BnB

Sunday April 7


1:30-3:00 “Let’s make Facebook Work for you”   Jan Wattles

             Bring your Laptop and password as this is a hands on time.

3:30-4:30  “Direct Booking Roadmap” -  Ben Lloyd,  Odysys

5:15-5:30-  Tour Lehrkind Mansion and Lindley House

5:45-?    Opening Social Mixer


Monday April 8th

8:00-9:00    Registration/Breakfast 

9:00-9:15   Welcome- Jan Wattles- MTBBA-President

9:15-10:15 MT Tourism Update     Dax Schieffer -Voices of Montana Tourism

Break – Special Coffee Service demo

10:30-11:45  Ted Talks, “Build your Business Locally”  - Mick Burlington,

                                     “Hiring staff:  Where and How”  - Carol Reed

11:45-12:15   Sponsor Introductions, by Board Members

12:15-1:00          Lunch

1:00-2:00   Visit and shop with Sponsors                         

2:00-3:00   “MTBBA Business Meeting.

                                 Elections and plan Agenda for New Year                  

3:00-4:00   “Have your way with the OTAs” -  E. Scot Fuller-Beatty

4:00-4:30   Norwex Demo  - Natalie Lechner

4:30-5:15  3 ideas Providing a Unique experience for our guests

                  MTBBA Members share  

5:15-5:45   Final visit with Sponsors

6:30 to ??   Dinner

Tuesday April 9th

8:30-9:30   Breakfast                         

9:30-10:30   “Understanding Google Analytics - Hands On  - Bring your laptop and Analytics Password” -  Cindy Bachmann - Innkeepers Advantage              

10:45-12:00 “Food! Good, Easy ideas for Dietary restricted guests, Share Recipes”                         

12:00-1:00 Lunch and Final closing with door prize giveaways   



2019 Aspiring workshop Agenda

April 6-7th at Lehrkind Mansion

719 N. Wallace Ave, Bozeman, MT


Saturday April 6th: 

1:00-1:30       Registration

1:30-1:45       Welcome from Jan Wattles, President of MTBBA                                                           

1:45-2:30       Health Dept. Bozeman, Shane Lewis “Rules and Regulations”, What does the state require to open your BnB

2:30-3:15       “Roadmap to your online presence” -  Ben Lloyd, Odysys

3:15-3:30       Break

3:30-4:45       Drive to Livingston- A Stone’s Throw BnB, Mick Burlington

“A story of a BnB from the ground up!”                          

4:45-5:30       Appetizers, Questions and A glass of Wine

5:30 - ?           No-Host Dinner social location TBD

                Presenters and Innkeepers available for Q & A as well as talk with other Aspiring members.


Sunday April 7th:

8:00-9:30       Enjoy Breakfast and learn an easy “Go To”Recipe - Chris Nixon , Live Demo

9:30-9:45       Break

9:45-10:45    “Why not just open an Airbnb” -  Beth Schecher

10:45-11:15   “All about BnB Insurance” - Kevin Kuelman, Leavitt Insurance Co.,

11:15-11:45   Break/ Visit with Sponsors

11:45 -12:15  “Clean it Up! with tips on caring for a guest room”  Chris Nixon, live demo

12:15-1:45   Lunch at The Mansion and visit with Sponsors (Lunch Provided)                               

1:45-2:45   “Online hosting/Reservation Options, OTA” -  E. Scot Fuller-Beatty, Think Reservations

3:00-4:30       Inner Workings of a Bed and Breakfast Uncovered!

5:15-5:30    Tour Lehrkind Mansion and Lindley House

5:45-7:00    Opening Social Mixer, TBD

   Join the Association members and speakers; Appetizers and beverages provided.  

(Agenda subject to change)

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