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Local LBBA members attend innkeeping conference in Mississippi

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Representing Louisiana, LBBA (Louisiana Bed & Breakfast Association) members Janice DeLerno, Lori and Paul Worrell, Lois Rodrigue, along with members of the Mississippi Bed and Breakfast Association (BBAM) attended the annual southern conference in Jackson. National Association PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) president Jay Karen was in attendance and spoke on current innkeeping trends and discussed the “Better Way to Stay” campaign. Mr. Karen specifically addressed the topic “What the New Market of Guests Want from You and What You Can Do to Deliver.” The conference’s itinerary also included workshops for the aspiring innkeeper, focus groups discussing the importance of social media for your business, industry and business development programs, and even a silent auction and grand prize giveaway.

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Pictured above from left: Ron Fry (BBAM president), parents of Jay Karen, Jay Karen (PAII president), Janice DeLerno (LBBA president), Lois Rodrigue and Paul Worrell (LBBA members)

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Pictured above: members of the Mississippi and Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Associations.

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Pictured above: Mr. Jay Karen

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Pictured above from left: LBBA president Janice DeLerno, and LBBA members Paul and Lori Worrell, and Lois Rodrigue