Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) was founded in 1987 for the purpose of marketing quality bed and breakfast inns as a choice location for B&B accommodations. The association has grown from 24 inns in 1987 to almost 100 statewide today. All B&B member inns are inspected and approved based on a quality checklist and receive a rigorous onsite inspection by independent inspectors. BBIC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 membership organization which is a self-governed organization responsible for industry standards, including inspections and policies. Since B&Bs are small businesses (currently ranging from 1-25 rooms), the organization was formed to provide leveraged dollars through member partners.
Objectives of the Bed & Breakfast of Innkeepers Association:
To set and maintain high standards of quality, guest safety, and professionalism in the association; to promote a quality lodging experience for guests staying in BBIC member inns.
To provide educational resources to increase member knowledge of the industry; to share ideas and actively communicate with other BBIC members in relation to the bed and breakfast industry; to broaden public knowledge and appreciation of the bed and breakfast industry.
To support the membership through collective action with state and local regulatory agencies; to educate these agencies in relation to the bed and breakfast industry.
To promote and exchange marketing and promotional ideas among members; to encourage an active interest and participation to promote public interest, understanding and goodwill toward bed and breakfast inns; to provide a widespread, concise means of cooperative/referral advertising to promote.
To participate in other functions, consistent with these bylaws, which advance the interest of the organization and Colorado’s bed and breakfast industry.
Membership: Full Members must be traditional bed and breakfast establishments. Properties such as hotels, motels and other such businesses, although they may offer bed and breakfast accommodations, are not eligible for membership. Traditional bed and breakfast establishments are residential in nature or reflective of residential character. The inn must have a resident innkeeper who is personally involved in the guests’ care. The resident innkeeper must live in the inn or in quarters within sight of the inn.
The Board of Directors is composed of seven members who volunteer for their respective positions, in addition to operating their own bed and breakfast inns. BBIC also employs an administrative assistant who manages daily tasks including guide fulfillment, email, telephone, database management, website updates, membership recruitment and billing, conference planning and other duties as assigned by the President and Board of Directors.
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