Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Spamalot takes the Jesse Auditorium stage in Columbia

Spamalot takes the Jesse Auditorium stage in Columbia for the second time in as many years on January 29, 2012.

This lovingly ripped off story from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Spamalot is a new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people, Monty Python’s Spamalot, “raises silliness to an art form” (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit.”

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Submitted by Brian S.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from University Avenue B and B in CoMo

Merry Christmas from the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Columbia Missouri.  We wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and we hope that everyone is spending this time with family and friends.

We also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and may you have a blessed 2012.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri welcomes new member Boone's Colonial Inn in downtown St. Charles.  Please check out this fine inspected & approved inn.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PAII 2012 Innkeeping Conference, Little Rock Arkansas

The PAII 2012 Innkeeping Conference will be Little Rock Arkansas at The Peabody Hotel on January 23-26, 2012.  Many of Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri members will be attending this event with is close proximety this year to Missouri.

This is a global event for people in the Hotel and Hospitality indusry to come together in one city for a 4 day event with seminars, workshops and time to meet with vendors.

It is also a great time for many innkeepers to network with each other, compare notes on their Inn and meet new friends.

Some of the 2012 conference highlights will be the Select Registry Dinner on Monday, Trade Show Grand Opening on Tuesday, B and B Key Leaders Meeting and Breakfast on Wednesday, Innkeeping Show Awards Lunch on Thursday.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri know the value or attending events such as the PAII Innkeeping Conference as well as the Missouri State association conferences where innkeepers come away with the most current knowledge for serving the many wonderful guests that come to BBIM Inns.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

STOMP at Jesse Auditorium on January 24 and 25 2012

STOMP at Jesse Auditorium on January 24 and 25, 2012 as part of the University Concert Series season.  Performances for both days begins at 7:00 p.m.

Thumping, bumping, jumping, banging, crashing, ripping, prancing, dancing and running, literally, Stomp has been entertaining audiences since 1991 and is one of the theatre world’s longest running productions.

Stomp is anomalous theatrical sensation that unifies its cast and the audience through rhythm, energy and movement.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

True False Film Festival 2012, Columbia Missouri


The True False Film Festival 2012 comes back for the nineth time to Columbia Missouri on March 1 - 4, 2012.

This annual festival highlights innovative work with a cinematic scope, creative takes on contemporary currents, and most of all work that provokes dialogue about its subject and the documentary form itself.

For four days, downtown Columbia, Missouri is transformed into a small-town Midwestern utopia. Most films come freshly discovered from Sundance, Toronto and other festivals, others appear mysteriously before their official premieres elsewhere.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Night, New Years Eve Celebrations across America

First Night, the New Years Eve Celebrations across America will be in full swing on December 31, 2011 in towns like Columbia Missouri.

Check with your local city to see if they are organizing a First Night event for you to attend.  These are family fun events and a great way to ring in the New Year.

If you don't have one in your town, why don't you consider coming to Columbia Missouri for their celebration.  There are concerts for all ages, 2 parades (one for kids and one for adults), fireworks and much, much more. 

And when you make your plans to attend First Night Columbia 2012, be sure to book your New Years Eve lodging at the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from University Avenue Bed and Breakfast

Happy Thanksgiving from Brian & Kathy Slind at the University Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Columbia Missouri!

We hope that on this day everyone traveling will arrive safely and that families and friends have a special time to be with one another and give thanks for the many blessings in their lives.

If your travel plans should bring you to Columbia Missouri over this next year, please give us a call at 573-499-1920 or visit our website.

We are your ideal choice for lodging in Columbia and are perfectly located in view of the Univeristy of Missouri campus, 3 blocks south of Stephens College and about a 20 minute walk to Columbia's Historic Downtown District.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

St Louis Ballets The Nutcracker, Jesse Auditorium

The St. Louis Ballet's The Nutcracker performance at Jesse Auditorium will be on December 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

The St. Louis Ballet returns to Columbia Missouri as part of this years holiday line-up of the University Concert Series to showcase this timeless holiday classic.

The Nutcracker tells the story of little Clara, her toy nutcracker and their adventure through a fantasy dreamland with the people who call it home. The Nutcracker is beautifully choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky.

Tickets for the 2 p.m. show can be purchased through the University Concert Series website Here

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show can be purchased through the University Concert Series website Here

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Submitted by Brian S.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Small Business Saturday supports your local economy

Small Business Saturday supports your local economy on November 26, 2011.  As you plan your holiday shopping season, buy your family and friends a BBIM Gift Certificate that are good at over 100 Missouri bed and breakfasts across the great Show-Me state.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mizzou Football final Big 12 home game, November 19

Mizzou Football final Big 12 conference home game is versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders on November 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM in Memorial Stadium, Columbia Missouri.

This game is dubbed the Blackout Game and fans attending the game are asked to wear black in support of the Tigers.  It is also Senior Day as the team and fans pay tribute to those seniors on the team at their final home game.

The extended weather forcast at the time of this post is for breezy conditions with day time temps in the mid 60's.

Book your weekend lodging at this bed and breakfast in Columbia for your Blackout Weekend experience.

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Submitted by Brian S.

Friday, November 11, 2011

BBIM Announces new board members/officers

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri, the state's professional association of B&B Inns, announced new officers and Board members at a conference in Hermann yesterday. President: Debbie Franko, Bass & Baskets B&B, Lake Ozark Vice-President: Rick Carpenter, Red Bud Cove, Hollister Secretary: Gary Scheel, Somewhere Inn Time, Ste. Genevieve Treasurer: Mike Berry, Anchor Inn on the Lake, Branson West Quality Control Chair: Brenda Merello, Plain & Fancy B&B, Ironton-Arcadia Valley Marketing Chairperson: Venetia McEntire, Booneslick Trail Inn, St. Charles Membership Chair: Bill Wayne, Cedarcroft Farm B&B, http://www.bbim.org/cities/display-city-75.php Other Board members are: Eldon Nattier, Rose Bed Inn, Cape Girardeau Jo Lynn Forney, Almoos't Heaven B&B, Success Brian Slind, University Avenue B&B, Columbia Arlen Schwinke, Epple Haus, Morrison

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BBIM Fall Conference in Progress

Over 50 Missouri innkeepers gathered at Hermann, MO for an update on tourism issues affecting Missouri bed and breakfasts. Hermann, in BBIM's Central Region, is "Missouri's Bed & Breakfast Capital" with dozens of inns. BBIM encourages visitors to Hermann to stay with our inspected and approved BBIM-member inns.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Meeting Coming Soon

The Fall General Meeting for Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri will be on November 10th, 2011, at Hermann Hill Conference Center in Hermann, MO. For details on the program and registration, see Confernece info and registration.

BBIM welcomes the A.P. Green House, Mexico, MO

The newest member of Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri is the A.P. Green House, located in the Mid-Missouri city of Mexico. Please pay them a visit to see what they offer

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Last Minute Cancellation

Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm, Warrensburg, had a late cancellation for the weekend of 10/21-22/2011, and is offering a 20% discount for the weekend. Please visit their listing at BBIM.ORG for links to the description and on-line booking.

Friday, April 29, 2011

BBIM Welcomes Inn at Ms Fit Ranch

Welcome to a new inspected and approved member of Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri. The Inn at Ms Fit Ranch is a 2-room B&B located in rural Liberty, MO. Please visit their listing at WWW.BBIM.ORG

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SW MO B&B's gather to "Google" each other!

We recently had a 4 state B&B conference and one of the topics covered was how to improve google's coverage of your Inn. In an effort to actually put that in practice, SW MO BBIM Innkeepers are gathering tomorrow (Thursday, March 10, from 6 pm until finished) at the Walnut Street Inn in Springfield, MO. Making our B&B's easier to find is the goal, but socializing with other innkeepers is the true reward. If you are an innkeeper and cannot attend this week, watch this site for the next "Google Night." If you need more information about this week's gathering, email me at" stay@walnutstreetinn.com
Thanks,
Gary from Walnut Street Inn

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm has created two new maps for guests (and anyone else) looking for something historical to do in the area. One is a map showing the National Historic Register sites in Johnson County, MO; the other shows sites associated with the Old Drum story. Here's your links:


National Register Sites


Old Drum Sites

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

News from the Heartland Conference

Missouri bed & breakfast innkeepers are busy learning the latest trends in website optimization and use of social media, as well as networking with other innkeepers from Arkansas, Kansas & Oklahoma. We are enthused about PAII's A Better Way to Stay campaign, which will remind traveling folks to consider stayingat Bed and Breakfast inns - truly, a better way to stay!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Missouri Blizzard

Just because we're having a blizzard doesn't mean all our inspected and approved Missouri B&Bs are closed - or are snowed in until further notice. Take a chance and contact the B&B of your choice - the innkeepers will know their status and local conditions.