Ray and I are so grateful for the opportunities we’ve received in owning and managing Lookout Point Inn for 9+ years. We’re constantly busy in our day-to-day operations, but we both agree that part of our gratitude involves giving back to the industry in leadership positions.
In January, I was elected to chair the Board of the Professional Assoc. of Innkeepers International. I gave up my position as a director on the Select Registry Board of directors, an association of 400 of the top inns in North America, to serve more in-depth with PAII. Ray is an alternate director of the Select Registry Board.
Ray & I are both former presidents of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas. Ray serves again this year as vice president of the association, starting a 2nd term on the board.
One of the most fun volunteer opportuniteis we’ve had recently is leading workshops at the annual Innkeeping Show. I also had the pleasure of conducting two online webinars on innkeeper.
A true privilege for Ray and me is to mentor new innkeepers. We learned so much from our mentors when our inn was new, and we love to give back that interaction and share any know-how to those new in the industry.
We encourage all our guests and friends to look for volunteer opportunities and share their knowledge, experience and encouragement with others!