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Hi Rachel,


Below is the October Member only newsletter. Looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks.






On Monday, October 10, 2022 10:52am, "PA Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns" <> said:


You don't want to miss this.



INN the Know


October 2022



Educational Corner


Feds take aim at high meat costs, but for the long-range

A long-range federal effort to permanently bring down wholesale costs of meat and poultry is about to be put into action, the Biden administration revealed on 9/26/22. The plan calls for fostering competition in the highly concentrated beef, pork and poultry processing industries by funding the startup of rivals to the four companies that currently control what President Biden says is 80% of the nations meat supply.

U.S. job openings drop sharply, labor market starting to loosen

U.S. job openings fell by the most in nearly 2 1/2 years in August, suggesting that the labor market was starting to cool as the economy grapples with higher interest rates aimed at dampening demand and taming inflation. Despite the 5th month of decreases in job openings this year reported by the Labor Department in its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, on 10/4/22 vacancies remained above 10 million for the 14th straight month.

The share of people quitting their jobs is also an indicator of workers' confidence that employment opportunities abound. About 4.2 million people gave notice in August, slightly more than during the previous month. That left the rate of people quitting their jobs - the number of people voluntarily leaving their jobs divided by total employment - only slightly below the 3 percent it reached at the end of last year, the highest reading on record.

Baked Pineapple

Recipes provided by Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast, Lancaster, PA.



  • 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. cold water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8" x 8" baking dish. Mix the pineapple, sugar, cornstarch, water, eggs and vanilla. Pour mixture into the pan, then top with pats of butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 1 hour, serve warm.

Makes a great side dish at brunch, or with a ham, or as dessert with a topping of whipped cream.

Baked Oatmeal


  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. oats (quick or old-fashioned)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix in egg and milk. Fold in oats. Bake in 8" x 8" glass baking dish for 30 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Serve with banana slices or fresh berries on top and with warm milk to pour on top. Serves 6-8.


PABBI Conference + Annual Meeting



Innkeeping - It All Begins with I

Inclusive, Imaginative, Improving, Inspirational

Nov. 14-16, 2022

Wyndham Garden State College

Greg DeShields, Executive Director of Tourism Diversity Matters is this year's keynote speaker. Greg will discuss why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion should be an integral part of a business plan implementing strategies that create and market authentic, inclusive experiences.

To register, please login to your account on Member only rate is $189 for first person and $169 for second person.

A block of discounted rooms are available at the the Wyndham Garden located at 310 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA. Please call 814-466-2255 directly and use group code PABBI22. The room block expires 10/13/22.

PABBI celebrates our 10th anniversary. Please join the celebration in honoring those members that have been a member of PABBI since it formed in 2012.

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 9:15am - 10:15am. Members will vote for new Board Members. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please complete the Board Nomination Form and remit to Rose Mape, PABBI Director by October 21, 2022.


Let your guests know that you are aware of good Food Safety Practices by posting a ServSafe Certificate at your B&B. Join us for an informative 4-hour session followed by the nationally recognized ServSafe Managers Examination. Passing the exam will provide you with a 5-year Certificate. Books will be provided prior to the course for independent study.

YOU MUST REGISTER BY 10/17/22. If you are only able to attend the ServSafe course, please call Rose Mape at 717-525-7799 to register.

PA Tourism Summit

Mark you calendars for the annual PA Tourism Summit to be held on October 24-26, 2022 at the Hilton Harrisburg. This summit brings all sectors of Pennsylvania's travel and tourism industry for three days of insightful and meaningful content and networking. View the conference agenda and consider attending. Adam Sacks of Tourism Economics will be presenting the State of Tourism on Tuesday, October 25. One day registration is available.

Know Someone Interested in Becoming an Innkeeper?

If so, let them know about the Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar: A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper that is being held on Monday, Nov. 14 from 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Wyndham Garden in Boalsburg. A panel of seasoned innkeepers will walk them through "A Day in the Life of an Innkeeper - Aspiring, Perspiring, Retiring." With the panels combined knowledge and experience in owning and operating a bed and breakfast, this seminar will cover: acquisition, financing, staffing, marketing, meal preparation, cleaning, and hospitality.

To register, visit Cost to attend is $125 per person or $155 for two people and includes lunch, a copy of The ABC's of Innkeeping, and a one year PABBI membership.

Tradeshow Marketplace



The following vendors will be exhibiting in this year's Tradeshow Marketplace.




J&S International

If you are in need of other products or services, please start your search by contacting one of PABBI’s Allied Partners. This year's Silver Sponsors are: Marilyn Bushnell, Royal River Trading, LLC


Member Spotlight



The Apple Pony Inn in State College, PA celebrated their grand opening September 23, 2022 and is open for Penn State home game weekends this season. The Apple Pony Inn is owned by Tom and Rachel Foster who moved to Pennsylvania from Colorado in 2021 with their two children. Tom is a computer engineer and Rachel is a public health nurse. The Apple Pony Inn will be open for full-time operation in the summer of 2023 when Rachel ends her current position with Penn State and moves on to full-time innkeeping.  


As an avid equestrian, Rachel's vision for the Apple Pony Inn was brought to life as a stunning, equine-inspired, farm-to-table bed and breakfast on the slopes of historic Mount Nittany with seven guest suites on a 17-acre working farm with horses, chickens, barn cats, gardens and orchards. The house was built as a bed and breakfast in 2005. The Apple Pony Inn is styled as a farmhouse with hardwood floors, a beautiful open-concept kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, and scenic countryside views from every vantage point.

The name “Apple Pony Inn” was inspired by the large apple trees on the property and serving a Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Dumpling each Sunday. The Apply Pony Inn still has suites available for the 2022 football season that can be booked at or by calling 814-777-8466. Follow Apple Pony Inn on Facebook or Instagram @appleponyinn 


After enduring personal tragedy during the renovations, Jim Wendel finally completed major renovations on The Hygrade Inn, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the PA Wilds. Currently retired from a career in corporate America, Jim and his husband Matt Kowalchik manage the day-to-day and management operations of the Inn. 

With four guest rooms, each with a full en-suite bathroom, the Inn offers a full breakfast for guests, as well as optional dinner, both based on a small selection which is offered (and changes) daily.  With a commercially licensed kitchen, Jim and Matt make sure it’s used to its fullest. They make different flavors of ketchup and jams which they use for meals, as well as sell to guests.




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