Join BBAM

We Offer Value to our Members, Guests & MS Tourism Community

BBAM represents the finest bed and breakfasts in Mississippi. We welcome your interest in our non-profit trade association serving over 60 members of various types statewide. We invite you to become a member to advance your business and to support our state tourism, our members and to enjoy the benefits of our vibrant organization. We offer tangible benefits as well as opportunities for networking, education and professional growth.

The BBAM offers several types of memberships to suit your needs:

B&B Inn Membership – Our principal membership is open to Bed & Breakfast Owners and Innkeepers of Mississippi. Please click here to learn more about the benefits and requirements of BBAM B&B membership.

Associate Membership – BBAM offers an Associates Membership to businesses that either have already or wish to actively support BBAM. Please click here to learn more about the benefits and requirements of BBAM Associate membership.

MS Tourism community members wishing to do business with or support the BBAM may become an Associate Member. List of possible candidates include: i) State or regional tourism agency; ii) Vendor with great products to share with innkeepers; iii) Professional service firm knowledgeable about the special needs of innkeepers; or iv) Travel agent eager to learn more about this rapidly growing travel segment.

Partner Membership – BBAM offers a Partner Membership to MS Tourism Industry individuals or small organizations that wish to support for our association mission, objectives and tasks. Please click here to learn more about the benefits and requirements of BBAM Partner membership.

Sponsorships – BBAM offers Sponsorship opportunities to MS Tourism Industry organizations that wish to provide support for specific association tasks, activities or events. Please click here to learn more about the benefits and requirements of BBAM Partner membership.

Feel free to contact me or our Association Manager, Ms. Maybelle Beasley at 601-956-0084 or manager@missbab.com if you have any questions. Our BBAM Board humbly offers our many years of combined hospitality and tourism expertise as assistance in your desire to own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our wonderful state of Mississippi.

All applications are “subject to approval” and BBAM retains the right to refuse membership to any individual who in their opinion is not acting in the best interests of the small lodging industry and does not promote the philosophy of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi.

Sincerely,
Ronald S. Fry, President
Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi

Bed & Breakfast Inn Membership

B&B Inn Member Benefits

Why You Should Join:

  • Expert Support – Our association’s mission is to support a network of innkeepers dedicated to providing quality guest experiences.
  • Inspected Certification – Inspected and approved by a professional organization with high standards. List your B&B as a member of your State B&B Association and use the logo on your website.
  • High Quality Marketing Value for your Bed & Breakfast
    • Mississippi Bed & Breakfast Association Directory – Your B&B is listed in 10,000 4-Color directories distributed to all the MS Welcome Centers, over 50 member B&Bs and to all visitor requests.
    • BBAM Website / Online Reservations – Valuable web presence and high quality link to your website. The BBAM website appears #1 in Organic Web Searches. Attract guests to your B&B.
    • Advertise Your Specials, Packages, Events and Regional Attractions on the BBAM Website. Attract guests to your B&B specials, packages, events and Regional and City Attractions.
    • State-wide Gift Certificate Program – Guests can purchase certificates for use in any BBAM B&B Member for which you will receive the revenue.
    • Marketing & Promotional Projects – BBAM promotes your inn by offering its members participation in several special marketing programs throughout the year. Examples of this include cross marketing opportunities, cookbooks, community fund raisers, travel writer promotion, TV & Radio commercials and more.
  • Network with THE BEST OF OUR INDUSTRY– Associate with fellow innkeepers
    • E-Newsletter – Receive our BBAM newsletter with highlights of “What’s New” in our Industry, Tourism in Mississippi, our Regions, Our Cities and our Bed and Breakfasts.
    • Annual Conference – Opportunity to associate with the best our B&B industry has to offer such as knowledgeable innkeepers, expert speakers, and industry vendors.
    • Association Manager – Maybelle Beasley, Association Manager, represents our member B&Bs at State events, helps answer your questions & solve problems, and leads planning for our events.
    • Regional Member Gatherings – Scheduled in your region periodically where members come together and to discuss issues in their area.
    • Lessons Learned Exchanges – Gain helpful information at meetings, in newsletters and online
    • Mentoring for New Members – New members receive additional support and guidance.
  • Savings ON OPERATIONAL EXPENSES – BBAM Members can experience benefits from Associate members affiliated with the BBAM.
  • GOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION – BBAM partners with Mississippi Development Agency (MDA) and Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) to monitor and track proposed laws and regulations affecting our members and the tourism industry and represent our views at the Regional, State and National level.
  • NATIONAL AFFILIATION – BBAM is affiliated with the Professional Association of International Innkeepers (PAII) and Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) and encourages members to be involved on the state and national level.

Click here to download a printable version of these Member Benefits.

B&B Inn Membership Types & Dues

Click here for B&B Membership Form

Porch B&B Membership             $199 + $10/room

  • Basic Benefits
    • Standard Directory listing (text)
    • Standard Website listing (standard photos and text) with links to your website and “Reservation/Booking Engine”
    • Standard Availability Listing (Searchable by guest for availability)
    • Standard position in Region/City B&B Directory & Website Listings
  • Basic Website Page Listing
    • Basic text and photos
    • Searchable by name, city and region

Magnolia B&B Membership        $299 + $10/room

  • Premium Benefits
    • Premium Printed Directory listing (photo and text)
    • Featured Inn Website listing – additional premium Website listing (added photos and text in prime Website location with links to your website and “Reservation/Booking Engine”)
    • Standard Website listing (standard listing, photos and text) with links to your website and “Reservation/Booking Engine”
    • Premium position in Region/City B&B Directory & Website Listings
  • Premium and Basic Website Page Listings
    • Enhanced text and photos
    • Searchable by name, city and region
    • Featured Inn Slide Show

Aspiring Innkeeper Membership    $99/year

Click here for Aspiring Membership Form

Aspiring Innkeeper members are any individuals seeking information/education prior to opening a bed and breakfast inn, and exploring full member of the association at a later date. Benefits include:

  • Mentoring Benefits
  • Reduced registration to next Aspiring Workshop
  • Access to Membership for Training
  • Basic “How To” B&B references/list provided
  • Application fee waved if B&B is started within 1st year

BBAM conducts Aspiring Innkeeper workshops at the annual conference each year and other times as needed.

Aspiring Innkeepers are invited to become members in BBAM. This entitles recipients to receive our regular e-newsletter, guidance from B&B Members, and may participate at regional meetings of their choice. If you open your inn within the year, the $100 application fee B&B Membership will be waived.

This membership is NOT open to companies who may do business with the membership or any individual who owns an operating Bed and Breakfast located within the state of Mississippi.

Retired Innkeeper Membership               $30/year

Click here for Retired Membership Form

Former B&B BBAM members are any individuals not currently operating a B&B who are interested in continuing their support of the organization as a non-voting member. This membership is not open to companies who may do business with the membership or any individual who owns an operating Bed and Breakfast located within the state of Mississippi. This membership entitles recipients to contribute to the mentoring of Aspiring Members, receive our newsletter and may participate at regional meetings of their choice. Further benefits include

  • Networking, Association & Support
  • BBAM welcomes your business wisdom and friendship
  • Attendance welcome at conferences
  • Optional participation in mentoring Aspiring Members
  • Your BBAM friends encourage your support for MS Tourism

Click here for Descriptions and Dues of the Membership Levels

In order to be considered for full membership by the BBAM Board, applicants must meet our quality assurance standards, a completed membership application and pay membership dues.

Associate Membership

Associate Member Benefits

Why You Should Join:

  • Expert COLLABORATION – Our association’s mission is to support a network of innkeepers dedicated to providing quality guest experiences.
    • Successful collaboration with our associate members is essential to this mission. Give your business the exposure it deserves.
    • BBAM members are committed to supporting our Associate Members because your products and services help us to satisfy our guest’s needs.
  • High Quality Marketing Value for BUSINESS
    • Mississippi Bed & Breakfast Association Annual Directory – Your business is listed in 10,000 4-Color directories sent to all the MS Welcome Centers, over 50 member B&Bs and to all visitor requests.
    • BBAM Website – Your business is given valuable web presence and high quality links to your website. The BBAM website appears #1 in Organic Web Searches. Preferred associate members receive greater marketing exposure than general associate memberships. Your company and the products and services you provide are listed in the B&B Members Section of the BBAM website www.missbab.com, with links to your website and contact information.
    • Advertise Your Products Market on the BBAM Website and directly to our B&B members. Associate Members have access to all association resources, including membership lists.
    • Marketing & Promotional Projects – BBAM promotes your business products & services to our B&B members by offering your participation in various special marketing programs throughout the year. Examples of this include cross-marketing opportunities to our B&B members, community fund raisers, travel writer promotions, social media and more.
    • Membership Levels – Preferred Associate Membership ($299/yr) affords greater opportunities for recognition and marketing exposure over a General Associate Membership ($199/yr), including BBAM Website exposure, BBAM Annual Directory, Conference Recognition and Sponsorship opportunities.
  • Network with THE BEST OF OUR INDUSTRY– Associate with B&Bs, Associates and Tourism Partners
    • E-Newsletter – Receive our BBAM newsletter with highlights of “What’s New or Current Issues” in our Industry, Tourism in Mississippi, our Regions, Our Cities and our Bed and Breakfasts. Coming opportunity to advertise and promote specials.
    • Annual Conference – Opportunity to market to our member B&Bs at the annual conference.
    • Association Manager – Maybelle Beasley, Association Manager, represents our association at State events, helps answer member questions & solve problems, and leads planning for our events.
    • Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops – Opportunity to have your products & services introduced to new and interested innkeepers in our annual Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops.
    • Lessons Learned Exchanges – Opportunity to help resolve issues facing member B&Bs at meetings, in newsletters and online.
    • Mentoring for New Members – Opportunity to help educate new members to innkeeping issues and solutions.
  • OPERATIONAL BENEFITS – As an Associate Member you receive:
    • Annual Buyers Guide – B&B members receive an annual buyer’s guide encouraging them to support BBAM Associate Members. As an Associate Member you will receive referrals from the BBAM office on any relevant product or service inquiries.
    • Association Endorsement – As a Preferred Vendor interested in helping B&B Members benefit from your products & services.
    • New Innkeeper Notification – You will receive the name and contact information of new members joining BBAM.
    • Membership Notification – As a new associate member, your name and company information will be distributed to our members.
    • Discounted Annual Conference Fees – Discount given on conference rates to Associate Members.
  • GOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION – BBAM partners with Mississippi Development Agency (MDA) and Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) to monitor and track proposed laws and regulations affecting our members and the tourism industry and represent our views at the Regional, State and National level.
  • NATIONAL AFFILIATION – BBAM is affiliated with the Professional Association of International Innkeepers (PAII) and Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP) and encourages all our members to be involved on the state and national level to strengthen our voice.

Click here to download a printable version of these Associate Member Benefits.

Associate Member Types & Dues

Associate General Membership           $149

  • Basic Benefits
    • Standard Printed Directory listing (std text)
  • Standard Associate Member Website listing (std photo and text) with link to your website
  • Basic Website Listing

Associate Preferred Membership                  $299

  • Preferred Benefits
    • Standard Printed Directory listing (std photo size and text)
    • Featured Associate Member Website listing – additional premium Website listing (added photos and text in prime Website location) with additional link to your website
    • Standard Website listing (std listing, photos and text) with link to your website
  • Preferred Website Benefits Listing
    • Premium and Basic Internet Listing
    • Featured Associate Member Slide Show

Click here for Associate Membership Form

Tourism Partner Membership

$25/year

Any Mississippi business, trade organization or private individual may demonstrate their support for our BBAM Mission by joining as a Tourism Partner. Your membership among such a praiseworthy group will be publically and gratefully recognized on our association website (with a link to your business website) and newsletters distributed throughout the state. Such assistance serves to strengthen our Mississippi Tourism Community.

Click here for Tourism Partner Membership Form

Sponsor Membership

Variable/year

Participants in the MS Tourism Community are gratefully encouraged to sponsor support for specific association tasks, activities or events. Without your assistance we cannot accomplish our mission to support our members, guests and MS Tourism.

Click here for Descriptions and Dues of the Membership Levels