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THESE BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE MBBA

Buy from them first and tell them you found them on the MBBA Web site!

We are happy to have the following businesses as associate members of the MBBA. These companies want innkeepers to know they are here to support MBBA members and offer low minimums and excellent service. Let them know you are a MBBA Quality Assured Inn when you order.

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Amenities

Be Kind Naturals
Stacie Blair-Nelson

470 W Burns Valley Rd
Winona, MN 55987
507-474-2800
toll free 888-267-5925
stacie@bekindnaturals.com
www.bekindnaturals.com

Every little detail helps to make a lasting impression on your guests. Our handmade soap is a delight for the senses and made from entirely natural materials.

We offer:

  • low minimums
  • very reasonaable prices
  • additional income potential in your guest shop

Be Kind Naturals products are made with no harmful byproducts and are packaged in 100% post-consumer paper labels. We do everything we can to make as small an imprint as possible, plus we are locally owned in southern Minnesota. This makes us the perfect choice for Green Journey participants or anyone using green policies.

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Comphy Co.
Changing the world one bed at a time.

Linda McCrae
323-225-8234
360-366-0139 fax
linda@comphy.com
www.comphy.com

Comphy Sheets are known for their luxury and use in high-end spas, as well as their functionality. Our lightweight fabric dries quickly, drastically reducing energy expenses and is treated for stain-release, simplifying the laundering process. The durability of our fabric is supported with our 300 wash guarantee.

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Deneen Pottery / Cloth & Clay, Inc
Niles Deneen
niles@cloth-clay.com
www.cloth-clay.com
2325 Endicott Street
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 888-646-0238
651-646-0238
Fax: 651-646-8605
 
At Deneen Pottery/Cloth & Clay, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota, making stoneware mugs has been a family tradition since 1971. For the past 18 years we have specialized in producing coffee mugs and other customized stoneware pieces for bed and breakfasts nationwide. Each piece is hand-thrown, hand-finished, and hand-glazed, guaranteeing an excellence in craftsmanship. Our pottery is made to be used and made to last, which translates into years of advertising for your B&B.

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Gilchrist & Soames
Amanda L. DiMaio, Regional Sales Representative
PO Box 33806
1535 E Naomi Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
317-786-8286 ext. 431
www.gilchristsoames.com

Gilchrist & Soames is a sophisticated purveyor of fine English toiletries, providing luxury bed and breakfasts, inns and boutique hotels with innovative, authentic and comprehensive solutions made in the USA.

Products - Thirteen cosmitic-grade collections along with retail, spa and public area amenities. Large refillable bottles and bulk liquids available.

Service - Same day shipping, complimentary room cards and no minimum orders.

Environmental Philosophy - We pursue eco-friendly practices in all aspects of product creation from ingredients and packaging to sourcing and manufacturing. Our biodegradable products are not tested on animals and contain no parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA or propylene glycol.

Save lives and reduce landfill waste by recycling your partially used soap and liquids through Gilchrist & Soames and Clean the World! (www.gilchristsoames.com/ctw)

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My Pillow
920 Sixth Street West, Suite 8
Carver, MN 55315
952-442-6199
www.mypillow.com

Each My Pillow is hand-made one at a time at our manufacturing site in Carver, Minnesota. Our patented foam production machine produces patented pillow fill, which combines multiple sized poly-foams to ensure a superior pillow. MY PILLOW is the most durable and healthy pillow ever made and machine washable and dryable. MY PILLOW will refund or exchange for any reason within the first 60 days and offer a 10-year limited warranty on any workmanship and/or material defects.

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Nordic Ware
5005 County Rd 25
Minneapolis, MN 55416
800-328-4310
www.nordicware.com

Nordic Ware is a family-owned American manufacturer of quality consumer products. Founded in 1946, Nordic Ware's first products included a variety of ethnic bakeware specialties, such as the Rosetter Iron, the Ebleskiver Pan and the Krumkake Iron.

Today, we market an extensive line of stovetop cookware, bakeware, barbeque and microwave products. Our company prides itself on providing long-lasting, quality products which are often handed down from one generation to the next.

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Norwex
Gary Sonnenberg, Independent Sales Consultant
507-217-6118
www.norwex.com
gary-sonnenberg@gmail.com

Go Green with Norwex chemical-free cleaning supplies. Save time, 75% and money, 90%, while being kind to the environment, your family, and your guests! These cleaning supplies are very effective and chemical-free, using natural attributes of natural substances to provide anti-bacterial cleaning 99.9% in a safe and efficient way.

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Prairie Essense
Jacki Anderson
Clarks Grove, MN
www.prairieessence.com
jacki@prairieessence.com

At Prairie Essence, our philosophy is simple - skin care products for your skin, naturally. Our soaps are gentle and 100% vegan. Essential oils provide natural aroma as well as therapeutic value. Through the melding of science and the love of the prairie and its unique botanicals, Prairie Essence products promote healing and healthy skin the natural way.

Prairie Essence is a GREEN company that promotes sustainability through its use of recyclable packaging and vegetable source raw materials. Wholesale purchasing is availble for MBBA members. Handcrafted in Clarks Grove, MN.

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     Verdant Tea
   
David Duckler

       250 3rd Ave. North, Unit 300

       Minneapolis, MN 55401

       612-284-7032
       wholesale@verdanttea.com

       http://verdanttea.com

       Verdant Tea is a Minnesota-based supplier of high quality tea, working with individual    

       tea-growing families at the source in China. We bring in tea at the peak of freshness with 

       each seasonal harvest. As a supplier to MBBA members, we offer discounted wholesale rates,
     
  low minimum orders and free shipping to better service the small business needs of B&B’s.

 

       For us, tea is all about hospitality, and we feel that the B&B environment of rest and 

       rejuvenation is perfectly suited to benefit from the unique family farmed teas that we offer.

 

 

Services

INNSITTERS

Fitting Inn
Jean and Lee Koecher
7521 110th Street
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
651-459-4462
jpkoecher@comcast.net
www.fittinginn.net

Jean and Lee are professional innsitters that have developed the knowledge, skills and experience to operate a Bed & Breakfast during the absense of the innkeepers. As professional innsitters they have kept up-to-date with the neew trends through involvement in industry associations, training programs and seminars.

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Inn Temps
Sharon Bromen
612-867-1113
www.inntemps.com

We all know innkeeping is a 7 day a week 24 hour a day commitment and while you love what you do everyone needs to get away on occasion for business, family get-togethers or just to relax and rejuvenate so you can continue doing the job you love andn loving the job you do. Inn Temps is the answer to how you can get away!

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FINANCIAL

ITEX in Minnsota
952-898-5156
ITEX in Minnesota

ITEX is the largest business trading company community in the country, bringing you new customers and saving cash. With over 800 business members in Minnesota and 24,000 across the country ITEX is a perfect fit for Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Inns.

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Minnesota National Agency (formerly First National Agency)
320-732-6612
jeff.kitterman@mn-bank.com

For more than 75 years, Minnesota National Agency (formerly First National Agency) has been providing insurance protection. We specialize in an exclusive package program for the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association members and now are doing packages for B & B owners. Giving our clients excellent service is our number one priority. Let us help you with your insurance needs.

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Velocity Payment Systems
4215 Enterprise Circle
Duluth, MN 55811

218-727-2203
Toll free: 877-252-2944
www.govps.net

Thanks to a strategic partnership with the MBBA, VPS is pleased to announce Interchange Club Pricing for Association members on credit card processing services. MBBA members will receive premier pricing and service while also helping to support the Association. Most merchants are on a traditional three tier pricing model, but Interchange Club pricing passes transactions through at the same tiers set by Visa and MasterCard. With over ninety interchange tiers, Association members can be confident in knowing they are receiving the best possible pricing on each and every transaction.

Established almost a decade ago, VPS has the resources, knowledge and experience necessary to provice the best possible service and support. Using our custom tailored Merchant Awareness Training Program, VPS ensures the Association members will be equipped with the knowledge and support to minimize fraud and increase profit margins.

MBBA members will enjoy the benefit of wholesale pricing that is typically available only to high volume accounts. For more information, please call David Allen at VPS today and mention you are a member of the MBBA.

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Marketing

bedandbreakfast.com
800-462-2632
www.bedandbreakfast.com

bedandbreakfast.com is the leading online bed & breakfast network, listing over 27,000 bed & breakfast inns throughout the United States and internationally. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B & B.

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ECK Designs
218-256-0387
www.eckdesigns.com

A small commercial sign company who specializes in designing and creating personal signs to fit any style, look, or theme. We have a CNC router, a computer controlled router for specific tool paths, that can create beautiful 3D graphics and effects (including v carve, prismatic, and custom textures). We work with you to create a sign as special and personal as your inn.

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EZ New Media
www.eznewmedia.com

EZ New Media specializes in video and television commercial production including online videos for website and marketing DVDs. We also develop effective websites for all types of businesses including inns and resorts utilizing the latest technologies and search engine marketing techniques. Learn more at www.eznewmedia.com.

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