"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, LA

Website: www.bbnola.com

This site is owned and operated by the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO), an industry trade group whose members are owners of small inns, guest houses and bed & breakfasts.

Enjoy your visit to our online home while you learn more about how our member B&Bs and inns can make your visit to New Orleans even more special! After all, you can stay in a generic hotel anywhere. Why not make your trip to New Orleans memorable with a stay in a B&B inn?

In mid-2000, a group of New Orleans innkeepers met to initially establish the New Orleans Bed and Breakfast Association. Later that year, the group broadened its mission to include other innkeepers as well and reformed as the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans.

Currently, about 50 properties participate in the organization. PIANO membership is available only to B&Bs and inns which are licensed by the City of New Orleans. Associate membership may be granted to small inns which do not fit the legal definition of a bed & breakfast or which are located outside of the city limits.

The group meets several times a year to discuss issues of importance to New Orleans bed and breakfasts, guest houses and inns. Additionally, members assist potential guests in securing quality accommodations in the event of a first choice being unavailable.

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