Okoboji Country Inn Recipes Featured

Donna Muilenburg filming demonstration of her recipe in new IA cookbook

Donna Muilenburg filming demonstration of her recipe in new IA cookbook

West Okoboji, Iowa –Okoboji Country Inn owner and innkeeper, Donna Muilenburg,  has several recipes featured in the new expaned and revised Iowa cookbook, Discover Iowa: Cooking with Iowa Wines, Meats and other Iowa Products.

Muilenburg also appeared on the Spencer, Iowa, television program “Talk of the Town” hosted by Curtis Dean. (A Spencer Municipal Utilities Channel 3 production.)  On the show she chose to prepare her “Brunch Casserole,” which was a favorite of Annabelle’s Tea Room luncheon guests for many years, as well as a family favorite. “This is not your typical egg dish, and is perfect to make when you have a lot of company and want to make a statement,” said Muilenburg.  She also wanted to share this recipe with young cooks to demonstrate that you don’t have to be in the kitchen all day to make a wonderful and different entree that will please everyone.

The new cookbook is for sale at Amazon.com and will be available in time to pick up for Christmas gifts and is also sold at The Wash House gift shop, which is located adjacent to the Okoboji Country Inn located in West Okoboji, Iowa.

Eastern Iowa Tourism Association

B&B marketing expert speaks at Iowa conferenceAmelia Painter, general manager of TotalWebDesiger.com, a premier Web design and development firm, will give a presentation titled Achieving Higher Search Engine Rankings.

This event is being planned and organized by the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association (EITA). It will be held at Eagle Point Lodge, in Clinton, Iowa.  (Located on the north end of Clinton, approximately one mile North of Highway 136  watch for signage.)

The event is open to members and non-member alike. Pre-registration is required by contacting the EITA office by Friday, September 1, 2006. Call them at 800-891-3482 or 563-875-7269.

Painter will covered all aspects of Internet as it applies to Search Engine Marketing and will discuss how the Internet is affecting Iowa travelers and how business owners and organizations can meet the challenges and opportunities of the Web.

The Internet has changed how marketing professionals conduct business. Most successful businesses and organizations now have a Web site or plan to have one created in the near future. Painter’s presentation will guide attendees from the basics of Search Engine Marketing all the way through advanced techniques. The presentation will provide attendees with an overview of terms, best practices and proven steps for achieving high search engine rankings.

Since 1995, Painter has been creating unique solutions for its clients’ Web design and development needs as well as writing and speaking on Internet Marketing issues.

For over four years Painter has served on the Executive Board for the Clay County Networkers (www.travelclaycountyiowa.com), an Iowa tourism organization. While having co-authored one book and written for a variety of newspapers and magazines, Painter is currently a staff writer for Bed & Breakfast America (www.bba.travel).  Painter is also the Webmaster for three B&B Associations: Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska, and it is her job to keep these association Web sites high in search rankings. She is an exciting speaker well-known for gearing her presentations to all levels of experience. You can learn more about Painter on her company Web site at: www.TotalWebDesigner.com

If you would like to learn more about Eastern Iowa Tourism Association, visit http://www.easterniowatourism.org or call them at: 800-891-3482 or 563-875-7269.