Michigan’s thriving wineries, distilleries and craft breweries mean planners can offer a distinctive beverage selection to clients who want their libations locally sourced. Now there’s something fun and delicious for cocktail lovers, too.

Wolf Moon is a line of fresh fruit juice mixers in flavors like Hibiscus Margarita, Watermelon Mint and Carrot Ginger. Created by Detroit-based husband-and-wife team Steve and Dorota Coy—both longtime, enthusiastic juicers—the mixers are made, bottled and distributed by McClure’s Pickles, whose bloody mary mix has international reach.

The Coys say they decided to bottle the mixers to cater to an untapped market. Store-bought mixers are often loaded with added sugar and chemicals; the craft cocktail move-ment and the push toward fresh, healthy foods made the mixers seem like the right idea at the right time.

For planners, the price is right, too: Wolf Moon retails for $9.50 for a 32-ounce jar (pick it up at Eastern Market for even less.) And the eye-catching jars will look great on your event’s bar. 

Virtual events and digital skills have become vital to the meetings and events industry like never before. As it wasn’t absolutely necessary for planners to have these skills before the pandemic, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) stepped in to help professionals obtain the skills they need to help contribute to the future of meetings and events.

 

Food trucks and meetings have gone hand in hand prior to March—but the pandemic and the resulting increase in outdoor events has launched the Andiamo Food Truck to new heights.

 

Virtual and hybrid events will be the norm for quite some time. To effectively host an event that is completely virtual or hybrid, meeting planners will need to partner with a skilled audio-visual team to provide the technical expertise and show production knowledge.