• Good Cakes and Bakes Provides Treats to Fuel Productive Meetings

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

Good Cakes and Bakes in Detroit continues to grow its corporate business, which has soared to more than 35 percent of its activity.

When the bakery opened in 2013, goods were prepared in a commercial kitchen. Now, co-owners April and Michelle Anderson have a kitchen in-house and they usually accept three or four catering orders per week. 

Providing three different breakfast and dessert options each, event planners can choose from continental, light breakfast and hearty breakfast items, and from small, medium and large dessert trays offering breads, quiches, brownies, cakes and more. Each option is customizable to meet a planner’s food, quantity and budget needs. 

The bakery’s growing product line and service is due to it continuous passion, says pastry chef/co-owner April Anderson. “We put love into everything we do, because we love what we do.” Who could ask for more?

MACVB Annual Educational Conference finally reaches the shores of Mackinac Island.

As I rode in the carriage from the Shepler’s Ferry terminal to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, my mind wandered to a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” In said scene, King Arthur and his sidekick, Patsy, approach a castle while galloping and banging coconuts together. After a few moments passed and my mind wandered back to the tree-lined streets of the island, I realized it was the clippety-clop of the draft horses pulling our carriage that brought on my thoughts of Python.

 

First came COVID. Then came the tornado.

The northern Michigan community of Gaylord was just starting to rebound from the pandemic with its groups and events business as a new season was getting underway when a rare EF3 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour struck May 20.

Two people were killed and at least 44 were injured, according to official reports at the time. West Michigan meteorologist Bill Steffen said it was the strongest tornado to strike in the U.S. that month. 

 

A conference or convention venue might be described by meeting planners as offering ease and convenience for multiple reasons. It may be because its address is easily accessible from numerous compass points. Or perhaps it’s the destination—with a variety of opportunities for activities and entertainment close-by. And of course, it could be that the venue itself offers a peaceful, easy setting with all the comforts you could want. 

Well, at Treetops Resort, it’s all of the above.