Mixology Mixer has launched several new team-building and stress-relief kits that offer fun virtual experiences. From coffee and chocolate tastings to hypnotherapy, Mixology Mixer’s activities are a great way to recalibrate and spend time together.

Founded by celebrity event planner Loni Paige, Miami-based Mixology Mixer was created during the pandemic to employ out-of-work bartenders while restaurants and bars closed around the country.

Attendees are sure to be pleased when a Mixology Mixer box shows up on their doorsteps! Here’s a sampler of virtual experience kits available. 


Stress Relief 

Stress/Anxiety Relief Hypnotherapy: Dan Candell, who travels the world teaching people to release anxiety quickly and gain confidence on demand via hypnosis, leads this team-building session. The kit includes a daily gratitude journal, eye mask, mini bottle of bubbles, 20-minute guided hypnosis, and one-hour virtual hypnotherapy class with explanations on stress and anxiety.


But First, Coffee: Guided by Mixology Mixer’s experts, attendees learn about two different varieties of coffee. The kit includes a pour-over coffee maker, a coffee grinder, two types of coffee beans and biscotti.


Paint & Sip: Groups are sure to bond while designing their own personalized wine glasses and learning about two different wines on a virtual call with a wine expert. The kit consists of two bottles of wine, two plastic wine tumbler glasses, and a variety of paints, glitter, rhinestones and glue to create a masterpiece. 

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”


The Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, established in 1985, is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry. JodieAnn Cady, an independent event project manager based in Mason, is among the professionals in the inaugural class of CMP Fellows, a program launched last year.


Located in Onekama and built in 1900 as the summer residence of lumber baron and Manistee Mayor Charles Canfield, Canfield House was purchased, completely renovated, and reopened as a year-round bed-and-breakfast in 2021. Featuring 200 feet of Portage Lake frontage, the property now offers a lakeside fire ring and new dock for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The six-room house can be rented for small retreats and groups up to 125 accommodated for meetings and receptions.