Fostering conversation is the goal of DoubleDutch’s newest app update, which offers direct messaging between attendees and different channels for discussions. The app’s new Activity Feed allows users to upload photos, comments and more.

“[The Activity Feed] is the heart and soul of the app where we’re giving attendees the opportunity to express themselves,” says Emily He, chief marketing officer. “Most event apps are static apps that just contain content such as the agenda/schedule, list of speakers or exhibitors, map of the venue, but don’t provide attendees the ability to interact and engage with each other.”

Attendees can use either topic channels or session channels. The real-time discussions connect attendees and encourage a new level of participation for event planners and participants.

Brewing together for pure pleasure since 2006, four guys (Tim Hanna, Matt McDevitt, Chris Konicki and Jim McAfee) finally made their dream a reality in 2011 by opening Tuckahoe Brewing Company. Located in Egg Harbor, Tuckahoe offers tours, private parties and sample tastings of their flavorful on-tap beers. Currently, Tuckahoe has 16 different beers in their tasting room that come in various sizes: 4-ounce pours, 10-ounce goblets and 16-ounce pints.

 

Just when farm-to-table is starting to sound like a cliché, catering pros across California have a new menu of food and beverage offerings to bring to your fetes, retreats and banquets. Feast on these new ideas.


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This May, a new month-long series of wine-related events called “Traverse City Uncorked” will be held throughout the Traverse City area. The event is a collaboration between Traverse City Tourism, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. It will showcase Traverse City’s burgeoning wine and cuisine scene while also featuring specials at participating venues throughout the region.