Doughnuts are delicious. Even days-old doughnuts tend to linger in workplaces, with people reluctant to throw them out.

Donut Bar + Coffee, in Southfield, believes the favored baked treat can be taken to an even higher level of sugary goodness. The company emphasizes the quality of its ingredients and even refers to its doughnuts as “handcrafted.” But the hipster language can be forgiven: Donut Bar serves up doughnuts coated in Nutella; Reese’s Pieces; Cocoa Krispies and glaze with a chocolate ganache drizzle; and cream cheese frosting, graham-cracker crumbs, bananas, walnuts and caramel-cookie butter drizzle. Plus a whole lot more.

In other words, Donut Bar’s doughnuts are off the chain. Serve them at your next meeting for a “we’re finished” treat (unless you want to manage attendees’ sugar crash while pouring over spread sheets); custom orders can also be created. Your guests will thank you. 

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 


In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.


Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.