• Good Cakes and Bakes Provides Treats to Fuel Productive Meetings

     
    POSTED August 29, 2017
     

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?

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.