Suttons Bay’s Black Star Farms has launched its own line of branded food products.

The small-batch foods are made at the farm and without preservatives. 

The farm used its tasting rooms for a soft launch of the line during the holiday season, then decided to roll it out statewide. Products include Hard Apple Cider Granola, Leelanau Coffee Granola, Sweet Potato Cashew Crackers and Lentil Sea Salt Crackers.

Black Star worked with Cherry Capital Foods and Michigan State University Product Center to develop and launch the product line, which is available on its website as well as in retail locations. 

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.