• The Water Coolers Connect Meeting Attendees With Laughter

    What's a Meeting Without a Laugh?

     
    POSTED March 12, 2018
     

The Water Coolers, a New York City-based music and comedy act that focuses on the world of work and its struggles, was born of a combined expertise. Sally Allen, a former meeting planner, and Thomas Allen, a comedian, worked together to create their award-winning business. Their team of comedians, as well as real-life employees from the working world, put their heads together to create content that will connect employees over shared experiences in the workplace. 

Many meeting planners reach out to Sally Allen, executive producer, for help with connecting attendees and Allen thinks that The Water Coolers is the best way to do so. “It’s truly funny—uncommonly funny—in a way that connects people,” Allen said. “It has this kind of unifying effect for an audience, even in a theater.

The Water Coolers will perform anywhere with a stage, offering several types of performances including a Keynote, You! The Musical, and short performances throughout events. Even though The Water Coolers are pulling humor from frustration in everyday situations, at the end of the day Allen says, “We want people in the room to feel great about how they spend their lives.” 

The maker’s movement is alive and well in Colorado. Here are a few ways groups can connect with artisans and perhaps try a little handy work of their own. 

» DRAM Apothecary in Salida offers a line of bitters, syrup and tea using organic and wild Colorado herbs. Stop by the apothecary and send attendees home with the fixings for their own creations (cocktails or otherwise).

 

Executive chefs and culinary experts at Benchmark, a global hospitality company, have observed recent food trends and curated the top 10 dining trends to look for in 2019.

“Food and Beverage is an ever-evolving realm of experiences,” says Patrick Berwald, Benchmark’s vice president food and beverage. “The opportunity for us is not only to be ahead of the trend, but to understand who tomorrow’s customer will be, what fulfills their needs and how our properties can be ready to meet that demand.”

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