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Library events, meetings and more to do Downriver

Library events, meetings and more to do Downriver

What’s Going On is a listing of activities taking place throughout the Downriver community. To submit an event, send an email to List the time, date, location, cost and contact information. Submit announcements at least two weeks prior to the event. For a complete listing, visit

Events added this week

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Hooks & Needles: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come and join other yarn enthusiasts in our community who love to knit and crochet. This is a weekly event to share ideas, projects, and do a little yarning. Bring your own projects to work on. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks required.

Lego Club: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 29, from 6-7 p.m. Do you love Legos? Join our Lego Club. Every Monday we will challenge you to make something relating to that week’s theme. We will display your creation for one week and will tear them apart at the next event.  This event is open to kids, tweens, teens, and parents. No registration is required, just stop in and build. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks required.

Textile Lab: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Textile Lab is a weekly lab for textile crafters to come together and work on their projects. If you love to quilt, sew, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint, or any other textile crafting, this is the place for you!  An instructor will be available to teach you how to quilt, or to guide you on your projects. This is a weekly lab that is open on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks required.

Baby Buddies Storytime (Ages 0-1): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 30, from 3-3:30 p.m. Weekly story time is aimed toward parents with infants (ages 0-1), older siblings are welcome. We will have lap time and read several books together. At the end, there will be time for creative play and parent conversation. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks are required for ages 5 and up.

Evening Storytime (Ages 0-8): Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 31, from 6-6:30 p.m. Join us for Evening Storytime to help kids get their final wiggles out before bedtime! All ages are welcome, but this storytime is aimed towards ages 3-8. Parents must attend Storytime with their children. No children may be left unattended during Storytime. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks required for ages 5 and over.

Adult Karaoke Night: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Aug. 31, from 6-7 p.m. Join us for a judgment-free Karaoke Night intended for adults! Whether you’re a platinum record artist or an everyday shower singer, this event is open to you. Feel free to invite friends and family to cheer you on as you face the music. For more information, call 734-287-4840. Masks required.

Summer Reading Challenge: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Until  Aug. 31. Join us for our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program. Each summer our reading program is designed to help the community keep up with their reading skills and stay motivated to learn. In addition, there will be activity packs for even more fun. Prizes will be available, while supplies last, to those who complete the challenge.  For more information, call 734-287-4840 or visit

Diabetes PATH (Virtual): Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Info session on Sept. 13. Sessions 1-6: Sept. 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. New participants can join through Tuesday, Sept. 27. To register, contact Beaumont: To find additional PATH programs, visit or

MARSP Wayne Downriver Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 15 at noon at Polonus Restaurant, 1744 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte. Cost: $17.50. Reservations required. Reservations deadline Sept. 1. For more information, contact Ethel at 734-675-5008 or Kim Zeppa at 734-834-1237.

Diabetes PATH (Virtual): Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. For those living with type 2 diabetes and their loved ones, Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Info session on Sept. 8. Sessions 1-6: Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20. New participants can join through Tuesday, Sept. 22. To register, contact Beaumont: To find additional PATH programs, visit or

Kidney PATH (Virtual): Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. For those living with kidney disease and their loved ones on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Info session on Sept. 8. Sessions 1-8: Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3. New participants can join through Thursday, Sept. 22. To register, visit: or call 800-482-1455. To find additional PATH programs, visit or

Twilight Hike: Hosted by the Grosse Ile Nature Land Conservancy, from 7-9 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Airport Natural Area. 28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile. Learn about nocturnal and twilight wildlife. We will listen for frogs, use a bat detector to find bats, search for moths and fireflies, and discuss nocturnal animal adaptations. For more information, email

Chronic Pain PATH (Virtual): Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. For those living with chronic pain and their loved ones on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Info session on Sept. 19. Sessions 1-6: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. New participants can join through Monday, Oct. 3. To register, contact Beaumont: To find additional PATH programs, visit or

Kidney PATH (Virtual): Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Info session on Sept. 19. Sessions 1-8: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14. New participants can join through Monday, Oct. 3. To register, visit: or call 800-482-1455. To find additional PATH programs, visit or

Storywalk: Taylor Community Library, Fletcher Park, Taylor, located between Pardee and Racho Rd., and Northline and Eureka. Permanent exhibit. August/September featured book is “Are We There Yet?” by Dan Santat. Community members can follow the path throughout the park to read a book in its entirety presented on 16 individual panels. Each panel hosts a set of pages which include activities and questions to help your little ones engage with the story in meaningful ways. For more information, call 734-287-4840.

Lincoln Park Farmers Market: Sundays through October, from 11 a.m. – 3, at Mellus Park, east side of Fort Street, between Arlington & O’Connor, Lincoln Park. Farmers/vendors with produce, plants, specialty foods and crafts. Cash, EBT, P-EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, Senior Project Fresh, Credit/Debit accepted. For more information, call 313-427-0443 or email

Hike in Airport Natural Area: Sponsored by the Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy, enter at 28820 East River Rd, Grosse Ile, from 1-4 p.m. Event runs through Sunday, Oct. 30. GINLC hosts will be available to open the trails of the Airport Natural Area every Sunday from May to October. Spend a few hours enjoying the trails, ponds, bays, lookouts, and woods of this hidden gem. For more information, email All GINLC programs are free to the public, but donations make them possible. Visit

Ongoing community events

Mental Illness Support Group: For relatives and friends of the mentally Ill in the Downriver area meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, 600 N.Brady, in Mitchell Hall. Another support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting on July 20, at 10 a.m., at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s Rehabilitation Bldg. on the 2nd floor, room 232. Wear a mask and enter the hospital at the main entrance for a Covid-19 check. Then you will follow the letter A on the wall signs and take the Allen  elevators to the 2nd floor. From the elevator exit, turn left and immediately right to follow the hallway to room 232. For information, call 313- 292-3324.

Al Turner Drop In Chess: Every Thursday 5:30 p.m. at the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. Kids and adults of all ages can meet challenging new players every Thursday @ 5:30 pm. For more information, call 734-246-8357.

Job Assistance: The SEMCA Michigan Works! in Southgate, 15100 Northline Rd, Room 103, is offering help with job searching. Free services may include career assessment and guidance; GED preparation, basic skills assessment & enhancement; resume and interview assistance; and job search assistance. Stop in to register and ask about the next orientation session. Connect with a Career Coach and return to work faster. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. For more information, call 734-362-3448 or visit

Toiletry Pantry: Rockwood First Congregational Church, 22600 Mather Street Rockwood, hosts toiletry pantry, which provides personal hygiene items, cleaning products, gently used clothing and some food products. The pantry will open from 1- 3 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. If that Monday is a holiday, the pantry will be open the previous Monday. For more information, call 734-379-3711 or

Local Wyandotte History: Looking for an obituary? Need information on your home or any other burning Wyandotte history questions? The Bacon Memorial Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte,  can help. Visit,

Teen Advisory Group: Taylor Community Library, Taylor. Online Virtual Event. Wednesdays, from 4-5 p.m. Teen Advisory volunteers help plan, implement, and promote ways to improve services offered at Taylor Community Library. Joining our group builds your resume, earns you volunteer hours and recommendations for jobs or college, and gives you a chance to be heard! To join, apply to become a volunteer today! For more information, call 734-287-4840.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Sponsored by the Bacon Memorial District Library, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school – a goal experts say helps children learn to read. Yes, it really is possible. Read one book to your child every day and before you know it, you will have read over 1,000 books in three years! Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid foundation to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun. For more information, call 734-246-8357 or visit

Seamstresses Needed: Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteer seamstresses to help with the making of memory bears. Memory Bears are made from the clothing that once belonged to a loved one and can bring comfort and peace for grieving family members. All materials are provided. Seamstresses  work in the comfort of their own homes using a simple four-piece pattern. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Mary Biber at 800-370-8592. For more information about Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, visit

Palliative Care Volunteers Needed: Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking compassionate people to provide volunteer support to terminally ill patients and their families. We provide virtual, yet comprehensive, training that fits easily into busy schedules. Opportunities are flexible, based on your availability and comfort level and always close to home. Activities may include: offering companionship or “friendly visits” to homebound patients, reading and letter writing, providing relief for caregivers, participating in activities with dementia patients, veteran to veteran companionship, and sewing Memory Bears. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Mary Biber at 800-370-8592. Visit

Taylor Garden Club: Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month September through June. Meetings are held at Taylor Senior Activity Center. Hospitality at 6 p.m.,  meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend once for free.  Membership fee is $15 per year. You do not have to live in Taylor to join the group. For more information, contact Nancy Smith at 734-287-6851 or by email at

The Ecorse Community Events Committee: Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month excluding holidays and/or inclement weather.  The ECEC meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Albert B. Buday Civic Center, 3869 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse 48229 on the 2nd floor in Conference Room – B. For more information, call 313-407-6332 or visit website or email or visit the Ecorse Community Events Committee Facebook page. All are welcome to attend, volunteer and participate in community event planning.

AAUW scholarships: The AAUW Wyandotte-Downriver Branch offers several scholarships annually to female undergraduate students at Baker College, Henry Ford College, Lawrence Technological University and Wayne County Community College District. Interested students can pick up an AAUW application at their school’s counseling office. Candidates must have earned a minimum of 12 credits, be a United States citizen and a resident of the Downriver area. An essay is required. For more information, contact or visit

The Ecorse Historical Society: Meetings are held every 3rd Saturday of the month excluding holidays and/or inclement weather. The EHS meets from 1-2 p.m. at the Albert B. Buday Civic Center, 3869 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse on the 2nd floor in Conference Room – B. All are welcome to attend, volunteer and participate in EHS meetings and planning. Ecorse residents are invited to bring their family histories to add to the collections and archives which will be exhibited at the Ecorse Public Library. Exhibit dates and times to be announced. For more information, call 313-386-2520 Ext. 4 or visit /  Email or visit the Ecorse Historical Society’s Facebook page at

Brownstown Historical Museum Hours of Operation: The Brownstown Historical Museum, 23451 King Road, Brownstown is open for tours every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 1-4 p.m. Summer business hours are every Tuesday from noon-3 p.m.. Stop in to join the Brownstown Historical Society or renew your membership, volunteer or get information on the Brownstown Community Brick Paver fundraiser. For more information, call 248-318-5297.

Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance: The group is looking for new members to promote Lincoln Park’s historic sites through education and advocacy; for information on meetings and events, call Leslie Lynch-Wilson at 313-598-3137.

Knit and Crochet Club: From 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays. Meet, mingle and trade inspiration with local knitters and crocheters. Bring your own projects and have fun with a like-minded group. This is not an instructing class; however, you are welcome to ask others to share their knowledge and help. Cost: $3 donation to the DCA. Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte. (734) 720-0671 or visit

Huron River Fishing Association: Holds general membership meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Flat Rock Community Center, 1 McGuire St., Flat Rock. The group holds fly tying classes at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at the FRCC. For more information, visit or email

The Ecorse Historical Society: Meets the third Saturday of each month at:City of Ecorse, Albert B. Buday Civic, 3869 W Jefferson Ave., Ecorse. Meeting is held in Conference Room B from noon to 1 p.m. Call 313-386-2520 Ext. 4.

Heart to Heart Hospice Volunteers needed: Heart to Heart Hospice is looking for downriver community members to join the group’s team of volunteers, who will visit with patients on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help increase their quality of life during their finals days. Visits can provide friendship, compassion and distraction from their prognosis. Activities that clients might enjoy are being read to, watching television together, talking about who and where they’ve been, their families, hearing about your day, playing cards, and so much more. Most importantly, we are looking for volunteers to provide their time, talent, and to have compassion and empathy. Heart to Heart serves Allen Park, Canton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Southgate, Taylor, Westland, Ypsilanti and beyond. Volunteers should contact volunteer coordinator Randi Williams, at 734-282-0209.

Great Lakes Steel Salaried Retirees Club: Meets every third Monday at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St. Southgate. Doors open at noon. Lunch promptly at 1 p.m. Cost $12 for members, $13 non-members. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Open to any salaried retiree of Great Lakes Steel. For more information, contact Desta Pulter at 313-842-0385.

Bingo: 6:15 p.m. Thursdays; VFW Post No. 9283, 16200 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate; doors open at 4 p.m.; $500 jackpot; all proceeds go to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary general fund.

Hospice of Michigan: Seeking volunteers to visit with patients in the Downriver area; to learn more, call 248-303-6818 or email

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ETHOS Event Collective’s Unique Approach Delivers Return on Investment for Companies and Communities

ETHOS Event Collective's Unique Approach Delivers Return on Investment for Companies and Communities

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A multi-billion dollar industry, meetings and events represent important revenue and jobs for communities throughout Florida. This impact was demonstrated when COVID shut down in-person activities resulting in widespread job loss and business closures. Amid this industry devastation, ETHOS Event Collective, a new destination and event management company, is taking its unique, results-oriented approach to the events industry. Through purposeful planning and precise execution, ETHOS creates engaging, memorable experiences that result in meaningful, lasting results for companies and local communities.

“The pandemic clearly showed how meetings and events generate important jobs and revenue that support the well-being of the communities where we work,” said Meryl Hill, VP, Creative + Design, ETHOS Event Collective. “It was this realization that started ETHOS and our purpose to create a sustainable way to ensure we supported the people and places that help us create experiences for our clients.”

Delivering on this purpose began by reinventing their creative process. “Planners select destinations because of their unique experiences and offerings,” said Julie Addelman, Director of Experience + Design, ETHOS Event Collective. “We developed a methodology that would build on destination experiences to create a deeper connection with the community – one that would be remembered long after the meeting or event ended.”

Inspired by the creative process used by marketing and advertising firms, ETHOS has invested in training their Experience and Design team to go beyond meeting and event objectives to align with broader company goals, mission, values, and brand to make a meaningful connection between the attendees to the destination. Recently the Orlando team helped an automotive company plan a dealer incentive that was equal parts giving and receiving. A Concours D’Elegance style gala combined the attendees’ love of classic cars with the company’s desire to support their annual giving by incorporating a silent auction to support Feeding America.

According to Hill, “Building connections is the easiest and fastest way to create a return on event investment. When content and programming are purposeful, it creates bonds with brands, locations and information. Learning opportunities can be created that feel native to your corporate culture and appropriate for your venue. Incorporate ways to create interactive memories, with follow-up that reinforces main ideas and connects the experience to the content. Offer hands-on experiences with exclusive options they couldn’t do on their own. This creates connections with people and companies, grows brand loyalty, improves employee retention and builds solid foundations.”

She adds, “A bonus by-product is that you’ll be equipping communities and destinations with the power to grow. When we partner with an organization like Feeding America, we are creating connections that help people thrive.” 

ETHOS believes this type of purposeful planning produces more meaningful connections, experiences and results that have a greater impact on things like employee retention, sales, and brand loyalty. The ETHOS creative methodology also incorporates Simon Sinek’s seminal concept of “Start with Why”. Hill attributes this idea to having a big influence on the team’s creative process. She concludes, “Getting a deeper understanding of WHY companies want to create these meetings and events enables us to create a truly unique experience that has a long-lasting impact.”

To learn more about their creative methodology and how it has already begun to make an impact in local communities, contact ETHOS VP, Creative + Design, Meryl Hill at or Director of Experience + Design, Julie Addelman at

About ETHOS Event Collective

ETHOS Event Collective is a Destination and Event Management Company that helps meeting and event planners stay ahead of increasing demands while supporting the people and places that make the experiences we create possible. We call it Purposeful Planning and it’s how we ensure results for both company and community long after a meeting or event has ended. To learn more visit

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Meetings and Events Show Significant Growth of 334 Percent Over June 2021

Meetings and Events Show Significant Growth of 334 Percent Over June 2021

Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, today released its monthly meetings and events data for June reporting a significant increase of 334 percent over June 2021. June 2022 rebounded from May 2022 with a 16.6 percent increase month over month.

  • Average attendees per event continue to outpace 2019 – The average number of attendees per event for June 2022 was 117, compared to 59 in June 2021 and 89 in June 2019.
  • Average space used per person lower than 2019 – The average space used in June 2022 was 3,073 sq. ft. Meetings in June 2021 averaged 2,509 sq. ft. and 3,710 sq. ft. in June 2019. Proportionally from a per person (p/p) perspective, 2022 meeting space used averaged 26 sq. ft. p/p as opposed to 42 sq. ft p/p in 2021 and 42 sq. ft. p/p in 2019.
  • Top five market growth compared to May 2022 – The top five growth markets compared to May (in order) in June were Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Salt Lake City.
  • Corporate meetings continue as the dominant segment – The corporate segment represents 62.2 percent of meeting and event business with Technology, Healthcare, and Financial/Banking taking the lead as the largest industry groups. From a recovery standpoint compared to June 2019 levels, Online Retailer, Urban Infrastructure, Sports Entertainment/Media, Packing/Shipping, and Tobacco are the segments at the highest level of recovery capture in June of 2022.
Corporate meetings continue as the dominant segment representing 62.2% of meeting and event business— Photo by Knowland
Corporate meetings continue as the dominant segment representing 62.2% of meeting and event business— Photo by Knowland

Kristi White, chief product officer, Knowland, said: “June continued the growth we have seen in the past few months. Typically, there is a minor decline in event volume from May to June. So a 16.6 percent growth month-over-month illustrates the continuing strength of recovery for the U.S. Additionally, the biggest growth appeared in the Top 25 Markets and smaller markets outside the tier-one cities which indicates growth is being seen all across the country and not just in the biggest metro areas.”

About the Data: Insights presented are a result of the analysis of meetings and events data acquired through Knowland data collection and aggregation methods, including field reporting and automated methods of customer and non-customer data collection in primary, secondary, and tertiary markets, as well as its large historical database. View the Knowland hospitality industry meeting activity forecast, the U.S. Meetings Recovery Forecast, on its website.

About Knowland

Knowland is the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality. With the industry’s largest historical database of actualized events, thousands of customers trust Knowland to sell group smarter and maximize their revenue. Knowland operates globally and is headquartered just outside Washington, DC. To learn more about our solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.

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Introducing Skift Meetings: Embracing the New Future of Business Events

Introducing Skift Meetings: Embracing the New Future of Business Events

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Meetings & events is now the center of how companies and industries create culture, and we’re embracing the future of business events — with our latest adventure: Skift Meetings.

I have some exciting news to share: Today we’re relaunching and rebranding EventMB into Skift Meetings.

That’s right, the best event industry coverage is about to get even better. Don’t worry, we’ll still be producing all the editorial content you know and love, with continued focus on tech and innovation in a larger sense across the whole meetings and events sector — just under a new name, with even more coverage opportunities.

Many of you may remember when we acquired EventMB (formerly Event Manager Blog) back in 2019. A trusted news source for global meeting planners since 2007, we knew it would be the perfect addition to our Skift portfolio — and boy were we right.

Now you may be wondering why this change now. Let us explain … starting with the new Skift Meetings tagline: Embracing The Future of Business Events.

In the last three years alone, we’ve hosted over 80,000 attendees at 26 webinars and events, created 27 reports downloaded by 88,000 professionals, written over 500 original stories, and so much more. Our lean-but-mean team, headed up by Miguel Neves, has enthusiastically shown folks how to navigate the ever-changing event planning landscape, in the midst of a global pandemic — now more trusted than ever before.

We are entering a new era of business. An era where meetings, events, technology and travel all play a central role in defining and instilling organizational — and indeed industry — culture. An era where innovation and adaptability is more important than ever. An era sure to be filled with uncertainty where we must find new ways to thrive, regardless of the challenges that lie ahead.

Evolving into Skift Meetings empowers and emboldens us to inform, intrigue and inspire the meeting professionals who will lead the way in defining corporate culture and leading organizational change, AND draw on larger Skift resources on editorial, research, marketing, sales, tech and more, to enable all of the above. In addition to more coverage beyond event tech into innovations across design, planning, venues, destinations and more, we are planning on adding more original research for the business events sector.

We will continue to nurture our relationships with all industry players, from planners, designers and strategists to destination marketers, venue leaders and event tech vendors. Everyone who is involved in delivering inspirational gatherings will continue to find valuable editorial on our site.

We hope you’re as excited as we are as we help event professionals embrace this exciting present and coming future of business events world we all love.

Click here to see the new Skift Meetings website.

We can’t do this alone, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know any feedback. 

If you have any questions or comments, please email me directly at [email protected]

Rafat Ali
Founder & CEO, Skift

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Garden Club welcomes back in-person meetings

Garden Club welcomes back in-person meetings

The South Delta Garden Club (SDGC) is pleased to announce that Canadian horticulturalist Janis Matson will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, May 17 as the club resumes its in-person meetings.

As a 30-year industry veteran, Matson is known for her depth of knowledge about plants and garden design and has led her company, Shoreline Landscape Design Ltd, for the past 25 years. She is also a faculty member and instructor at both Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley with the Horticultural Diploma and Apprenticeship programs and at Burnaby Community Education with the Horticultural Hardscape, Plant ID Certificate and Apprenticeship programs. In addition, Matson teaches in the Adult Education program at VanDusen Botanical Garden and is a popular guest speaker at various garden clubs throughout the Lower Mainland.  

“People need to understand their space, do a site analysis that includes soil type, depth and structure, drainage, any supplemented water,” she said. “Do they want turf? Is the garden on a slope? Are there mature trees? What is the light exposure? Is there wind? Root competition? Drought tolerance? What is the purpose of the garden? Do they want entertainment space? A soccer field for the kids?”

On Tuesday, Matson will present on the topic of: Out of the Ordinary Annuals and Perennials. She hints that her favourite summer perennial is the unusual Himalayan Blue Poppy.

The meeting will be held at Ladner Christian Reformed Church at 4594 54A St., in Delta. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the presentation at 7:30 p.m. Entrance and parking are around the back. All are welcome. Cost to members is free. Guests: $10 at the door. Guest fee for this event may be credited towards the purchase of an annual membership.

The South Delta Garden Club is comprised of 135 local gardening enthusiasts who gather to share information in a positive social environment. Club activities include day tours, visits to garden club members’ gardens, workshops, work parties and fundraising events to support community projects. Featured speaker events are open to both members and the public.

For more information about the Club and its activities, including monthly speakers, visit or contact club vice-president Susan Lilholt at: or call 604-306-1079.

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Meetings and Events Market Sourcing and Procurement Intelligence Report | SpendEdge

Meetings and Events Market Sourcing and Procurement Intelligence Report | SpendEdge

Key Highlights Offered in the Report:

  • Information on how to identify strategic and tactical negotiation levels that will help achieve the best prices.
  • Gain information on relevant pricing levels, detailed explanation on pros and cons of prevalent pricing models.
  • Methods to help engage with the right suppliers and discover KPI’s to evaluate incumbent suppliers.

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Insights Into Supplier Selection and Evaluation:
Profile and service capabilities of the service provider, industry specialization of the service providers, reputation of service providers, and assessment of value-added services are some of the most critical parameters that buyers use to shortlist the suppliers in Meetings and Events.

This report evaluates suppliers based on quality and purity test of product samples, production capacity, certifications and accreditations, and geographical presence. In addition, suppliers are also shortlisted based on business needs, technical specifications, operational requirements, security compliance, regulatory mandates, working environment, quality control, sla nuances, acceptance criteria, legal requirements, change management procedures, pricing models, and penalty clauses.

For More Insights on Buyer Strategies and Tactical Negotiation Levers:

Key Drivers and Trends Fueling Market Growth:
The pressure from substitutes and a moderate level of threat from new entrants has resulted in the low bargaining power of suppliers.

Price forecasts are beneficial in purchase planning, especially when supplemented by the constant monitoring of price influencing factors. During the forecast period, the market expects a change of 4%-5%.

  • Identify favorable opportunities in Meetings and Events TCO (total cost of ownership).
  • Expected changes in price forecast and factors driving the current and future price changes.
  • Identify pricing models that offer the most rewarding opportunities

Some of the Top Meetings and Events Market Suppliers Listed in This Report:
This Meetings and Events procurement intelligence report has enlisted the top suppliers and their cost structures, SLA terms, best selection criteria, and negotiation strategies.

  • American Express Global Business Travel
  • CWT
  • BCD Group

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Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Market Insights
  • Category Pricing Insights
  • Cost-saving Opportunities
  • Best Practices
  • Category Ecosystem
  • Category Management Strategy
  • Category Management Enablers
  • Suppliers Selection
  • Suppliers under Coverage
  • US Market Insights
  • Category scope
  • Appendix

About SpendEdge:
SpendEdge shares your passion for driving sourcing and procurement excellence. We are the preferred procurement market intelligence partner for 120+ Fortune 500 firms and other leading companies across numerous industries. Our strength lies in delivering robust, real-time procurement market intelligence reports and solutions.

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Meeting & Events Incentive Program – Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) regarding meetings and events.

Meeting & Events Incentive Program – Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) regarding meetings and events.

The Meeting & Events Incentive Program provides a 10% cash rebate against eligible hard costs for hosting meetings and events in Colorado that take place on or after July 1, 2021, and on or before Dec. 31, 2022. The minimum rebate is $3,500 and the maximum rebate is $100,000. Applications are currently open.

The program’s goal is to increase tourism industry recovery by incentivizing meeting and event planners to:

book new meetings and events in Colorado rather than in one of our competitor states
retain meetings and events where there is a demonstrated likelihood that an event or meeting may be canceled, postponed, or relocated outside of Colorado without support
Incentive dollars only apply to NEW business contracted on or after April 6, 2021, when the Meeting and Events Incentive was introduced and does not apply to an existing business or recurring events unless the meeting or event is in danger of cancellation, postponement, or relocation without program support and can provide sufficient documentation to that effect.
As of Jan. 31, 2022, the program has received 134 submitted applications. Sixty-nine applications have been pre-approved for a total of $1,196,350 in cash rebates. Twelve applications are currently under review. More than $7 million in cash rebate incentives is still available.

Approved applications per county:

Denver: 25
Eagle: 9
Larimer: 6
Adams: 5
Jefferson County: 4
El Paso & Routt: 3 each
Broomfield, Boulder & Mesa: 2 each
Alamosa, Chaffee, Douglas, La Plata, Park, Pitkin, San Miguel & Summit: 1 each
For more information please use this link or reach out to me or Dana with any questions.


Rebecca D. Gelsinger, Deputy Director

Visit Estes Park, 1692 Big Thompson Ave., Suite 101

PO Box 4426, Estes Park, CO 80517

(970) 235 – 2383,