Evey is the top app that lets you manage event tickets directly from your Shopify store. It’s extremely easy to use and we’re delighted to welcome this phenomenal app to our Staytuned family. — Navi Hehar, VP Corp Dev, Staytuned
NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 11, 2022
Staytuned, the software company that provides a suite of revenue-growth tools for Shopify merchants, has completed the acquisition of Evey, a Shopify app that provides DTC brands an event toolkit to ensure their events are always a success.
“Upon meeting Jason and Levin, we realized these entrepreneurs had built an incredible application suite that allows merchants like Moonshot Games, Kpop Nite, and 1Picasso100euros to use Shopify to sell live event tickets while owning a direct relationship with their customers. The set-up on Evey is a breeze, nearly any merchant can get this installed, customized, and live in just a few minutes. We are especially proud of applying our streamlined acquisition process—this was one of our fastest acquisitions, taking just four weeks from discussing terms to signing the deal.” said Navi Hehar, VP of Corp Dev at Staytuned.
Staytuned currently serves 19,000+ ecommerce merchants across its portfolio of apps. The mission of the company is to enable merchants to unlock efficient and scalable growth using user-friendly tools—Evey was a clear fit.
“We started Evey after personally hosting an event and hitting many roadblocks with the experience — from complicated set-up to inability to cross-sell our merchandise to taking over 1 month to get paid our ticket sales from our events platform. So, we took this frustration back to our computers and built Evey. Given our depth of knowledge of Shopify, we purpose-built our app to work for Shopify merchants who wanted to set up and sell event tickets within seconds right within the Shopify platform. We’ve been fortunate to work with some incredible brands over the past few years and are very excited to partner with Staytuned to further our mission to enable Shopify merchants across the world to profitably and effortlessly scale their businesses,” said Jason Normore, Founder of Evey (and former director of engineering at Shopify).
Evey started in November of 2013 with the mission to help Shopify merchants sell tickets and manage events right within the Shopify platform. With Evey, you can manage sales, in-person event check-ins, and PDF tickets, for one-time and recurring events (in-person or online).
Staytuned builds, acquires, and grows Shopify apps that enable ecommerce merchants to grow their business faster and more efficiently. We support our apps with scalable and reliable technology and processes and serve our merchants with empathy, humanity, and respect. Today, over 19,000+ stores are using one or more of our apps to accelerate their business. Got an app to sell? Drop a line!
Several new businesses have opened or are about to throughout the La Jolla area, including some that bring an international flair.
Here’s a rundown, along with other business happenings around town.
Operating as an all-in-one cafe and market, Mrkt Space opened in late June in the Whitney Building in La Jolla Shores at 2202 Avenida de la Playa.
Owner Matt Power said the establishment offers “an elevated casual experience” with everything from coffee to cocktails and breakfast to dinner.
“We use the Australian method of making coffee … which creates a creamy, flavorful product,” said Power, an Aussie himself. “But my business partners are Italian, so the menu is reflective of that.”
Items include avocado toast for breakfast and light meals for lunch; grab-and-go items such as baked goods, meat and cheese plates, salads and sandwiches; vegan options and a full market of snacks and wine.
Power said the afternoon offerings tend to focus on the Italian-inspired aperitivo concept of cocktails and bites.
“We’re reinventing convenience, so it is a high-quality experience,” he said.
Eppig Brewing is looking to open a La Jolla location by the end of the summer at 1273 Prospect St. The 1,300-square-foot tasting room will take the space of a former art gallery and will feature an ocean-view patio area.
It will join two other San Diego-area Eppig tasting rooms.
Eppig co-founder Todd Warshaw said the move into La Jolla is “an obvious choice.”
“We knew there was demand for our award-winning beers in neighborhoods besides Vista and Point Loma, so our co-founders had been eyeing ideal locations for expansion,” he said. “The Village of La Jolla [is] … a prime location consistently trafficked by both the residential community as well as tourists, a great local property owner [is] eager to work with us, and who can ignore the ocean views and breezes? We can’t wait to contribute fresh, local craft beer to the neighborhood.”
Eppig, founded in 2016 and rooted in a Bavarian family history of brewing lagers and traditional styles, expanded in recent years to include wheat ales, pilsners, smoked lagers, specialty ales, IPAs and sours.
After almost two years in The Village, Ciao Ciao Piadina restaurant closed in late June and will be renovated into an Italian market and wine bar at 510 Pearl St.
Giacomo Pizzigoni, managing partner at Milano Five Group, which operates Ambrogio15 in Pacific Beach and Semola in La Jolla, said the concept will be changed “to something closer to what we love to do, which is high-quality Italian products.”
He said his Ambrogio15 customers “wanted a place to buy our natural wines, for which we are the exclusive carrier, and the products we use in our restaurants,” such as 30-year aged balsamic vinegar and specialty meats and cheese.
“When you eat at Ambrogio15, you will find the products we use at this new market and can take it home,” Pizzigoni said.
The renovation at Ciao Ciao Piadina will begin in September, and Pizzigoni said he hopes for a November opening. In addition to a retail market, it will offer wines by the glass or flights, along with small bites including meats, cheese and bread.
‘Lion King’-themed events
The La Jolla Village Merchants Association announced a variety of summer events associated with Broadway San Diego’s production of the Disney musical “The Lion King,” which will run Aug. 24 to Sept. 11 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.
Here are the “Lion King”-themed events taking place in La Jolla’s Village:
• Circle of Life Art Contest call for entries: July 5-20. Amateur artists of all ages can submit their representations of “Lion King” themes — from the African animals and scenery to symbols of love, family, adventure, coming of age and betrayal. Selected pieces will be displayed beginning Friday, Aug. 5.
• Simba’s Safari Scavenger Hunt: July 15 to Aug. 7. Participants can follow clues to find “Lion King” masks throughout The Village.
• ManeTain the Trail La Jolla Coast Walk Cleanup: 9-11 a.m. Sunday, July 17
• Poolside Cinema: 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. The La Valencia Hotel will host an outdoor screening of the original 1994 “The Lion King” animated movie.
• First Friday Art Walk: 4-7 p.m. Aug. 5. “Hakuna matata” (“no worries”) is the theme of the August Art Walk, which will feature an opening reception for the Circle of Life art show.
For more information and to register for the events, visit bit.ly/3uk2bTV.
Bird Rock merchants app
The Bird Rock Community Council’s merchant discount app is now live, offering specials at area businesses for members of the Community Council. Membership is $50 a year.
An app holder can get a variety of discounts at participating businesses, said BRCC member Ron Fineman. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, for example, offers 15 percent off on all coffee orders. Bird Rock Surf Shop offers 10 percent off on all clothing. Others offer one-time promotions and app-holder specials, such as dollar mimosas.
Services range from music lessons for kids to plumbing, he said.
“Our goal is to get more people to sign up for this,” Fineman said. “We also want to get more merchants. One of the big things we appreciate is when people shop local and keep money in the local economy. Many of these are services which you wouldn’t go buy from a large chain.”
“We’re all frustrated by boarded-up storefronts all over La Jolla,” Fineman added. “But this is an opportunity to help those that are here and draw more merchants to the community.”
Belmont Village Senior Living has partnered with the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging to produce a first-of-its-kind “living lab” in the La Jolla area that integrates independent living, assisted living and memory care in a 17-story high-rise with 180 units at 3880 Nobel Drive. The ribbon-cutting for the project will be Thursday, July 14.
The facility, operated by UCSD faculty and researchers, will enable faculty and staff to launch initiatives to study health, well-being and longevity.
“This unprecedented collaboration makes available luxury living, great weather, chic design, top chefs, farm-to-table food … sprawling pools and lounge areas, immaculately manicured grounds, fitness centers, the latest technology, and wellness programs that encourage wellness and personal growth for La Jolla seniors,” according to the developers.
Diane “Dee” Navarro has been promoted to vice president of operations at Westmont Living, a La Jolla-based senior living provider, after four years at the company.
In the past two years, “Navarro has ably navigated Westmont Living communities through the COVID-19 pandemic [with] many responsibilities beyond normal working hours/days in support of hundreds of seniors, the frailest and most vulnerable to the virus, along with reassuring their families and encouraging staff without interruption of essential services and keeping as safe and engaged as possible,” according to a news release.
Westmont Living operates 18 senior living communities in California and Oregon. Learn more at westmontliving.com.
Airdrie seniors can look forward to a variety of activities to take part in around town during Seniors Week from June 5 to 12.
Departing from the traditional luncheon for the time being, a variety of activities are scheduled instead during every day of Seniors Week in different locations around town, offering Airdrie elders some entertainment and social opportunities.
Rhonda Auclair, Airdrie 1st Club president, said the smaller, more focused Seniors Week events will offer plenty of opportunities for Airdrie seniors to get out and do the things they enjoy.
“We’re going to be doing events every day of the week, and different kinds of events. There’s lots of different things for people to do,” said Auclair.
“We thought of what we could do for seniors that is fun and engaging to them in many different ways,” she said.
“Not everyone wants to sit down and have a luncheon, so this has really broadened the scope of what we can involve seniors in.”
Events such as music bingo, local brewery tasting, paint night and a crib tournament are scheduled all throughout the week for prices varying from $0 to $20.
Seniors fitness classes are also scheduled each day at Genesis Place, being offered free of charge.
Friday, June 10 will feature a barbecue lunch and car show at The Hamlets at Cedarwood Station for $5.
Seniors Week took on a different format to accommodate those still wary of large gatherings, but Auclair said it offers folks a lot more to do throughout the whole week.
“Feeling that people are still a little sensitive about having too big of groups, this year we’re trying to do a more spread out and varied kind of event,” said Auclair.
“I see this really being a positive thing going forward, and maybe there will be even more next year,” she said.
“It allows seniors to have those opportunities, and maybe there’s something new that they want to try.”
She said the main goal is to show appreciation and give Seniors a chance to connect with one another through a variety of activities.
“Seniors Week is a celebration of all the people in our communities who have provided so much to the community, and us trying to give back to them,” said Auclair.
“It’s to socialize, especially after covid—to get back out into the community and to know it’s safe.”
March offers the best opportunity to explore celestial events and capture the beauty of cosmic objects, as the Indian skies will remain mostly clear throughout the month.
Here’s a list of events that will brighten up the March skies:
The red planet Mars will be close to globular star clusters Messier 75 and NGC 6864 in the southeastern sky. They will appear together, like in a close circle, if seen through a telescope, especially between March 4-6.
Pluto can also be spotted just 1.5 degrees to the west of the cluster, although the dwarf planet will be too faint to be seen from telescopes.
The night sky will be illuminated by a waxing crescent Moon. Planet Uranus can also be spotted near it.
A half-illuminated Moon will be seen among the constellation Taurus or the Bull.
It marks the first quarter of the Moon.
The Lunar Straight Wall, also known as the Rupes Recta, can be easily seen through a telescope. This linear feature of the lunar surface appears bright due to the Sun’s light.
Venus and Mars will come closest to each other in the southeastern sky before dawn. For astrophotography lovers, it can be an interesting shot, as bright Venus and dim Mars will reach their minimum separation of 3.9 degrees.
The full Moon will illuminate the night sky.
It is the day of Equinox, as the Sun will be equidistant from all locations on Earth, making day and night of nearly the same duration. At the equator, the Sun will be directly overhead at mid-noon. This occasion also marks the onset of spring for those who have been experiencing winters.
On the same day, the planet Venus will reach its maximum angle from the Sun at about 46.5 degrees west in the sky. It is likely to shine at magnitude -4.5 in the direction of the southeastern sky before sunrise.
Jupiter and Mercury will shine bright just above the eastern horizon, with the former likely to be three times brighter than the latter.
This day marks the third quarter phase of the Moon.
The early morning hours will offer a stunning view of the crescent moon shining alongside the planetary trio of Mars, Venus and Saturn in the southeastern sky.
If you missed the chance to watch the aforementioned trio on March 28, fret not, as the planets will appear together again on this day.
Meanwhile, Saturn and Venus will be also positioned at 2.2 degrees from each other.
A great time to spot Jupiter, as the gas giant will appear like a bright dot in the southwest sky during the morning hours.
Spot the suns
NASA highlights that March is the best month to locate some of the distant suns, as these bright stars will be easy to find throughout the month.
These include Epsilon Tauri, an orange dwarf star that supports a gas giant eight times more massive than Jupiter. It can be spotted to the right of Taurus, as per NASA.
7 Canis Majoris, which supports two planets, will be visible at the centre of the dog constellation; and Tau Geminorum, which has a planet with 20 times the mass of Jupiter, can be spotted in the castor group of the Gemini constellation.
A great chance to peer into other planetary systems!
During March evenings, high above in the southwest direction, stargazers can spot the Hyades star cluster. It can be located with the help of the Y-shaped constellation Taurus.
The Pleiades, an open cluster, can also be seen in Taurus.
These star clusters will be visible through unaided eyes provided the sky is clear, but for the best view, use binoculars.
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