Friday, December 18, 2009

Get the party started

Joey Restaurant Group's Diamonds Are Forever New Year's Party was featured on the cover of today's 24hrs.

Here's the scoop:

Prepare to be shaken and stirred at this James Bond-inspired soiree. Dress to impress and enjoy champagne, drink specials, appetizers and live music. After all, you only live twice.

Tickets are $35 and available for purchase at Joey Broadway.
December 31, 9pm - 2 am

If you're in the mood for more of a culinary evening, Joey Burrard (@Robson) is hosting Dine With Us New Year's Eve, an evening of three-course menus, champagne and drink specials.

Reservations: 604.683.5639 or

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

VISIT Milwaukee Selects Meetingmax

Online housing reservation system to welcome visitors to the jewel of the Great Lakes

Vancouver, BC; December 15, 2009Meetingmax, provider of the travel industry’s most flexible online housing reservation system, today announced the signing of an agreement with VISIT Milwaukee. Through the agreement, the Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau will use Meetingmax’s system to manage convention housing bookings for its more than 60 member hotels.

As part of its selection process, VISIT Milwaukee looked at several other housing systems. The organization primarily selected Meetingmax based on its user-friendly software interface.

“A big part of our mandate is to ensure that guests are warmly welcomed to Milwaukee, and that begins the moment they book their hotel room,” says Dave Larson, Director of Convention Services, VISIT Milwaukee. “Meetingmax’s system makes it easy for conference delegates to quickly search for a participating hotel, explore its features and book a room.”

Milwaukee is a premiere Midwestern meeting destination. In addition to its dynamic downtown and state-of-the-art convention facilities, Milwaukee differentiates itself through its warm hospitality and affordable prices. In 2008, tourism generated $2.7 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee and supported approximately 66,000 local jobs.

News of the VISIT Milwaukee agreement follows the signing of agreements with Atlanta’s Cobb County and Hamilton County, Indiana. Meeetingmax’s system will be used to manage convention housing bookings at CVB member hotels in both counties.

“Right now we are seeing considerable interest in our system. Given current market conditions, CVBs are looking for ways to make it as easy as possible to manage events in their cities,” says Jeff Duncan, COO, Meetingmax Systems. “Our system offers hotels, planners and CVBs powerful, customizable tools that allow them to efficiently manage their inventory.”

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jam the Van Calgary

Calgarian Tim Tam lovers we need your help!

Tomorrow the CBC in Calgary is jamming a Purolator van full of donations for The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. The CBC's Tim Tamashiro (great name) will be handing out Tim Tam biscuits to donors and demonstrating the famous Tim Tam Slam.

Look for the Purolator van parked outside CBC Calgary. You can't miss it because it will be decorated with Christmas lights and Tim Tamashiro will be sitting on top of it. And he won't get off until it's filled with food.

Click here for more details.