• New Taste of Easton Tour is the Insider's Guide for Corporate Groups

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

    More than a Foodie’s Guide to Easton 

Taste of Easton Tour Company, owned by self-proclaimed foodie Laurel Ferguson, is a product of her and her husband’s continual love for both Easton and food. “Ten years ago, this type of business wouldn’t have been possible. The quality and diversity of the dining establishments in Easton is truly what inspired Taste of Easton Tour Company,” says Ferguson. 

Food tours typically last three hours, with public tours accommodating up to 15. Groups visit six to seven restaurants (including the Easton Public Market and Two Rivers Brewing Company), eating one small plate at each establishment. In addition to public tours, corporate groups are able to book private tours customized to fit their size and needs. 

While tours primarily focus on Easton’s food scene, they also highlight history and current happenings. Its Prohibition Tour, for example, partners with the Sigal Museum’s The Cat’s Meow exhibit. “There are lots of different fun things to do in Easton, and it’s really exciting. People that live here especially don’t realize everything that’s going on all the time,” says Ferguson. 

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

You’ve seen free-fall stunts pulled off in the movies, and now Thrillz entertainment center is inviting you to experience the same exhilarating action firsthand. From 3D climbing walls, 70 feet of zip lines and a giant rotating sweeper, to a 360-degree virtual reality roller coaster and an Indiana Jones-style rolling log, the park offers something for both the young and the young at heart.