• DoubleDutch Hired Customer Experience Team Lead

    POSTED December 1, 2014
Annie Tsai will lead the customer experience team at DoubleDutch and focus on increasing client success and retention. DoubleDutch provides data-focused mobile apps for events.
“DoubleDutch prides itself on making the customer experience a top priority, and we are thrilled to have Annie on board,” said Lawrence Coburn, CEO and co-founder of DoubleDutch. “After overseeing customer success during DemandForce’s fastest period of growth, Annie brings a unique skillset to our team. She will enable us to continue to provide every DoubleDutch customer with the same positive experience as we grow at an accelerated pace.”
Previously Tsai was the chief customer officer at Demandforce. Her focus in her new position will be increasing the use of DoubleDutch apps and increasing the return on investment for companies or organizations that use the apps.​


Los Angeles has such a robust food and dining scene, it’s rare to be the first at anything these days. But Benny Boy Brewing  appears to have pulled that off with its claim to be the city’s first combined brewery and cidery. Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, Benny Boy is anchored by a spacious outdoor beer and cider garden. Groups are welcome. The 1,200-square-foot cider house is available for private events of up to 51 guests while a full venue buyout accommodates 300. 


If you’re considering Santa Barbara as a destination for an upcoming meeting, there are more hotels and restaurants than ever before, along with new flights into Santa Barbara Airport.

Here are some highlights. 

Hotel News

Palihouse Santa Barbara, a 24-room boutique hotel in the historic Presidio neighborhood has opened. Offering a “vintage preppy meets American Riviera vibe,” total group buyouts are available, as well as outdoor entertaining space for intimate events.


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