Special Events Business News for April 10, 2013

Special Events Business News for April 10, 2013

JAKE LEISKE has joined the Toronto office of POP KOLLABORATIVE as artistic director. Call 403/264-9801 …

WENDY HARALSON has joined the ST. ANTHONY RIVERWALK in San Antonio, Texas, as catering manager. Call 210/354-9228 …

JENNIFER GULLINS has joined RENTALS UNLIMITED of Stoughton, Mass., as director of sales and marketing. Call 781/341- 1600 …

PUFF 'N STUFF CATERING of Orlando, Fla., has named AMY PRYOR venue development manager. Call 407/398-6306 ...

April marks the 25th anniversary of ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., and its divisions: Spandex USA, Neon USA and That’s Cool Events. “My first event was with John Daly of John Daly International Inc. and Houston event planner Sheri Pizitz,” says founder Bernie Gaps [see photo]. For that event, Gaps supplied the neon centerpieces that have now become an iconic part of his collection. Call 714/556-7073 ... 
 

CHLOE BRENTNALL has joined LIZ HOBBS GROUP of Nottinghamshire, England, as events executive. Call 08700 702 702 .. .

JOHN NICKEL, president of experiential marketing agency SWITCH, and STEVE SCHANKMAN, president of events and entertainment company CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTIONS, both based in St. Louis, have joined forces in a strategic partnership. Each company will maintain its own physical locations, financials as well as business specific to their areas of expertise. Together, SWITCH + CONTEMPORARY will work on multi-faceted event projects and addressing each client’s goals and needs. In addition, NICOLE PHILLIPS has been named the new director of strategic planning and business development for Switch. Call 314/206-7700 …

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