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Special Events Business News for Sept. 11, 2013

Special Events Business News for Sept. 11, 2013

The latest personnel news for the special events industry includes the launch of boutique rental firm Please B Seated by John Dawson and the launch of Social by Samantha Sackler.

Party rental veteran John Dawson (in photo above) has launched Please B Seated in New York, a boutique event rental company that will specialize in sourcing hard-to-find rental items delivered with an emphasis on service and reliability, the company says. Dawson was co-founder of Tristate Party Rentals in 1977, which later merged with Service Party Rental to form TriServe. That company was acquired by Classic Party Rentals in 2007. Call 646/741-4455 …

Samantha Sackler and Tammy Morgan Ratner have partnered to launch Social in Los Angeles, a division of Samantha Sackler Productions that is dedicated to creating high-end social celebrations. Ratner is the owner and creative director of The Little Host, a retail line of chic, personalized party decor kits, while Sackler is owner of Samantha Sackler Productions. Call 310/873-3118 …

Alice Cota has joined San Diego-based AlliedPRA, a company on the latest Special Events "25 Top DMCs" list, as global sales director. Call 949/547-2953 …

Julia Hinkle has joined as the New York district of CORT Event Furnishings as account executive for sales. Call 201/293-0488 …

Chloe Couchman has been named global media relations director for Carlson Wagonlit Travel; she is based in London. Call 44 20 3353 1497 …

Jill Spear has joined Rental Stages of Hollywood, Fla., as director of sales and marketing. Call 954/989-8898…

Julie Thiebaud has joined British-based entertainment agency Scarlett Entertainment as French entertainment coordinator. Call 44 1626 572072 …

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