Special Events

In brief for October 25, 2006

Can you plan in Italian? Superstar Tom Cruise confirmed yesterday that he will wed actress Katie Holmes on Nov. 18 in Italy. The bride will wear an Armani gown, but no details yet on where the wedding will take place nor who is planning it ...

Are you a big DMC? Special Events Magazine is now compiling the third edition of its "25 Top DMCs" list--should your company be listed? (This is an editorial feature; there is no charge whatever to be listed.) To receive a questionnaire, click here ...

Aztec acquires San Antonio-based Abbey Houston-based Aztec Party & Tent Rentals announced last week that it has acquired Abbey Event Services of San Antonio. Earlier this year, Aztec acquired the then-unrelated Aztec Events Party Rentals of San Antonio. “Abbey has a great reputation in the San Antonio area,” said Aztec president Todd Johnson. “In 2007, we will be moving the businesses to a larger, combined facility for maximum efficiencies and improved customer service. The bottom line of this acquisition is to offer the Abbey customer base and, more specifically, all of the San Antonio market more selection via a broader product offering including enhanced tent capabilities.” Hageman, Stansberry & Associates represented Abbey in the transaction; terms were not disclosed ...

What you're reading The most saved stories from our Web site this month are "TSA eases carry-on rules for liquids"; Special Events Magazine's 9th annual "30 Top Event Rental Companies" list; Special Events Magazine's 2006 list of the 50 top event planning companies; menu suggestions for guests following special diets; and a report on the impact of the Hawaii earthquake on special events.

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