Chicago-based event and communications agency PROACTIVE INC. has opened a New York office; BRYAN DUFFY will head the new location as vice president and general manager. Call 646/375-2099; www.proactiveinc.com. · Gaithersburg, Md.-based SYZYGY EVENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a warehouse in Rockville, Md., to house the company's props and event furniture divisions, as well as the woodworking and metal shop. Call 301/987-0095; www.syzygyeventproductions.com. · Charlotte, N.C.-based event marketing and management company TRIBBLE CREATIVE GROUP has added a full-service digital video and multimedia production department to its range of event services. RICK FITTS, formerly the owner of FITTS PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES, will head the production services department. Call 704/376-1943; www.tribblecreativegroup.com. · DAVID WATSON has formed A TOUCH OF CLASS WITH DAVID, a full-service event planning company based in Austin, Texas. Call 512/323-2592; www.atouchofclasswithdavid.com. · Sydney, Australia-based STAGING CONNECTIONS, which offers audiovisual, lighting and multimedia services for special events, has expanded its production services into Fiji. Call +61 2 9556 8805; www.stagingconnections.com. · CINDY TORRY has launched TORRY EVENTS in Hewitt, N.J. The company, which offers wedding and social event planning services, specializes in theme weddings and receptions. Call 973/749-6282; www.torryevents.com.
DMC THE BEST OF BOSTON has been acquired by ground transportation services company BOSTONCOACH. The DMC will continue to operate out of its Waltham, Mass., office. Call 781/487-0500; www.bestboston.com. · PAUL BUTLER and IAN ROBSON, longtime employees with the company, have acquired ownership of full-service audio-visual firm MUSHROOM EVENT SERVICES. Call +44 1604 790900; www.mushroomevents.co.uk.