PHELPS R. HOPE, owner of Atlanta-based ASPEN PRODUCTIONS and ABSOLUTELY ATLANTA, which closed their doors in October, has formed the PHELPS-RICHARDS GROUP. The company offers consulting services in the meetings, incentives, conventions and event industries. Call 678/428-7600. • Carlsbad, Calif.-based DMC franchisor PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT has announced the opening of PRA SAN FRANCISCO, which will be headed up by owners/operators FERRIS SAUR and LIZ WATSON. Call 415/397-6300; www.pra.com. • CHEREESE JERVIS-HILL has opened EVENTS TO REMEMBER, a full-service event and meeting planning company in Westchester, N.Y. Call 914/396-7664; www.eventsremember.com. • Event planner AUDREY GORDON has opened a new Chicago office. The new phone number is 312/337-3305 and the fax number is 312/337-1605; the Web site remains www.ag-parties.com. • DMC partnership GLOBAL EVENTS PARTNERS has added PLANO — GLOBAL EVENTS PORTUGAL as its partner in Lisbon, Portugal. Call 202/775-5800; www.globaleventspartners.com.
HORSEFEATHER TRADING CO., a supplier of lighting and special effects products for the event industry, has changed its name to ARITEX LIGHTING AND SALES. The company will continue to provide the same equipment and services from its Dallas headquarters; the new Web site is www.aritexsales.com.
In our December 2004 issue, we listed an incorrect address for PARAGON EVENT PRODUCTIONS, a new event company launched by DAVID A. GRANGER, CSEP. The correct address is 3701 Cedar Plaza Lane, Suite 103, Dallas, TX 75209. Call 214/526-9831 or e-mail email@example.com.