Special Events

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MOVING UP Susan Dunn has joined Ellen Michaels Presents as a producer. Laurie Sharp has been promoted to director of account management and marketing. She will also oversee marketing and public relations. Tim Lynk has been named director of account management. 2211 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125; 408/264-0108. t Manuel Canari is the new vice president of sales and operations for Glorious Events. 4048 Flowers Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30360; 770/455-6600. t Molly McIntyre has been named senior events specialist by Saint Louis University.3120 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108; 314/268-5941. t Patrick Young has joined ProAdvance Inc. as an associate. 2030 M St. N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036; 202/955-9430. t

Jane Feigenson has been named corporate events planner for The Clarks Companies. 156 Oak St., Newton, MA 02464; 617/243-4217. t Jenny Cantrell has been named director of marketing and events for Coast Special Events & Catering. 162 San Lazaro Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086; 408/732-7300. t Meeting Professionals International has named Whitney Wood as public relations manager. 4455 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75244-5903; 972/702-3000.

BRANCHING OUT Eureka! Tents & Seasonal Structures has opened a state-of the-art distribution center in Kirkwood, N.Y. P.O. Box 966, Binghamton, NY 13902-0966; 607/779-2200. t Fireworks Productions of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has opened offices in Toronto and Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the event production company has named Borja Brown as project manager in Vancouver; Greg Albrecht as general manager in Toronto; and Carol Willoughby as director of sales and marketing in Calgary. 1008 Homer St., Suite 300, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 2X1; 604/687-4745. t Angela Klodnick and Deidre Dockman have opened L'Nique, a linen rental company for the special event industry. 7121 Ashlawn Drive, Cleveland, OH 44141; 440/746-0300.

ADRESS BOOK Clare Sullivan & Associates has changed its name to Sullivan Group. 8556 Katy Freeway, Suite 101, Houston, TX 77024; 713/465-5999. t Carson Group International has moved its corporate headquarters to 53 S. Broad St., Woodbury, NJ 08096; 800/854-8966, 609/251-9333; e-mail: [email protected] t Design by Douglas has moved to a new warehouse at 1865 Cordova St., Los Angeles, CA 90007; 323/731-8005.

Go, Balloon U! Forget physics and Edgar Allan Poe. The newest major at a major state university is balloon decorating. The board of regents of the university and community college system of Nevada has approved the inclusion of classes in "centerpiece creation" and "balloon decorating" in the 1999 schedule. Dave Scott, a 16-year balloon industry veteran, and Doug Daley, both of Center Stage Productions of Las Vegas, will teach the courses in planning events and creating designs using balloons and related material. Balloon Supply of America of Ashland, Ohio, is supplying all of the latex balloons used in the classes. For more information, call BSA at 800/338-0973 or 419/289-9508, or visit BSA's Web site (www.balloonsupplyofamerica.com).

Timing Is Everything Get precise about the arrival of the millennium with the Millennium 2000 Countdown Clock. The colorful clocks-which range in size from tiny timepieces to desk models-count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the date with destiny. The clocks can be customized with full-color graphics to reflect a company's style or message. For more information, call Countdown Clocks International at 888/313-2001 or visit the company's Web site (www.countdownclock.com).

Pop Goes the Fortune Putting a new spin on the cookie-method of delivering fortunes, Balloon Fortune Cookies offers foil-wrapped fortunes stuffed in colorful balloons. Guests pop the balloon to learn what the future holds. For details, contact the Ouzts Co., 3140 Newton St., Suite 406-G, Torrance, CA 90505-6744; 310/539-5915.

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