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Stellar Event & Presentation Resources, a provider of event services and equipment, has acquired Alford Media Services, a corporate event staging company based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Alford Media founders Steve and Tom Alford and Danny Harris will continue in their positions of president, vice president and general manager. 2040 N. Loop West, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77018; 713/681-5664.

Edward Don & Co., a foodservice equipment distributor, has acquired Santa Barbara, Calif.-based distributor Tables of Content. Its founder, Karyn Millman, will join Don & Co. as national account merchandising specialist. 2500 S. Harlem Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546; 708/442-9400.

Association Headquarters, a provider of event planning services, has acquired Team Management, an association management company with offices in Thorofare, N.J., and Washington. Team was a division of Thorofare, N.J.-based Slack Inc., a publishing company.

236 Route 38 W., Suite 100, Moorestown, NJ 08057; 609/231-8500; Web site: www.ahint.com

Exhibition company Exhibitgroup/Giltspur has acquired Ontario Design, a Victor, N.Y., exhibit marketing company. Ontario Design will be incorporated into Exhibitgroup/Giltspur's existing Rochester, N.Y., facility. 200 N. Gary Ave., Roselle, IL 60172; 630/307-2400; Web site: www.e-g.com

San Diego-based PRA Destination Management has opened two new franchise locations, one in New York and one in Chicago. PRA now operates in eight locations. 2456 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92102-2022; 800/797-9471; Web site: www.pra.com

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based George P. Johnson Co., an exhibit and event company, has doubled its office space and tripled its production space in its new Torrance, Calif., office. 18500 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504; 800/338-8032; Web site: www.gpjco.com

Current Events International has closed its Atlanta office and consolidated its East Coast operations into its Washington and Norristown, Pa., offices. 601 General Washington Ave., Suite 100, Norristown, PA 19403; 610/630-8300; Web site: www.cevents.com

Famous Events & Destinations of Vancouver, British Columbia, has become PGI Canada, the 25th office of the Arlington, Va.-based company. Founding partners Richard Lowy and Kirsten Strand will continue to manage the office, the company reports. 68 Water St., Suite 504, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 1A4; 604/689-3448; Web site: www.pgi.com

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