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Special Events Business News for Feb. 29, 2012

Special Events Business News for Feb. 29, 2012

Leading event furniture, lighting and accessories rental company CORT EVENT FURNISHINGS has announced a partnership with renowned event designer RICHARD CARBOTTI, founder of PERFECT SURROUNDINGS, with offices in Newport, R.I., and Miami …

Veteran event producer BRUCE GOLDBERG has joined the PORTLAND ART MUSEUM in Portland, Ore., as director of events and catering sales. Call 503/276-4205 …

HOLLY MCGOVERN BARBER has been named director of community outreach/special events for the 2012 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION to be held in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30. Call 813/381-5588 …

Burbank, Calif.-based SIMPLY MUMTAZ EVENTS has rebranded itself as MUMTAZ MARKETING & EVENTS to better reflect its services, which in addition to event and meeting management now include event marketing, experiential marketing and small business/association strategic marketing, the company says. Call 818/433-7455 …

PAUL BLURTON has been named chief creative officer of New York-based event agency INVNT. Call 212/334-3415 …

SHELLI ARMSTRONG has joined the management team at THE GRAND 1401 in Fresno, Calif., as events manager. Call 559/266-8000, ext. 227 …

JON WEINGARTEN, president/CEO of DAZIAN, announced that DREAMWORLD BACKDROPS will become part of the Dazian family of businesses. Dazian has offices in New Jersey and California. DreamWorld president BEV PARMENSKY said, “By joining the Dazian family, DreamWorld Backdrops will now be able to offer a full complement of products and services to its wide range of customers.” Call 818/287-3890 …

The INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIETY has announced that the 2012 ISES Esprit Awards competition is now open; click here for more information on entering …

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