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Special Events Business News for Jan. 19, 2011

Veteran event professional CHERYL FISH has launched an event-proposal business: CHERYL FISH & ASSOCIATES. "This innovative service helps reduce excess employee and overhead expenses by hiring our experts to do the work while you sell to your clients," Fish says. Call 702/756-4443 ...

LINEN N' STUFF has a new address: P.O. Box 185, Duarte, CA 91009. The phone number remains the same: 626/303-0083 …

Nationwide party rental company CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS, headquartered in Los Angeles, has announced the launch of its "Most Fabulous Event of 2010 Contest," with a prize of $10,000 for the event that gets the most fan votes on Facebook. The contest ends at 3 a.m. Eastern on Feb. 24. For rules and more information, click here

CATHERINE DEBUSK, CERP, vice president of PARTY PEOPLE RENTALS, Phoenix, has been named vice chair of the ARA FOUNDATION board of trustees. Call 800/334-2177 …

Catering and event-design company RIDGEWELLS, based in Bethesda, Md., has announced that it has secured a three-year contract to provide catering services for the United States Golf Association’s United States Open Championship. Call 301/652-1515 …

STERLING EVENTS GROUP, based in Clemmons, N.C., has been selected as the Carolinas member of the USA HOSTS ALLIANCE, a group of 40 destination management companies affiliated with USA Hosts. Call 336/397-2003 …

Chicago-based DMC CHICAGO TRAVEL CONSULTANTS has announced the promotion of BARB HARRIS to senior account executive. Call 773/880-5878 …

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HOSPITALITY PERFORMANCE NETWORK GLOBAL, the global site selection and meeting procurement company, has announced the hiring of California-based meeting executive PAUL MILLER as regional vice president. Call 480/205-6195 …

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