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Special Events Business News for June 15, 2011

Big DMC group HOSTS GLOBAL ALLIANCE announced that five new members have joined its network; the companies represent Argentina, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Portugal, South Africa and Uruguay. Call 702/798-1975 …

MARK SHEARON, CHUCK SANTORO, JIM CAVANAUGH and PETER PASTOR have launched the PROSCENIUM agency in New York, specializing in live events and face-to-face meetings. Call 917/791-5703 …

Dallas-based ULTIMATE VENTURES has acquired USA HOSTS DALLAS. Ultimate Ventures will also become the Dallas/Fort Worth member of the HOSTS GLOBAL ALLIANCE. CHRIS CHUNG, formerly general manager of USA Hosts Dallas, will take the post of executive director of global services for Ultimate Ventures. Call 972/732-8433 …

BONITA BEVEL has been promoted to assistant director of catering at the HILTON AMERICAS-HOUSTON in Houston, Call 713/577-6151 …

KRISTIAN LA PLANTE has been promoted to director of restaurants at the WALT DISNEY SWAN AND DOLPHIN hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Call 407/934-4000 …

SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN, based in Tarzana, Calif., has named TAMMIE RICHARDS as account manager, business development, and LAUREN HO executive assistant to president JOANN ROTH-OSEARY. Last week, Special Events broke the news that legendary event designer CHERYL FISH had joined the firm as vice president, design services. Call 818/343-5151 …

Van Nuys, Calif.-based TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS, which ranks No. 7 on the Special Events "30 Top Rental Companies" list, will open a second showroom, this located in Pasadena, Calif. The 4,000-square-foot Pasadena showroom will open mid-July under the management of ALBERT FUNFSTUCK, who joins Town & Country after stints with A-1 Event and Party Rentals and Classic Party Rentals. Call 818/908-4211 …

Seattle caterer HERBAN FEAST has been named a preferred caterer at the BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM and TREEHOUSE POINT hotel. Call 206/932-4717 …

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