Special Events

Special Events Business News for June 22, 2011

Toronto-based EVENT RENTAL GROUP, listed as one of the Special Events "30 Top Event Rental Companies", announced that it has agreed to acquire MICKI’S LUXURY LINEN AND DRAPING. The company intends to integrate Micki’s operations into the EXCLUSIVE AFFAIR RENTALS division of Event Rental Group. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. “This represents the next phase in bringing the highest level of service and quality to both our respective clients,” says Event Rental Group president and CEO GREG HALTON. Call 416/759-2611 …

CASSANDRA GRISSOM has been named sales manager for SPECIAL EVENTS, with responsibility for developing marketing solutions including print and online advertising. Call 866/821-3518, ext. 60930, or send an email here ...

NACE is preparing a state-of-the-industry survey; caterers who wish to participate can click here; event professionals can click here

Philadelphia DMC GEP PHILLY has named LISA CHERESNOWSKY an operations manager and HEATHER SHEARN an account executive. Call 267/514-2727 …

San Diego-based ACCESS DESTINATION SERVICES, listed on the Special Events “25 Top DMCs” list, announced yesterday that it is expanding nationally in conjunction with PHIL LEHMAN of EXPERIENCE FLORIDA, with offices in Orlando and Hollywood, Fla., and GARY W. MARR of Chicago based EVED SERVICES. Both companies will be aligned under the Access Destination Services brand along with the existing six Access offices. Lehman and Experience Florida co-owner SUSAN VAN DE BOGER will continue as owners of the newly branded ACCESS FLORIDA. Independent of Access Chicago, Talia Mashiach will continue as CEO and Founder of Eved, an online meeting and event marketplace. Call 877/7-ACCESS …

HIGH BEAM EVENTS of Austin has named CASSANDRA GRABOWSKI and JOY SCOTT to the post of event manager. In addition to coordinating social and corporate events, they will focus on expanding the company's DMC efforts and will manage the planning staff for the South by Southwest official day party program. Call 512/419-9401 …

JEFF SIMON has been promoted to director of sales and operations for THE EVENT WIZARD, a full-service planning and production company headquartered in Tustin, Calif. Call 877/827-9198 …

WJS STUDIOS / DEKO VASE has moved to new offices: 1552 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite B, Anaheim CA 92805; phone 714/808-9506 …

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