Special Events

Special Events Business News for Oct. 20, 2010

JILL McGREGOR, founder and CEO of CSI-CAPITOL SERVICES INC. of Washington, has died. Her company has appeared regularly on the Special Events list of 25 Top DMCs. "Her immense contributions to the event planning industry have been invaluable," CSI principal David Hainline and vice president Amberlee Huggins said in a statement, "and will be forever remembered" …

St. Louis-based CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTIONS has launched CONTEMPORARY EVENTS, a full-service event planning company for corporate, civic, private and nonprofit clients. Call 314/721-9090 …

New York-based event design company DAVID BEAHM has launched DAVID BEAHM DESTINATIONS. Call 212/279-1344 …

Global incentive travel/meetings management firm ATKINSON, MULLEN & ROSSO has been rebranded AMR MEETINGS AND INCENTIVES. DMC veteran MICHAEL J. LYONS has been named to head the venture. Call 800/727-4380 …

KAREN SMILEY has joined DESTINATION PROS of Newport Beach, Calif., as sales manager. Call 714/975-5000 …

Celebrity event professional STEVE KEMBLE has taped an "It Gets Better" video in support of the Trevor Project, aimed at battling back against the rash of teens driven by bullying to commit suicide …

Alameda, Calif.-based GROUP DELPHI has named JACQUES GEOFFRION as a director of business development. Call 510/749-6890 …

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