Special Events

Special Events Business News for Oct. 5, 2011

SPECIAL EVENTS has added 10 new members to its Advisory Board; members serve three-year terms. The new members are FRANK ANDONOPLAS, MBC, FRANK EVENT DESIGN, Chicago; STEVE ANTHONY, AMERICAN EVENT RENTALS, Stockton, Calif.; JODI COLLEN, CSEP, AUGSBURG COLLEGE, Minneapolis; PADRAIC GILLIGAN, OVATION GLOBAL DMC, Dublin, Ireland; DAN HOOKS, CERP, PARTY REFLECTIONS, Charlotte, N.C.; RICK JOBE, JOBE & ASSOCIATES, Dublin, Ohio; DEBRA LYKKEMARK, CULINARY CAPERS CATERING, Vancouver, British Columbia; PAUL NEUMAN, NEUMAN'S, New York; NANCY SHAFFER, BRAVO! EVENTS BY DESIGN, Washington; and SUSAN NUNN WILLIAMS, TAMPA BAY & CO., Tampa, Fla. …

RONNIE CAPLAN has joined THE MEDIA MERCHANTS, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles, as managing consultant for live events. Call 604/787-9711 …

Longtime rental consultant and M&A broker FRED HAGEMAN announced Monday that he has formed a new professional M&A corporation, RENTAL ACQUISITIONS, based in Cameron Park, Calif. The new company will focus primarily on representing closely held construction equipment rental companies, Hageman said, adding, "We still will represent certain high-end, select party/special event rental companies as well." Call 530/672-1885 …

ANDREW OSBORNE has launched OSBORNE EVENTS, in Middleburg, Va., a full-service event planning and management company. Call 202/256-9519 …

MIKE CARTER of Canoga Park, Calif.-based ADVENTURES IN PARTIES has died …

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