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Special Events Business News for Sept. 12, 2012

Special Events Business News for Sept. 12, 2012

KATHY A. NEWBY, formerly of the Sacramento, Calif., office of Classic Party Rentals, has joined San Francisco-based ROBERT FOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL as director of operations. Call 415/934-6767 …

RACHEL THOMPSON has been promoted to global chief operating officer of strategic event and meeting management company THE SPECIAL EVENT COMPANY of Research Triangle Park, N.C. Call 919/248-4709 …

Irvine, Calif.-based DMC 360 DESTINATION GROUP, one of the Special Events' "25 Top DMCs", has announced its expansion into northern California. 360 is joining forces with MAXIMIZE EVENTS; the merger will add San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Counties, Half Moon Bay, Carmel, Monterey, Lake Tahoe and Silicon Valley to 360's destination portfolio. Maximize will now operate as 360 Destination Group, and Maximize owner SHARON PUREWAL will serve as the managing partner of the Northern California operation. Call 800/444-3359 …

The HOUSTON MARATHON COMMITTEE has announced the additions of VICKY ODDI as communications manager and KRISTIN WOLTERS as venue operations manager. Call 713/957-3453 …

THE KEY CLASS, a class taught by event superstar John Daly, CSEP, that is aimed at helping teenagers and others develop social skills to ensure career success, will hold a fundraising event featuring presentations by top-end event professionals. “The Keys: How to Think Like the Masters” will be an all-day educational session held at the historic Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 5. For more information, send an email here

Multiple Gala Award winners Yi-Ching Kao (left) of Beijing-based THE PRECIOUS MOMENT greets Andrea Michaels of EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS of Sherman Oaks, Calif., on Michaels' recent visit to Beijing for CIBTM and the SITE International Conference. For more on entering the Gala Awards, click here ...

SHOWCALL INC., headquartered in Washington, has launched a new mobile power and climate division branded INFINITE POWER to service the mid-Atlantic marketplace. Call 888/887-4410 …

TRICIA SCHMITT has been promoted to vice president of brand management for AFR FURNITURE RENTAL, headquartered in Pennsauken, N.J., with responsibility for overseeing overall brand management, planning and development companywide as well as spearheading key media buys, marketing strategy and initiatives, guide procurement and product development for the company. Call 856/406-1206

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