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Special Events Business News for Sept. 28, 2011

CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS, headquartered in Los Angeles, announced Friday that DAVID TANNENBAUM will serve as senior account manager, sales, to expand the company’s CLASSIC TENTS division in its New York location. This news follows the recent opening of Classic Party Rentals’ new 100,000-square-foot facility in Secaucus, N.J. Call 917/274-5188 …

PATRICK PETTIT has joined Chicago-based TOTAL EVENT RESOURCES as senior program manager and executive producer. Call 847/397-2200 …

San Diego-based ALLIED-PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT announced Monday that it has completed its restructuring process to "solidify a robust growth plan and global expansion," according to a company statement. CEO GEORGE POHLE will also serve as president of AlliedPRA North American operations, taking over from KATHY FORT CARTY, who "successfully completed her consulting contract to drive a number of restructuring initiatives over the past 12 months," the company said, and will transition back to her leadership of Colorado-based Destination Services full-time …

CORT EVENT FURNISHINGS, the largest event furniture, lighting and accessories rental company in the U.S., is now offering its LOUNGE 22 collection in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Texas from its San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas locations. Call 888/710-2525 …

ATLAS PARTY RENTAL, headquartered in Boynton Beach, Fla., and BBJ LINEN, with offices throughout the U.S., have formed a strategic alliance; the alliance makes Atlas a distributor for BBJ Linen's extensive line of premiere linen, exclusive glass chargers and tabletop accessories for the South Florida market. In turn, BBJ Linen's clients will have access to the Atlas table, chair and furniture rental inventory in the Orlando and Naples, Fla., markets. Call 561/547-6565 (Atlas) or 800/592-2414 (BBJ) …

The AMERICAN RENTAL ASSOCIATION announced this week the publication of its "Rental Market Metrics," a white paper outlining industry standards for calculating and reporting equipment rental company performance metrics. Call 800/334-2177, ext. 248 …

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