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Special Events Newsmakers for July 22, 2009

Special Events Newsmakers for July 22, 2009

New Orleans-based DMC USA HOSTS will design and produce the Gala Celebration at THE SPECIAL EVENT 2010, which runs Jan. 12-15 in New Orleans. Call 800/368-4678 …

Phoenix-based KOOL PARTY RENTALS, which rents event furniture and illuminated decor pieces, will open a second location in San Diego in August, located at 2136 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101, phone 760/710-1676. ANTHONY GRIFFIN has been named general manager of the new operation. Call 888/525-KOOL (5665) …

LE MERIDIEN in Dallas has named CHRISTINA GONZALEZ, CMP, as director of catering. Call 214/257-6141 ...

Las Vegas-based CLM WEDDINGS AND EVENTS has opened an office in Denver, headed by ALEXANDRIA HATCH. Call 702/982-2129 …

LINDA WILBURNE and SHIRLEY HARRIS have launched D'VINE EVENTS AND EXECUTIVE PLANNING in Memphis, Tenn. Call 901/754-5513 …

SARAJANE LANDUN has opened SJL EVENTS in Los Angeles offering event planning, destination management and auxiliary services. Call 310/936-2954 ...

San Diego-based TK&A CUSTOM CATERING< /b> has promoted TAYLOR SMITH to event coordinator. Call 858/444-8822 … BLUE PLATE

Chicago-based caterer has been awarded the preferred catering contract for the JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY, located in the city's iconic John Hancock Center. Call 312/421-6666 …

SHANA CARR has been promoted to president of the Southwest division office of event and exhibit company MC2; she is based in Las Vegas. KEITH HISHON lead the company's new Birmingham, Mich., office as senior vice president of sales, with EMILY GARDNER taking the post of director of business development. Call 845/639-8639 …

JOE TERZI, interim president and CEO of the SAN DIEGO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU, has been formally elected to these positions by the bureau's board of directors. Call 619/557-2889 …

MARY ANN REILLY, national account executive for Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based WILDFLOWER LINEN, has relocated to Las Vegas. Call 310/614-2212

APEX TENT & PARTY has moved to a new 10,000-square-foot facility at 2152 Alton Parkway, Suite H, Irvine, CA 92606. Call 949/474-5900 …

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