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Special Events Business News for Sept. 10, 2015

News this week for special events includes a reminder on deadlines for the 2016 Special Events Gala Awards

Gala trophyEntries for the Special Events 2016 Gala Awards are due Sept. 18 for the $99 fee. But don't worry—you can also make use of our "late bird" deadline of Sept. 23. Winners will be named at The Special Event 2016 in Orlando, Fla. You will find entry forms and a useful FAQs sheet for the competition here …

Kate Patay, CPCE, treasurer and secretary for the National Association for Catering and Events and executive director of sales and marketing for Creative Coverings, will be honored with the 2015 Convention Industry Council Pacesetter Award for her achievements in the event and catering industry. The award will be given out at the 20th Annual Hall of Leaders Celebration on Oct. 13 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Patay was included on the 2014 edition of the Special Events "25 Young Event Pros to Watch" …

John Walsh has joined the National Conference Center and West Belmont Place in Leesburg, Va., as food and beverage director …

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear, Ala., has named Cory Garrison executive chef …

AlliedPRA Las Vegas has been chosen for the fourth straight year to provide a comprehensive airport and hotel transportation system and staffing for the hosted buyers attending IMEX America 2015, according to Nikki Williams, director of hosted buyer programs for IMEX America …

Rebecca Baffrey has joined Creative Coverings of Sparks, Nev., as a linen specialist …

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