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Frank Christian and Jennifer Perna of Rebound with Frank & Jen.

Who’s News in Special Events for July 9, 2020

Special events business news this week includes a new catering consultancy from Frank Christian and Jennifer Perna.

Hospitality experts Frank Christian of Taylored Hospitality Solutions, New Orleans, and Jennifer Perna of Fulton Market Consulting, Chicago, have joined forces to create the consultancy Rebound with Frank & Jen. The duo offers two coaching packages designed to help catering companies analyze their operations and move toward a business rebound.

Allison Pieter, former executive director of marketing and events for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (now iHeart Media) and an independent event producer, has rebranded her organization to be known as Cassis Productions. The Los Angeles-based event consultancy is dedicated to developing and executing events in strategic partnership with clients to support the advancement of their core business objectives.

The call for speakers at The Special Event + Catersource 2021 has been extended to Aug. 7. Find details here.

Several San Francisco Bay area event businesses have banded together under the brand Fulcrum Group, headed up by CEO Liz Curtis and chairman Michael Seramin. The businesses include Abbey Party Rents, Table + Teaspoon, and One True Love Vintage. The new real estate arm of the Fulcrum Group, launching this summer, will offer venues in a variety of iconic California settings that will be available for weddings and events next year.

Atlanta-based Proof of the Pudding has named Barbara Clements director of operations and Sherritt Taylor accounting and human resources manager for its concessions account at Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.

Los Angeles-based Chameleon Chair has announced a new sales distribution partnership with Los Angeles-based Atlas Commercial Products and its affiliate,

VEDGEco, the online purveyor of plant-based bulk foods, will launch a new online store serving the continental United States on August 1. Available at, the service will offer hotels, caterers and consumers wholesale prices on unique products from popular plant-based food brands, including All Vegetarian, Alpha Foods, Beyond Meat, Daiya, Field Roast, Follow Your Heart, Gardein, Impossible, JUST, Lightlife, MorningStar Farms, Plant Ranch and Tofurky.

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