Baltimore-based event firm and DMC P.W. Feats has hired JoAnn Peroutka as director of marketing communications and Kristi Rase as graphic designer. Call 410/727-5575; www.pwfeats.com. ▪ Philadelphia-based EVENTures has hired Sarah Hopkins as “associate eventologist.” Call 215/462-0600; www.eventures.net. ▪ Jay Howard Events, based in Concord, N.C., has hired Michael Verlatti as an event producer and Danny Allison as an event coordinator. The firm has also hired Lynne Gobbo as an administrative assistant. Call 704/455-8888; www.jayhowardevents.com. ▪ Jim Grifall, formerly of MGM Grand Productions and The Regent Las Vegas, has joined Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as special events manager. Call 702/632-6789; www.mandalaybay.com. ▪ Dean Tenen has left Van Nuys, Calif.-based L.A. Party Rents to join El Segundo, Calif.-based Regal Rents as event director. Call 310/535-3660; www.regalrents.com. ▪ Anda Burley has joined Charlotte, N.C.-based Tribble Creative Group as manager of sponsor services. Call 704/376-1943; www.tribblecreativegroup.com.
Presence marketing agency and event management firm MC2, with offices in nine cities nationwide, has announced the addition of a new division to be headquartered in Dallas. Industry veteran Randy Smalley has been named president of the division, which will provide sales, design, production and logistics-management services to clients in the Southwest. The new MC2 office will be located at 1333 Corporate Dr., Suite 360, Irving, TX 75038. Call 972/580-0252.
Declean Weir Productions has moved to a new 23,000-square-foot facility in Delaware County, Pa. The company's new address is 205 Eddystone Ave., Eddystone, PA 19022. Call 610/447-0332 or visit www.dwpinc.com. ▪ Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Eccentric Entertainment has moved to a new location in Belmont, Mich., which will house the company's offices and warehouse. Eccentric's new address is 5870 Safety Drive N.E., Belmont, MI 49306. Call 616/785-5200, 800/861-FUNN, or visit www.eccentricent.com.
Special Events Magazine has moved next door: 23805 Stuart Ranch Road, Suite 235, P.O. Box 8987, Malibu, CA 90265-8987. Phone: 800/543-4116; www.specialevents.com.
Jerry Edwards, CPCE, NACE president and co-owner of Timonium, Md.-based Chef's Expressions, and Shelley Pedersen, NACE past president and owner of Atlanta-based Beyond Cuisine, have been honored with the Doctorate of Food Service award, given by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers association. Contact Chef's Expressions at 410/561-2433, or Beyond Cuisine at 404/296-5668.
CoolPartyStuff Inc. has expanded its online store to include new party favors in a range of themes and designs. Customers can now choose from more than 150 personalized novelty items such as playing cards, tumblers, votive candles, chocolates, snow globes and gumball machines. A lively, well-organized Web site makes it easy for customers to pick and order products at the click of a mouse. CoolPartyStuff plans to continue adding birthday, holiday, wedding, fraternity/sorority and other party favors to its site, and always makes items available at different price points to fit each customer's budget. Call CoolPartyStuff at 888/247-4219 or visit www.coolpartystuff.com.
Marjorie's original hand-painted wine goblets make elegant keepsake gifts for special events. Each imported French crystal goblet features a unique design and may be customized, at no extra charge, to bear the recipient's name, an event title and date, or a “corporate achievement” message. Recently chosen as the 2001 corporate sponsor gift for the 17th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard, Calif., the goblets were given to sponsors including AT&T, Bank of America and Coca-Cola. For more information, contact [email protected], or visit www.gobletsbymarj.com.
Viking ships, cowboy boots, magic carpets and wagon wheels are just some of the items that Irish Hospitality Associates has turned into specialty servingware with its new Foodprops line. Sold as individual pieces or themed collections, Foodprops allow caterers, chefs and event designers to carry a theme through to buffet tables or food stations. The product line includes coffee urns, beverage dispensers, lazy susans, chafers, serving trays and other pieces in a variety of regional themes from Texas to Venice, Hollywood to outer space. Contact Foodprops at 407/884-0295 or e-mail [email protected].