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STEVE FOSTER has been named general manager of PGI, Washington. Call 703/312-9112; • The New York office of PRA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT has appointed RAINER PERRY sales manager. Call 212/683-5333; • JOANNE HULME, CSEP, has joined Philadelphia-based ENTERTAINING IDEAS. Call 888/368-4332; • DAVID BUCKLEY, CSEP, has been appointed general manager of PAXON HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB in Media, Pa. Call 610/325-4838. • LARRY OTT has been named sales manager of NEWTOWN PARTY CENTER in Newtown, Pa. Call 215/860-0819; • Atlanta-based ATLANTA ARRANGEMENTS has hired MELANIE A. FLETCHER as sales manager and MEGHAN GRIFFIN as sales assistant. Call 404/443-5959; • Miami-based CUNARD LINE has named ELENA RODRIGUEZ director of corporate and incentive sales. Call 305/463-3388; • SHARON WEISS has joined San Diego-based CONCEPTS WORLDWIDE as a meeting coordinator. Call 858/535-0050; • NICOLAS NICOLAOU has joined Placentia, Calif.-based MODULAR DISPLAY SYSTEMS as marketing director. Call 714/688-2555; • RIVERS RESTAURANT, located in the Portland, Ore., Avalon Hotel & Spa, has hired DAREN HAMILTON as food and beverage director. The restaurant also has appointed MELISSA HIRSCH and TAMARA HUNGERFORD catering managers. Call 503/802-5800;


Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SCULPTCHAIR has changed its name to SCULPTWARE. The new name, part of a comprehensive rebranding, reflects the company's expansion into new product lines including table covers and stool covers. Contact Sculptware at 16114 N. 81st St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; 888/282-8811, 480/778-9600;


Gaithersburg, Md.-based DIGITAL LIGHTNING has moved its offices and warehouse to a new, larger space located at 7895-I Cessna Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879. The new facility includes a classroom where special event lighting classes will be offered to event professionals starting this fall. Call 866/4-LIGHTNING, 301/987-0511;


SPECIAL EVENTS MAGAZINE has won a Maggie Award from the Western Publications Association for its October feature “Foreign Affairs,” which gave event professionals tips on producing events abroad. Some 1,000 magazines entered the competition, which has honored outstanding magazine work for more than 50 years. Special Events publisher Lisa Perrin and editor Lisa Hurley accepted the award on behalf of the magazine staff at an April gala banquet.

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