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Stuart, Fla.-based Premier Party Rentals has hired Sean O'Sullivan as an outside salesperson and tent consultant. Call 888/34-PARTY, 561/781-5804. • Classic Party Rentals has added four sales consultants to its team. Laura Schwemer has joined the company's Los Angeles office; Jen Owsley has joined the San Francisco office; Armando Morales has joined the Palm Desert, Calif., office; David McCann has joined the San Diego office. Call 650/366-7909; • Columbus, Ohio-based Mills/James Productions has added Rebecca Moore and Nathan Holmes to its event technologies department as audiovisual technicians. Call 614/777-9933; • Roger Stedronsky has joined Chicago-based ProActive Inc. as vice president of corporate development. Call 312/654-8844; • The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington has named Todd Gray culinary director. Call 202/312-1300; • Judy de la Rosa has joined the staff of Short Hills, N.J.-based Hilton Short Hills as director of meeting services. Call 973/379-0100; • Las Vegas-based USA Hosts has promoted national director of sales Karen Christensen to the position of vice president of sales. Call 504/524-8687; • Diane Padluck has joined Clifton, N.J.-based Something Different Linen as marketing and sales manager. Call 800/422-2180, 973/772-8019; • The Orlando (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Beverly Kington director of sales. Call 407/354-5540. • On Broadway Event Center in San Diego has appointed Jackie Martinez director of sales. Call 619/231-0011;


Easton, Pa.-based Cousins Rental has opened a second location at 2811 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Call 610/559-8368;


Airstar Space Lighting has moved to a new, larger facility at 11100 Astronaut Blvd., Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32837. Call 407/851-7830. • Stark Communications and Events has relocated from Port Moody, British Columbia, to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The new address is 338 Lower Ganges Road, Suite 202, Salt Spring Island, B.C., V8K 2V3. Call 250/538-5553; • EventCo Productions has relocated. The company's new address is 801 W. Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212. Call 614/481-2122.

Cirque Out

WonderWorld Entertainment brings cirque-style entertainment to events nationwide. With a roster of more than 25 performers — many formerly of famed Cirque du Soleil — the company presents theatrical performances that combine special effects, exotic sounds and acrobatic expertise. A popular performance choice is “Libra,” an original hand-to-hand balancing act created by Pavel Soukharev and WonderWorld founder Michael Manzanet, a former Cirque du Soleil performer who has recently taken to the stage for corporate clients such as Canon, Compaq, Chrysler and Alcatel. For more information call 310/399-8634 or e-mail [email protected].

Party Favors

All Tied Up

Companies searching for a new brand “tie-in” opportunity will enjoy custom designed neckwear by Highland Park, Ill.-based Corporate Textiles. A designer and supplier of custom neckties and fashion accessories, the company offers specialty neckties and scarves that can be incorporated into business attire for trade shows, conferences and presentations in order to build brand identity and recognition. Neckties are made of silk or polyester and are individually hand-cut and sewn to order. For more information, contact Corporate Textiles, 800/998-TIES (8437) or visit

High Rise

New York-based Pink Inc. recently premiered its newest creation, “The Tree of Life,” at the opening of the MoheganSun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The expansive fabric structure, co-created with Boston's Party by Design, is made up of widening, ascending shapes, intended to symbolize hope. It's also lightweight, affordably priced and available now for events of all kinds. For details, contact Pink Inc. at 212/253-666 or visit

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