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Special Events Business News for Jan. 12, 2011

Assets of Las Vegas-based USA HOSTS LTD. have been acquired by a newly formed company, HOSTS DESTINATION SERVICES LLC, "to serve as a platform for building a world-class, global network of destination management companies," according to a company statement. The new company will continue to do business as USA Hosts. TERRY EPTON will continue as president; FRANK ANDREWS will serve as chairman. Call 800/368-4678 …

CARVIE GILLIKIN has been promoted to vice president at New York-based FOURTH WALL EVENTS. Call 212/316-0052 …

Los Angeles-based RENTALCOMP, an online database of rental products, has announced that it is now live across the United States, covering 250,000 rental products and services from more than 1,000 event rental companies. Call 323/952-3424 …

EVAN PERCOCO has been appointed executive chef of CIBO MATTO at Chicago's THE WIT HOTEL. Call 312/467-0200 …

HANK DUNN has formed textile rep company TEXTILES DIRECT GROUP, specializing in stretch fabrics and flame-retardant fabrics for the event and exhibit industries. Call 215/327-8921 …

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