Special Events turns 30 this year, but we're not the only ones celebrating a big birthday.
This is also the 40th anniversary of Tarzana, Calif.-based SRO Events. Named for founders Renee Symans and Selma Resnick Chankin, the company began with flowers and branched out to handle all elements of event design and production.
In 1990, Renee's daughter, Cindy Symans Hassel, joined the firm, taking over the business in 1998. More than 2,500 events later, the company remains a solid player in the L.A. event market.
The company's celebrations include a blog on its website, “SRO 40 Years Celebrating Life,” featuring event trends, tips and strategies as well as photo galleries of recent projects.