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Who’s News for April 26, 2024

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Pinstripes, the acclaimed experiential dining and entertainment destination, opened at Vineland Pointe in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 20. The brand’s second Florida location (and 17th location nationwide) features a full-service bistro serving chef-driven Italian-American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, 16 bowling lanes, four indoor and outdoor bocce courts, two outdoor patios and four private event spaces for groups of up to 1,000. 

DelMonte Hotel Group, an award-winning hotel management and development company headquartered in Rochester, New York, and Rockbridge acquired the Courtyard Providence Downtown. Centrally located in downtown Providence, the Courtyard by Marriott property offers comfort and convenience situated steps away from Brown University, Johnson and Wales University, College Hill, PPAC and Amica Mutual Pavilion. The team plans to refresh the property in the coming years while maintaining the comfort and quality service guests know and love. 

Products on the Market

Eventbrite is now offering nonprofits 50% off all Pro Plans for National Volunteer Week, supercharging their individual efforts to drive positive change and further empowering these changemakers and their respective causes. “We’re extremely passionate about offering nonprofits new opportunities to tap into Eventbrite and harness the power of live experiences to advance their missions,” said Kristin Johnston, Head of Social Impact at Eventbrite. “Whether it’s helping them attract donors, recruit volunteers, or free up staff time for essential tasks, we’re deeply committed to enhancing our support for the nonprofit sector.” 

Limbic Media, a leader in interactive media technologies, recently announced the launch of MaestroDMX, a groundbreaking product designed to transform the Live Music experience with autonomous, professional-quality light shows. This innovative technology dubbed the "lighting designer-in-a-box" has already made significant waves in the industry, capturing the "Best New Product for DJs" (by rAVePubs) award at the recent LDI Conference in Las Vegas and earning rave reviews from users. 

Hot off the Press

The Events Industry Council (EIC) announced a new strategic partnership with Oak View Group (OVG), the global leader in sustainable venue operations. The partnership – the largest of its kind in scale – will allow the Oak View Group convention center portfolio to deepen its commitment to sustainability and better support the green meeting & exhibition aspirations of its clients and partners. OVG plans to certify its entire convention portfolio of 60+ venues, in a phased approach, including Chicago's McCormick Place, the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, and the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

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