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Who’s News for March 1, 2024

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New York Tent, a leading innovator in the design, engineering, and fabrication of custom-built tenting and temporary structures, has announced the appointment of Alan Feinstein as business development manager, effective immediately. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Feinstein has demonstrated a profound expertise in the food and beverage industry, sales, strategic planning and event coordination, particularly within high-end, luxury settings. In his previous roles, he served at the helm of renowned establishments like The Village Club of Lake Success and H on the Harbor, where he not only managed operations but also excelled in client relations and strategic partnership development across the New York Tri-State area. 

The Special Event Company, a leading global agency specializing in experiential live events and strategic communications based in North Carolina, is set to elevate its renowned academic event division with the appointment of distinguished producer Jim Hooker as the Executive Director of Academic Events. With a rich event background spanning 27 years at The Walt Disney Company, Merv Griffin Productions, and as Associate Sr. VP for Cultural Relations and Events for the University of Southern California and Executive Director of Events at The University of Texas at Austin, Hooker is poised to lead the expansion of the company's 25-year legacy in delivering exceptional domestic and international academic programs. In addition to his role as Executive Director, Hooker will assume the position of Chair at the forefront of AEP, the premier academic event planners conference that serves as an annual gathering for campus planners from across the United States.  

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“Events By Sean Brock,” a bespoke private dining, catering, and events service, has officially launched this month. With unique, customizable options for every type of celebration or occasion and the same cutting-edge technology and attention to detail for which Sean is known, this new events offering will provide guests with opportunities to work alongside the team to curate personalized events that exemplify the exceptional hospitality and high touch experience found at each of his restaurants. Along with full buyouts and offsite catering, guests can book events in the distinct private and semi-private spaces at Audrey, June, Bar Continental, and Joyland. Catering menus vary in price and cuisine and can be customized as a la carte or pre-fixe, depending on the concept. 

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