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Who's News for January 28, 2021

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Eric J. Altschul, CEO of ABC Global Services, has joined forces with other well-known leaders in the industry: Steve Goodman, managing director of MeetingAdvice; Eli Sananes, president of Global Meetings & Incentives (GMI); Katie Harvill, founder of Matchstick Creative; and Michael Shannon, CMP HMCC, a veteran of meeting sales management. Altschul now serves as the president and CEO of the newly formed Etherio Group.  

By uniting their businesses as Etherio Group, these industry players have created a leading meeting and event company focused on corporate clients, life sciences, associations, incentives and site selection. Together they offer a wider range of technology and virtual solutions, creative services, strategic meeting management, regulatory compliance, reporting and financial management while retaining their unique gifts for building and nurturing meaningful relationships with their clients. 

In recognition of its technological advances and the potential for immediate real-world impact, the new CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot from LG Business Solutions was featured at The Paley Center’s Best of CES® 2021 product showcase and panel discussion. The robot is designed to efficiently disinfect various commercial environments using UV-C light and was one of only four products selected for demonstration by the Paley Media Council from among thousands introduced at Digital CES 2021. 

The Paley Center for Media’s “Next Big Thing” Best of CES panel discussion and demonstration session invites leading industry experts to examine and experience the most promising and impactful products debuted at CES, the world’s largest annual technology conference. 

The new LG CLOi Autonomous UV-C Robot is expected to enable a new standard of hygiene for commercial environments by automatically disinfecting high-touch, high-traffic areas. The autonomous robot will move easily around tables, chairs and other furniture to irradiate and disinfect a room’s touchable surfaces in minutes. It will be capable of disinfecting multiple areas on a single battery charge. 

Marquee Event Group, a premier event rental company with operations in the Midwest and Southwest markets, announced the successful completion of a recapitalization of the business. As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, the new agreement will provide the growth capital necessary to accelerate investment in both existing and new event relationships.  

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