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Who's News in Special Events for August 5, 2021

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Glasshouses announces the appointment of Kevin Ramsawack as Director of Sales of The Glasshouse. Ramsawack joins the management team of Jack Guttman, Alex Holiday and Megan Lerchenmuller to launch the company’s new flagship event space at 660 12th Avenue, New York City. The new waterfront Glasshouse joins the company’s 13-year-old Glasshouse Chelsea, offering state-of-the art, flexible event spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, enviable locations and sweeping city views. 

A-mazing Events, a full-service corporate event and meeting planning company based in Appleton, Wisconsin, has hired Nicole Van Zeeland as an event manager. Van Zeeland holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, an associate’s degree in meeting and event management from Madison Area Technical College, and has five years of professional experience in corporate event planning. In her new role, Van Zeeland will manage the design and execution of corporate meetings, celebrations, conferences, and non-profit fundraising events.  

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, announces the appointment of a new General Manager of the resort, Bill Liedholm. Bill has been selected to lead Sandestin® into the future, while maintaining a service of excellence to its rental owners, visitor and thousands of guests who visit the resort annually.   Liedholm will serve as an ambassador for the resort and will oversee the resort’s leadership team, and all day-to-day operations. As a mentor to staff, he will lead the resort team in delivering consistent, unique experiences for guests while also enhancing the quality of service. Liedholm will ensure that all resort operations are carried out professionally and with the highest level of service.  

Venue News

Grand Geneva® Resort & Spa is pleased to announce it has recently completed a transformation of its indoor lobby space and added outdoor dining to this 1,300 acre AAA Four-Diamond resort.  The design project is led by New York City based architecture and design firm, Rotett Studio. Recently completed additions include a new 60-seat outdoor dining facility, The Landing, which is now open for guests. The new 900 sq. ft. outdoor patio space features a covered pergola, adjustable-height glass railings, overhead fans, and heating, allowing diners and guests to enjoy the space from early spring through late autumn. The resort’s Executive Chef Nelly Buleje launched a new seasonal menu for new terrace space, inspired by the restaurant’s impressive outdoor views.  

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, the premier venue management and services company, marked 50 eventful years with a live celebration on Thursday, July 29th.  After touring the LA Art Show, the first large-scale event to be hosted by the Convention Center since re-opening, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed approximately 200 attendees that included City and State officials, event organizers, Convention Center partners, the downtown LA hospitality community, and current and former LACC employees.  

Hot Off the Presses

During the Los Angeles Convention Center's 50th anniversary celebration, the Los Angeles Convention Center Hall of Fame was officially unveiled. Three events were named as the 2021 inaugural LACC Hall of Fame inductees: Anime Expo, the Los Angeles Auto Show, and Ski Dazzle. These iconic events were recognized by Ellen Schwartz during the program.

Alert Rental (Interactive Management Systems Corp) is honored to announce their ranking in ColoradoBiz’s Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in 2021. ColoradoBiz Magazine celebrates the achievements of Colorado’s most successful female entrepreneurs, and Alert Rental has been listed for three consecutive years. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Alert Rental is 100% woman-owned. Co-Presidents Mary Crosslin and Kara Longmire became the owners of Alert in September, 2016. Prior to owning Alert, both women spent several years as senior managers leading the business. Once they saw the opportunity to own Alert, they never looked back. 

Contactless specialist Klay Event Technology is partnering with Event Tech Live (ETL) London, which runs from November 1 – 5, online, and in-person at The Old Truman Brewery on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4. Over the last 17 months, through the pivot and into its hybrid aftermath, the partnership between organisers and tech providers has grown stronger than ever, becoming a critical element in event design and functionality. With 100 educational sessions and more than 100 exhibitors across the Old Truman Brewery in East London, Event Tech Live 2021 is one to watch. The latest updates are at 

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