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Jaclyn Bernstein is honored by ILEA with the Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement Award.

Who's News in Special Events for July 30, 2020

Special events business news this week includes a new slate of ILEA officers and more time to submit to speak at The Special Event + Catersource 2021.

ILEA International swore in its 2020-2021 board of governors, regional vice presidents, and affiliate chair at its annual general meeting yesterday, including board president Dana Macaulay, CSEP; immediate past president Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP; president-elect Corinne Kessel, CSEP; and secretary/treasurer Dustin Westling. The association also presented its 2020 Volunteer Awards: JC York of Classic Entertainment and Wise Guys InterACTive was named winner of the Robert Graves Pioneer Award; Jaclyn Bernstein of Empire Force Events was presented with the Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achievement Award; Tom Kura of Your Love In Lights was named Volunteer of the Year Award; and Kristen Porchia of the MotorCity Casino Hotel won the Mettle Attitude Award. See details here.

The deadline for submissions to speak at The Special Event + Catersource 2021 has been extended to mid-September. The show will run July 19-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Find details here.

Chicago-based production agency Wilson Dow Group has named Michael Manke to its team as a technical strategist. He will work from the company’s San Francisco office.

Back in business: The Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., reopened to guests yesterday. To promote the health of guests and cast members, the hotel has implemented a new set of protocols, including enhanced cleaning, physical distancing and requiring masks in public spaces.

Atlanta-based MeetingAdvice has added a virtual event studio to its offerings, where clients can record speeches and broadcast events via live streaming or to pre-record for future use.

New York-based Bridge Furniture and Props has launched its Bridge Props Outlet, offering used furniture and furnishings for purchase.

Geneva-based MCI has launched a virtual consulting tool designed to aid association leaders ensure successful futures for their groups.

Alert Management Systems, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been named one of the state’s 100 top woman-owned businesses by Colorado Biz Magazine. The company is headed by co-president/chief operating officer Mary Crosslin and co-president/CEO Kara Longmire.

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