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Who's News in Special Events for March 18, 2021

Special events business news

People on the move

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) has appointed Garine Ferejian-Mayo as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer.

Jovanka Tomasevic has launched JT Events in the UAE, specializing in luxury event planning.

The Vollrath Company announces Elizabeth Truett has joined the company as senior vice president of operations.

Upcoming events

Creative conversations that look to provide engaging feedback for our industry and create meaningful dialogue, coupled with best practices, are being introduced including: CORT Event Conversations #CEC, Events 2.0, The Vendry, Business of Events and more.

Venue news

Remodels, reopenings and openings continue nationally for hotels and venues, including Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, Delta Hotels by Marriott Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites 

Hot Off the Press

The $120 billion RESTAURANTS Act of 2021 will finally provide a much needed safety net to those working in the hospitality industry. On Thursday, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law.

Chic Chef Co. focuses on all-natural, organic products and is expanding from online commerce to a brick-and-mortar location this May 2021. The brand, created by Celebrity Chef Nik Fields, is a source for gourmet foods, spice blends, olive oils, vinegars, and professional quality cooking utensils. The Chic Chef marketplace will carry all of Chef Nik’s products and other female artisans carefully chosen by Chef Nik. She says, "Female empowerment meets retail in this collaborative marketplace filled with treats that are unique to the culinary industry.'' 

Products on the Market

Global Special Effects FlogosTM Machine make floating logos a reality by producing cloud-like shapes in the form of any logo, symbol, initial, or word that can travel as far as the eye can see.

Rock Paper Coin, a software firm that simplifies the billing process for both wedding businesses and their clients, has locked an additional $1.625M from investors as it looks to expand on its organic growth amidst an industry rebound.

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