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Who's News in Special Events for November 3, 2021

Special events business news.

Hot Off the Presses

The Dayton Convention Center, an ASM Global managed facility announces the selection of Mills James to serve as the in-house preferred Audio Visual Production provider. They will serve a critical part of the overall sales and operations efforts of the DCC. Mills James was founded in May of 1984 by Ken Mills and Cameron James. Since the 80’s, they have grown into a company of creative directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, designers, set builders and streaming engineers, with a mission to craft and deliver experiences that deepen human connections and inspire people to care and act. 

Venue News

bread & Butter is now the PR agency for Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA. Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Miramonte Resort & Spa is currently undergoing a property-wide renovation and reimagining to debut in January 2022, that will transform the resort into a contemporary version of a classic Mediterranean retreat.   The intimate desert oasis boasts 215 guestrooms, three pools, an award-winning spa, signature restaurant and bar, social spaces such as fire pits and bocce ball courts, flexible event space and localized experiences that reflect the resort’s brand promise as an “Estate of Wellbeing.” Highlights for groups and meetings include:  

Association News

 The SEARCH Foundation, a 501(c)3 that assists event professionals in crisis, is pleased to announce their incoming board of directors for 2022. 

  • Chairwoman – Kate Patay, Patay Consulting 
  • Vice Chair – Patrick McMichael, Denon & Doyle 
  • Treasurer – Larry Green, International Event Products 
  • Secretary – David Lombardo, Lombardo’s 
  • Immediate Past Chair – Rick Turner, Forward Hospitality Group 
  • Executive Advisor – Joann Roth-Oseary, Someone’s in the Kitchen 
  • Directors: Nick Borelli - AllSeated, Judy Brillhart - Sheraton Commander, Evan Carbotti - Carbotti Experiences, Mark Catuogno - MC Event Consulting, Thuy Diep - Haute., Bobby Dutton - GBM6, Stephanie Jayko - Knockout Productions, Jolie Oree-Bailey - Low Country Quisine, Michele Polci - Caesars Entertainment, Frank Puleo - Framboise Catering, India Rhodes - Wilkinson Rhodes, Thomas Whelan - Levy Convention Centers, JC York - Classic Entertainment 
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