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Who's News in Special Events This Week Dec.3, 2015

News this week includes a new role for former Classic CEO Jeff Black

Jeff Black, former CEO of Los Angeles-based party rental leader Classic Party Rentals, has been named CEO of La Tavola Fine Linen Rental of Napa, Calif. La Tavola founders Betsy and Herb Stone will stay on as consultants.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta welcomes new members to its culinary team: Thomas McKeown has been named executive chef, Sherry Hicks will take the post of director of food and beverage, and Christopher Watson is the new director of sales and marketing.

Arena Americas, the full-service special event rental company based in Milwaukee, has launched a new website. The company was just nominated for two Special Events Gala Awards.

GBS Linens, based in Anaheim, Calif., has unveiled a new logo designed to underscore its ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of its clients.

GoVision of Argyle, Texas, has acquiring the assets of Events Cable and Sound, based in Napa, Calif.

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, slated to open in early 2016, has named Yvan Didelot as executive chef.

Composer Bruce Aronson has joined New York-based PRG Post, offering original music compositions for clients.

Peter Birk has been named executive chef of the Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands.

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