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Who's News in Special Events This Week Sept. 1, 2016

Who's News in Special Events This Week Sept. 1, 2016

Special events business news for Sept. 1, 2016, includes the promotion of Kayla Schwenk to director of meetings and events at Paragon Events

Jessica LongaJessica Longa (at left) has been named event sales manager at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, Calif.

Kayla Schwenk has been promoted to director of meetings and events at Paragon Events, based in Delray Beach, Fla.

Sam Bixby has joined Extraordinary Events, based in Sherman Oaks, Calif., as an event producer.

The Los Angeles Convention Center has announced the promotions of Adrienne Hall and Frank Keefer to senior event managers.

The SEARCH Foundation, which assists event professionals in need, has announced that its fundraiser at ILEA Live in Austin last month raised $32,000. See highlights of the event here.

The Fort Lauderdale [Fla.] Marriott Harbor Beach Resort has named Wendy Shoemaker senior catering sales executive.

Tom Wilkes has joined London-based White Light as business development manager.

British employee and customer-engagement solutions company Grass Roots, which operates an event and meetings arm, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Blackhawk Network, based in Pleasanton, Calif., which distributes gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products.

Melissa Robinson has been appointed group sales manager at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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