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Laura Rupp of Marquee
Laura Rupp joins Marquee Event Rentals.

Who’s News in Special Events for Nov. 21, 2019

Special events business news this week includes a new marketing director at Marquee and a new partnership for GES.

Laura Rupp has joined Chicago-based Marquee Event Rentals as director of marketing.

Jungle Island in Miami has hired Natalia Plasencia as catering director.

Oscar-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor and producer Stephanie Allain will produce the 92nd Oscars, which will air on Feb. 9.

Gravel Experiential, a Chicago-based experiential marketing and event production agency, has announced a partnership with GES Events, a global provider of live events headquartered in Las Vegas. Together, the two agencies will focus on expanding their current portfolios of events to partner in the areas of client engagement, event strategy, and production.

CE Rental, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has announced the recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake, Va. Serving the Hampton Roads region including Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and beyond, Distinctive Event Rentals provides china, specialty linens, and a wide variety of tables, chairs, staging, tents and other goods.

Erik Martinez has joined Atlanta-based Proof of the Pudding as the warehouse manager for the off-premise division.

Downers Grove, Ill.-based MicroTek, provider of corporate event venues, business training classrooms, and managed services, has announced that the company will change its name to Attune.

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