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Andrea Richey takes the role of director of sales at the Read House in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Who’s News in Special Events for Oct. 17, 2019

Special events business news this week includes new staff at TCEG and the reveal of the top wedding date for 2019.

The Read House in Chattanooga, Tenn. has appointed Andrea Richey director of sales.

British event agency The Creative Engagement Group has hired three new senior creative directors. Alex McDonnell joins as a content creative director in London; Paul Fidler has been named live creative director in London; and Jessica Meeks joins TCEG’s Philadelphia office, where she will take on the role of a live creative director for the U.S.

Matt Abbott has joined event venue ExCeL London as public relations and communications manager.

Wedding vendors The Knot and WeddingWire have announced that nearly 34,000 U.S. couples will get married on Oct. 19—making it the most popular wedding day of the year.

The Pasadena [Calif.] Convention Center has announced the hiring of Jon Dubrick as the new regional executive chef of Centerplate, the exclusive food and beverage provider for the Pasadena Convention Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Dallas-based Freeman Co., which is included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies” list, announced that it has completed its sale of Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services, to PSAV. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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