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David Stone is the new director of weddings at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, N.M.

Who’s News in Special Events for June 25, 2020

Special events business news this week includes a new director of weddings at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. N.M.

La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, N.M., has named David Stone as director of weddings.

The call for speakers at The Special Event + Catersource 2021 has been extended till July 8. The event will run March 8-11 in Miami Beach. Find details here.

Global DMC Partners, the big DMC consortium based in Washington, has released its health and sanitation standards. “This new roadmap of what our DMCs can offer is just a starting point to building a personalized health and sanitation plan for each program,” said Global DMC Partners president and CEO Catherine Chaulet. “This safeguards not only the program’s success but also the long-term health of our industry, our people and our communities.” Download the standards here.

James Schelnick has been appointed director of sales at the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, slated to open in August in Omaha, Neb.

Los Angeles-based caterer Schaffer has launched its Shindig line, which offers foods presented in ribbon-tied boxes, ideal for small celebrations of up to 10 guests.

Visit Sarasota County [Fla.] has promoted Amanda Walker to meeting sales manager.

Salt Lake County [Utah] has announced the selection of Centerplate as the exclusive hospitality, catering and culinary partner for the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City and Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah.

J. Wilbur Smith has become the president and owner of Atlanta-based EventScapes Inc. “As we continue through this unique season in the industry, we are focused on creating events alongside new and existing clients and look toward to a bright and fulfilling future,” Smith said. “The passion of event design is at the heart of our EventScapes team--we look forward to serving you, and your clients, as our world turns toward a new normal.”

Caesars Entertainment Corp. has announced that everyone indoors at its properties across the Caesars network will now be required to wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking. The updated mask policy became effective yesterday and applies to all employees, vendors, contractors, guests and passersby in properties. Previously, all employees plus guests at table games were required to wear masks at Caesars properties.

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