SANTA MONICA, Calif. AND DALLAS – In the wake of the recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the San Diego Convention Center’s immunity from antitrust liability, three leading trade show industry associations released a statement rebuking the court’s decision as well as reiterating the industry groups’ opposition to the San Diego Convention Center and any facility that forces show organizers to use exclusive services.
SAN DIEGO – On Aug. 22, in United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center, Inc., the Ninth Circuit ruled that the San Diego Convention Center can clean itself with its own employees.
ORLANDO – Orlando EACs (exhibitor appointed contractors) and IATSE Local 835 have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract for Central and Northern Florida, including the cities of Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville.
ITASCA, Ill. – During the late afternoon of Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies (Display Supply & Lighting, Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution, Inc.) took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
LAS VEGAS – After years in the making, SLS Las Vegas, the lifestyle-driven resort by global hospitality leader sbe, opened its doors Aug. 23 as the first major casino resort debuting in Las Vegas in several years.
NEW ORLEANS – On Aug. 22, ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks announced an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to host the ESSENCE Festival through 2019.
ATLANTA – Brumark announced that its parent company, Exploring, Inc., has been named to the 2014 Inc. 500|5000, Inc. magazine’s annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The annual rankings are based on percentage growth in net sales over a three-year period.
DALLAS – Freeman has been recognized for contact center operation customer service excellence with its live phone channel for a fifth consecutive year under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program.