Eric Barry, a past equity trader and current event photographer created his own photobooth called Media Booth Pro about five years ago. Barry created his own brand focused on easy transport, assembly and versatility after being frustrated about not being able to find a booth suitable for his wedding photography work.
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Tim Hermann was recently hired as the general manager of Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina?
Chef Josh Bettis was recently hired as the executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colo.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as executive chef for Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa?
Andrea Vieyra was recently hired as director of sales and marketing for The Hotel Landing in Wayzata, Minn.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role at The Hotel Landing in downtown Wayzata?
The Goldmoor Inn has announced Glenn Griffith as its new director of events. Griffith will all event planning at the 21-acre property based in Galena, Ill.
He brings more thanr 25 years of experience to his new role, previously serving as director of catering in hotels such as The New York Palace Hotel, The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. He also has owned his own social and corporate event planning company, Glenn Griffith Inc.
Dean Dennis was recently hired as the general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center?
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Chicago announced the appointment of Scott Stuckey to general manager. Stuckey brings more than 27 years hospitality industry experience to his new position.
He will be responsible for the 300-room hotel’s 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Circa restaurant and lounge, and the hotel’s outdoor terrace, Upstairs at the Gwen.
One of the country’s largest independent trade show organizers, Corcoran Expositions, have retained two new trade shows and renewed with a third organization, extending an 15-year relationship.
The dynamic city of Asbury Park, N. J., is set to open a new hotel in spring 2016—the first opening in the area in more than 50 years.
The Asbury, a product of the real-estate company iStar, combines the Victorian-era history of the era with its vibrant social culture.
The project is a collaboration between David Bowd, known for creating the Salt Hotels brand, and Anda Andrei, iStar’s creative lead for the Asbury Park redevelopment project and the former design director for the Ian Schrager Company.