BRANCHING OUT

Napa, Calif.-based DESTINATION DESIGN GROUP is a new company designing and producing wine country experiences. GINGER GUTHRIE is founder and president. Call 707/258-2008, or visit www.destinationdesigngroup.com. • PROSTAGE, based in Orlando, Fla., has announced that it will open an office in Las Vegas in April. For more information, call 407/654-5822, or visit www.prostage.com. • JOBI TYSON has created a new special event planning company, V.I.PLEASE EVENTS. The Atlanta-based company will handle events, promotions and marketing. For more information, call 404/447-0928, or visit www.viplease.net. • FIORE is a new floral, garden and event design company based in Pensacola, Fla. The owner is SHANNON PALLIN, call 850/469-1930. • DEWEY JOE BEENE JR. has launched IES-EVENTS, based in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 405/272-9888, or visit www.ies-events.com.

BUSINESS NEWS

Headquartered in Los Angeles, TBA GLOBAL EVENTS will now produce events in North and South America for Wuppertal, Germany-based VOK DAMS. VOK DAMS will provide event expertise for TBA customers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.vokdams.de; www.tba global.com. • Washington-based SELECT EVENT RENTALS has announced its acquisition of PARTY CLOTHS. Party Cloths' founder and president, KORRY HETHERINGTON, will join Select as design specialist and serve as vice president of PARTY CLOTHS BY SELECT. Call 301/604-2334, or visit www.weparty.com. • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based REGENT has hired Chicago-based 3D DESTINATIONS to handle group, meeting, incentive and conference bookings at the hotel group's properties. For more information, call 3D Destinations at 847/566-6744, or visit www.3ddestinations.com. • Atlanta-based MAGNUM has acquired EAST COAST LIGHTING & DESIGN; DAVID BURNS joins the staff as production manager/live entertainment. Call 800/255-1774, or visit www.magnumco.com. • Houston-based AZTEC TENTS AND EVENTS has acquired ABBEY EVENT SERVICES, located in San Antonio. For more information, call 713/699-0088, or visit www.aztecusa.com.

MEA CULPA

In our November issue, we had an incorrect telephone number for the Four Seasons Philadelphia; the correct number is 215/963- 2725. We apologize!