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International Live Events Association Recognizes More Than a Dozen New CSEP Recipients

The International Live Events Association announced recognition of the following event professionals who recently earned the Certified Special Events Professional designation.

ILEA endorses and manages the voluntary CSEP program for those who meet standards. Earning the CSEP designation demonstrates a continuous dedication to enhance individual and professional performance.

Renovations Complete at Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Wylie Inn and Conference Center at Endicott College has revealed its multimillion dollar upgrades to their conference room and guestroom that include new goods and flooring.

Meet Chalva Tchkotoua

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Chalva Tchkotua was recently hired as chief marketing officer at etouches.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as the chief marketing officer?

Design Details Revealed in the Mansion at Natirar’s Restoration

The Mansion at Natirar will reopen this June with new spaces for club members and private events following a 35,000-square-foot restoration, which created new areas such as the Grand Ballroom and Conservatory. The new design is predicted to put the venue at the top of the list for Northern New Jersey events.

Meet Terri Woodin

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Terri Woodin was recently hired as the Vice President of Marketing & Global Meeting Services for Meeting Sites Resource.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as the vice president of marketing and global meeting services?

Summer in Chicago Heats up With ROOF on theWit

theWit will return this summer for the second year with its summer season that has redefined travel.

During three marquee weekend Friday and Saturday nights, ROOF on theWit will host an exclusive immersion event including cuisine, cocktails and entertainment.

Spring Is in the Air: The Westin Nashville Heats Up

The Westin Nashville has revealed two new packages: Park and Party and See and “B” Seen. Park and Party is a more stress-free option while See and “B” Seen is for guests wanting to explore Music City.

Park and Party takes guests down to “Honky-Tonk” Highway for a night out on the town while enjoying cocktails and a nightly valet service.

See and “B” Seen package offers guests the opportunity to tour RCA’s Historic Studio B, followed by a day of exploring at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This package also features champagne service at L27 Rooftop Bar.

Great Wolf Resorts to Expand Into Illinois

Great Wolf Resorts, the Madison-based indoor waterpark company, has  purchased KeyLime Cove, an indoor waterpark resort located in Gurnee, south of the Wisconsin border.

KeyLime Cove will be Great Wolf's 17th location; it closed in late April and will open under its new identity in mid-2018, spokesman Jason Lasecki said.

Terms of the deal have not  been released.

A February report in the suburban Chicago newspaper Daily Herald said the Gurnee Village Board trustees approved financial incentives of up to $18 million for the project.

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Debuts New Programs

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has revealed a number of new activities that span across North America. Some of these additions include romantic getaways, culinary adventures, wellness corporate retreats, and more.

Grand Hotel, located in Mackinac Island, Michigan will reopen on May 4 after completing its renovation. Renovations include three new suites, with interior design by Dorothy Draper & Company, and changes to the world’s longest porch at 660-feet. It will be open the first weekend in May through the end of October.

Kimpton Lorien Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Va., has announced the appointment of Jennifer Montgomery to director of sales and marketing.

Montgomery brings nearly 30 years of hospitality experience. In her new role, she will oversee the hotel’s dedicated sales and catering team, providing leadership and support. The catering team is known for their ability to execute weddings, meetings and events of up to 125 guests.

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