People/Events/Accounts: News about Magnolia Bakery, Loews Hotels, Axios, and More

INDUSTRY NEWS: I.A.E.E. Women’s Leadership Regional Half Day Forum will take place September 24 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. 

COAST TO COAST: Magnolia Bakery will celebrate its fifth annual National Banana Pudding Day on August 29 by launching a new red velvet pudding flavor. The flavor will be available at stories in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, and Boston through September 1.

LOS ANGELES: The inaugural Craft Beer Long Beach Festival will take place September 21 at Rancho Los Cerritos. 

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Menin Hospitality has appointed Robert Festinger vice president. Festinger will continue to serve as general manager of Mondrian South Beach. 

NEW YORK: The 16th annual A Second Helping of Life, an event benefiting ovarian and breast cancer charity Share, will take place September 23 at Chelsea Piers. 

Loews Hotels & Co has named Steve Younes executive vice president and chief human resources officer. 

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RENO, NEVADA: White Stone Marketing, a digital marketing company that primarily promotes boutique inns, is expanding its portfolio to include special event and wedding venues. 

WASHINGTON: Axios has appointed Kristin Burkhalter vice president of events.

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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