People/Events/Accounts: News about VetsAid, GMR Marketing, Legoland New York Resort, and More

CHICAGO: The Leading Fashion Runaway Show will take place October 6 at the Kimpton Gray Hotel. The event supports nonprofit the Daisie Foundation’s holiday programming and gifts for local students in need on the South Side.

DALLAS: Brand experience agency Freeman has acquired Convention Data Services (C.D.S.), an event registration, business intelligence, and management company. 

HOUSTON: Joe Walsh’s third annual VetsAid benefit concert will take place November 10 at the Toyota Center. 

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Forever Cemetery will host its 20th annual Día de los Muertos festival on November 2. 

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles 

MILWAUKEE: GMR Marketing has appointed Ken Black chief creative officer. Black was previously Nike’s vice president of digital design transformation.

NEW ORLEANS: My House Social, a culinary curation company that pairs event planners with chefs, has rebranded as My House Events. The company’s clients include Netflix, WeWork, and Essence Festival. 

NEW YORK: Wine Spectator’s 39th annual New York Wine Experience runs October 17-19 at New York Marriott Marquis. 

Bloomingdale’s will host a holiday pop-up at Loews Regency New York Hotel November 29-December 24. 

Legoland New York Resort will open July 4, 2020. The 150-acre theme park will be located in Goshen. 

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork 

TAMPA: Westin Tampa Bay has named Colleen Beck director of sales and marketing and Christopher Reagan director of finance. 

TORONTO: Startup Fashion Week runs October 21-25 at venues including WeWork Richmond Street West, Aird & Berlis L.L.P., and Daniels Spectrum.

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

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