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Petition for Covid-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry Signed by Close to 300,000

PLSN Staff • News • March 20, 2020

A petition on appealing for government aid amid the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent cancelations of meetings and events that began in March and continue as far ahead as October 2020 was closing in on the 300,000 mark a week after its mid-March launch.

To view and sign the petition (it does not cost anything or require donations), go to

The petition was launched by Isaac Rothwell, national director of operations at Digerati Productions, along with original co-signers Randy Pruitt, Trevor Zulinke and Adam Gogan from Digerati Productions and Omar Colom from AV Educate.

A newly formed live events industry coalition has been forming along with the petition organizing activities. Key players include Digerati Productions’ Gogan and Zulinke and AV Educate’s Colom along with others including:

  • Julie Law, President of 360 Event Productions
  • Jessica Dalka, Owner, Chicago Planner Magazine
  • Carole Galle, CEO, Special D Events
  • Alexandra Rembac, Principal and Creative Director of Sterling Engagements
  • Stephanie Nix, Owner, On Site Management LLC
  • Chris Sinclair, President, The Anthem Group
  • Eileen Valois, Senior Vice President Sports and Fan Entertainment, PRG/VER
  • Alex Fedrizzi, Touring Systems Engineer
  • Marci McCarthy, CEO & President, T.E.N.
  • Sara Champagne, Director – Business Development, My Events the
  • Shannon Cook, CFO, TourTech
  • Lyn Stout, Principal, Bond Events
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