BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA: Mixtroz, a tech startup focused on establishing face-to-face connection at events, has earned W.B.E.N.C. and W.O.S.B. certifications as a woman-owned business.

CHICAGO:  The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10k, sponsored by Byline Bank, will take place May 19.

DENVER: Safta, an Israeli restaurant at the Source Hotel, will host the Bacchanal x Denver festival—a food, wine, and jazz event—August 10-11 at the Source Market Hall.

DETROIT: Cobo Center will launch the 2019 Cobo Cares season of free health and wellness events on May 11, beginning with an outdoor yoga session hosted by Citizen Yoga.

LAS VEGAS: The Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Nevada has appointed Tim Haughinberry the organization’s new president, serving a three-year term.

LOS ANGELES: The 20th annual Golden Trailer Awards will take place May 29 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.

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

NASHVILLE: The Westin Nashville has named Jeff Crabiel general manager.

NEW YORK: The 42nd annual Empire State Building Run-Up will take place May 14. The running event is presented by Turkish Airlines and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

OZY Media’s fourth annual OZY Fest will take place July 20-21 at Central Park’s Great Lawn. Headliners include John Legend, Miguel, Malcolm Gladwell, Padma Lakshmi, Spike Lee, and more.

Questex has appointed Kurt Nelson group vice president of talent strategy and Derek James director of information technology.

Brand experience solutions agency MC2 has named Philip Schlitz corporate vice president of strategic development. 

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

VANCOUVER: Aimbridge Hospitality will manage Four Points by Sheraton in Surrey, British Columbia, beginning June 1. 

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

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