ATLANTA: MemberSuite, a cloud-based association management software company, has named Brad Layman vice president of sales.

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE: The second annual NomCon, the Nation of Makers Conference, will take place June 14-16 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

CHICAGO: Craft beer and music event Square Roots will take place July 12-14 at Lincoln Square. 

Catholic Charities’ 28th annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch raised more than $130,000. The event took place April 28 at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center.  

LOS ANGELES: Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum will take place June 29. The event will honor Perry and raise funds for the Grammy Museum Foundation, with performances and appearances by Cheap Trick, Juliette Lewis, Sara Gilbert, and more.

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

NEW ORLEANS: Michelle Obama will headline the 25th annual Essence Festival of Culture, taking place July 4-7.

NEW YORK: The third annual Vinho Verde Wine Experience will take place June 15 at Second Floor. The event will feature unlimited tastings from more than 30 wineries in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s annual Hot Pink Party raised $6 million for breast cancer research. The event took place May 15 at Park Avenue Armory.

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

ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: Rosen Centre has named Alon Gontowski executive pastry chef. 

SALT LAKE CITY: The third annual LoveLoud Festival powered by AT&T will take place June 29th at the Usana Ampitheatre. Kesha, Martin Garrix and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Tegan & Sara, Daya, and more will headline the event, which raises money for L.G.B.T.Q. charities.

WASHINGTON: The American Veterans Center’s 15th annual National Memorial Day Parade will take place May 27 along Constitution Avenue. Justin Moore, Dennis Quaid, and Kiefer Sutherland are slated to perform. 

Washington Business Journal: “The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association is rolling out its new Surge conference—an effort to combine elements of pitch competitions, roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings between investors and companies—to take place October 2 at the Hotel at the University of Maryland College Park.”

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