-Exhibitors along the Federal Row section of the show were a little startled by the presence of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who was on the floor of the show personally thanking each Federal employee for their service with a kind greeting. Must have been her hospitality genes coming out.
-Shopping maven Kathy Anderson will be moving into semi-retirement, gradually phasing out by giving up all of her shopping supplier clients with the exception of Fashion Outlets in Newport Beach, Calif.
–Mary Twomey, former director of sales for Chicago Essex House, now under renovation, has been appointed to open the Cellet PR office in the US. It will be based in Chicago.
–Craig Parsons, who retired from Disney three years ago, showed up at the Sunday night party at Disney World. He came out of retirement last year to be a part of an Orlando-based consulting firm, Fouche, Parsons & Associates