Lighthouse acquires events specialist

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Marketing services holding company Lighthouse Global Network, Chicago, has acquired AVID Group, Chicago, a corporate communications agency based in Chicago, the company announced Jan. 17. AVID stages special events, new-product introductions, shareholder meetings and seminars. Clients include Ameritech, Andersen Consulting, Baxter Healthcare and Quaker Oats Co. Lighthouse is an international network of consulting, marketing, design and communications businesses based in Chicago. With AVID, Lighthouse operates 13 consultancies with about 1,000 employees in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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