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NEW YORK: Council for Marketing & Opinion Research recognized its past leaders at a commemorative ceremony at the Helsmley Hotel last month. Diane Bowers (2nd l.), president, CMOR, here joins honorees (l. to r.) Arthur Shapiro, exec VP-marketing and strategy, Seagram Americas; Harry Heller, chairman, Heller Research Group; and Larry Mock, VP-consumer and market knowledge, Procter & Gamble Co., all former chairmen of the trade association.

NEW YORK: Cosmetic Executive Women presented Andrea Jung (l.), president-chief operating officer of Avon Products, with its 1999 Achiever Award at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel late last month. Congratulating Ms. Jung at the event sponsored by New Woman, are (2nd l. to r.) Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate VP, Estee Lauder Cos.; Laura McEwen, publisher, New Woman; and James E. Preston, the former chairman-CEO of Avon Products. The trade group presents the Achiever Award to leading women executives who have contributed to the growth of the beauty industry.

CHICAGO: Cahners Business Information's Restaurants & Institutions presented its 29th annual Ivy awards for distinction to the foodservice industry at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Corporate sponsors, who received their own appreciation awards gathered with executives from R&I (l. to r.): Dan Beck, general manager, Monsanto Co.; Jeffrey P. Berlind, senior VP-group publisher, Restaurants & Institutions; Craig Crawford, manager-foodservice sales, Monsanto; Patricia B. Dailey, editor in chief, R&I; Steven D. Mayer, VP-publisher, R&I; Phil Kafarakis, VP-sales and marketing at Wisconsin's Jones Dairy Farm; and Kathy Santangelo, director, and Michael A. Durad, sales manager, both of the hotel and restaurant division, Waterford Wedgewood USA.

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.: The American Association of Advertising Agencies' Purple Forum recently met at the headquarters of Rubin Postaer & Associates for a presentation by agency Exec VP Bill Hagelstin (r.), who spoke to the group about the shop's 25-year association with client American Honda Motor Co. Attendees included (l. to r.): Harley Griffiths, VP-membership division, Four A's; Shanna Columbus, CEO, PriceWeber Marketing Communications; and Bill Cronin, CEO, Cronin & Co. The Purple Forum is one of 19 forum groups organized by Four A's whose members gather to discuss common problems.

NEW YORK: In honor of its 20th anniversary, Inc. held a cocktail party at the W New York Hotel. Among those celebrating were (l. to r.): Howard Kaplan, associate publisher, Inc.; Barbara Price; Tony Price, president, Crew

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