Around The Town

Love at PechaKucha

Love was in the air that the last Pechakucha (say: pah-shaw-kah-shaw).  At least that was what the theme was, in celebration of it being near Valentine's Day.  @David_Alecock talked about the importance of being present for love. Susan Rienzo talked about her love of color and making whimsical quilts. Emily Empel, a futurist, talked about her… Continue reading Love at PechaKucha

Around The Town, Marketing, Out of Home

Kung Hei Fat Choy and Community/Brand Involvement

Today was the third annual Lunar New Year Festival in Orlando, FL.  It was a great time with a parade, exhibitions, and companies/organizations supporting the Asian culture in the Mills50 District.  Some companies/organizations make total sense.  Others seemed, not like a stretch, but like an interesting way for them to support niche communities and build… Continue reading Kung Hei Fat Choy and Community/Brand Involvement

Around The Town, Leadership, Marketing

More On Reading Between The Wines

Hi You! As you may know, I’m on the host committee for the Adult Literacy League’s Reading Between the Wines event to be held on April 16. As a part of the host committee, I am charged with looking for people and companies that would want to help sponsor the event or buy tickets/tabletop. In… Continue reading More On Reading Between The Wines

Around The Town, Marketing

Who’s excited about the arts in Orlando? This Media Nerd.

After attending the Red Chair Affair this year, I wound up on the "friends of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts" email list.  They have been sending updates about the construction and news on performances being scheduled there.  They sent an email a couple of weeks ago saying they were offering hard hat… Continue reading Who’s excited about the arts in Orlando? This Media Nerd.

Around The Town, Leadership, Marketing

Cleaning the World – one used soap bar at a time

Clear Channel Outdoor gives their employees one day a year to dedicate to volunteering for something in the community.  Since the Orlando Branch is one big family, we decided to do it together and found an organization we could all get our hands dirty, er, I mean clean, with. Clean the World is a local… Continue reading Cleaning the World – one used soap bar at a time

Around The Town, Marketing, Uncategorized

A Great Weekend for Small Business Advertising Lessons

Labor Day Weekend was ripe with local advertising lessons! Haole Paddle Board - Brian chatted my parents up one time when he had finished a personal training paddle board lesson.  My parents had their own paddle boards but Brian was so personable they thought that the next time I needed to rent one, it should… Continue reading A Great Weekend for Small Business Advertising Lessons

Around The Town, Marketing

A Wonderful Way to Advertise the Arts

Last night was the Red Chair Project's 9th Annual Red Chair Affair, the  kick-off to the 2013-2014 cultural season.  And it was a real treat.  There were the usual suspects of the Orlando Ballet, Opera, Shakes, Gay Chorus, and Philharmonic.  Bu we also got to see performances from places I had never heard of: Brass… Continue reading A Wonderful Way to Advertise the Arts

Around The Town, Leadership

Don’t Say Pshaw to PechaKucha

Two Saturdays ago I got to experience one of the neatest presentation showcases I've ever seen. Part toastmasters, part TED conference, part open mic-esque, this evening was chock full of fun, enlightenment, and inspiration. Pronounced, pashawkashaw, PechaKucha is a strict power-point timed speech that can be on anything or everything. Here are the highlights: John… Continue reading Don’t Say Pshaw to PechaKucha

Around The Town, Rep Encounters

Movement In The City

This past week I had a wonderful conversation with someone at the Florida Department of Transportation about their marketing and efforts on reducing the car load on our Orlando roads by encouraging carpooling, vanpooling, the upcoming SunRail, and the expansion of I-4.  It sparked my interest enough that I have done a little homework on… Continue reading Movement In The City

Around The Town, Leadership

A Village, A Main Street – Orlando Rocks

So I'll get back to media in my next post, but for now I still have to crush on Orlando a little bit.  Also during my last class at Leadership Orlando I learned about the upcoming Creative Village and the Orlando Main Street project. The Creative Village is a 15- to 20- year project that… Continue reading A Village, A Main Street – Orlando Rocks