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Move Strengthens Agency’s Digital Communications Focus
PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 12, 2011) – LANE PR, an independently owned public relations, investor relations and social media agency, has appointed Amy Paterson as vice president of social media. In this newly created role, Paterson will oversee social media strategy for client projects as well as lead the agency’s digital and social media initiatives in New York and Portland.
“Advancing our digital and social media offerings is a priority for the agency,” said Wendy Lane Stevens, president and founder of LANE PR. “Social media are a powerful tool in the communications arsenal, and the addition of this new leadership position will ensure that our social media offerings remain cutting edge and that LANE PR continues to drive business success for clients through fully integrated communications strategies.”
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Young Musicians Have Opportunity to Spend Time With Pop Star Greyson Chance and Win $2,000 Toward an Instrument
FREDERICK, MD, Dec 13, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — On Thursday, Dec. 8 Music & Arts, Yamaha, and Greyson Chance launched the first-ever ‘Find Your Voice’ Facebook music video contest. Aspiring musicians between the ages of 13 and 17 are encouraged to submit a cover song from a selection of 12 famous songs, pop or classical to www.MusicArts.com/findyourvoice . The grand prize winner will win a trip for two to spend time with pop star and YouTube singing sensation Greyson Chance, $2,000 toward a Yamaha instrument that Music & Arts carries, a year of free music lessons up to a value of $1,500 and a spot in Music & Arts advertising.
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Nadia Arumugam, Contributor
I was lucky enough to have been invited to the Louis M. Martini Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, earlier this month. This is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year, but especially so in October and early November when the the vineyards and wineries are a hive of activity.
During a period of about 6 weeks in the fall, the grapes are harvested and crushed to provide for the year’s wine production. Drop by at Louis M. Martini, and you’ll be given a tour of the wine-making facilities complete with dramatic sky-high towers of barrels and casks. One of the winery’s experts will talk you through the whole wine-making process and you’ll actually get to see the grapes being sorted, crushed and sitting in extraction tanks as they ferment and turn into that magical elixir. You’ll even be allowed to try the freshly pressed juice, called “must” at different points of fermentation. After these exertions, you’ll round off your day with a visit to the winery’s tasting room.