Congratulations to one of our favorite clients, Dore Academy, on their successful transition to a new home and a new name, The John Crosland School. http://johncroslandschool.org/content/index.php
The winners are in!
Congratulations to Karen Bennetts, winner of the 2012 NAWBO-Charlotte Rising Star Award. 'This award is presented to a member who
has demonstrated entrepreneurial creativity and determination in successfully
managing a business that is less than five years old.' Congrats also to Delaine Mead of Valuebiz Business Furnishings, for winning the WBO award for businesses more than five years old, and Katie Tyler of Tyler 2 Construction for bringing home the Community Service Award. To read more: http://www.nawbocharlotte.org/2012-annual-awards/
Congrats to our own Karen Bennetts and LRB for being named a finalist
for NAWBO-Charlotte's Rising Star Award, given to a woman who has owned
their business for less than five years. We're in good company with
Julie Bee and Shay Prosser, also named
finalists! Finalists for WBO of the year, for 5+ years in business are
Gina Herald, Moira LoCascio and Delaine Mead - nice work! http://www.nawbocharlotte.org/2012-annual-awards/
Can you say hardware?
Once again, it's that time of year. Time for all the agencies, art directors and copywriters to see how they measure up against their peers. And guess what we found out? We measure up pretty durned fantastic.
At the Charlotte Addy Awards last night, we went 5 for 4 on awards, winning 3 Gold, 1 Silver and a Best of Show in Copywriting! These are awards given out by the Advertising Federation, or AAF, for those of you who don't keep track of such things. Kind of like the Oscars for our industry. We won 2 for Dry Fly Distilling, and 1 each for Jimmy Clean's Car Wash and Streetside Classic Cars. Congrats and thanks to our clients, too!
Welcome Jimmy Clean's
Jimmy Clean's has officially opened its doors (or its bay?) to the folks of Monroe, NC and anyone else within 50 miles with a seriously dirty car! After much hard work, it's gratifying to see this new business get off the ground, and in such a big way. Last Saturday's festivities included free car washes (yi-hah!), and a fun radio remote broadcast by WKKT-FM, better known as KAT Country. DJ Todd Baker, Rep Ginger Mutterer and their team helped Jimmy celebrate with a live broadcast - giving away t-shirts, CDs, and other fun prizes, even an iPod. More than 600 people stopped by for the best clean of their lives, and for a little Country music magic. Congrats to Hugh Lynch for doing such an awesome job on the first of many Jimmy Clean's to come. Now, if they only sold chocolate, too...
'As the interns turn'
Well, it’s time for another installment of ‘As the interns turn’. Yes, folks, intern Chris has officially graduated (thanks to an anonymous contribution of cookies and neatly folded $100 dollar bills) and he is passing the baking equipment and spatula
to Doug Harris, our newest enrollee in the LRB intern slave-fest. Doug
hails from Dallas, PA and moved to Charlotte with his girlfriend Amanda
in September, leaving his beloved Rottweiler Jager at home with his
folks. Can I get an ‘awwwwwwww....’?
Doug is a big fan of the NFL, video games and
loves to hunt and fish. He’s even been known to fire up the charcoal
briquettes to grill up his prey on occasion. Aside from being a
self-described ‘Computer Geek’, Doug is a major movie addict and can
recite ‘The Princess Bride’ from beginning to end, the Peter Cook part
is his favorite. Doug has already proven himself adept at
coffee-schlepping and T-shirt modeling and we look forward to a
semester with him at our every beck and call.
Cookie Fest '09 was a big hit!
Cookie Fest ’09 was a fun time for all - we enjoyed food & drink with our friends and family to celebrate the holiday season, and said thank you to everyone for their support this year. Our guests not only brought cookies for the great cookie swap, but also toys and gifts to be donated to Thompson Child & Family Focus.
As a special thank you, we sent everyone home with an assortment of cookies, and a bottle of “RubyLith”: a unique cranberry liquor fermented by hand (bottled and distributed exclusively by Little Red Bird).
This year’s event featured a special appearance from Lana, a Eastern Screech Owls from the Carolina Raptor Center. They really are more like us than we think...
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to celebrate with our team!
Welcome to the Nest
A much-overdue "Welcome!" to the Nest's newest clients:
Corp: Also known as those fabulous people
smart enough to combine burgers and wine with classy yet funky flats &
townhomes at Southborough in Charlotte’s Historic SouthEnd district. (Yes, that
makes them our neighbors.) Check ‘em out at www.LovingSouthborough.com.
The Ultimate Bet for online poker aficionados (forgive the pun) let us
try our luck while creating new broadcast spots for UB.Net. Play your best hand at www.UltimateBet.com.
Cognition House: The team that brought you Athena's Path and Hero's Pursuit leadership programs for middle-school kids, Cognition House is a tool-based curriculum development firm which identifies knowledge gaps, then engages participants in a learning-in-motion program to encourage growth through interactive learning experiences. www.CognitionHouse.com.
Company: If fly fishing’s your game, this is the
name to know. Your fish stories will grow even bigger using FlyMen’s new ‘FireBug’
Bead Head flies. And, hey, we even
know what a ‘midge’ is now… www.FlyMenFishingCompany.com.
Raptor Center: Known for the rescue and rehabilitation
of birds of prey, this organization also offers education programs showing how these
birds are unlike other animals in nature (and more like us than we thought). Find out more and get directions for a
visit at: www.CarolinaRaptorCenter.org.
Hope and Healing on a Big Screen
The LRB team has created a new outdoor board to help get the word out about the tremendous work our friends at Thompson Child & Family Focus are doing. Thompson offers support and treatment programs for families and children from all socio-economic levels throughout the Charlotte area, whether their situation is due to low-income level, emotional and physical abuse, or social, mental or emotional challenges. Special thanks go out to Lamar Advertising, for providing the Digital board space.