A ‘Shout Out’ to KOMO TV and Bryan Johnson

A 'shout out' to Bryan Johnson of KOMO TV in Seattle, who is retiring after 53 years at the same TV station! Bryan started out in radio at a station in Centralia in 1955, and then joined KOMO in 1959. That's where he has spent the last 53 years, tormenting both politicians and his bosses alike, and reporting day in and day out on the issues and stories that matter to us here in the Pacific Northwest. At a retirement celebration in Studio B on Continue Reading

Lake Chelan Wineries — First-time Visit!

Having grown up visiting Lake Chelan during summers, I'm almost ashamed to admit that I haven't visited much during the past 10 years. Turns out, I've been missing the impressive growth of one of the newest AVA's in the state with spectacular views, some very good wines, and wonderful tasting rooms. With the crush in full swing, most wineries and tasting rooms were teeming with people ready to swirl, sniff and sip! Day one -- Benson Vineyards Continue Reading

WSU Cougars from A to Z! Congrats to Carla Nellis

Excited to help get the word out about WSU alumna's new books, WSU Cougars from A to Z!  Your school could be next on her list. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Alumna Authors Amazing Fact-filled Picture Book of WSU ‘WSU Cougars from A to Z’ Featured at Book Signings in Pullman and Seattle SEATTLE, Washington --- Washington State University alumna Carla Nellis is the featured author at a series of book signings in the Pacific Northwest with the Continue Reading

Seafair 2012 in the Books!

What a great experience this year as a new Seafair board member! Knowing what goes on behind the scenes gives me a much greater understanding of the HUGE amount of work and volunteer efforts that go into putting on so many awesome events! Of course, the idea is to celebrate Seattle's tradition, culture, communities, and just plain ol' fun events that bring us all together for several weeks during the summer. I do have to say the weather Continue Reading

11 Tips for Successful Fundraising

Some of my clients are non-profit groups, and money and donations are often Topic A right after their main mission. Asking for money for a cause or a non-profit agency can be difficult, especially in a tight economy.  It makes it that much more important for you to identify prospective donors, educate them about your group, inspire them to want to help, and ultimately, for them to donate to your cause. Here are 11 Top Tips to help donors say Continue Reading