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06.12.2012 California Women's Conference Comments Off on GET INSPIRED! GET ANSWERS! GET CONNECTED!

GET INSPIRED! GET ANSWERS! GET CONNECTED!

The California Women’s Conference is designed to benefit women from all walks of life – from the everyday woman to female entrepreneurs worldwide. It is intended to guide and serve women who are creating businesses, strengthening existing ones, and positively advancing their careers and the world around them. The women attending this conference do not wait for things to happen; instead they go out with intention and passion to make the next GREAT thing happen.

THE CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE – THE WOMEN’S ECONOMY STARTS HERE

Long Beach, CA  – The California Women’s Conference, debuting this Fall, is intended to be a forum for the world’s most influential voices, hearts and minds, and will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on September 23-24th, 2012.This year’s theme is “The Women’s Economy Starts Here.”

This conference is intended to fill in the void left by the “California Governor & First Lady’s Conference on Women,” which, for most of its 27 year history, was a star-studded event hosted by California’s First Ladies.With each successive administration, the size and scope of the event grew exponentially. During the recent past, attendance mushroomed to tens of thousands and sold out within hours of opening ticket sales. It established itself as the largest conference of its kind in the world. However, in 2011, California’s current First Lady, Anne Brown, declined to continue this hosting tradition, citing a desire to focus on other economic priorities. The California Governor & First Lady Conference was not held in 2011 and no plans were announced to hold such a conference in 2012.

With the fate of the tradition of such a conference in the balance, a producer of successful 30,000 in-attendance events stepped into this void to ensure the continuation of the tradition by hosting a new conference at the same venue. Michelle Patterson, CEO of Event Complete, and her team, are now building innovative new traditions into time-honored conference elements put in place by the former First Ladies.

“The women’s economy starts here, and the future is happening now for all women committed to success,” says Patterson, referencing this year’s conference theme and tagline. “This tradition has too rich a legacy, and is too valuable a resource for women dedicated to making a difference, to be allowed to vanish.Visionary women from all backgrounds will be exposed to new and valuable resources, insight and encouragement from other like-minded women, and gain the momentum they need for their next small step or large leap of faith in their personal venture for change.”

Today, with so many feeling the need for such a conference, the new 2012 conference will feature a vast marketplace of ideas, exhibits, and internationally known speakers. While this new conference is not affiliated with the organizations previously responsible for the old California Governor & First Lady’s Conference on Women, the new conference is intended to serve a similar purpose and drive the same benefits for the community of women who came love the California Governor & First Lady’s Conference on Women.

The conference is now accepting sponsorships and exhibitors. For application details and to learn more visit www.californiawomensconference. com. Join the California Women’s Conference community to stay informed of pre-sale ticket information.

About the history and tradition of the CaliforniaGoverner & First Lady Conference on Women The spiritual predecessor of the California Women’s Conference, namely the California Governor & First Lady’s Conference on Women was an annual non-partisan event, was created in 1985 by then-Governor George Deukmejian, to address the high failure rate among women-owned businesses by giving women entrepreneurs greater access to funding and other helpful resources. Selecting the city of Long Beach as the event’s host, city officials and businesses quickly became enthusiastic supporters.Then-First Lady Gloria Deukmejian assumed responsibility for the con- ference, which became known as the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference. After Maria Shriver entered the Governor’s Mansion, she transformed the conference into a star-studded event and renamed it “The Women’s Conference.” Past speakers have included: His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Tenzin Gyatso,First Lady Michelle Obama,OprahWinfrey,former British Prime MinisterTony Blair,Duchess ofYork Sarah Ferguson, Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda, Queen Noor of Jordan,Tyra Banks, Martha Stewart, Madeline Albright, Condoleeza Rice, and many others.Today, the tradition of enthusiastically serving women-owned businesses continues under the stewardship of Michelle Patterson, CEO of Event Complete.

About Event Complete EventComplete, LLC, is a full-service event marketing company specializing in strategy, production and marketing for large scale conferences, workshops, and charitable events.They partner with each client at every step in creating, planning, marketing, and producing signature events in which businesses, non-profits and the community collaborate effectively to maximize marketing objectives.They “complete” events by utilizing their proprietary methods for Marketing Sequence Campaigns,Database Management,Event Registration,Sponsorship Development,andVenue Management.To learn more about Michelle Patterson and Event Complete, visit www.eventcomplete.com.

06.12.2012 California Women's Conference Comments Off on The Inaugural California Women’s Conference

The Inaugural California Women’s Conference

The California Women’s Conference offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next step in business, personal development, health and wellness, or philanthropic endeavors. Featuring widely respected thought leaders, talented entertainers, and a marketplace of ideas, exhibits, networking and panel discussions, the conference is designed to benefit women from all walks of life.

Tickets go on sale June 15th for this must-attend conference for women

Long Beach, CA – May 29, 2012 – The California Women’s Conference, an event endorsing leading women everywhere, has announced exclusive access to pre-sale tickets available for purchase beginning on June 15, 2012. On this date tickets will be available for businesses and individuals to attend the September 23rd and 24th conference at the Long Beach Convention Center, promoting its theme, “The Women’s Economy Starts Here.”

Women everywhere are anticipating this momentous event as The California Women’s Conference offers attendees inspiration, resources, and connections for greater advancements in personal development, business and career ventures, health and wellness, and philanthropic endeavors. The conference features widely respected thought leaders, talented entertainers, and an infinite marketplace of ideas, exhibits, networking and panel discussions. Intended for women committed to success, and those seeking to connect and inspire, this year’s conference is a must-attend event.

Keynote speakers for this conference are continuing to be added to the lineup. Some of our current featured speakers include, Gloria Allred, Maria Bello, Marcia Cross, Carlos Dominguez, John Gray, Rita Devenport, Donna Karan, Patricia Arquette, Janet Evans, and many more renowned leaders.

For nearly thirty years, women in California have enjoyed a conference that provided women resources for building successful businesses, strengthening careers, and positively influencing the world around them. The mission of The California Women’s Conference is to empower women and provide resources for every aspect of their lives. To learn more and to get information on how to purchase tickets, join our community by visiting www.CaliforniaWomensConference.com.

About the history and tradition of the California Governor & First Lady Conference on Women

The spiritual predecessor of the California Women’s Conference, namely the California Governor & First Lady’s Conference on Women was an annual non-partisan event, and was created in 1985 by then-Governor George Deukmejian, to address the high failure rate among women-owned businesses by giving women entrepreneurs greater access to funding and other helpful resources. Selecting the city of Long Beach as the event’s host, city officials and businesses quickly became enthusiastic supporters.

Then-First Lady Gloria Deukmejian assumed responsibility for the conference, which became known as the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference. In the recent past, this conference became a star-studded event. Past speakers have included: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda, Queen Noor of Jordan, Tyra Banks, Martha Stewart, Madeline Albright, Condoleeza Rice, and many others. Today, the tradition of enthusiastically serving women-owned businesses continues under the stewardship of Michelle Patterson, CEO of Event Complete.

About EventComplete

EventComplete, LLC, is a full-service event marketing company specializing in strategy, production and marketing for large scale conferences, workshops, and charitable events. They partner with each client at every step in creating, planning, marketing, and producing signature events in which businesses, non-profits and the community collaborate effectively to maximize marketing objectives. They “complete” events by utilizing their proprietary methods for Marketing Sequence Campaigns, Database Management, Event Registration, Sponsorship Development, and Venue Management. To learn more about Michelle Patterson and Event Complete, visit www.eventcomplete.com.

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06.08.2012 The Art Institute Comments Off on The Look Of Tomorrow…Today

The Look Of Tomorrow…Today

(San Bernardino, CA) – It is warp speed ahead for UTOPIA, The Art Institute of California, a college of Argosy University, Inland Empire’s 4th Annual Fashion Show.

UTOPIA lands on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 in the Renaissance Room located at the National Orange Show at 7:00 p.m. This year’s fashion show will exhibit a collection of stunning student creations that are visions for the future.


UTOPIA is the brain child of Sherry West, the Academic Director for The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire Fashion Department, who is also serving as UTOPIA’s executive producer.

When asked what types of designs will be in the show, West stated, “I challenged the students to expand their imaginations to where it has never gone before. This show is literally about creating fashions that are out of this world.”


West also went on to describe the UTOPIA event as “…a mirror to our society which is constantly influenced by technology and entertainment that is indicative of the future.”
The event promises to showcase a variety of innovative textures, colors, and fabrications.

UTOPIA’s red carpet arrival starts at 6 p.m., followed by the runway show at 7 p.m., and it concludes with an after party reception.

Also during UTOPIA, guests will experience creations from other The Art Institute of California, Inland Empire departments such as Culinary Arts, Graphics Design, and Audio Design. Some of the sponsors for the event include Inland Empire Magazine, Studio 33 Productions, Robert Swapp Photography, Michael Ferrera Custom Clothing,  DrySoda, and Vision Shoes.


Boarding tickets to the UTOPIA voyage range from $5.00 to $20.00 and can be purchased at http://fashionempire-utopia.eventbrite.com <http://fashionempire-utopia.eventbrite.com> .


The Art Institute of California, a college of Argosy University, Inland Empire is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu <http://www.artinstitutes.edu> ), a system of over 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info <http://aiprograms.info/> for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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06.06.2012 Case Studies - Portfolio, Dameron Portfolio, Radio Spots, Toyota of San Bernardino Comments Off on HIV PSA

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06.06.2012 LaSalle Medical Associates Comments Off on Three Of 10 Drowning Victims are Five Years Old or Younger

Three Of 10 Drowning Victims are Five Years Old or Younger

These handy instructions are available for free at all LaSalle Medical Associates offices in San Bernardino, Fontana and Hesperia, or download this one today.


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(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)  Swimming and other water activities are excellent opportunities for physical activity however they also can lead to unintentional deaths.


With summer around the corner and water growing in popularity for child’s play, LaSalle Medical Associates is urging local residents to remain cautious and vigilant around swimming pools regardless of size.

“The average 2-year-old is two-and-a-half to three feet tall so while a two foot tall wading pool seems safe to an adult, it is a danger to a small child,’’ said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president and founder of LaSalle Medical Associates Inc. on pool safety. “Small children can drown in only a few inches of water so parents, grandparents, and babysitters need to pay attention to children around any sized swimming pools.”

The leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, and the highest rate among children is drowning. This information according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the United States, drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children ages one to four. It is estimated three in 10 drowning victims are children younger than age five.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates 260 children under age 5 drown in pools each year. The agency also estimates nearly 3,000 hospital emergency room visits are due to incidents involving children, under age five, playing in swimming pools.

“We, as adults, become complacent because children are having fun or we feel comfortable in our environment at the time. But, swimming pools are potentially dangerous for children and we have to keep this in mind all the time,” says Barbara Graber, the education and audit coordinator for LaSalle.

To prevent drowning, the recommendations are to:

  • Learn survival swimming skills.
  • Avoid using alcohol while swimming or supervising children near water.
  • Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while swimming or playing in or around water.
  • Never let older children be in charge of younger children in pool areas.
  • Place a fence around pools or spas with a gate that locks. Keep gate closed and locked at all times.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Keep a cordless, water-resistant phone near the pool in the event of an emergency.


Parents looking into buying small, portable pools such as a wading pool should consider those with sides rigid enough for children to grab. Also, the pool’s surface should be sturdy and not slick so as to avoid slipping.

In each of its four clinics, LaSalle’s Clinic Safety Committee has, on display, posters with pool safety tips. These posters are available to the public, LaSalle officials say.

“The idea is to keep these safety tips in the face of parents in order to convey the message,’’ Arteaga says. “Drowning can become a tragedy, but it is one that is most avoidable.”

In addition to pool safety, LaSalle is also encouraging local residents to protect their skin while enjoying time outside in the sun.

“More time in the pool means more time in the sun and the sun can cause serious sunburns even possibly leading to various levels of skin cancer later in life,’’ Graber says.
Graber suggests using sun block with a SPF of at least 15, which will stop 93 percent of the sun’s harmful ultra violet rays.

Remember to reapply after swimming, she says.

To pick up a free pool safety poster listing important safety tips for children and seniors, go to at any of the four LaSalle’s Inland Empire clinics: in San Bernardino at 1505 West 17th Street and 565 North Mt. Vernon Avenue, or in Fontana at 17577 Arrow Boulevard, and in Hesperia clinic at 16455 Main Street.

For more information or to make an appointment, call (909) 890-0407.

About LaSalle Medical Associates
LaSalle Medical Associates is one of the largest independent minority owned healthcare companies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., operates four clinics employing more than 120 dedicated healthcare professionals, treating children, adults and seniors in San Bernardino County. LaSalle’s patients are primarily served by Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. LaSalle also accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). LaSalle’s clinics are located at 17577 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana, 16455 Main St. in Hesperia, 1505 West 17th St. and 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. in San Bernardino.

LaSalle Medical Associates, Inc., is also an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of independently contracted doctors, hospitals and clinics, delivering high quality patient care to more than 190,000 residents in San Bernardino, Riverside, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare Counties.

LaSalle’s IPA members in the Inland Empire include:  LaSalle Medical Associates, Banning Medical Group and San Bernardino Urological Associates. Hospital affiliations include: Rancho Springs Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino, St. Bernadine Medical Center, Mountains Community Hospital, Redland Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Riverside County Medical Center, and Parkview Community Hospital.

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06.06.2012 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Men of Integrity

Men of Integrity

ST. PAUL AME CHURCH LAY ORGANIZATION PRESENTS MEN OF INTEGRITY JUNE 16, 2012 12 p.m. Inghram Community Center 2050 N. Mt. Vernon Ave San Bernardino, CA 92411 FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON $15 ADULTS $7.50 CHILDREN 10 and UNDER FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ALICE GUESS (909) 425-1646 DEREK WILLIFORD (760) 885-7142

06.05.2012 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Ad Club Speaker: How to Analyze And Leverage Social Media, June 14

Ad Club Speaker: How to Analyze And Leverage Social Media, June 14

For Immediate Release

Ad Club Speaker: How to Analyze And Leverage Social Media, June 14

(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) The Ad Club is hosting a luncheon speaker who will discuss how to analyze and leverage social media campaigns at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, June 14.  The public is invited.

Aya Dasher, Client Relationship Manager at Sysomos, a Bay Area company specializing in social media analytics will present “How to Gain Actionable Business Insights Through Social Media.”  Sysomos is a leading provider of real time, up to the minute social media analytics.

Dasher will discuss how to identify key influencers and opinion leaders of your brand, measuring key metrics around buzz and sentiment and how to conduct comparisons between competitors.

“This is a very valuable presentation for marketing, advertising, PR and social media companies who want to better analyze social media campaigns,” said John McCarthy, Event Chair of the Inland Empire Chapter of the AAF (American Advertising Federation).  “We expect a good turnout, so everyone should register early.”

Registration at the door is at 11:30am at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 11896 Foothill Blvd, Ranch Cucamonga, CA. 91730.  Cost for Ad Club members is $25, for the general public $30 and $25 for students.  Discounts for early registration are available at www.aaf-inlandempire.com.

For information, contact McCarthy at jmccarthy@webmetro.com.

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05.04.2012 Far West Meats Comments Off on Far West Meats to Host Grand Opening Celebration and BBQ “We Want to Feed the Whole Town”

Far West Meats to Host Grand Opening Celebration and BBQ “We Want to Feed the Whole Town”

“We have always been in the neighborhood and always with the people,” said Tom Serrato. The Grand Opening BBQ on Saturday July 14, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm anticipates large crowds and plenty of well wishers happy to have Far West Meats back home in Highland.

(Highland, CA) – Tom Serrato, owner of Far West Meats is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration BBQ on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at their newly rebuilt location at 7759 Victoria Avenue in Highland. After a devastating fire in July of 2010, Far West Meats has been operating out of a temporary location in Colton.

To celebrate the Grand Opening and their return to Highland, Far West Meats will serve complimentary samples of food to the public including hot dogs, ribs, brisket, chicken and burgers on July 14, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. These same products will be featured and available for purchase on their web site or at their new neighborhood outlet.

Far West Meats will now be home to operations of over 30,000 square feet. The rebuilding allowed for expansion to accommodate the higher sales volume now anticipated. Since the fire, Far West Meats has been busy planning the new location and developing more products, including a healthier, leaner, and tastier sausage.

“We have responded to customer demand for a quality sausage they can grill at tailgate parties which has less fat and sodium but more flavor.  At Far West Meats we say ‘One Bite and We’re Friends For Life’,” said Serrato.

Far West Meats product line includes all cuts of beef, pork, chicken and seafood as well as their smoked sausages.

“When we opened this location in 1978 it came with a smokehouse. At that time we didn’t use it. Sometime in the 1980’s the industry recognized a demand in inner city locations for smoked sausages. We came up with a product that was an immediate success,” said Serrato.

There were two small market chains that early on helped the company sell these products ABC Stores and Boys Markets. Since then they have added 10 flavors as well as a complete line of smoked meats, with Far West’s products now sold throughout the Southland. Every product sold is guaranteed 100% for quality and freshness.

Before the fire, Far West Meats had a limited capacity to serve walk up customers. “Back then we had secretaries trying to answer phones, total orders, and provide customer service. It was a lot and it got crazy sometimes,” remembers Serrato.

In the new location, there will be an expanded customer will call department. Products will be displayed in three sizes of packages with pricing clearly marked. This way a couple could come in and order the smaller sized items already packaged and ready to take home. The medium sized items would be ideal for the family of four, and the largest size would be for the party planners and larger sized families.

Not only will the neighborhood outlet be a part of the actual location but Far West Meats will also expand its website as well. Customers will be able to set up a virtual freezer account.

In their virtual freezer, customers can purchase and stock their freezer and when needed the product it is pulled and shipped for delivery or ready for in-store pick up. A virtual freezer is ideal for non-profit organizations (little leagues, soccer leagues, school booster clubs), which host seasonal events but do not have room for storage as well as for families that do not own home freezers. The expanded website will be consumer friendly and include shipping information to anywhere. In addition customers can sign up for the e-newsletter, which will feature sales specials. Visit the website at www.farwestmeat.com

“We have always been in the neighborhood and always with the people,” said Serrato.

The Grand Opening BBQ on Saturday July 14, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm anticipates large crowds and plenty of well wishers happy to have Far West Meats back home in Highland.

For Grand Opening information please call (909) 864-1990.

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05.03.2012 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Rent an apartment or Refer Your Friends and Get $200

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05.03.2012 Case Studies - Portfolio, Dameron Portfolio Comments Off on Case Study: Grand Opening Of Salvation Army Hospitality House

Case Study: Grand Opening Of Salvation Army Hospitality House

Community support was overwhelming when the new Hospitality House held a grand opening in January. Volunteers are now needed to help children in the shelter’s computer lab and media center. Photo by Chris Sloan

Media Relations  – Non-Profit Organization

Grand Opening Of Salvation Army Hospitality House

January 15, 2010

 

Objective: As part of our ongoing role as the Salvation Army’s public relations provider, we were given the task of event planning and arranging media coverage for the Grand Opening of the Salvation Army’s Hospitality House emergency family shelter, which took place on January 15, 2010. The Hospitality House was remodeled after the San Bernardino Corps purchased the building from another arm of the Salvation Army, the San Bernardino Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Tactics: Our media relations strategy began in 2008, when the San Bernardino Corps first purchased the shelter from the Adult Rehabilitation Center. After the first release, we began consistently mentioning the upcoming move in our press releases about other events. For instance, in the press release about the 2008 Red Kettle campaign, a holiday fundraiser for the Salvation Army, we mentioned that the Salvation Army would need more money in 2009 due to this planned move.

Throughout 2009, we continued to frequently mention the upcoming move in our press releases, and we issued additional press releases specifically about this topic.  This included one press release for another client, the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, whose students had worked with the Salvation Army to create a design scheme for the shelter’s new library and computer lab. Finally, in the first week of January, 2010 we sent out a media advisory so that all of our media contacts would know the Salvation Army planned its grand opening on January 15.

Results: The initial press release resulted in stories published in the Press-Enterprise (Riverside), the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the San Bernardino County Sun, and the Inland Empire Business Journal. In addition, the San Bernardino Sun did two stories about the Salvation Army in December 2008 that mentioned the upcoming move.

By the summer of 2009, the local media was keenly aware of the upcoming move. In August 2009, the Press-Enterprise contacted us, requesting a tour of the work in progress. This resulted in a 72 ½ inch story and photo on the front of the Local section. After this was published, additional tours were arranged for the Sun and for a reporter from the Inland Empire bureaus of Channels 2 and 9, resulting in additional media coverage from those outlets. New Frontier, a newspaper for the Salvation Army Corps in the western United States, reprinted the Press-Enterprise story, along with a sidebar we had produced about State Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod touring the under-construction shelter.

Our final tactic, the media alert sent out the first week of January 2010, resulted in pre-event coverage from the Press-Enterprise, and post-event coverage from the Press-Enterprise, the Sun, New Frontier, Highland Community News, the Rialto Record, Colton Courier, El Chicano and Inland Empire Weekly and the website Eventful.com.

Additionally, in February 2010, the Sun arranged to have a reporter and a photographer spend the night at the shelter, which resulted in an 80-inch story, a 30-inch sidebar, two sidebars of 20 inches each, and a 14-inch sidebar.