Friday, December 21, 2012

Brand Connections Partners with Fashion Designer and Artist Kevin Christiana In-Flight

Brand Connections, a leading marketing and media company that connects brands with consumers enjoying travel and leisure, announced today a partnership with clothing designer and artist Kevin Christiana with their #1 rated in-flight media network, branded In-Flight tray tables. Kevin Christiana and Brand Connections have partnered up to beautify the interior of airplanes by utilizing the tray tables as a creative platform for d├ęcor. The standard white trays will be wrapped with Christiana's original artwork to fashionably spice-up the atmosphere. This media platform has been proven effective in creating a one-to-one experience between various brands and consumers, but Christiana is the first artist t women's coats o creatively seize the space. Brand Connections, CEO & Founder Brian Martin said, "A typical flight lasts two or more hours, so this is a wonderful way to get your consumer's undivided attention for an unprecedented period of time." Kevin is best known from his appearances on the Rachael Ray show and his participation in Season 4 of Project Runway. He has been the head designer and partner in two labels since 2008 – MYNT 1792 and Christiana Zinn, both of which were launched in Fall 2009. MYNT 1792 is both a men's and women's line comprised of the "realman's jean" that will actually fit and of West-Point-meets-East-Village styles for the ladies. Christiana Zinn is a women's premium, denim-based collection targeting women of all sizes at a viable price point.

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About Brand Connections
Brand Connections is one of the largest marketing and media companies in North America focused on reaching consumers in a variety of venues. The company's targeted media, product placement and experiential marketing products connect national advertisers with hundreds of millions of consumers in environments such as airlines, hotels & resorts, outdoor sports & recreation centers and colleges &
universities. Since 2001, Brand Connections has connected more than 400 national brands with over 1 billion consumers. Brand Connections is backed by one of the largest global media-focused private equity firms, Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

About Kevin Christiana
Kevin Christiana is known both from his appearance as a contestant on Project Runway Season 4 and his frequent appearances on the Rachel Ray show. At 26 years old, he started his first label KEVIN CHRISTIAN and K JEANS. The collections have sold to approx. 200 boutiques nationwide. K Jean debuted on the cover of the Victoria's Secret fall 2006 catalog. In 2008, he became head designer and partner in two labels – MYNT 1792 and Christiana Zinn, both of which were launched in Fall 2009. Kevin studied at NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology where he won the 'menswear Designer of the Year' grant. His design aesthetic combines classic European tailoring with his own edgy twist. He draws inspiration from daily life in Gotham City and his travel around the world.

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Stanzino.com, an Online Clothing, Accessories and Fragrance Company Located in Los Angeles, Expands to Introduce Thousands of High Quality Costume Jewelry and Fashion Jewelry

Stanzino.com, an online discount men and women's clothing, fashion accessories, fragrances, costume jewelry and costume fashion jewelry dealer based in Los Angeles, has recently announced a company-wide expansion which adds a wider array of imitation jewelry and fashion jewelry to its already large selection of discounted name brand, discontinued, and hard-to-find jewelry and fashion jewelry. This helps move the firm into top-of-mind status for those who value quality costume jewelry and fashion jewelry, including discontinued and hard-to-find lines, at everyday low prices.

As one of the biggest costume jewelry and fashion jewelry outlets in America, Stanzino.com offers the most requested costume jewelry and fashion jewelry needs, at discontinued prices, as well as special offers, and also the most recent products on the market. Its line of jewelry and fashion jewelry includes the most popular costume earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, and also the newest styles as they are being introduced. All of the jewelry and fashion jewelry is also o fashion coats online ffered at some of the lowest possible prices found on the internet. Stanzino.com has now expanded to offer a much greater variety of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.

The staff at Stanzino.com is specially trained to help consumers decide exactly which jewelry and fashion jewelry items they need. Every item that Stanzino.com sells is reviewed to ensure guaranteed high quality standards. Stanzino.com also promises that the discontinued and hard-to-find products it sells will always meet with the customer's complete satisfaction.

Stanzino.com also helps its clients find even the rarest jewelry and fashion jewelry. If they do not have a hard-to-find item in stock, Stanzino.com offers to help locate anything and everything that a customer may be looking for, and at the best price available. The company's leaders preach great customers service techniques to their employees, and they back this up by offering this service to consumers.

Besides its own warehouse expansion, Stanzino.com has aligned itself with several other well-stocked warehouses, as well as some worldwide suppliers. From earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, Stanzino.com now either has it in stock, or else its experts will help customers locate whatever they may be seeking.

Stanzino.com specialize in offering discount men and women's clothing, fashion accessories, fragrances, costume jewelry, and fashion jewelry. The company also offers a wide range of testers for most of its fragrance products. It has also made a special effort to create an easy-to-use, safe-and-secure website which is primarily based on its customers' feedback. By this expansion, stanzino.com now carries a wider array of jewelry and fashion jewelry products.

Stanzino.com is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and can be reached toll free at 213-746-8822 or online at http://www.stanzino.com

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Onlineshoes.com Pairs Up with Columbia and Sorel for Winter Boots Giveaway

Onlineshoes.com, Columbia and Sorel take the chill out of cold winter weather by offering two lucky winners the chance to warm up with a free pair of Columbia boots or Sorel boots. (Read on to find out more about Columbia and Sorel and how to enter the contest at the Onlineshoes.com blog between November 23 and December 6.)

Established in 1938 as a small family-owned business, Columbia boasts over 70 years of experience making outdoor gear, clothing and accessories. With a staff of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, Columbia continually strives to make the outdoors a fun place for everyone to be, no matter what they love to do. From mountain peaks to neighborhood parks, from the glacier to the garden, Columbia helps men, women, boys and girls enjoy outdoor adventure wherever it may take them, no matter the weather. And with so many Columbia shoes and boots to choose from, Onlineshoes.com makes it easy to find the shoe that fits every type of lifestyle. Check out an array of Columbia boots, the popular Bugaboots and Columbia shoes for men, women, boys and girls.

Columbia is first and foremost an outdoor company. Yet Columbia's commitment to innovation maintains a strong presence throughout their entire product offering. The latest Columbia Omni technology--Omni-Heat?--is the ultimate body heat management system for the outdoors, incorporating thermal insulation and thermal reflective technology. Thermal insulation technology helps maintain warmth and prevent heat loss with the highest heat retention per gram in the industry. Thermal heat retention helps regulate the temperature in footwear by reflecting and retaining the warmth that the foot generates, while dissipating moisture and excess heat.

Featuring the innovative Omni-Heat? technology, the unique Columbia Bugaboot? Omni-Heat? boot for women is like a space blanket for the feet. The thermal Omni-Heat? membrane reflects body heat back into the boot for lightweight warmth without the need for bulky insulation. Two hundred grams of Thinsulate? insulation offer cozy protection to -25° F below zero; the non-marking, dual-density Omni-Grip? outsole lends gripping traction in all types of conditions and on varying terrain.

For men, the ultra-lightweight Columbia Bugalite? 2 Omni-Heat? boot offers the same heat-reflecting warmth of the Omni-Heat? thermal reflective liner and is insulated with two hundred grams of Thinsulate?. This lace-up men's boot boasts a waterproof synthetic and leather upper with a removable EVA insole. The durable Omni-Grip? rubber outsole is specifically designed for the demands of winter weather and ensures optimal traction on cold, wet and slippery terrain.

Acquired by the Columbia Sportswear Company in the year 2000, Sorel footwear has built a solid reputation women's jackets on being uncomplicated and unpretentious, created with top-notch craftsmanship and attention to detail. Often featured in popular fashion magazines, yet relied upon by outdoor enthusiasts for providing below-zero protection in severe conditions, Sorel boots take the lead when it comes to offering stylish choices that are built to withstand chilly temperatures. Whether it's a boot for the kids or a shoe to wear for everyday commuting, find a variety of reliable choices in the Onlineshoes.com collection of Sorel winter boots and shoes for men, women, boys and girls.

Sorel makes it easy for women to step out in head-turning style no matter how low the mercury drops with the Sorel Cate the Great boot. Named after a Russian empress and inspired by a pair of Cree winter moccasins, this women's winter boot conquers cold days, deep snow and slick streets with savvy style. Featuring a waterproof full grain leather and suede upper with beautiful faux fur around the cuff, this women's snow boot pairs well with everything from jeans to dresses to outdoor gear. A recycled felt Sorel InnerBoot provides warmth down to -25° below zero, while a rugged vulcanized rubber shell with a herringbone outsole ensures reliable traction on wet and slippery surfaces.

Another Sorel favorite, one that is often imitated yet never equaled, the men's Sorel Caribou boot delivers timeless style and waterproof, seam-sealed construction. Since 1972, the Sorel Caribou lace-up boot has earned its reputation for warmth, durability and comfort by offering protection to millions who are dealing with deep snow, harsh storms and the biting cold of long winters. This men's lace-up boot sports a nubuck leather upper, a handcrafted vulcanized rubber shell and is rated to -40° F below zero. Finished with a herringbone rubber outsole for enhanced traction and durability, the Sorel Caribou boot for men is a classic choice for cold-weather work and outdoor recreation.

"Year after year, Columbia and Sorel boots provide protection in the worst of winter weather, while at the same time offering lasting comfort, fashion-forward style and a look that's uniquely their own. By combining innovative technology with everyday versatility, Columbia boots and Sorel boots are truly second to none," says David Waarvick, Onlineshoes.com Buyer.

About the Contest
Onlineshoes.com along with Columbia and Sorel are giving away a pair of Columbia boots or Sorel boots (valued up to $150) to two lucky winners. To enter the contest, simply visit the Onlineshoes.com blog Get in Gear contest and post an answer to the question, "What is your favorite snow-day memory from childhood?'' in the comments section (100 words or less). Two winners will be selected from the qualifying entries at random. Entries will be accepted from Tuesday, November 23 to Monday, December 6, 2010. See the complete contest rules and regulations for more information. Good luck!

About Onlineshoes.com
Established in 1996, Onlineshoes.com is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. Onlineshoes.com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with more than 240,000 shoe and clothing choices from more than 250 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, a 365-day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit http://www.onlineshoes.com.

For more information, please contact: Jimmy Healey, (206) 812-7800; jimmyh(at)onlineshoes(dot)com

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Very.co.uk Reveal Celebrity Style Survey Results

The fight for the style crown is on! Results of Very.co.uk's celebrity style survey, which asked custome women's coats rs to vote for the most stylish parents and children, shows that children have become the new style authorities.

The original Queen of Pop, Madonna, ranks as one the least stylish icons winning only 1% of the parent vote, whilst daughter Lourdes' topped the children's style poles with 17%. In joint first position as most stylish child, Lourdes is joined by five year old, Suri Cruise while mother; Katie Holmes lags behind her offspring with only 9%.

It was a case of a cool kid eclipsing the style of her mother also in the Smith household. Actress, Jada Pinkett-Smith failed to feature in results receiving no votes from the Very.co.uk research panel while 11 year old daughter, Willow Smith ranks 3rd also beating her father, Men in Black star, Will Smith who only manages 6th place.

Hollywood hunk, Brad Pitt also takes a knock in the study with the eldest of his brood, Maddox, achieving 2% more votes than him.

The few parents that still lead the style stakes include Gwen Stefani, Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Richie; all secured more votes than their kids.

The trend of kids carrying more style than their parents is echoed by retail guru, Mary Portas who recently said, "In the 60's women didn't want to dress like their mothers. Now we've ended up with women dressing like their daughters."

The key to fashion success, be it adult or child appears to be a confident and consistent signature style. Perhaps Madonna stick to her own wardrobe and stop borrowing Lourdes' clothing and Katie should take back Suri's clothes allowance and use it for herself?

Full results:

Celebrity Parents    

Gwen Stefani: 23%
Victoria Beckham: 22%
David Beckham: 14%
Angelina Jolie: 12%
Katie Holmes 9%
Will Smith: 9%
Nicole Richie: 5%
Brad Pitt: 4%
Jamie Oliver: 3%
Madonna: 1%

Celebrity Children

Lourdes: 17%
Suri Cruise: 17%
Willow Smith: 14%
Brooklyn Beckham: 12%
Justin Beiber: 12%
Romeo Beckham: 9%
Kingston Rossdale: 7%
Daisy Oliver: 7%
Maddox Jolie-Pitt: 6%
Harlow Ritchie: 2%

Notes to Editors:

  • Very.co.uk is part of Shop Direct Group, the UK's largest online and home shopping retailer with sales of circa ?1.7 billion
  • The Group has 5m active customers across the business
?Other brands with the Shop Direct Group portfolio include Littlewoods, isme, Woolworths.co.uk, Littlewoods Ireland, Littlewoods Europe, Additions, Choice and K&Co
  • Shop Direct Group is the largest full price branded clothing and footwear retailer in the UK, 2nd largest online clothing retailer in the UK, 3rd largest bedding and mattress retailer in the UK, 4th largest sportswear retailer in the UK and 5th largest electrical retailer in the UK.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday E-Commerce Tips from the Annual Zoomerang Online Shopping Survey

Zoomerang, the leader in online surveys, today released the results of its nationwide study of more than 400 online shoppers. While 2 Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the oasap.com) 2% already began shopping for the holidays before October 1, the majority say they will be shopping online from October 1 thru December 10, 2009.

Convenience was cited as the most important reason women are planning to shop online, while the ability to compare prices easily was the most motivating reason for men. 18% of holiday shoppers plan to spend $501-$1,000 online this year, while only 9% plan to spend $501-1,000 in traditional brick and mortar stores and shopping malls. Ages 26-64 are the most popular recipients being shopped for online. Electronics and accessories was the #1 holiday shopping category, followed by clothing and apparel with books and media placing third.

Top 6 Tips for Your E-Commerce Website This Holiday Shopping Season

1. Offer Free Shipping- 74% of online shoppers cited the cost of shipping as the #1 reason for NOT completing a purchase online!

2. Create Coupons- 47% of online shoppers stated that they search for online coupons before completing their purchases.

3. Give Money Back Guarantees- 60% of the respondents said that they are more likely to purchase an unknown brand with a money back guarantee than a well-known brand without a money back guarantee.

4.Advertise Gift Cards- Gift cards surfaced in the study as a popular holiday shopping item.

5. Offer Payment Options- After credit cards, 21% of online shoppers prefer to pay through PayPal, which emerged as a more popular payment method than ATM/debit cards.

6. Get Positive Product Reviews- The top three most popular sites among the online shoppers are Amazon, Ebay and Buy.com, which all offer customer reviews as part of the shopping experience. 82% of respondents stated that they would be more likely to purchase an unknown brand with positive reviews over a well-known brand with negative reviews.

About Zoomerang

Zoomerang, part of MarketTools, Inc., pioneered Web-based surveys in 1999 to give organizations a powerful, self-service solution to conduct accurate comprehensive surveys with a minimum of cost and effort. Today, Zoomerang is the world's #1 source for online surveys, helping thousands of organizations, including over 70 of the Fortune 100. Zoomerang's business, educational and non-profit customers have created and sent more than 100 million surveys. Zoomerang supplements its surveys with expert professional services, including survey programming, and the recruitment and selection of custom groups of survey respondents. The survey provider also hosts MySpace polls and Facebook polls that you can use to get friends' opinions on your favorite social networks.

To learn more about how you can use Zoomerang to collect great insights for your organization, please visit us at Zoomerang.com and sign up for Zoomerang today

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NAPW Washington DC Local Chapter Reaffirms Commitment to Each Other’s Success and Recognizes the Leaders within Their Chapter

The NAPW Washington DC Local Chapter reaffirmed their commitment and vision at their recent professional networking meeting. Their vision is to create an atmosphere for woman that is conducive to personal growth and development. "We create an environment that is designed to inspire, encourage, motivate, and facilitate growth by working together," said G. Sapphire Harris, Local Chapter President.

The theme for this month January 2012 Chapter meeting is awards and recognition: Appreciating The Leaders within the NAPW Washington, DC Local Chapter. The chapter will also welcome new 2012 Committee Board members.

"Chapter meetings are more than just networking meetings, they are actually the beginning stages of the recognition of power that is within each member," said Ms. Harris. "The chapter's goal is to support, empower, and build one another. Each member brings to the table their own talents and expertise."

This collaborative support group can be a powerful instrument of change as the chapter remains united in each member's efforts.

Action items for this month's meeting included planning and discussing the 2012 NAPW Washington, DC calendar; ensuring that at each Committee member has an action item for the next meeting; ensuring there is a follow-up scheduled by the end of the meeting.

Registration and Networking occurred from 6:30pm to 6:45pm. The meeting was called to order by Gerly Sapphire Harris at 6:45pm. The group began by reviewing 2011 accomplishments and a year-end reflection. The chapter discussed the 2011 guest speakers: Mrs. Linda Gary, Founder and President of Daughters of Hope who presented on 'Connecting and Strengthening Women' at the Mayor's office building (John A. Wilson Building); Mrs. Constance Burns, Founder and President of the National Association of American Veterans, Inc. on the topic of 'Women Empowering Women' and connecting knowledge with the power to impact and improve self, home, and community. This event took place at The Ritten House Club House; and the Honorable Marilynn M. Bland, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Prince Georges County, Maryland, on the topic of 'Women in Leadership and Building Upon Our Success'.

The chapter then discussed the importance of conducting quarterly outreach and giving back to the community. Mrs. Ashley Faust, Washington Wizard Representative, donated basketball tickets. Mrs. Diane Garey, Christian World Links, Inc, provided discounts for her online marketing company. Mrs. Karen Atkins Purifoy, Creative & Design Director, initiated the Task Force in support of the chapter's future outreach efforts.

NAPW Washington DC Local Chapter members thanked Mr. Patrick Rand of the 'Paparazzi For The Hire', for professionally photographing the group's monthly meetings. The chapter participated and successfully completed the 2011 Greater Washington Heart Walk Outreach. The chapter also participated and successfully contributed to the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Gift Basket Outreach sponsored by Men Aiming Higher, Inc. and Laron Profit, former Professional Basketball Player. A copy of the Media Release was distributed to members in attendance for their records.

The chapter participated in the book release by Minister Kesha Rand, titled 'Intended' at Bus Boys and Poets in Hyattsville, Maryland. The group discussed the theme for each month and the validity of partnership with other organizations.

G. Sapphire emphasized the importance of each member's participation. The installation of new Committee Board members took place and committees were set up to complete specific tasks for the 2012 calendar year.

The Chapter reviewed and finalized the 2012 Calendar, and established goals for 2012 which included a regular, quarterly General Body meeting which will be held in the months of January, April, July, and October. The outline of each meeting will consist of Registration and Networking, Welcome and Introduction, Meeting/Workshop Session, Wrap up, and Closing Remarks.

Chapter Outreach meetings will take place in the months of February, May, August, and November. Outreach includes partnerships with other organizations.

The quarterly Guest Speaker presentations will take place in the months of March, June, and September.

The month of December will be the Chapter's Year End Reflection and Celebration.

Chapter Meeting Programs will be provided for each of the members in attendance.
A copy of the NAPW WDC 2012 calendar was distributed to members in attendance for their records.

The group then discussed the February outreach plans. They discussed finding a venue for the meeting and securing individuals to conduct workshops. The women addressed the need for donations including clothes, books, beauty products, and other products. Sponsors and partners will give a brief presentation on women's issues and provide additional information as it relates to the topic. Chapters will manage the table for NAPW registration, membership, and additional information during each outreach meeting. Each team member has the responsibility of contributing to search and report their findings in the next Committee team meeting.

May Khoury created the Chapter database and membership form that improves our ability to capture and more easily access member information.

Awards Certificates were presented to the newly elected Committee Board members. Their names and information are as follows:

Karen Atkins Purifoy was a Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the oasap.com) ppointed as Vice President. Karen is the Founder and Creative Director of A.LEWTER, an Image Management, Personal and Professional Development, and Fashion firm in Washington, DC. Ms. Purifoy makes image and style relevant for everyone. She incorporates image, fashion, and style with the "Art of Fine Living". Ms. Purifo truly understands how a beautiful image begins from within. As the Founder of KAOTIK Designs Cultural Center for the Design Arts, a not-for-profit, Ms. Purifoy exposes young people to the "Art of Fine Living" by blending their inner selves with their environment to relay a self confident, vibrant, rich, and rewarding lifestyle. Ms. Purifoy has the natural ability to reach out, connect, and bring together a broad audience which transcends social and economic boundaries. From grassroots campaigning, to fundraising for charity events, Ms. Purifoy is prepared to share her presence in the most positive way and leaves a lasting impression on all who cross her path.

Vanessa G. Huguley was appointed as the Director of Communications. She is currently a Federal employee at the Washington Navy Yard, where she works as an Occupational Safety Health Specialist. Ms. Huguley's expertise is in the field of safety and service. Ms. Huguley participates in a number of women's organizations that are positively impacting the community. She is currently active with 'Eastern Star, Divine Discipleship for Sister', 'The National Congress of Black Women', and 'Women for Men Aiming Higher'. In addition to Ms. Huguley's community services, she participates and leads multiple women's groups at her place of Worship. Ms. Huguley's passion is to empower women in foundational studies that lead to Spiritual growth and development. Ms. Huguley is a hard worker who is determined to impact the advancement of women in all aspects of life.

Sonia Montes De Oca was appointed as Director of Programs. Sonia Montes de Oca is a Senior Interior designer. Ms. Montes de Oca has extensive experience in design and construction of residential and commercial projects. She was a licensed contractor in Maryland and Virginia from 1983-1989 and sold office furniture for Lazanby Associates Washington Design Center from 1989-1993. Her knowledge of furnishings and construction has fostered designs that are practical, buildable, economical, and aesthetically pleasing. Ms. Montes de Oca has a commitment to deadlines and works well as a team member with realistic goals and objectives. Ms. Montes de Oca specialized in commercial, retail, hotel, and hospitality design, working with the architect in charge of development. Working with the clients through a series of presentation, space plans, material and colors, furnishings, and finishes are collectively agreed upon. She budgets all aspects of the project in real time so there are no surprises on bid day.

During this month's meeting, three additional chapter members decided to join the Committee Board. Their names and information are as follows:

Janiece Norfleet was appointed as Treasurer. Janiece Norfleet graduated from Howard University with Honors. As an alumna of Howard University, Ms. Norfleet is consistently honing her leadership abilities through the mentoring of youth with disabilities. Ms. Norfleet work for Fannie Mae in the Operations and Technology Associate Program, as a Risk and Control Business Analyst. She is heavily involved in the Fannie Mae recruitment process with Howard University. Additionally, Ms. Norfleet is actively involved within the community at large through volunteering with Bright Beginnings, Help the Homeless, and various other Community Development Centers in her hometown that caters to both individuals with special needs and able-bodied individuals. Ms. Norfleet's willingness to take on new challenges is one of the reasons why she is so excited about her new position as the NAPW Washington, DC Local Chapter Treasurer.

May Khoury was appointed as Director of Membership. May Khoury graduated from the University of Maryland's, School of Psychology. Ms. Khoury is currently the director of leasing at R B Properties, Inc., a privately owned company that owns and manages both commercial buildings and hotels in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Ms.Khoury currently oversees the occupancy maintenance of seven buildings with a very impressive goal of 90% occupancy. In addition, Ms. Khoury works as a residential real estate agent for Long and Foster in Maryland on a part time basis. Ms. Khoury strives to maintain an equitable balance with the landlord and the tenants, as well as the buyer/seller for residential sales. Ms. Khoury has met so many amazing woman business owners that are working extremely hard to do better! Ms. Khoury has a great deal of information for anyone looking to start a business or who may be in search of office space.

Kathleen Callagh was nominated as Special Advisor to the Committee Board. Kathleen Callaghy is currently an Administrative Assistant for Country Programs at the Collaborative Labeling an Appliance Standards Program (CLASP), an energy efficiency non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Callaghy worked for several non-profits and think tanks within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office, and the United Way of the National Capital Area. Ms. Callaghy has a Master's in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland, and a Bachelor's in government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College. Ms. Callaghy is originally from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and is an avid lover of books, writing, animals, and nature. Ms. Callaghy hopes to pursue a career in conflict management, and joined NAPW due to her passion for working with and for women.

The Secretary position is still remains vacant.

Sapphire thanked everyone in attendance for their participation in the meeting, and welcomed the new members. The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm. Sapphire reminded The committee team follow-up meeting will take place via teleconference on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12noon.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Washington DC Local Chapter and/or NAPW please visit http://www.napw.com.

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