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The reception, sponsored by Scripps Networks Interactive, will take place in the New York Marriott Marquis on the 16th floor in the Sky Lounge. Make room on your schedule to catch up with your colleagues or to meet your mentor or mentee, if you have not already done so. Enjoy adult beverages and a variety of hors d'oeuvres before heading out on the town or to other Diversity Week evening activities. Be sure to register in advance by emailing your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals are asked to support their favorite afterschool program by attending or helping with a local Lights On Afterschool event. At the event, take photos of inspiring and engaging activities, include a brief description of the event, and submit the pictures during the month of October. Photos may be entered via the Bright House Networks Facebook page or through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BrightHouseLightsOn.
Between November 1-15, individuals may go to the Bright House Networks Facebook page to vote for their favorite entries. Nine programs will be eligible to win up to $2,000 and other prizes. Bright House Networks is proud to once again team up with the Afterschool Alliance to run this contest and be part of efforts to ensure all kids have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. For additional information contact Reinaldo Llano at email@example.com or 407-210-3178.
The new collaboration, announced by John Skipper, ESPN President, and Timothy P. Shriver, Special Olympics CEO and Chairman, expands on Disney’s and ESPN’s 30-year commitment to Special Olympics. A portion of the new funds will be directed to Special Olympics Programs around the world to help grow Unified Sports initiatives, as well as to enhance Special Olympics Unified Sports branding and marketing initiatives to increase awareness of the program.
Eight target growth markets have been identified, including Connecticut, central Florida, southern California/greater Los Angeles and Seattle and international sites Argentina, Brazil, India and Mexico. ESPN will also help Special Olympics develop and strengthen the Unified Sports global brand through marketing assistance, target-market research and in-kind ads and public service announcements across ESPN platforms. Additionally, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN have become the global presenting sponsors and official media sponsors of Special Olympics Unified Sports, and will lend their branding to Unified Sports events in the eight target markets. For additional information contact Ben Cafardo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-766-3496.
The panel will include Mari Smith, one of the world's leading social media strategists and recently named to Forbes top ten Social Media Influencers, and Megan Duckett, founder of Sew What? and an Inc. 5000 winner. A venture capitalist will also be on hand to offer advice on funding and Lindsay Blakely, senior editor of Inc., will be moderating the session and providing feedback. Each panelist will bring a unique set of expertise to the event to provide feedback and advice in all aspects of starting a business.
"It's important to us at Cox Business to support and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in our local communities," said Tim Hinson, vice president of Cox Business in Orange County. "Get Started OC is a great opportunity for both fledgling and mature businesses to learn from our expert panel and from one another."
Businesses or individuals interested in pitching their business idea to the panel must provide a 250 word or less description of the proposed product or service pitch. All entries must be received by 12:01 a.m. PDT on October 15. Registration for the event is now open for both attendees and pitch contestants at http://www.coxblue.com/getstartedoc/. Cox Business will select up to five finalists by October 16, 2013 who will present their pitch live the night of Tuesday, October 22.
Finalists will have two minutes to pitch their business idea to the expert panel and will receive immediate feedback. The panelists will then determine the best pitch and winner of the contest. Finalists will be selected based on innovation, ease of implementation and the benefit it brings to the local community. Get Started OC will begin at 5:00 p.m. with networking and will include food, drinks and an unforgettable educational opportunity for local businesses. After the pitching, an interactive Q&A will take place with the expert panel and live audience. For more information contact Mallard Holliday at email@example.com or 404-843-5981.
The live broadcast will feature celebrities, music and comedy entertainment, telethon results, profiles of various charities, and veterans telling personal stories behind their dramatic armed forces experiences abroad which led them to come home with PTSD and TBI.
“The Internet is a tremendous asset providing young people with an invaluable tool for learning and doing research for school projects,” said Glenn Britt, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable. “We’re pleased to partner with Common Sense Media to provide parents with tips and resources on how to teach their children to safely use the Internet. Our new ‘Back to School’ campaign is our latest initiative and we are happy make these resources available to our customers and the general public.”
Parents and children can visit TWC.com/WebSafety to access tips, videos, tools and other materials on how to safely navigate and utilize the Internet. These resources provide valuable information on how parents can teach their children to conduct safe and effective online searches through the importance of using correct search terms and pointing out advertisements that contain sponsored links.
Families visiting the website can download a free “Back to School Internet Quick Guide” that provides useful tips and advice to follow when utilizing the Internet for school. The guide also provides a list of recommended websites that promote and enhance the learning of math and science.
To give children a fun way to track their progress in learning about Internet safety, the website includes a downloadable Family Media Agreement. The website additionally features the 1-to-1 Essentials Program, which was created by Common Sense Media to enable parents, teachers and administrators to maximize the benefits of school technology programs. For more information contact Tessie Topol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-364-8290.
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