Congratulations to Fletcher Team Members Chris Martin and Claudette Saryia for their recent board appointments with local chapters of the Public Relations Society of America and American Marketing Association, respectively.
It was a passion for communications, especially toward women, that helped shape and grow the business Kelly Fletcher started nine years ago.
Her hard work and dedication to the craft has resulted in a flourishing company in downtown Knoxville that was recently spotlighted in the latest edition of Cityview. The magazine profiled six successful East Tennessee women entrepreneurs, who started and head up their own communications firm.
With more than 3 billion people now using the Internet, it is more important than ever to have a strong online presence.
Over the last several months, I’ve had a couple opportunities to learn about the Malala Fund and the upcoming film release, “He Named Me Malala.” Co-founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father, the fund works to secure girls’ rights to a minimum of 12 years of quality education, particularly in the global south. The goal is to help girls achieve their potential and positively impact their local communities for the rest of their lives. Below are a few stats on why this is such important work.
Bobby Maze 3rd Annual Celebrity Weekend featuring Adrian Peterson, Candace Parker, Allen Iverson & Chamique Holdsclaw and more!
If you're a sports fan or just dig hanging around celebrities, this is THE weekend to hang in Knoxville! Bobby Maze, former professional basketball player and point-guard for the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons is making his way back to good ‘ole Rocky Top to host the 3rd Annual Celebrity Weekend benefiting the Emerald Youth Foundation. Kickball and basketball game tickets are available for purchase online. Kickball tickets are $5, and basketball tickets range from $25 to $75.
Did we mention that Bobby’s bringing some of famous friends and lots of former VOLS along for the ride? Purchase a ticket and get up close and personal with celebs like Adrian Peterson, Candace Parker, Allen Iverson and Chamique Holdsclaw, while watching them play kickball and shoot hoops to benefit Knoxville’s youth.
The weekend festivities kick off at the new Emerald Youth Samson Sports Complex on Friday, June 19, with a kickball game starring professional athletes playing against members of the Knoxville Police Department and the Emerald Youth Foundation.
Things really heat up on Saturday, June 20 at Hardin Valley Academy with two AAU basketball games and a star-studded celebrity basketball match-up to follow.
It’s going to be one Big Orange Party with after-hours happenings at NV Nightclub and The International. You can even don your white duds Kanye style and hip-hop the night away.
Maze, who is passionate about mentoring today’s youth, wants to provide children and teenagers with encouragement and opportunities to help them stay active and become leaders in their communities. He is proud that the Celebrity Weekend will benefit Knoxville’s urban youth.
Kudos, Bobby Maze. You truly put the ROCK in Rocky Top.
The last four months of my internship at Fletcher has helped shape me into the career woman I’ve been inspired to be. It wasn’t a “Grab six non-fat lattes before you come into work,” internship. It was a get-it-done and do-it-right sort of gig. There’s little time for errors in the world of PR, and that’s something I quickly had to realize.
What’s so great about a rubber eraser? They can “wash” away mistakes and clean the slate for new possibilities. They can change your SAT answer from A to C. And they provide the peace of mind in knowing that you can have a “do over” if needed. Erasers have the power to remove uncertainty on the canvas of your creative thinking! This is a powerful role because fear of mistakes can kill the flow of creative thinking.
A rubber eraser gives us a second chance to make things right and empowers us to barrel forward with a unique idea. There’s an added level of confidence when we know that we can make adjustments along the way or start over completely.
The history of the eraser dates back to the 1700’s when Joseph Priestly found that a vegetable gum could remove pencil marks. Then marketing strategies stepped in, and Edward Nairne promoted the vegetable gum as a rubber eraser. Charles Goodyear made erasers even more common with his discovery of vulcanization, a method that would make rubber a more durable material. Then, in 1858, Hyman Lipman patented the famous pencil and eraser duo that we know and love today.
As a human being, I’ve come to rely on its forgiving grace. As a creative person, it helps me push through the rough spots to turn a “good” idea into a “great” idea. So get those ideas on paper with confidence that a misspelled word or an overextending mark can be erased without a trace.
We live in a modern world where the every-man has a chance to taste the proverbial piece of pie. With shows like Shark Tank or America’s Next Top Model, people bare all in front of the nation to prove they have what it takes to be the next big thing. Now, Jewelry Television (JTV) is offering an opportunity for jewelry designers to land their big break.