Happy Hanukkah Wishes from Worldwide Branding and Member Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman

Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman2Today marks the first day of Hanukkah, and we here at Worldwide Branding would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Last year, on The International Institute of Voice Development Tzfat, Israel’s Facebook page, Worldwide Branding member Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman posted a heartwarming and inspirational message for her followers in an effort to brighten up their holiday spirits during the Festival of Lights.

We live on Miracles, every day and moment of our lives. From here, in the holy City of Tiberias, I send … LIGHT AND LOVE TO ALL FRIENDS [and] STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD. May the light of the Hanukkah Candles warm the heart of all and bring joy and happiness into your lives. This is a wonderful time of year and for me especially a time of healing for which I am grateful. Chag Sameach.

Today marks the first day of Hanukkah, and we here at Worldwide Branding would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! Ms. Arman has made headway as the author of “The Voice: A Spiritual Approach to Singing, Speaking and Communicating – The Kabbalah of the Voice.”  She published the book in English, and recently released an Italian version of the popular tome: “La Voce: Un Approcio Spirituale per Cantare, Parlare e Communicare: La Kabala Della Voce.” Ms. Arman, a Renaissance Woman, vocal pedagogue, re-constructionist, technician, teacher, lecturer, author, poetess and fine artist, strives to teach people all over the world about the necessary technical skills and the mastery of techniques that are needed to build and re-build their voices. Ms. Arman is looking forward to producing a Hebrew translation of her book in the near future.

To learn more about Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman, please check out her press release and her feature on Worldwide Branding’s Contributing Authors Blog, and please also be sure to visit www.miriamjaskierowiczarman.com!

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Evoke the Christmas Spirit with Decorations from Tis the Season, Meg Muir’s Holiday Design Store

Meg MuirDeck your halls with Christmas concepts drawn from the unique and inspired mind of Worldwide Branding member Meg Muir, an entrepreneur from West Columbia, South Carolina who brought the idea to life once she and others recognized her true calling. Tis The Season accents one of the most beautiful parts of the Christmas holiday—a tree, which symbolizes spirituality, life, and nature—through its decorations, ornamenting lavish trees with festive decorations that signify the particular time of year. In addition to visually stunning and plush trees, Ms. Muir also displays a myriad of colorful vintage, hand-crafted and consignment items at the store that represent the current season, year round.

Christmas Tree Decorated by Meg Muir at Tis the Season - Photo courtesy of Tis The Season's Facebook Page

Christmas Tree Decorated by Meg Muir at Tis the Season. Photo Credit: Tis The Season’s Facebook Page

At Tis The Season, you will find your choice of personalized items, including nightlights that fit the time of year, handmade wreaths and beautiful gift items. Ms. Muir also offers furniture and other hard-to-find items to her customers, often at discount prices. A strong believer in helping others and spreading the joys of Christmas, Ms. Muir strives to not only provide love and light with her holiday-themed items throughout the year, but to offer introspective value with the products and services she provides by allowing her customers to bask in their Christmas memories all year long.

Autumn Christmas Tree by Meg Muir at Tis The Season - Photo Courtesy of Tis The Season's Facebook Page

Shop at Tis The Season for Christmas trees ranging from four- to six-feet tall, as well as jewelry, gifts, cards, hand stitched towels and decorations to enhance any tree.

Tis The Season
Meg Muir
315 State Street
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
Tel. 803.661.7417

For more information about Tis The Season, visit the
company’s Facebook page
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If You Are in Northern B.C., it is Only a Hop Skip and Jump to the Rolla Pub

Patricia Martin - Owner & Operator, Rolla PubWorldwide Branding member Patricia Ann Martin, the owner of the renowned Rolla Pub in Rolla, British Columbia, is a woman of the people. She has made a name for herself for her commitment to providing top quality levels of customer service to those in her community for nearly three decades. The Rolla Pub recently Won the 2nd Best Building in Northern B.C. from British Columbia Architects, as well. This holiday season, Ms. Martin looks forward to welcoming a plethora of guests to the historic building, which has been open for 95 years, and offering them a lovely and festive gathering to remember.

From her website:

“The Rolla Pub is the most magical pub I have ever found. If you’re a traveling musician this is a place well worth a stop. Patty (The owner) is an amazing woman with an amazing energy. If you were waiting for a sign, this is it. Go to the Rolla Pub!!” Samantha Scott

“Can’t believe it’s been over a year since we’ve been there! Great place!!” Maureen Stewart

“If unicorns existed, this is where you would find one!” Brandon Havener

(Via Facebook)

Rolla PubThe Rolla Pub incorporates the artistic, literary and social culture of Canada, which encompasses local art, fossils, antiques, memorabilia and local history books, all in a warm and friendly environment. Ms. Martin is proud to have her business positioned in Rolla, a small historic farming community in the Peace River district of northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Inside of the 95-year old building, the rich history of Rolla is showcased on the walls, and Ms. Martin’s great appreciation for and understanding of people’s needs is felt throughout the pub. Her many life experiences have allowed her to live by the following mantra: “I believe that we should cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, and live today!”

Ms. Martin saves the tips that she receives every day, and puts them to great use—the entertainment of the pub’s patrons! These tips are used for the raising of funds to go toward the hiring of talented local bands to play at the Rolla Pub. “It makes me happy,” she said of her fundraising efforts. “I feel so much gratitude that I have a part in so many lives, and I feel so much love for the many people that are a part of my life!”

Contact Patricia Ann Martin on LinkedIn, Facebook or on Google+.

Please click here to listen to an interview with Rolla Pub’s Patricia Martin!

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Order Your Kids’ Halloween Costumes from Imagine Play Toys–Get Your Coupon Code Now

Barbara HullBarbara J. Hull is the owner and manager of Barbara’s Internet Biz LLC, and she was recently dubbed a VIP member of Worldwide Branding for her demonstration of expertise in a myriad of areas that have been applied to her successful online toy business, Imagine Play Toys. Ms. Hull offers not only toys, but magnetic games, activity tables and cubes, dramatic role-play products, and outdoor play products to preschool children between the ages of two and five through her company, as well as cool and creative costumes for Halloween and costume parties.

After gaining experience as a preschool teacher, Ms. Hull felt motivated to embark on a career path in nursing, thereby helping people in many more ways. She has always been driven toward volunteering and lending a helping hand to anyone and in any way that she could. Now serving as head of her own toy company, she intends to be able to give back to her local community by donating some toys and equipment to preschools when she becomes financially stable enough to do so.

Get your kids' costumes from Imagine Play Toys!From the website:

Childhood is a time of wonder and your child is no exception, of course. A child’s imagination is a treasure. Nurture yours with these Costumes for Halloween or any time for dress up, parties, play dates and more! Coming soon! Adult costumes too! Keep a lookout. We add more products frequently. Be sure to use that 15% off coupon code: OCT2014 at checkout!

If you need anything please contact Barbara J. Hull at 562-264-5473 between the hours of 1pm-7pm Mon-Saturday and by email anytime: imagineplaytoys@outlook.com. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter for toy industry news, research articles related to preschool kids, craft ideas and resource links and new product releases.

Mike Candy Catcher from Monsters IncSign up for email and you won’t miss a thing. You can get all of the latest product releases and exclusive savings offers only available to IPT’s members! Things are changing at Imagine Play Toys just like Fall. Come along with Ms. Hull and enjoy the ride because kids grow up too fast!

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Calgarians—Let Dawn Charest and Smart Parties Ltd. Plan Your Next Corporate or Social Event

Dawn CharestIf you’re in Calgary, Alberta, and you love to party, but don’t really like to plan, boy do we have great news for you! Dawn Charest, a Worldwide Branding member, is the head of Smart Parties Ltd., a top party planning consultancy based in your neighborhood. There, she helps her clients to pull together smaller and large-scale events, ranging from corporate and private, to children’s themed parties, giving them the look and feel that they are looking for, the seamless execution that exceeds their expectations, and the flawless execution that brings their vision to life.

Dawn Charest Contact InfoThis holiday season, be sure to contact Ms. Charest when you are planning your event. She boasts affordable rates, and her reputation is one with which to be reckoned for providing the “wow” factor that is important at every event. If you are in or around Calgary and want to spice up your next gathering, have Ms. Charest plan your event!

Contact Dawn Charest via LinkedIn, visit www.smartparties.ca, or call 1-403-542-3227 to book your event now!

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Janet Johnson, VP of Donor Development for World Vision Canada, Drives Donor Initiatives around the World

Janet JohnsonJanet Johnson currently oversees all channels of fundraising and meets regularly with key donors. Ms. Johnson, who has been working in this capacity for five years, has honed her expertise in leadership, human resources, sales, and marketing. “When the giving experience of our supporters and donors are delightful we see increased retention (donors renew their gift year after year),” she said in a recent statement. “We see increases in acquisition through referrals and positive word of mouth. Delighted sponsors and donors increase their giving commitment and we enjoy revenue growth, increased engagement and commitment from the giving community of time, talent and treasure ultimately results in increased yield to ministry for World Vision.”

From Worldvision.ca:

Your help is needed today to fight the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa.

Ebola is a highly contagious, deadly virus to which there is currently no vaccine or cure. It is very important to stop the spread, before the virus rages out of control.

Health services are overwhelmed by the outbreak, with many health workers having been infected and a large number having died. Mothers and children are unable to access much-needed health services for treatment of malaria, diarrhea, or even childbirth. Markets have closed making it difficult to access food. A large humanitarian crisis is looming.

World Vision is working urgently to protect children and their families, by educating communities about how to stop the spread of the virus, as well as providing protective equipment. But with your help we can do more. 

World Vision CanadaThrough World Vision Canada, Ms. Johnson initiates charitable causes that serve to stop the spread of disease at its core. Her work with the organization has changed many lives, and she continues to work towards serving as an agent of positive change in the lives of children and adults around the globe.

Click here to sponsor an underprivileged child for the Christmas holiday; your donation will triple in value!

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Make Your Halloween Season Spook-Tacular with Films from Acort International

Darrin Gene RamageWorldwide Branding member Darrin Gene Ramage, CEO and President of Acort International, has been working hard to make sure that you can enjoy one impressive “Shock-tober” this month, by bringing you some scary thrills in the form of indie horror flicks. At the helm of the company, Mr. Ramage oversees marketing initiatives and interacts with other companies in order to license and distribute films. An accomplished, yet daring risk-taker who rarely sticks to the status quo, Mr. Ramage has always been a horror aficionado and a film buff, and he traces his love of film back to when he was very young.

Darrin Ramage executive produced Zombies AnonymousThrough the years, Mr. Ramage has executive produced a number of works that fall into the horror genre; these include Hell’s Highway (2002), Death Factory (2002) and Zombies Anonymous (2006), a film in which the living and the undead co-exist and must cope in a world where life meets death. Mr. Ramage also served as an associate producer for The Catcher (1998) and Starved (1999).

Check out the trailer for Apocalypse Kiss below. Apocalypse Kiss is a new futuristic science fiction thriller represented by Acort International. Also, be sure to browse the company’s current list of horror movie titles to prepare for a spook-tacular Halloween!

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Director & Producer TJ Walkup, Head of Omnific Pictures, to Cover and Produce Mocktoberfest 2014

TJ WalkupAward-winning cartoonist, published book illustrator and successful musician TJ Walkup of Omnific Pictures has served as a cinematographer and director of a myriad of videos, including work with top tier cable programming such as Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, CNN and the Food Network. He recently announced via Facebook that his production company would be once again hosting the annual event, which will be taking place at the Mira Theatre Guild at 51 Daniels Avenue in Vallejo, California on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

From the website:

Our goal is to raise money for 10 kids ages 12 to 18, chosen by lottery, to be provided an instrument and 10 lessons in the style of music that they choose.  Our program is already working with area businesses, music teachers, administrators, professionals, and is building partnerships in order to provide music education free of charge to children who will be drawn from a lottery and are offered a place in the program.  We are passionate about making high caliber musicians and instruments accessible to Vallejo’s youth to inspire and excite the creative, positive energy in our city.

Last year’s event included four days on two stages of garage punk, electronic industrial, disco dance punk, and hard core metal music, and an epic visit from special guest Klaus Flouride of the Dead Kennedys. Other performers included Klank, The Sky Bleeds White, Box of Kittens, Shananagens, and Atomic Machines. At the end of the festival, a lucky winner received a grand raffle prize: an ornate, handcrafted electric guitar by Schroom Custom Guitar Works.

A CINE Golden Eagle award winner, Mr. Walkup acknowledges video production as a dynamic story-telling art form. His large range of artistic talents supports the creative process of crafting poignant images with lighting and sound. He has worked on television series, commercials, full-length movies, documentaries and live theater and focuses on the technical aspects of camera use, lighting, sound and editing, treating each equally.

Mr. Walkup is uniquely qualified to oversee a wide range of tasks on behalf of Omnific Pictures, a documentary and television production company. An award-winning cartoonist, published book illustrator and successful musician, Mr. Walkup has been the cinematographer and director on countless videos, including work with top tier cable programming such as Discovery, National Geographic, Disney, CNN and the Food Network.

See the promo for last year’s Mocktoberfest below.

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