Archive for May, 2009

Farmers Markets

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

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Click to see Emmaus Farmer’s Market’s website

Food & Design: Buying Local

We are all feeling the pinch of the recession. Times like these makes everyone look at their spending and see where the can cut back and conserve. One noticeable changes individuals can do to save money is to cut back on their weekly grocery bill. Clipping coupons, choosing wisely on their meal plan or just being aware of what you buy could save people hundreds of dollars in a year. However, being aware doesn’t mean cutting corners.

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First Summer Festival Done Right

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Music & Arts: Edinboro takes us somewhere else…

Edinboro Art and Music Festival

Click to see the Event Page

By Nick Corsi

DOWNTOWN EDINBORO ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

We kicked off the summer season at Raven with the Edinboro Art and Music Festival. This small but packed venue really gives us a chance to get back into the swing of things. I remember someone saying if you like what you do, then you never work a day in your life, when you are working at this festival…”work” is the last thing on your mind.

DONNA THE BUFFALO

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Vino Volo

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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Click to find if a Vino Volo is in your local airport

Food & Design: Vino Volo

A few weeks ago, I was traveling back to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia, when I was stopped in my tracks. Heading out of the newly renovated security terminal in the Philadelphia International Airport, I was greeted by Vino Volo. Derived from Italian for “wine flight”, Vino Volo is a retail store mixes its fresh boutique style with the elegance of a wine bar. Featuring wines from around the globe, locally grown cheese and a imported meats to suit their clients taste buds, this bar currently does more than give Vino Volo is not so much as creating the concept of the wine bar in airports, they are just RECREATING it.

ATMOSPHERE AND LOCATION OF AN AIRPORT WINE BAR (more…)

Taking the Planning Plunge

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

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Do’s & Dont’s

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SOME DO’S AND DONT’S OF THE PROCESS

You’re finally going to do it. You are a born again believer in the benefits of business and strategic planning. To prepare you for the plunge here’s some rules of the road to guide you through the process.

The planning process can be exhilarating, frustrating, enlightening, demanding and a host of other descriptive adjectives. Hopefully you’ll find a nugget or two in these do’s and don’ts that will keep the emphasis on the positives of your unique organizational growth experience. Carpe Diem!

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.“-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Wonder Bread

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

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Click to go to Wonder Bread’s corporate site

Food & Design: Redesigning the Beloved

Wonder Bread is the American favorite, even if you have never tried a slice of the company’s bread.  As “America’s first sliced bread” it inspired the phrase the next “best thing since sliced bread”.  In a way, Wonderbread changed not only the bread and baking world forever, they created a revolution for the field itself.

FROM BALLOONS CAME A LEGEND (more…)

“Sound” Social Networking

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Music & Arts:Raven Sound Utilizes Twitter
By Nick Corsi


Click to RavenSound’s Twitter Profile

FOLLOW @RAVENSOUND

I recently began utilizing Twitter to promote Erie, PA based sound reinforcement company Raven Sound. I knew that I wanted to include at least one social networking site into Raven’s marketing mix, and the fast and easy updating potential of Twitter while on the road and on stage doing gigs was the deciding factor in incorporating the ever growing Twitter.

THE TWITTER PLAN (more…)

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