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#journchat

#journchat

Last night I took part in #journchat. If you aren’t familiar with #journchat it’s a forum for journalists, public relations professionals and bloggers to discuss some of the latest trends and topics taking place in our industry. At 7 p.m. on Mondays you will find tweeps across the country begin the hashtag brigade with salutations and introductions. Some of the topics discussed last night included the termination of Rick Sanchez, media and political campaigns, citizen journalism, LA Times selling their front page and about seven other topics. I must say it was a great experience learning from peers and being …

 

Healthy job sites honored

Healthy job sites honored

By Karen Shideler The Wichita Eagle Posted on Thu, Aug. 19, 2010 Photos by Jaime Green The best workplace wellness programs are customized, comprehensive, integrated and diversified, according to new research from the Center for Studying Health System Change. Those attributes can be seen in the programs of this year’s Working Well Award winners. The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita recognizes three employers each year that provide an environment that helps employees make healthy lifestyle changes. This year’s honorees — Bombardier Learjet, the city of Derby and Start-Thinking — will be recognized Tuesday as part of the sixth annual Working Well Conference. The conference …

 

Conference to recognize local businesses for healthy initiatives

Conference to recognize local businesses for healthy initiatives

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 11:40am CDT Conference to recognize local businesses for healthy initiatives Wichita Business Journal – by Josh Heck Two local businesses and a municipality will be recognized next week for their efforts to create a healthier work environment. The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita will honor Bombardier Learjet, the city of Derby, and Start-Thinking LLC during the 2010 Working Well Conference Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. The coalition says these entities have exemplified excellence in their health and wellness programs. The winners were selected by a committee and were ranked on a point system. The Working Well Awards are …

 

Thinking Fit Fridays in the Media

Thinking Fit Fridays in the Media

Thinking Fit Fridays on KWCH Channel 12. Thinking Fit Fridays on KSN Channel 3. Outdoor public fitness session is at 3 p.m. today BY KAREN SHIDELER The Wichita Eagle Posted on Fri, Apr. 09, 2010 Anyone who wants to can show up at 3 p.m. on Fridays in April for an outdoor group fitness session in Old Town. The group will meet at the northeast corner of the Museum of World Treasures. Those who want to participate should bring along water and a towel. Exercises will be led by Robbie Ray, a personal fitness trainer and owner of Fitness With Robbie Ray. Exercises will be …

 

Kris Schindler: The Willing Heretic

Kris Schindler: The Willing Heretic

by Karen Long This is a woman who uses the term “inside the box thinking.” So why does she make so many people nervous? Early in life Kris Schindler displayed her trademark disregard for convention, an uncanny ability to motivate her colleagues, and creative use of available material. It was a slow day at recess. Kris was in the second grade at Greenhill School, a private school in Dallas, and she and her friends were bored. They decided to stage their own production of Charlotte’s Web. Kris is reminiscing over coffee and apple pie at Imbiss Grill, a short stroll from the …

 

Midwest Contractors EXPO and Joe the Plumber

Midwest Contractors EXPO and Joe the Plumber

A trade show is not newsworthy. Having a tradeshow for plumbers during the 2008 election is. When pitching a story to the news media, TIP CUP: timeliness, impact, prominence, conflict, unique, and proximity must be relevant for the story to be considered “news.” During the 2008 presidential election, “Joe the Plumber” became a substitute for that other American icon, “Joe Sixpack.” It was just our luck that our client, Kansas Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors Association, would host their annual Midwest Contractors EXPO tradeshow just when “Joe the Plumber” exploded into mainstream media. Talk about a timely event. This story also included …

 
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