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Bulldog launches Woodrow Wilson library and museum website

Nov. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Bulldog Creative Services, an advertising agency based in Huntington recently launched a new website for the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum in Staunton, Va.

The website features extensive biographical information about the 28th President of the United States, numerous multi-media sections, museum information, integration with social media and an extensive research library dedicated to Wilson and his life. The site is located at www.woodrowwilson.org.

"We were first approached by Woodrow Wilson Board of Trustees member Gray Marion," Levi Durfee, Interactive Lead at Bulldog Creative Services, said in a press release. "Mr. Marion has worked with us as a client and recommended us to the library. What followed were discussions with many members of the Board of Trustees, library staff and Wilson historians. We then went to work to develop a site that is worthy of a U.S. President. We're very proud of this site."

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum is located in Wilson's birthplace in Virginia. The campus includes Wilson's actual birthplace, an interactive museum detailing Wilson's public life from his youth, his studies at Princeton, his time as President of the university, his Governorship of New Jersey and ultimately his Presidency of the United States.

"We were very impressed with the team at Bulldog Creative," retired Brigadier General George P.A. Forschler, a Board of Trustees Member, said in the release. "Their professionalism, attention to the details and commitment to the project were outstanding. They gave us a tremendous product that goes a long way towards furthering the goals of the library."

Bulldog Creative Services is a full-service Advertising Agency based in Huntington and Charleston that assists businesses with strategic marketing research and planning, media management, graphic design, audio / visual production and website design and maintenance. More information about the agency can be gained at www.bulldogcreative.com.

Lavalette boat dealer earns national award

The Great Outdoors Marine in Lavalette was awarded first place from the organization behind Marine Five Star Dealer Certification (MFSDC). Winning certified marine dealerships were announced earlier this month and awarded for best practices.

Owned by Phil and Diane Daniel, The Great Outdoors Marine was announced as the winner at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo in Orlando. The award recognizes outstanding boat dealers based on results from MFSDC's certification business audit review.

"Best practices and employee satisfaction are key elements in the MFSDC program--designed to enhance the boat-buying and owning experience," Matt Gruhn, president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, said in a press release. "We honor these Marine Five Star Certified Dealers for their efforts to improve the recreational boating industry and to lead the way for others."

MFSDC "Best Practices" are a part of the dealer certification process that recognizes thoughtful and cost-effective ways to do business while maintaining quality and eliminating variability.

Event to highlight area poverty

HUNTINGTON --The Financial $tability Partnership of the River Cities, an initiative of United Way of the River Cities, is hosting an event that will showcase its goals and the state of poverty in the region.

The Earned Income Credit/Child Tax Credit Train the Trainer event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Cabell County Library Downtown Branch.

The event will feature a poverty simulation conducted by Richard Fleisher, West Virginia University extension specialist. The simulation places participants into family groups that will negotiate through a compacted month-long time period.

Ed Davis, Financial $tability Partnership coordinator, said he hopes it opens some eyes.

"Participants will see how community resource providers influence the fabric of family life in the River Cities," he said in a press release. "This event will also further the goals and objectives of the Financial $tability PartnershipTM and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program."

This free event is approved for three domestic violence advocate certification CE hours and will also feature guest speakers, breakfast and lunch. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.

To RSVP for the Earned Income Credit/Child Tax Credit Train the Trainer event, contact Rachel Houston at 304-523-8929, ext. 112 or rachel.houston@unitedwayrivercities.org.

For more information about the Financial $tability PartnershipTM of the River Cities or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, contact Ed Davis at 304-523-8929, ext. 6, or ed.davis@unitedwayrivercities.org.

Bellefonte marketing team receives honors

RUSSELL, Ky. -- The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital's Marketing and Communications Department has received four honors from the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing. The honors for marketing and public relations projects were presented at the society's recent Thoroughbred Awards ceremony in Louisville.

Bellefonte was awarded four certificates of merit. The categories and honored entries were:

Cooperative Partnerships- Awarded for Ashland HeartChase, a community event that saw OLBH collaborating with the American Heart Association to raise funds and bring awareness to the problem of heart disease.

External Publication- Awarded for the hospital's Good Help magazine.

Total Campaign Advertising- Awarded for campaign concerning OLBH being named number one in Kentucky for general surgery.

Writing- Awarded for the Good Help magazine article "Back in the Saddle" which chronicled the journey of a farmer who underwent successful double hip replacement.

The Bellefonte Marketing and Communication Department members are Director Angela Wells-Coburn, communications and advocacy specialist Kevin Compton, and CareLine coordinator Lori Rambo.

Abbott Home Care recognized

Abbott Home Care , which has an office in Coal Grove, Ohio, was named among the Top 100 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of top performing health agencies in the United States.

HomeCare Elite recognizes the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked through an analysis of publicly available performance measures, such as quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performances.

"Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs and other potential referral partners across the health care continuum," Susan L. Henricks, president and COO of National Research Corporation, said in a press release. National Research Corporation is the parent company of OCS HomeCare.

Abbott Home Care is owned by Paulette Klaiber and Anna Malone.

Kroger collects funds for USO, its programs

ROANOKE, Va. -- Customers, associates and suppliers of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic region raised nearly $160,000 this year to support the USO and its programs, which benefit the armed forces and their families. The Kroger family of stores raised $3.3 million in total, as Kroger conducted a year-long initiative to raise funds for members of our armed forces in partnership with the USO.

"This effort reflects the appreciation that we, along with our customers and suppliers, have for the sacrifices that members of the armed forces make for all of us," Kroger spokeswoman Allison McGee said in a press release. "We are pleased that the average amount raised by Kroger stores in the Mid-Atlantic region is one of the highest in the Kroger family."

Kroger has hundreds of associates who are on active duty or who are reservist members of the military. They represent all five branches of the military and the National Guard.

Kroger operates 122 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and the eastern portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.