Over the years I have worked with many people. Some I’d give a good reference for and others who I hoped wouldn’t ask. I never gave a bad reference But, I started thinking about what I say and how that could potentially affect this persons job. What if my honesty was the reason they didn’t… Read More How Important is Your Reference?
Every year on my birthday more and more people post a little note on my Facebook wall; some I know very well, some I only know through the digital world, and others I know from many years ago and the only way we speak are through quick posts and “likes” on photos. Facebook has… Read More How Important are Your Birthday Wishes on Facebook?
Recently I was given the assignment to interview one of my idols in the wine business and social media industry: Lisa Mattson. Lisa is the Communications Director at Jordan Winery and is well known throughout our industry for her video storytelling and digital marketing expertise. Lisa is a normal, small town girl whose dreams of… Read More An Interview with a Digital Media Superstar
The Governor of Oregon: John kitzhaber kicks off the wine tourism conference 2013! A supporter of the wine, culinary, craft beer and travel industries, he embraces the economic impact that’s created by the tourism industry. At the wine tourism conference it seemed appropriate to have a man so mindful of the business and it’s impact… Read More A special speaker at the wine tourism conference in Portland
When did it become OK to go up to a total stranger and say, “this is wrong, you are both on your phones”? Is it because we are in a pub like atmosphere that it lessens the intrusion factor? I recall as a young girl going to the early bird special with my grandparents at… Read More Manners and media
The Beauty that is Sonoma County My pal’s Jim and Katia of wine Questers came by for a visit last month. It’s always fun to see these guys and low and behold, I was off for a visit with my dear friend, Lorna of Route 128 Winery in Geyserville, when they came in! Lorna, so… Read More The Beauty that IS Sonoma County
Pliny the younger is released now for two weeks and by allocation per day! Downtown Santa Rosa gets overly excited about trendy openings revolving around food and beverage. A 20 minute wait to have a 10 oz pour of a beer I have never had before? Why not?! I am guided by the masses and… Read More Everyone Else is Doing it…
After months of failed attempts at hanging out I found myself at the local Healdsburg Bar and Grill with a pal I met on Twitter along with her husband and my Love. The evening witnessed four people with far too many similarities laugh together and talk shop. A Chef, Physical Eduaction Teacher, Dental Hygenist and Tasting… Read More A Perfect Manhattan
I am a Twitter maniac and do not leave out any of the other social media channels; they all get equal attention. This is why I was not surprised when I read that this year on New Years Eve Twitter broke the record for tweets in a minute: 400,000. This was up from some 4,000… Read More Happy New Year 2011