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Samantha Shumaker embraces “clean beauty” with Beautycounter

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Blog, Business/Entrepreneur Profiles, Journalistic-Style Bios, Press Release Writing Samples | 0 comments

Samantha Shumaker embraces “clean beauty” with Beautycounter

Just as you are what you eat, you are what you apply. When she became a first-time mother in 2014, Samantha Shumaker paid added attention to these adages, and what she discovered through reading and research is that the new adage, related to the products we apply to our skin, is equally important to what we consume through food and drink. This newfound interest in skin health gave birth to her new career as an independent consultant with Beautycounter, a California-based company that is a pioneer in “clean beauty,” meaning that their...

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Aimee J. Minda named one of DABR’s Top 5 Under 40

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Aimee J. Minda named one of DABR’s Top 5 Under 40

When she attended graduate school to pursue a career in clinical counseling, Aimee J. Minda envisioned a time when she would comfort people, listening to them and guiding them through challenges. The lifelong Centerville resident has thrived in a vocation where she implements her gift of putting people at ease, only in a different way than she originally planned. Aimee applies her love for people by helping buyers and sellers alike as an award-winning Realtor with Keller Williams Advantage Real Estate. The wife of an Army veteran and the...

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The Cornerstone Group carves niche in wealth management

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in Blog, Business/Entrepreneur Profiles, Journalistic-Style Bios, Press Release Writing Samples | 0 comments

The Cornerstone Group carves niche in wealth management

Almost 40 years have passed, yet Tim Lofton vividly remembers the moment that fueled his motivation. Growing up in a small Kentucky town, The Cornerstone Group founder and owner was raised by a devoted and loving single mother. One particular Sunday – February 11, 1979, to be exact – Lofton was a 10-year-old sitting in Sunday School. The teacher announced it was time for the annual youth group ski trip, an event that he had dreamed about for three years. The minimum age for attending was 10, and Lofton was finally old enough. “Sunday...

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Centerville Design Associates transform new and existing homes with award-winning interior design

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Blog, Business/Entrepreneur Profiles, Journalistic-Style Bios | 0 comments

Centerville Design Associates transform new and existing homes with award-winning interior design

Outside the windows, the picturesque view of the Ohio River created an inviting ambience, yet the interior did not reflect that artistic allure, especially the lower level. The owners were uncertain how to make the space more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but they desired a fresh look. Centerville Design Associates – which was tasked to refurbish the upper levels with new furnishings, wallpaper, lighting and rugs – developed a plan for the remaining space. “Lower levels represent a tremendous opportunity to create space...

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Rememoire’s personal documentaries preserve family legacies

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog, Business/Entrepreneur Profiles, Journalistic-Style Bios, Personality Profiles, Press Release Writing Samples | 0 comments

Rememoire’s personal documentaries preserve family legacies

One particular black-and-white photo that spurred an idea for a business that preserves legacies is especially captivating to Saylan Lukas. In the image, his grandfather is dressed in his Navy uniform, with his grandmother by his side. It was taken not long after World War II, and the strikingly dashing couple have a myriad of chapters in their lives that await. Lukas, who is married and has a 2-year-old daughter and an infant son, was inspired to produce a film that told his grandparents’ story. The result was a personal documentary he...

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Fernando Branquinho profile bio

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Blog, Journalistic-Style Bios | 0 comments

Fernando Branquinho profile bio

Insurance might seem like a mundane subject for some people, but to Fernando Branquinho, it represents a passion that extends far beyond marketing products. Branquinho recently joined the Meridian Insurance team and has 14 years of experience in the profession. “This is a meaningful career because we provide peace of mind for people through the different stage of their lives. It is comforting for clients to know that they have support if there is an accident, a fire and any life-impacting incident,” Branquinho said. “The compensation...

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Mel Rutherford, “Mr. Real Estate” bio

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, Journalistic-Style Bios | 0 comments

In an ever-changing profession where some agents move on to other careers, Mel Rutherford is a mainstay in the real estate industry. Since the Kentucky native and longtime Miamisburg resident gained his license in 1970, he has thrived through two recessions, multiple market highs and lows, and changing trends like the prominence of technology and online marketing. Mel’s nickname, “Mr. Real Estate,” is well-earned through four-plus decades of personal customer service, a commitment to being available to clients every day of the week, and...

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Elizabeth Diamond Company carves niche as a jeweler that cultivates long-term relationships with customers

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, Journalistic-Style Bios, Press Release Writing Samples | 0 comments

Elizabeth Diamond Company carves niche as a jeweler that cultivates long-term relationships with customers

Centerville – Jewelry is rooted in sentiment. From rings and bracelets to earrings and necklaces, there is likely a heartfelt reason why a person wears a particular piece. Engagement rings and wedding rings reflect that feeling since they symbolize love and a lifelong commitment. Family heirlooms are among the other kinds of beloved keepsakes that illustrate that jewelry is often as much about emotion as it is beauty and fashion. That passion for what is one of the most meaningful purchases a person can make is what inspires the culture...

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A passion for helping people find their career ambitions inspires female-owned Omnicom Solutions Group

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Blog, Journalistic-Style Bios, Press Release Writing Samples | 0 comments

Dayton – Amy Matney is fueled with a passion to help others find their passion. The veteran career and workforce development specialist spearheads an innovative Career Readiness Workshop for individuals who receive food assistance. The four-day program helps participants, identify their strengths and talents, and encourages participants to seem employment. The workshop is one of the services offered by Matney’s Omnicom Solutions Group, and it represents the key reason why the 1986 Miamisburg High School graduate has made inspiring others...

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A tribute to Xenia’s Robert “Shorty” Geyer, the shortest fighter pilot in World War II

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Blog, Human Interest Features, Personality Profiles | 0 comments

A tribute to Xenia’s Robert “Shorty” Geyer, the shortest fighter pilot in World War II

Note: Earlier in my career, I was a features writer at the Skywrighter, which is the newspaper of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I was privileged to write an array of personality profiles on veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Here is one of the my favorite stories, which is appropriate on Independence Day and every day. Mr. Geyer died at the age of 91 in 2014, the same year my grandfather and U.S. Navy veteran in World War II, Ennis Stillwell, died at 90. Thank you to Mr. Geyer, both of my grandfathers who served in World War II...

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