Abnormally NormalSmokin' Yogi Visions
PROVIDING MEANINGFUL AND ENTERTAINING PRODUCTS
Happy 2009!
May it be filled with good health,
and only gentle transitions for you and yours...
*******************************
Relational Shifts
BUY AT AMAZON
*******************************
KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR
"Byte-Sized Yoga for Non-Yogini's"

A Daily ONE-MINUTE-BREAK for you~at your desk~ from us~at no charge :)

********************************

Quick Links

Around Town

www.raisingtheconsciousness.com
 join Susan Shehata and Colleen Buckman on their weekly show!
CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT LIVE
 


Greetings on this truly winter day!
Waking up to -22 degrees and waiting for a high above zero seems to correlate to the financial situation our country, and many of us, are facing!

The best way for Minnesota to come out of this deep freeze of a financial situation is to
INVEST IN MINNESOTA!

Legislature is back in session and it is time, once again, to make our voice heard. A unified voice is much stronger than several individuals, and there are a few things that everyone can agree on:

1.     JOBS will help stimulate the economy.
2.     Our graduating and skilled workers are leaving the state to get mentorship and work elsewhere!
3.     Tourism helps stimulate the economy.
4.     Movies about, and from, MN are being made elsewhere: NOT SHOWCASING Minnesota!
5.     INVESTING in our students, creating JOBS across multiple industries*, enticing tourists all rise from

MAKING MOVIES IN MINNESOTA!

Tonight, there is an OPEN TOWN HALL MEETING at the MN Film & TV Board's new offices.
Friday, January 16th
Open House 5-6 p.m.
Town Meeting 6-7 p.m.
Free parking available in ramp on 5th Ave. North (just north of Designer's Guild)
Designer's Guild Building located in the Minneapolis Warehouse District (401 North 3rd Street, Suite 440, Minneapolis, MN 55401).
 
Town Hall Meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Dry Dock Cafe (on the 1st floor of the Designer's Guild Building). JJ's Dry Dock Cafe will be open from 5  until 7 p.m.
 
The focus of the Town Hall Meeting discussion will be our legislative strategy for the 2009 session and changes in the works for the Minnesota Production Guide. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
 
Also,please note the FIlm Board's new contact information:
Phone - 612.767.0095
Fax - 612.767.2425.
 
Thank you for your continued support of the Minnesota production community.
  

*INDUSTRIES utilized in Film:
       Educational Programs/Mentoring of Higher Education/Apprenticeships all found inside:
Banking, Construction, Motel/Hotel/Housing, Catering, Restaurants, Janitorial, Legal, Accounting, Insurance, Production Houses, Storage, Post-Production (Editing, Music, Sound Mixing...), Advertising, Promotions, Theaters, Merchandisers, Retailers, Wholesalers, Casinos, Nightclubs, Automobile Dealers & Refurbishers, and many, many more!

*COMPANIES PROVIDING:      
       Lifts, Aerial needs, Electrical Supplies, Audio & Visual Equipment, Arts & Crafts, Fabrics, Office Products, Telecommunication needs, Security, Marketing, Bodywork, Laundering and Drycleaning, Ice, Food, Beverages, HVAC, Furniture, Accessories, Clothing, Flooring, Fixtures, Fans, Eyeglasses, Duplication & Transfer Services, Waste Disposal, Cranes, Courier Services, Payroll Services, Daycare Services, Convenience Stores, Internet: Content Management, Website Developers & Maintenance, Communications Equipment, Computer Hardware & Software, Printing services, and many, many more!


*JOBS utilized in the Film Industry include, but are not limited to:
       Actors, Accountants, Bookkeepers, Contractors, Electricians, Carpenters, Janitors, Drivers, Administrative, Attorneys, Florists, Landscapers, Costumers, Make-up Artists, Hair Stylists, Artists to Design and Create Sets/Props, Special Effects, Animators, Dancers, Choreographers, Animal Trainers, Painters, Engineers, Fitness Trainers, Designers, Dieticians, Tutors, Chiropractors/Bodyworkers, Decorators, Designers, Security Guards, Copywriters, Photographers, Editors, Musicians, Technicians, Buyers, Commercial Artists, Printers, Upholsterers, Cooks, Bakers, Serving staff, Administrative, Clerical and many, many more!


JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO LEGISLATURE TO
INVEST IN MINNESOTA!

*****************************************************
There is so much more to share, but for now, please share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

Until next time, SHINE ON!
Many blessings for health, happiness and only gentle transitions.
 
Sincerely,

Julie Rappaport
Smokin' Yogi Visions