Despite the Economy, We Have Many Reasons to be Thankful
Welcome to another edition of News Flash, where we
share with you important things that our clients are doing and some of the
accomplishments of Whisenhunt Communications associates.
As Whisenhunt Communications
nears the end of our
20th year in business, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving and best
wishes for the coming holiday season.
a sluggish economy, I find many reasons to be thankful. First off, I am blessed
with an outstanding cadre of talented, creative, highly educated associates.
Secondly, we collectively are blessed with many fine clients, all of whom
provide important services to the community. We are pleased to help them in
Ballet presents The Nutcracker for
Get into the
spirit of the Holidays and take the whole family to see All American Ballet's The Nutcracker on Dec. 20 at Ventura
High School Auditorium in Ventura.
Whether it's your annual tradition or a first ballet experience, The Nutcracker will delight all ages
with its magical story, memorable music, gorgeous costumes, seasonal sets and
uplifting dancing, all in the color, beauty and spirit of the Holiday
Season. AAB's production, danced
by highly-trained students alongside professional guest artists, features two shows,
at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $18 and $12, and for children age 10 and
under are $10. Call (805) 650-6316 or visit www.AllAmericanBallet.org.
Whisenhunt Communications designs brochures and fliers for All American Ballet School
& Company, a fully non-profit corporation that operates a ballet school and
performance company at 1932 Eastman Avenue in Ventura. AAB's ballet instruction
includes a progressive, disciplined program of pre-ballet through
pre-professional levels, as well as recreational ballet classes for pre-teens, teens
Gomez Seeks ACSA Office
Dr. David Gomez,
Superintendent of the Santa Paula Union High School
District in Ventura County, is seeking
election to the office of Vice President of the Association of California School Administrators, an important group of educators statewide.
Dr. Gomez has been an active member and supporter
of ACSA since 1982 and has served on many committees, including: State Board
Representative; Executive Board; Finance Committee;
Audit Committee; Superintendents' Council; Secondary Education Council; Legislative Action;
Legislative Policy; CAPEA; and others. He also has served as President of the
North Ventura and Berkeley charters, and was Region 13 President.
Dr. Gomez has more than 30 years of experience in public
education. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from UC Santa Barbara and is fluent in Spanish and
Portuguese. He previously worked as a teacher, a school
principal and an assistant superintendent
at the elementary and secondary levels. He also served as an officer with the U.S. Army Reserve, participating in Operations Desert
Shield and Desert Storm. He retired from a
successful 24-year military career as a lieutenant
The Ventura County Office of Education Highlights & Promotes Healthy Kids in Fall Focus Issue
With its release last month, the Ventura County Office of Education explores the many ways educators throughout the county and state are addressing the health, wellness and nutritional needs of public school students.
From strict nutritional standards set in place to reduce the intake of junk food on school grounds to physical education programs, health education classes and more, VCOE is committed to supporting schools in their mission to address the needs of the whole child coming through their doors, not just the curriculum requirements.
County Superintendent of Schools Stan Mantooth says children can't learn effectively if their health is compromised. Exercise, good nutrition and the basic healthy practices to avoid illness are all needed to help children learn better.
"Feeling good is critical to good learning," Mantooth says.
To read the current issue of Focus on Education, go to: www.vcoe.org.
Ventura Pediatrician Releases Baby Care Kit to Help Parents
Dr. Carey Chronis, a Ventura-based pediatrician, has released his Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care kit, a unique product designed to help new parents navigate the first year of their baby's life.
Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care kit features a 96-page book with more than 120 colorful pictures, common sense explanations, and pairs it with essential baby care items that will help parents navigate that magical first year. With almost everything needed to ease the worries of moms and dads, this attractive and practical parenthood toolbox brings the doctor to your home!
Dr. Carey is a long-standing board certified pediatrician with a private practice in Ventura, California. Besides his medical expertise, Dr. Carey possesses an extensive publishing background. He self-published a comprehensive review series for medical students and has written articles for Ventura Parent Magazine. He serves as a guest speaker for numerous expectant parent classes and is known for his relaxed and fun attitude, good bedside manner and for always taking his patient's concerns seriously. He has a deep love for the children he serves and is empathetic to their parents and their joys and challenges. More information about Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care kit can be found at: www.doctorcarey.org.
Offered Free Flu Shots at its Centers for Family Health
Fall is here, and with the fall comes flu season. To help protect those who
are most vulnerable to contracting the virus, Community Memorial Health System
this fall offered free flu shots at its nine Centers for Family Health offices
in Ventura, Oxnard, Oak View, Camarillo, Santa Paula and Fillmore.
The free vaccinations were for the seasonal flu and
available to those most vulnerable to catching the flu. They include: People
over 60, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and children 6
months to 5 years old.
Whisenhunt Communications helped CMHS get the word out about
the free flu shot program by crafting a press release about it and sending it
to the local media. The announcement appeared in the A section of the Ventura
County Star and the front page of the Ventura Breeze bi-monthly newspaper as
well as also appearing in weekly newspapers throughout Ventura County.
Recently our own Cindy Daly finished a Social Media Marketing class at UCSB and became a weblebrity.
Her teacher, Lorrie Thomas from Web Marketing Therapy
, asked to use a quote from Cindy's final paper as a blog post.
The quote, "There is nothing worse than a blog that is not maintained, a Facebook page that is never updated or a Twitter page than has no tweets" is so very true.
Cindy, who has been with Whisenhunt Communications
since 1997, specializes in graphics design, including logos, brochures, newsletters, Web sites and other marketing products for our clients.
To check out the entire blog post, go to http://tinyurl.com/ykmm2s5
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