November 2009
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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.

Despite 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 their endeavors.
            -- Stan Whisenhunt
All American Ballet presents The Nutcracker for the Holidays

American Ballet NutcrackerGet 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
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 and adults.
Supt. Gomez Seeks ACSA Office

Dr. David GomezDr. 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 colonel.

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The Ventura County Office of Education Highlights & Promotes Healthy Kids in Fall Focus Issue

Focus on Education fall 2009With 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:
Ventura Pediatrician Releases Baby Care Kit to Help Parents

Dr. Carey's Baby KitDr. 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:
CMHS Offered Free Flu Shots at its Centers for Family Health 

cmh logoFall 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.

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Cindy Daly

Cindy DalyRecently 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.

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All American Ballet
Dr. David Gomez
Ventura County Office of Education
Dr. Carey Chronis
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