Over it’s 30-year history, PR Works has had its share of clients with intriguing and yes, dare we say it, outside the box businesses. What Christine McIntyre of Our Sales Coach does in sales training for women certainly qualifies as that. In this episode of Business Way Outside the Box, PR Works Founder Steve Dubin interviews Christine on the nuances of training women for sales versus men. For more information on Our Sales Coach, visit https://www.oursalescoach.com.
Each year, the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, a youth development organization providing programs and services to children and families throughout the greater South Shore community, selects one exceptional Club member as “Youth of the Year” to serve as an ambassador for the Club’s youth as well as a voice for all young people.
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield is pleased to announce Jessica Martin, a senior at Marshfield High School, has been named the 2020 Marshfield Youth of the Year.
Ms. Martin has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield for 10 years. Over the last four years, Ms. Martin has held the role of Afterschool Staff/Summer Camp Counselor at the Club, where she wears “a number of hats” taking on duties ranging from helping with homework to supervising the Games Room. In September 2019, Ms. Martin became the President of the Keystone Club, and has since planned a variety of successful fundraisers.
Outside of the Club, Ms. Martin has served as After School Program staff for Marshfield Recreation Department. For the past six years, she has taught Pre-school and Kindergarten CCD as an assistant teacher at her church. In 2016, Ms. Martin received the Library Volunteer of the Year award from Furnace Brook Middle School for having the most volunteer hours, and in 2018, she received the National Honor Society award. A dedicated volunteer, Ms. Martin has volunteered 95 hours over the past 12 months to the Boys & Girls Club and the community.
As Youth of the Year, Ms. Martin will continue to spread awareness about the Club as a resource and its important role for youth and teens throughout the community. She has her sights set on becoming a teacher and intends to major in Elementary and Special Education at Endicott College in Beverly, MA in the fall.
“I can’t imagine where I would be right now, as the Club has been my second home,” said Ms. Martin. “The Club really played a significant part in my life after elementary school, as I was faced with new challenges. I look forward to starting college in the fall, but I will definitely return to the Club on break and continue to volunteer and give back to this amazing organization that has given me so much.”
About Youth of the Year
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BCGA) premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.
The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels, with an additional military phase for members of BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations.
The Election Process
There are a number of steps that must be taken prior to being named Youth of the Year at the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield. Club staff members nominate several teens, who are then asked to write an essay on the “Club experience”. The essays are read by staff and volunteers and four are selected. The top four candidates interview with a panel to discuss their essay, club impact and four areas of development – education, community service, leadership and family life. After the interviews, the panel and club leadership discuss and elect Youth of the Year.
Ms. Martin’s next step is to advance to the State level and compete against 43 other teens from across the commonwealth. This virtual event will take place on June 18, 2020.
“Jessica has tremendous leadership ability and she is a wonderful role model,” said Jim Bunnell, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield. “It is our great pleasure to honor Jessica as the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s Youth of the Year. We wish her every success in the future.”
About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness.
Currently, the Club serves hundreds of families with children ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old, providing afterschool, vacation week and summer programs, as well as youth athletics, teen, social recreational and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit their website https://www.bgcmarshfield.org or call 781-834-2582.
It is a podcast, a challenge, a call for collaboration. Welcome, to the newly launched podcast entitled “Get a Spine”, the natural health podcast sponsored by the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI).
Each month, the CSRI podcast offers health tips and guests who share a fresh perspective. If you’d like to be a health care guest on the show or have a suggested topic for the show, please contact the society at RIChiro.org.
The first show features tips for maximizing tennis performance and minimizing injury. Tennis pro Jesse Gotlib is the guest and Dr. Michael Gottfried, a chiropractor with Aquidneck Chiropractic in Middletown, Rhode Island and a member of the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island board of directors, is the host. Specific tips include stretching routines for both before and after tennis activities.
To hear the first show, go to YouTube – https://youtu.be/900djlV-nSg.
About Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI)
Founded in 1918, CSRI is one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the United States and represents more than 25 percent of the chiropractic physicians in the Ocean State. In addition to providing a regional voice for chiropractors in the business and legislative arenas, CSRI also helps educate the general public on the benefits of chiropractic. Those all-natural benefits can include relief from headaches, asthma, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, and stress, just to name a few. The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island is located at 1272 West Main Road, Building 2, Middletown, RI 02842. For more information, call (401) 207-0700 or visit www.RIchiro.org.
Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the nonprofit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout Plymouth County as well as Avon, Stoughton and Easton, MA, has received a generous donation from the PPG Foundation on behalf of its aerospace facility located in Avon.
The PPG Foundation is supporting local organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic and has made a $5,000 donation to OCES’ Nutrition Program for the Meals on Wheels daily home delivery of meals.
This funding comes at a critical time as referrals to OCES’ Nutrition Program for home delivered meals has dramatically increased due to COVID-19. Not only are people staying home, they are interacting with family and friends less so the need for a daily safety check has become crucial to supporting the older adults in greater Plymouth County.
OCES delivers over 45,000 nutritious meals a month to older adults and individuals with disabilities living within the 23 communities in their service area. All meals are planned by a nutritionist, and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, are delivered to individual homes.
“We are extremely grateful to the PPG Foundation for their generous donation to our Meals on Wheels program, as their support helps us to provide essential, nutritionally-sound and satisfying meals to our most vulnerable residents,” said Nicole Long, CEO.
All of OCES’ programs – from Nutrition and Home Care to Protective Services – remain in place and are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information or services from OCES, contact their Information and Referral Department at 508-584-1561.
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Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 25 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency offers a number of programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.
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Experts and listeners agree, we are in the Golden Age of Podcasting. More than half of American homes tune into a podcast regularly. If you have ever thought of hosting your own podcast for your business, organization or non-profit, PR Works is hosting a complimentary webinar that prepares you to be part of the boom as a podcast host.
The free online event is set for Wednesday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. To RSVP, click here.
Sponsors of the webinar include My Pinnacle Network, South Shore Networking Professionals and ACTSmart IT. The webinar will be led by yours truly, Steve Dubin, and Joe D’Eramo, also of PR Works.
The webinar prepares you to create your own podcast show including choosing bumper music intro to the specifics of recording the segment to promoting each segment on a wide range of channels including Podcast portals such as Itunes, IHeartRadio, Google Play, YouTube, Stitcher and more.
Podcast appearances establish credibility, create visibility, activate lead generation, create speaking opportunities, stimulate search engine optimization, expand cultural authority, and increase value proposition.
The “Podcast Now” webinar gets you into the game and on the air.
Learn how to –
- Define your topic niche.
- Develop timely segments.
- Choose a podcast platform.
- Choose the right equipment at a reasonable pricing.
- Create bumper music and video tease to open and close segments.
- Design thumbnail graphic icon for Podcast portals such as Itunes, IHeartRadio, Google Play, YouTube.
- Establish taping protocols.
- Draft standard questions.
- Draft show opening and close verbiage.
- Create verbiage for general podcast description and for each individual segment.
- Create YouTube channel
- Promote each episode via podcast portals, social media, e-newsletters, publicity and leveraging the marketing channels of each guest.
Please RSVP for this complimentary webinar by clicking here.
For more information about the podcast event or podcasting services, contact PR Works at www.PRWorkZone.com , (781) 582-1061, 18 Main Street Extension, Suite 409, Plymouth, MA.