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    What's the best time to hold a seminar/webinar?

    Susan McDevitt (third from right), executive director of Mary Erickson Community Housing and San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris (right), cut the ribbon on Eastpointe Village as other local dignitaries watch. The dignitaries are, from left, Carey Jenkins, director of Housing and Community Development for the San Bernardino Economic Development Association; Jim Yerdon, community development specialist with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; Doug Bystry, chairman of the board of directors for Mary Erickson Community Housing, Jerry Paresa, executive director of governmental relations for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and Lynn Valbuena, vice chairman of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Eastpointe Village is a new apartment complex near 19th and Sunrise in San Bernardino, available to families making up to $32,500 yearly for a family of four. Mary Erickson Community Housing, in partnership with the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency, is creating Eastpointe Village by renovating 25 fourplexes in the 19th and Sunrise neighborhood, with funds the Economic Development Agency obtained through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Photo by Matt Sloan

    The good thing about seminars/webinars in that its great info. The bad thing is that some like to attend these events in the mornings, some like lunch, some like evenings and some (usually employees) prefer their continuing education during the work day.
    What’s the solution to maximize your attendance? Here are my suggestions in order of preference.
    Option 1
    Hold four seminars/webinars at four times: Breakfast, mid-morning, lunch and early evening on the same day or the same week. Then post the best presentation on-line with sign-ins to collect contact information.
    Option 2
    Create a Survey Monkey Research instrument and send to all of your prospects. Hold the seminar at the best time for responders and then post the presentation on-line with sign-ins to collect contact information.
    Option 3
    Hold the seminar at lunch time and then post the presentation on-line with sign-ins to collect contact information.
    Select the answer that fists your ability to perform.
    Good luck!
    Carl Dameron

    FREE Public Relations & Advertising career development workshop for students and alumni!

    The LaGrant Foundation has selected Carl M. Dameron, founder and creative director of Dameron Communications to host its first Inland Empire career development workshop for students interested in pursuing a career in advertising or public relations. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority cosponsors the workshop. Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB


    WHO:             The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations through scholarships, internships, career development workshops, professional development and mentors to African American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander American and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.
    WHAT: TLF is partnering with Dameron Communications, to host a career development workshop for students interested in pursuing a career in advertising or public relations.
    WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2012 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Dameron Communications LLC 255 North “D” Street, Suite 303, San Bernardino, CA 92401
    CONTACT: Programs & Communications Associate Nelly Alonso 323.469.8680, ext. 240  Email: NellyAlonso@LaGrant.com
    The Dameron Communications Difference
    Dameron Communications’ inspired Advertising; Public Relations, Community Relations and Government Relations work has been winning awards and client accolades for more than 20 years. Uniquely, we blend unsurpassed relationships with proven advertising and public relations methods to deliver winning and measurable results.
    We serve clients who make the world a better place – small business or large, government or non-profit, product, service or cause driven.  We primarily serve California’s Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Counties.  For more information or a free one hour consultation call Carl Dameron at (909) 888-0017.


    It's on!!

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – (Wednesday, August 1, 2012) – The Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous will remain in downtown San Bernardino this year.  The dates are Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16, 2012.
    “Over the past week there has been a great deal of speculation regarding the status of this year’s Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous®,” states Wayne Austin, president & CEO of the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “With input from the Board of Directors of the SBCVB, our major event sponsors and city officials, I am pleased to announce that the classic cars will continue to cruise our downtown streets of San Bernardino this September.  We are moving forward with our goal of having the most successful Rendezvous ever.”
    Spectators will enjoy the classic cars, music and entertainment located on two separate stages, sponsor displays, legendary guests, contests and commercial exhibitors.   For schedule of events and additional information, visit www.ROUTE-66.org.
    Several local non-profit educational and charitable organizations are given the opportunity to participate, earning dollars for their respective community projects.
    About San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau (SBCVB), producers of the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous®, is a private, non-profit corporation providing destination sales and marketing services for the city of San Bernardino.


    Hollywood Calander Shoot

    From a runway models to fashion model we can make your photo fashion dreams come true. Call today at (909) 888-0017 for an appointment.

    (San Bernardino, CA)  Create a special gift for that special someone that they will treasure forever or launch your self to your fans with a calendar that will keep your name on the tip of their tong for an entre year.
    At Dameron Communications we will create your own exceptional sexy 12 months calendar with professional stimulating photos of you and mild or as wild as you want.
    Let us give you the full movie star experience worthy or a Kardashian, Hilton or Twilight star.
    Our Creative Director will meet with and find your inner sexy and help you create your own fantasy sequences.
    Let our Hollywood wardrobe specialist will meet with you at your home or take you shopping at Saks, Nordstrom’s, Victoria’s Secret or Fredrick’s of Hollywood to find the special wardrobe for your intimate fashion fantasy. (You pay for the clothes)
    Our Hollywood hair and make up designers will create striking looks that will surprise you and dazzle your fans. Our photographers will make you feel comfortable, put you at ease and encourage you to indulge your inner fantasy. Then he will capture that spirit and transport that image to the camera.
    Then we will take those photos and our Art Director will create a beautiful custom calendar layout.
    Next we will professionally print 25 magnificent calendars for you and the special people in your life. You get 25 color 12 month calendars, plus we give you a CD with web and print quality images so can print or post images the rest of your life.
    Full photo shoot with:
    • Creative Director
    • Art Director
    • Hollywood wardrobe specialist
    • Hollywood hair and make up designers
    • 1-Mercedes, Lexus, Acura or Infinity automobile
    • 1-SportBike or Chopper motorcycle
    • Professional photographer with assistant
    • In a beautiful studio
    • You own the photos
    • Now just $5,000. • •
    Want a classic car, Motorcycle, Boat, Airplane, professional male or female model to be in the photo(s) with you? We can do that for an additional fee.
    Don’t wait indulge your fantasy call Dameron Communications today at (909) 534-9500.

    Smoking gun: Documents show Council requested restricted funds to meet payroll

    Finger pointing and distraction continue in San Bernardino

    (San Bernardino, Calif.)  Monday July 16th, City Councilmember Wendy McCammack said during a hearing to decide if the should file a State of Emergency and that San Bernardino was borrowing from restricted funds.  She stated that she was unaware of the “illegal transfers”.

    However in a February 7. 2009 article in the San Bernardino Sun McCammack calls for the city to transfers from restricted funds.
    In the article by Andrew Edwards headlined:  “SB police, firefighters may not be shielded from budget axe”.  She is quoted as saying:
    “McCammack said in a interview that she is not convinced sales tax revenues will be as low as projected.  She also proposed that the city borrow from other (restricted) accounts to bolster its general fund before laying off key employees.”
    “When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, sometimes you have to live off the credit card, don’t you?,” she asked.
    A March 11, 2009. Press Enterprise editorial headlined: “Fiscal Shame”.   San Bernardino City Attorney is quoted:
    “City Attorney Jim Penman said, for example that the City might be able to borrow against the $18 million reserve in a (restricted) sewer fund for up to two years interest-free.”
    Documents also show that councilmembers knew of and asked for transfers from restricted funds.
    In a February 11, 2009 request for council action, Councilmember McCammack requested a transfer of restricted funds to pay for city employee salaries.
    In a February 11, 2009 memo from the office of the city attorney, submitted by John F. Wilson, Senior Assistant City Attorney said “Nothing in the Charter of the City of San Bernardino precludes a transfer of revenues from one City fund to another.”
    There is proof positive that San Bernardino City official’s new of, requested, approved and transferred funds from restricted accounts with the full knowledge and approval of the majority of the city council and city attorney’s office.
    The present interim city manager agrees.  “I saw no indication of an order to hide information from the council,” said Andrea Travis-Miller, who was hired nearly a year ago as Assistant City Manager.
    “The city was seeing very large declines in revenue we were just trying to pay our bills,” she added.
    On July 10th the San Bernardino City Council voted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protections.
    PDF of Documents referred to in story: Smoking gun docs


    Men of Integrity


    Ad Club Speaker: How to Analyze And Leverage Social Media, June 14

    For Immediate Release
    Ad Club Speaker: How to Analyze And Leverage Social Media, June 14

    (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) The Ad Club is hosting a luncheon speaker who will discuss how to analyze and leverage social media campaigns at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, June 14.  The public is invited.
    Aya Dasher, Client Relationship Manager at Sysomos, a Bay Area company specializing in social media analytics will present “How to Gain Actionable Business Insights Through Social Media.”  Sysomos is a leading provider of real time, up to the minute social media analytics.
    Dasher will discuss how to identify key influencers and opinion leaders of your brand, measuring key metrics around buzz and sentiment and how to conduct comparisons between competitors.
    “This is a very valuable presentation for marketing, advertising, PR and social media companies who want to better analyze social media campaigns,” said John McCarthy, Event Chair of the Inland Empire Chapter of the AAF (American Advertising Federation).  “We expect a good turnout, so everyone should register early.”
    Registration at the door is at 11:30am at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 11896 Foothill Blvd, Ranch Cucamonga, CA. 91730.  Cost for Ad Club members is $25, for the general public $30 and $25 for students.  Discounts for early registration are available at www.aaf-inlandempire.com.
    For information, contact McCarthy at jmccarthy@webmetro.com.


    Rent an apartment or Refer Your Friends and Get $200

    The Magnolia at Highland Senior invites you to Rent an apartment or Refer Your Friends and Get $200
    Beautiful Pool, Clubhouse and Courtyards, Nicely Equipped Kitchens with Granite Counters Fitness Center and Walking Path Social Educational Programs & Activities Billiard Rooms Controlled-Access to Building Parking Pet-Friendly and Much, Much More! conveniently located apartments for ages 62 and Better!
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    Just $664**PER MONTH Professionally Managed & Meticulously
    Maintained by Western Seniors Housing, Inc. The Magnolia at Highland Senior Apartments 2196 Medical Center Drive (at Highland), San Bernardino 909-473-1000, WSHousing.com HURRY! Only 4 Left!

    Making newsletters work

    Dameron Communications creates newsletters for medical clinics, Non-Profits, government and more.

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) “We call the newsletters Dameron Communicators,” says Carl Dameron, founder and creative director of the public relations/advertising firm Dameron Communications. “It will boost awareness and business for all clients who come on board.”
    Senior writer Jim Crockett heads this full-charge newsletter expansion.
    “We won’t just produce printed editions,” adds Dameron, “but we’ll also put them on all the major social network sites, industry websites, create an electronic version for distribution via email and to post on client Web sites.”
    “Our clients will get the broadest possible exposure for their services, offerings and successes. Plus, what goes in the newsletters will also be sent to all media outlets in their service area.  For Inland Empire clients that’s exposure to 300,000 or more potential customers,” said Dameron.
    Jim Crockett has been with Carl Dameron going back ten years, first as a media relations team with Santa Monica’s Financial Relations Board and then together at 21-year-old Dameron Communications.
    “Jim knows his stuff,” says Dameron. “For nearly 20 years he headed GPI Publications in the Silicon Valley. He built the music-related company from a 3-person business turning out a small magazine around six times a year to a 120-staff one producing seven magazines, recordings, books – and newsletters.”
    GPI is best known worldwide for such magazines as “Guitar Player” and “Keyboard” by subscriptions, on newsstands and on the Internet.
    Crockett is also the author/editor of five books, including “The Great White Shark” and “The Why-to of Scuba Diving.” As a former successful racecar driver, he wrote and produced a one-of-a-kind newsletter for drivers, “Autoracer’s Monthly,” and has created a dozen others for various organizations and companies.
    “If a business has a good story to tell,” Crockett says, “we know how to tell it, and tell it to more people than ever before.”
    Newsletters are in full color, and are available in two-page, to 64-page formats.
    For more information call (909) 888-0017.
    About Dameron Communications, LLC
    Since 1989 Dameron Communications has creatively met the needs of our diverse client base locally, regionally and nationally. It is an award-winning agency that creates integrated advertising and public relations solutions to increase clients’ sales and profits, win elections, inform the public or gain acceptance of potentially controversial issues.
    Dameron Communications creates advertising for television, radio, newspaper, magazine, and billboards, web sites, mobile web applications, email and more. Public relations services include press releases, press conferences, media relations, television programs, web sites, opinion editorials, promotions, event creation and management, government relations and community relations.
    Dameron Communications has earned media coverage for clients from: ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, CBS MarketWatch; Fox News, CNN, Nightly Business Report; The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Dow Jones News Wire, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press, The Press Enterprise, The Sun, The Daily Bulletin, The Daily News, The Daily Press and many more.
    For more information call (909) 888-0017.


    James Connolly, Emi Meyer, Rachel Belman Headline Sneaker Ball

    Stand up comedian James P. Connolly, singer/songwriter Rachel Belman and singer-songwriter, musician Emi Meyer will entertain at the FIRST EVER Shoes That Fit - Sneaker Ball, Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. For tickets or for more information please visit ShoesThatFit.org or call (800) 715-4333.

    (Claremont Calif.) – Stand up comedian James P. Connolly, singer/songwriter Rachel Belman and singer-songwriter, musician Emi Meyer will entertain at the FIRST EVER Shoes That FitSneaker Ball, Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif.
    The ball commemorates Shoes That Fit’s One Millionth Pair of shoes donated to school children in the U.S. and the 20th Anniversary of the California based non-profit organization.
    “Southern California’s philanthropic community will come together for this spectacular evening of inspiration and entertainment with gourmet dining, silent and live auctions and many surprises,” said Shoes That Fit Executive Director, Roni Lomeli.
    The evening’s master of Ceremonies is stand up comedian and radio/TV host James P. Connolly known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor. James served as a marine in Desert Storm, he was ordered to write jokes for his Colonel and a career began.  He can be seen often on Comedy Central and HBO. James also hosted shows for VH1.

    Musician Emi Meyer will headline the entertainment at the FIRST EVER Shoes That Fit – Sneaker Ball, Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. For tickets or for more information please visit ShoesThatFit.org or call (800) 715-4333.

    Headlining the evening is international recording sensation Emi Meyer a singer-songwriter and musician with talents that span countries and languages. Making her home in both the United States and Japan, the bilingual artist is a hit on both continents, creating and sharing beautiful thought provoking music in English and Japanese.  She has just finished work on her fourth studio album with acclaimed producer David Ryan Harris.
    Also singer/songwriter Rachel Belman performs with a soul and voice wise beyond her years and an intense desire to connect with her listeners through the lyrics she composes. Rachel is nominated for three Independent Music Awards in the Contemporary Christian category the awards will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the House of Blues in Hollywood.
    “The evening will feature a cocktail reception, a gourmet dinner prepared by The Roosevelt Hotels’ Executive Chef Vincent Cacchot,” said Lomeli.
    Sponsors and attendees for the evening include long-time partner Nordstrom, and shoe giant New Balance, Cole Haan.
    Shoes That Fit is also unveiling their 20th Anniversary video by Emmy-nominated videographer Todd Covelli, celebrating their work of the first two decades.  Three very special guests instrumental in their success will also be honored.

    Ryan is one of the children who has received free shoes from Shoes That Fit. The organization celebrates its One Millionth Pair of shoes donated to school children in the U.S. and the 20th Anniversary of the California based non-profit organization at the FIRST EVER Shoes That Fit - Sneaker Ball, Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. For tickets or for more information please visit ShoesThatFit.org or call (800) 715-4333.

    For more information please visit ShoesThatFit.org or call (800) 715-4333.

    At Shoes That Fit, our mission is to provide new shoes to children in need to attend school. We began in 1992, helping students at one school in Pomona, CA. Last year, Shoes That Fit volunteers provided nearly 120,000 pairs of new shoes to children in need in the United States. Children at 1,900 schools across 41 states attended school in comfort and with dignity because of our program.
    We have achieved the highest rating of 4-Stars from Charity Navigator; this was done with a staff of five people and no government funding. You can make a difference in your own community. For more information on our programs and how you can begin helping children in your community, Contact our office today: 888-715-4333 or www.ShoesThatFit.org.