Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blogtographie: Small Biz & Blogger Photography Course

Blogtographie is a special photography course for bloggers and small business owners! The instructors of the course are two very special Northern VA photographers: Beryl Ayn Young and Alicia Bruce. Alicia is a 30-something "quirky and cute" owner of Love Knot, which is a wedding photography business here in Leesburg, VA. Her photography begs me to get married all over again!! Beryl Ayn Young is an old soul with a flair for teaching others. Miss Beryl loves teaching so much that she also teaches mums during the evening hours on how to use their cameras. The teaching never ends and I am pretty sure she loves it! Both of these talented ladies(behind the camera lens) are going to teach you how to use your DSLR camera to its maximum potential. You know your fancy Nikon or Canon that you have in the closet collecting dust? My friends...it is time to learn how to use it!

Who is this course for? Anyone that has a profession that revolves around online selling. That's you overworked blogger and small business owner! The most important part of selling your products, a brand, or your blog is imagery! It is the difference between a mediocre piece of work or product and an extraordinary one. It is your job as a small business owner or blogger to sell yourself and your brand. No one else can sell yourself or your product better than you can! Learning how to use your DSLR camera correctly does more than give you a competitive edge. It allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Now is the time to learn how to use your DSLR camera! It is the beginning of a New Year and a beautiful new direction for your business and blog. Get more details and enroll now for Beryl and Alicia's Blogtographie course March 8th located in Fairfax, VA!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event

The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event

Purchase Tickets for The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event.

“Chocolates Galore is a unique event that brings community members together to support programming for our children to learn and grow,” said Laura Fears, Executive Director, YMCA Loudoun County. “This is the largest annual fundraiser for the YMCA, garnering funds that are used to help children in need take part in life-changing programs such as mentoring, summer day camp, and after school programming.  Without the community’s support of the YMCA, we would not be able to support youth programming at the level we currently do.”  

The 28th Annual Chocolates galore & More event, hosted by Lansdowne Resort, is taking place this Friday, February 20th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Be prepared for an evening of chocolate indulgence, all in support of the YMCA Loudoun County's Caring for Community Program to ensure no child or family is ever turned away regardless of inability to pay. Hundreds of chocolate enthusiasts will be in attendance as well as dessert presenters, restaurant presenters and Lisa Herndon(from WINC-FM) who will be the mistress of ceremonies. You could be there too!
The 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event
Attendees will be greeted with Flowing champagne, decadent chocolates, exquisite desserts, and drool-worthy hor d’oeuvres. There will also be dancing with music and entertainment provided by "The Walker Fox Project" band. As an esteemed guest, you will be assisting to judge the areas finest restaurants and caterers for "Best Presentation" and "Best Taste" alongside Chef Cynthia Anderson(Chef/Owner of Intimate Sentiments) and Rebekah Pizana (whom is a food and travel journalist). Dance, sip, and nibble the night away while helping out your local Loudoun County YMCA and their vital programs for this community. You still have time to get your tickets for this Friday and be in attendance for The 28th Annual Chocolates Garlore & More event!

The cost is $50 to attend($35 tax deductible) and includes unlimited champagne, dancing, and even reduced rates for an overnight stay at the Lansdowne Resort! For more information on how to purchase tickets please visit YMCA and their Chocolates Galore & More event page.

Special Thanks to the title sponsor this year Transaction Network Services(TNS). TNS is located in Reston and is an industry leader in payments, financial, and telecommunications industries.