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Media Pitch (Final)

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

March 13, 2011

Kate Rouse
Features Writer
The Herald Journal
75 West 300 North
Logan, UT, 84321
Phone: (435) 752-2121
Fax: (435)753-6642

Dear Kate

I have been impressed with your articles for the Herald Journal detailing local Cache Valley services.  Your article posted Feb 23, 2011 about http://www.nothingtodoinlogan.com was extremely useful to me and my family.   I have found another story that might interest you.

The Cache Valley Area Investors Association (CVAIA) focuses on helping the valley achieve financial independence.  It’s promotes financial independence of Cache Valley’s citizens by helping people find streams of  passive income, or income that generates itself.  Once their passive incomes surpass their active income on a monthly basis, people can work in a field they choose because they enjoy it. Wages and salaries do not play a deciding factor.

It is working in the valley as well.  Preston Parker, President of CVAIA, noted the success the association has produced.  “I know firemen, postal workers, and garbage collectors who are financially independent,” he said to me recently, “they go to work because they love it. How would it be if the majority of Americans went to work because they loved it?”

If people learn the right mentality and approaches to investing, they can all be successful in what they desire.  People should be able to spend their time doing something they love, not just a job that provides an income.  Passive income largely makes this possible.  There are many organizations with the stated goal of helping people understand the relationship between assets, liabilities, income, expenses.  They practice the methods found in the ideologies of books including Rich Dad Poor Dad, The wealthy Barber, The Millionaire Next Door, Atlas Shrugged, The Automatic Millionaire, and The Secret.

Cache Valley Area Investors Association (CVAIA) teaches people how to increase passive income. CVAIA embraces the Law of Attraction, Law of Abundance, and Law of Exchange.  CVAIA began in August 2007 and now has members from many geographical locations and   from all walks of life.  The members come together with the same belief:  that education mitigates the risks of investing.

I would be extremely interested in speaking with you in more detail about this story.  I believe your readers would be interested about learning more of this local association.  Please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  Thank you for your time and I look forward to discussing this with you in depth.

Sincerely

Todd Hamann
Public Relations Specialist
Phone:  435-227-5751
Fax:  435-227-5750
toddhamann@cvaia.com
www.cvaia.com
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March CVSMC Meeting

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Tonight I went to the Social Media Club of Cache Valley (SMCCV) meeting. The meeting tonight was held at the Bear River Health Department building.  I must admit, when I first heard of the organization, the first word that popped into my head was, “ug.” I was interested in it, but the term ‘social media club’ sounded funny.  In my mind’s eye I saw everyone walking around speaking Klingon.  Fortunately reality was completely different.  The purpose of this reaction post is to rectify my misconception in the hope that anyone who reads it will not see the same vision that I did.

I walked up to the meeting and was greeted at the door by Doug Thompson, former mayor of Logan City, Utah.  I knew of him, I voted for him for crying out loud, but had never shaken his hand.  The meeting room was set up into four stations, two for facebook info and two for twitter info.  The atmosphere was professional yet comfortable, and welcoming.  The name tags tended to be twitter handles, but that was as wild as it got.

I ventured over to the twitter side of the room and took a crash course on the basics of www.twitter.com.  I knew most of the material presented already but it was a confidence-booster to ‘officially’ learn what I already knew.  Afterward I ventured to the advanced twitter table and learned about www.tweetdeck.com.  What an eye opener!  I opened my laptop, created an account and started rapid-fire questioning my poor trainer.  She helped me set it up and showed me another website called to draw in twitter followers who share my same interests.  The website is http://www.twellow.com.  I registered with that website and it continues to work wonders.

My trainer was Lauralee.  The more I spoke with her, the more I found how respected of a blogger she is.  She brought up a trip she took to the White House and some of the blogging events that she is invited to speak at.  We spoke for about a half-hour.  I was surprised that she gave me that much time.

A board member named Jason, stood and headed a discussion about the power of social media in politics.  He brought up HB 477, a bill in the Utah State Legislature that was defeated primarily by social media.  I was floored!  He said that no one group spearheaded the movement, but rather an organic movement from hundreds of people through social media.  As I understood it, the bill had to do with the freedom of infomation.  I find it ironic that it was taken down with social media.

I truly enjoyed this meeting.  The people were top notch professionals and the type of people I enjoyed being around. The biggest concept that I take away from this meeting is this:  the trick to social media is the allow it to be organic.  Allow it to take on a life of it’s own.  Put yourself in the social media wave and ride it.  Controlling social media is impossible, but riding that wave will create results that you wouldn’t dream of.

Press Release 4 (Draft)

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 3, 2011

Dan Smith,Director
Sports Academy and Racquet Club
http://www.sportsacademy.com

 

Sports Academy Hosts Indoor Marathon

Gym Partners with NordicTrack to Host First Team Treadmill Marathon

Logan, Utah – The Sports Academy and Racquet Club will be hosting the first ever Top of Utah “Heavy” Team Race Saturday, March 5th.  The event is a joint venture with Nordic Track and will be run on Nordic Track’s new Google Map Treadmills.

“Nordic Track is getting ready to launch the Google Map Treadmill and approached us to help launch it’s new product,” said Missy Buttars, Assistant Manager of the Sports Academy.  “It was a great match for both companies.  We are excited to host the event.”

The “Top of Utah “Heavy” Team Race” will consist of 18 teams, comprised of two male and two female runners.  The 50k race will be the equivalent of the Top of Utah Marathon plus 4 miles.  The Nordic Track treadmills will use Google Maps to mimic the terrain of the actual Top of Utah Marathon.  The winning team will each receive a Nordic Track Google Map Treadmill.

In order to register for the “Top of Utah “Heavy” Team Race” teams must deliver a registration for to the Sports Academy by March 4th at 4:00pm.  Registration fee is $80 per team.

The Sports Academy & Racquet Club is a family health club whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and contribute to the betterment of the community by helping young people acquire a positive self-esteem through the development and advancement to a competitive level, increasing the physical and emotional well-being of individuals through an improvement of health, offering an opportunity for family recreation and providing a full-fitness facility for the benefit of the community and the improvement of the lives of its people.

For further information regarding the Top of Utah “Heavy” Team Race, please contact:

Missy Buttars
Assistant Manager
Phone:  435-753-7500  ext.115
mbuttars@sportsacademy.com
www.sportsacademy.com

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Media Pitch (Draft)

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

March 3, 2011

 

Dear Kate Rouse

I have been impressed with your articles for the Herald Journal. I have found a story that might interest you.

The Cache Valley Area Investors Association (CVAIA) focuses on helping the valley achive financial independence.  CVAIA was started by Preston Parker, a lecturer at USU and Cache Valley entrepreneur, to help others fulfill their financial goals and live a full life.

The major focus of financial independence is to allow people’s passive income, or income that generates itself, to surpass their active income, or income that requires labor. Once this happens on a monthly basis, people can work in a field they choose because they enjoy it. Wages and salaries do not play a deciding factor.

“I know firemen, postal workers, and garbage collectors who are financially independent,” said  Parker, “they go to work because they love it. How would it be if the majority of Americans went to work because they loved it?”

If people learn the right mentality and approaches to investing, they can all be successful in what they desire.  People should be able to spend their time doing something they love, not just a job that provides an income.  Passive income largely makes this possible.  There are many organizations with the stated goal of helping people understand the relationship between assets, liabilities, income, expenses.  They practice the methods found in the ideologies of books including Rich Dad Poor Dad, The wealthy Barber, The Millionaire Next Door, Atlas Shrugged, The Automatic Millionaire, and The Secret.

Cache Valley Area Investors Association (CVAIA) teaches people how to increase passive income. CVAIA embraces the Law of Attraction, Law of Abundance, and Law of Exchange.  CVAIA began in August 2007 and now has members from many geographical locations and   from all walks of life.  The members come together with the same belief:  that education mitigates the risks of investing.

I would be extremely interested in speaking with you about this story.  Please feel free to contact me by phone or email.  Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely

Todd Hamann
Public Relations Coordinator
Phone:  435-227-5751
Fax:  435-227-5750
toddhamann@cvaia.com
www.cvaia.com
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