What I’ve Been Up To: Quarterly Edition

wral elevator wrapsI can’t believe that July, August and September have flown by so fast, that I didn’t even get the chance to write monthly recaps. (Let’s write that off to beautiful NC weather keeping my weekends and evenings booked solid.)

Since we’re talking about the last three months as a whole, let’s just take a look at the high notes:

  • A few weddings and engagement parties (staples in North Carolina social calendars during the summer)
  • Interviewed Arif Denk, owner and chef of Troy Mezze Lounge in City Market, for the August Ethnosh event, in July… and sampled fantastic Turkish cuisine
  • Introduced hundreds of shoppers at the Shop Local Raleigh Boutique Blowout event to iHeartRetail.com with samples of low calorie Smirnoff cocktails – a perfect audience for both brands – on Aug. 8
  • Spent several weeks planning and a full day working at the HighSchoolOT.com Football Jamboree on Aug. 16
  • Volunteered at the first Memory Cafe on Aug. 19, as well as donated a website for the ongoing promotion of this great event
  • Supported local beer and a local museum at the Natural Selections Wake County Brewers Expo on Aug. 21 – the event sold out but promises to make a return, so be sure to check out the next installment
  • Took the manfriend on a belated birthday adventure to the New Hope Valley Railway
  • Enjoyed a much-needed Labor Day weekend getaway to Charleston, SC with Johnnie Bud (thanks to the Fitzgeralds for having us as usual!)
  • Hosted another great #TIMAMixology event, this time over in Chapel Hill at The Crunkleton, on Sep. 4
  • HOPSCOTCHED
  • Got to know more Rotaract friends on a Trolley Pub outing
  • Celebrated a dear friend’s 30th birthday at the newly opened Common 414 craft cocktail bar on Fayetteville Street
  • Kicked off another season of NC State football – less than 2 months in, it’s already been a wild ride
  • Joined the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina as a social media ambassador and jumped right into those responsibilities by joining their Midnight Madness volunteer shift during #Foodbank24
  • Had to change plans on the fly when the glue for the craft at the WRAL GoAskMom tent at the American Heart Association Heart Walk wouldn’t stick
  • Live tweeted the second #RIoT meetup at HQ Raleigh for WRAL TechWire
  • Speaking of WRAL TechWire, my WRAL.com marketing team won a Raleigh Public Relations Society Sir Walter Raleigh Award for our event, the Full Steam Ahead Awards!

So many smaller things happened in between and so much work to coordinate on behalf of Raleighwood Media Group clients and my day-to-day WRAL.com responsibilities, but it’s been a great three months, so here’s to closing out the last quarter of 2014 with just as much enthusiasm!

Lisa Jeffries

A good old fashioned Southern girl - at home the modern world. Founder and principal of Raleighwood Media Group + Raleighwood Event Group. Also: vegetarian, animal lover, country music fan

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A good old fashioned Southern girl - at home the modern world. Founder and principal of Raleighwood Media Group + Raleighwood Event Group. Also: vegetarian, animal lover, country music fan

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