Thursday, November 18, 2010

We Are Happy To Announce 3 Nominations for TSE Gala Awards!



Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are very proud, happy and thankful to share good news: our hard work on the 
Amway China Gala Dinner series has been recognized with nominations in 
three categories for Special Events' GALA AWARDS.


      Special Events Advisory Board Names 2010 Gala Nominees:
BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT: BUDGET ABOVE $100,000
EventWorks, Los Angeles
"Amway China Gala Dinner"

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
EventWorks, Los Angeles, Calif.
"Amway China Gala Dinner"

BEST EVENT FOR CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000EventWorks, Los Angeles
"Amway China Gala Dinner"

For a complete list of all nominees, please click to link to Special Events' website.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Janet has become a "Shop-Anthropist"

We found out a while ago through"5in5" in Best Events Magazine that Janet and her friend Heather supported a Lao monk's studies.
We are very happy to report this update:
Sompheng has graduated successfully and he is now a full time employee at a large hotel in 
Luang Prabang, Laos.
Janet: "I am really really pleased that Heather and I could play a role in Sompheng's life. Conditions in his country are so much more difficult than here that without some assistance it is nearly impossible to escape the cycle of poverty."


Sompheng and Janet now stay in touch via email. 
Janet - who started her work career as a elementary school teacher in a tough neighborhood in Chicago - has found a new way to assist youth worldwide.
"My friend Corine Couwenberg came up with a fabulous idea called Shop-Anthropy. Corine's company NonProfitShoppingMall.com creates and manages online shopping+giving. Basically it means that while you shop online you generate donations through corporate gifting programs from the retailers for a charity of your choice. I downloaded the EZ Shopper Widget for GAVI Alliance to my internet browser. Now, every time I shop online funds are being raised to help GAVI wih their mission of providing access to vaccines to children in Third World and developing countries. 
I am excited about ShopAnthropy because it allows any person who shops online to become a ShopAnthropist and raise funds without spending any of their own money. 
In this economy we can still be philanthropic at no cost to us.