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Atlantis is “Un Shrink-Wrapped”

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex today began the two-day process of unwrapping the Atlantis orbiter from the protective shrink wrap that has encased the priceless artifact during construction of … Continue reading

April 26, 2013

75 Main Opening a Success in Delray Beach

When Zach Erdem opened 75 Main in Delray Beach, Florida, he relied on a promotional campaign guided by Donna Balancia, pictured here with celebrity Michael Lohan, and 75 Main staff. … Continue reading

October 4, 2012

Veteran Publicist and Former Reporter Donna Balancia Consults for Agency

On this short-term assignment I was brought in to help upgrade business dealings and bring in new business. During the time I consulted for the agency, I made an important … Continue reading

August 15, 2012

Lochte Calls Chinese Woman Swimmer ‘Impressive’

By KAREN CROUSE, The New York Times — LONDON — The excitement of winning the United States’ first gold medal of the London Games kept Ryan Lochte awake until 2 … Continue reading

July 29, 2012

Florida 2012 Sales Tax Holiday – 8/3-8/5

Date Issued: 04/30/12 Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain … Continue reading

July 13, 2012

Will 2012 ‘Back to School’ be the same? By Donna Balancia Originally posted August 9, 2008   With a little more than a week to go until students return to school, some retailers are worried about the … Continue reading

July 13, 2012

“In his mind a man can seem as an oak”


July 12, 2012

NYT: Simulated Space ‘Terror’ Offers NASA an Online Following

NASA Youtube video: By KENNETH CHANG — The video is called “Seven Minutes of Terror,” and describes, with the suspense and cinematography of a movie preview, what will happen next … Continue reading

July 11, 2012

Pressing Press Trips

Editor’s note: suggests respect for the travel blogger is long overdue… While we’re on the subject of freebies, let’s take a quick look at press trips. If you’ve never … Continue reading

July 10, 2012

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