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PUSH MODELS sponsors 2010 Nite Flite Gala event

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Close to 5,000 people touched down in Scottsdale, AZ to celebrate and dance all night at the 2010 Nite Flite Gala. The Active 20/30 Club hosted the annual Nite Flite Golf Tournament and Gala held October 8-9, 2010. Over the last 19 years this get-together has become the premiere charity event in the valley. As nationwide staffing company, PUSH MODELS, recognized for it attractive and personable promo models, was proud to join the many sponsors of the event including Grimaldi’s, Cutie’s, Ra Sushi Bar, Macayo’s, and Tequila Semental to seek donations for the Boys and Girls Club of Scottsdale.

party-goers were all over Indian Plaza as live music exploded from main stage and DJs spun the hottest club music in venues like Axis/Radius and Suede. Playbills were distributed by PUSH MODELS event staff as they greeted guests and directed foot traffic. The PUSH Tequila Lounge drew an incredible amount of attention as promotional models passed out Tequila Semental samples to attendees stopping in at the booth.

Nite Flite is an annual golf tournament and gala held annually by the Scottsdale Active 20/30 club; the event’s goal is to raise funds for local charities benefitting children and has become a premiere fundraising event in Arizona. The nighttime golf tournament adds more uniqueness to the event. The primary charity partner for this event was the Boy and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, and past beneficiaries of Nite Flite include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the AZ Foundation for Burns and Trauma’s Children’s Burns Camp, The Devereux Foundation, Phoenix Day, and Home Base Youth Services.

PUSH MODELS was not only responsible for providing attractive, outgoing promo models for the event, the PUSH TACTICS staff sprung into action to create a step and repeat just for the Nite Flite Gala. Attendees were asked to pose for paparazzi on the red carpet in front of the PUSH Nite Flite banner as they entered the party. PUSH also designed and printed playbills to give to all the attendees informing them when and where all the important Nite Flite Gala events were taking place. PUSH MODELS was proud to be part of the event that raised a good deal of money for the Boys and Girls Club. They plan to continue their partnership with Nite Flite and the Scottsdale Active 20/30 club.

PUSH MODELS is a nationwide event staffing and full service event management company. If you are a business looking for promotional models, trade show models, street teams, brand ambassadors, or live marketing please give PUSH a call! PUSH MODELS has 8 offices across the country and are expanding at a great rate. If you are interested in owning your own agency contact them today!

the one in which i recall i have a blog

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Funny how blogging has really fallen to the wayside for me in the past year or so. I received an email reminding me this domain name was up for renewal and I figured if I’m going to pay to renew it, I might as well use it once a month.

The sad thing is, there’s really not much to report here. I’ve returned to school with the goal of getting my Masters degree and studing is a complete time suck. Well worth it of course, since I’m getting A’s in my courses, but a time suck nonetheless. The children continue to grow and it’s a bit surreal to me to have a daughter I can share shoes and clothes with…certainly we don’t share everything since some of her things aren’t appropriate for me and vice versa, but it’s nice to have a spare closet at my disposal from time to time. Work is awesome and I’ll be going on a little business trip next week to one of our new sites in Philadelphia and meeting a bunch of people in person that until now I’ve only interacted with via email and the phone.

I had the privilege to be at an amazing wedding last night and got a bit teary during all of the toasting and dancing and the general sense of LOVE filling the room from the families and friends of the bride and groom. We’ve got a family wedding coming up in a few months and last night really pysched me up for the events to come. I took home one of the centerpieces and have it sitting on my kitchen island as a reminder of what our family has to look forward to!

parlez-vous anglais?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I’ll be using the phrase in the title will be used a lot over the coming week because Jim and I are off to Montreal in the morning! Back in December, he asked me if I wanted “stuff” for Christmas or if he could surprise me with a trip instead. Of course, I selected the trip! On Christmas morning I opened up our itinerary which includes 5 nights at a beautiful 5 star resort in downtown Montreal.

Now, you’re probably wondering why we’d want to go to Montreal for 5 days. I’m pausing here to look at the weather app on my phone. It’s currently 30 degrees and snowing there. The forecast for the remainder of the week consists of highes in the upper 20′s and snow daily. For this Florida girl, it’s HEAVEN! I can’t wait to ski, go ice skating outside, and toboggan down the hills at Parc du Mont-Royal. We’re even planning to squeeze in a side trip to Quebec City to see the sites there.

Did I mention we’re leaving our kids at HOME? Heaven, I tell you!

lending to people with less than perfect credit

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Have you ever been in a situation when you needed a little extra cash to make ends meet? Or, maybe you are looking for a small loan so that you can take a vacation or buy a special give for the one you love. Are you worried that your bad credit is going to prevent you from being able to accomplish your goals? With today’s economy, most banks have really tightened their belts when it comes to lending to people with less than perfect credit. However, there are a few online lending networks that are giving people with bad credit a second chance. One such group is Choice Personal Loans. They offer a vast variety of personal loans for people with bad credit and good credit.

While most lenders rely solely on credit reports and scores when determining whether or not to grant approvals, Choice also communicates with each applicant on an individual basis to learn what got them into their current credit difficulties. Choice listens to and analyzes the situations of each application on a case by case scenario. They understand that bad things often happen to good people and are willing to give their clients the second chance they are looking for when no one else will. You can achieve approval even if you have been previously denied by other banks and financial institutions. Financing is possible even if you have experienced a bankruptcy, foreclosure or judgment in the past. Obviously you will need to be exhibiting a current history of positive credit practiced (12 months or more) and be employed.

Once approval is achieved, a loan officer will work with you to help you develop a custom program that will get you the cash you necessitate without hurting your current budget. Loan terms range from a few months up to six years. Depending on credit rating, interest rates can range from 10% to as high as 21.24%. You can borrow as little as $100 to as much as $25,000. Besides standard personal loan programs, Choice also offers specialty loans like good and bad credit vacation loans and wedding loans.

Complete an online application today and receive a response within minutes! Get your cash within 24 hours from the time you apply via overnight, certified check or direct deposit into your bank account. It’s that easy!


Saturday, September 12th, 2009

I’ve come pretty close to logging in here and posting an entry about the events of the past 2 weeks numerous times…but couldn’t put my heart into it. I’ll just say that losing a friend is tough at any age, but it is especially tough when that friend is young and so are you.

When I get sad, I love to escape to the magical world of television. People are usually dealing with more difficult situations and bigger problems in TV Land, and it’s a marvelous escape from reality – I highly recommend it. So over the past 2 weeks I’ve watched:

  • Watched Tropic Thunder. Hated it.
  • Watched Sense & Sensibility. Enjoyed it.
  • Currently watching Brokeback Mountain…for the 2nd time.
  • Watched every episode of Hung using HBO on Demand. Hooked.
  • Became engrossed in reruns of Magnum, P.I. and renewed my crush on Tom Selleck.
  • Enjoyed the original Charlie & The Chocolate Factory for the 103rd time and wondered why we don’t eat more candy and where can I get an Oompa-Loompa?

Moving on now…better times, they are a comin’.

i guess this means i’m back!

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I suppose that this series of posts over the past few days means that I’m back as a regular blogger. Without school occupying my every waking moment, I have more free time…so here I am. You get bullet points tonight, because hey, I’ve been to happy hour and bullets are easier than paragraphs.

  • Less than 2 months remain until IzeaFest! I purchased my ticket months and months ago – I can’t really pass up a blogging conference in Orlando…a mere 2 hours from my house. Throw in a scavenger hunt (I was on the winning team last year, as you may recall!) and a SeaWorld blogger takeover and I was ALL IN. Of course, it helps that the conference means a mini-vacation for me…no kids, no husband, all bloggers, all geek speak, all weekend. Bliss!
  • Billy Mays was snorting coke and that’s what led to his death. I didn’t expect that one. I’m a bit naive about drug use I suppose…
  • Speaking of drug use, I’m in agreement with Laura that Crackbook Facebook is killing blogging. It is WAY easier to bore people with mini-updates there than full blog posts here.
  • I’m going to see the local team play baseball tomorrow. Meeting my sister, taking the kids – full on best mom ever mode. Yay me!

back to school blues

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I might be the only parent out there NOT looking forward to back to school. On one hand, I do look forward to my electric bill going back down – with the kids home all day, every day, my a/c has been cranking, and the electric bill has been $250 a month easily. But on the other hand, I don’t look forward to trudging through the store buying all of the assorted crap required to go back to school…dry erase markers, 37 composition books, fancy calculators that will probably never be used, and the like. I don’t ever recall my parents buying me a $100 calculator for school, which come to think of it, is probably why I failed Algebra and had to retake it.

Back to school also requires me to be ON TOP OF THINGS. Like checking homework and signing permission slips and writing out checks for one field trip or another. I have to be ON TOP OF THINGS all day long at work, and when I come home, I like to be done with that sort of nonsense. It’s lovely to come home from work and know that as long as the kids are fed and loved, I have done my job, but that is simply not good enough come August 24th. And the paper – don’t even get me STARTED on the amount of paper generated by the school. Not a day passes that 10 different forms are sent home – fill out this in triplicate, or hold onto this because we’re going to refer to information on it 6 months from now!

So yeah, I guess my kids aren’t the only ones in our house not looking forward to their return to school.

making him a metrosexual

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The man and I enjoyed a few days off together earlier this week, and we had a delightful time. Among our activities:

  • A day with the kids at Busch Gardens (by coincidence, the same day as our wedding anniversary, so we popped into the Crown Colony for a special anniversary lunch!)
  • Lunch out at a small cafe in town I’ve been drying to try since we moved here – and we weren’t disappointed!
  • A trip to the nail salon – a pedicure for Jim, a manicure for me!
  • Lunch out AGAIN at Ruby Tuesday and a trip to the salon where I got my hair cut and colored and Jim got a trim

I’ll make a metrosexual out of the man yet!

hobnobbing with high society

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Friday night Jim and I had the opportunity to attend a charity event thanks to his employer who was a major sponsor of the event. Overnight I went from slinging mac n’ cheese to my kids at home to mingling with the toast of Tampa society at the University of Tampa. The event is a major fundraiser for the group that sponsors the whole shindig, and you’ve never seen so many rich old white people in your LIFE. The average age of the room had to be at least 65. A few of Jim’s coworkers and their wives joined us and we did enjoy ourselves at the open bar and by eating all of the free shrimp we could get our hands on. I bid (on accident) on airfare vouches but somehow escaped without paying for them and Jim bid (on purpose) on a signed Tampa Bay Lightning jersey and won it for $50…because apparently you just can’t have enough autographed Lightning memorabilia!

Quite honestly, one event like that a year is enough for me. It’s fun to get dressed up and eat free food but I’m just as comfortable at home in my jammies serving up that mac n’ cheese!

1st post of 2009

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Much like my sister, I entered 2009 on a decluttering binge. I don’t expect mine to last as long as hers, but my bathroom is done. To echo Cheryl, I don’t think it’s been this organized since we moved in! My bathroom is pretty big, and I’m lucky enough to have two good sized and relatively deep closets IN the bathroom. One is used for towels and sheets and the other is for odds n’ ends. Both were organized and cleaned out, and I ended up with two big garbage bags full of things to toss. I tend to be a packrat, so I told myself if I had something more than 6 months old that was used once or less, it went into the trash. I did the same thing with my dresser the other night, and I have a whole garbage bag of clothes to donate to the local Goodwill.

I need to see if I can keep up with the decluttering for the next few weekends – after that, it’s back to school, so my free time on Saturday and Sunday will once again be severely limited.