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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               
Media Contact: Matt Lochel
mattl@jdpr.com
864.233.3776, ext. 13

 

INTERIM HEALTHCARE SELECTS JEFF DEZEN PUBLIC RELATIONS (JDPR)
AS AGENCY-OF-RECORD

JDPR to provide full-suite of strategic communication services to Upstate’s leader of in-home healthcare.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Interim Healthcare, an Upstate leader of in-home healthcare services, has chosen Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) as its agency-of-record for comprehensive communication services. JDPR will provide strategic planning, media relations, collateral material design and proprietary communications program development in support of the company’s long-standing mission to serve residents of communities across the Upstate with experienced, compassionate healthcare.
 
“There is nothing more important to us than the quality of care that we provide to our clients, and we hope that people across the Upstate will better understand the dedication that our staff members have for those they serve. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce that we’re working with JDPR, a firm that’s unmatched in helping companies like us tell our story,” said Ray Schroeder, owner of Interim Healthcare in the Upstate.
 
The skilled providers of Interim Healthcare have served residents of Cherokee, Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens, Anderson and Oconee Counties for nearly 40 years.  The company provides in-home services for home nursing, therapy, senior care, supportive services and comprehensive hospice. All services are tailored to the medical and financial needs of each client and his or her family.
 
Jeff Dezen, President of JDPR, said: “It’s exciting to announce our new partnership with Interim Healthcare, a company that shares JDPR’s values of exceeding client expectations. We are truly excited to help families in the region appreciate Interim’s unparalleled integrity and commitment, each day, to provide best-in-class home healthcare. Interim touches people’s lives in very meaningful ways. These stories deserve to be told."

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For Immediate Release
December 12, 2016                                                        
For further information,                                                              
Contact: Jared Kelowitz
jaredk@jdpr.com
864.233.3776, ext. 24
 

GREENWORKS TOOLS SELECTS JEFF DEZEN PUBLIC RELATIONS (JDPR)
FOR COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Leader in Battery-Powered Outdoor Equipment Names JDPR Agency-of-Record
for Commercial and Consumer Business Units

Charlotte, N.C. — Greenworks Tools, leaders in battery-powered outdoor equipment for professionals and DIY-consumers, has selected Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to provide comprehensive marketing-communications services for its Commercial and Consumer business units. As PR agency-of-record, JDPR will provide strategic planning, national media relations, new product launches and proprietary communications program development in support of the brand’s diverse product offering and multiple channels of distribution.
 
With North American headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina, Greenworks Tools manufactures products ranging from trimmers and chainsaws, to mowers, blowers, power washers, and more. The company’s products are used by professional landscapers as well as DIY/homeowners, and the company is recognized as a global innovator in battery-powered technologies.
 
According to Chris Allen, President of Greenworks Tools, “We are a dynamic, fast-moving company that deliberately has sought out a marketing-communications partner that can help to drive our business forward. We have found this partner in JDPR and quickly have grown to value their understanding of our business, as well as their creativity and work ethic.”
 
Jeff Dezen, President of JDPR, echoed Allen’s enthusiasm: “To support Greenworks is tremendously gratifying because we get to deploy our full range of strategic and creative communications services. The #1 innovators in battery-powered equipment deserve our very best, and we are committed to exceed their expectations,” Dezen concluded.

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ABOUT GREENWORKS:

Greenworks Tools is the leader in battery-powered outdoor power tools for DIY-consumers and landscaping professionals. The company distributes Greenworks branded and private label products, as well as products for an extensive network of Original Equipment Manufacturers.  With a robust line of Greenworks branded products including 24-volt, 40-volt, 60-volt, 80-volt, and commercial grade 82-volt battery-powered outdoor power equipment, a full line of corded equipment, and reel mowers, Greenworks offers the right tool for every job.  Utilizing best-in-class technology, Greenworks tools deliver the power and performance of comparable gas-powered tools without the mess, noxious fumes, stamina-reducing vibration and noise associated with gas products. For more information, find us on the web at GreenworksTools.com or GreenworksCommercial.com.

 


For Immediate Release                                                                 
June 14, 2016


Media Contacts:                                                                                               
Jared Kelowitz
JDPR                                      
864.233.3776 x 24                                                                                                        
jaredk@jdpr.com

 

SNELL GOLF SELECTS JEFF DEZEN PUBLIC RELATIONS (JDPR)
AS ITS PR AGENCY-OF-RECORD

JDPR to provide marketing-communications support for one of golf’s fastest growing direct-to-consumer golf ball brands

 
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Snell Golf, Inc., one of golf’s fastest growing direct-to-consumer golf ball brands, has selected Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to serve as the company’s official PR agency-of-record, effective immediately. JDPR will support Snell Golf with strategic planning, product launches, content development, national-level media relations and social media strategy and day-to-day management.   
 
Snell Golf is headquartered in New Bedford, MA, and designs, markets and distributes premium golf balls via a direct-to-consumer e-commerce based business model.   Snell Golf was founded in 2015 and is led by Dean Snell, co-creator of the industry-changing Titleist Pro V1 and TaylorMade Penta golf balls.  Snell Golf, whose goal it is to create premium, high-performing golf balls at affordable price-points, recently was awarded multiple medal commendations in Golf Digest’s 2016 Golf Ball Hot List for its “My Tour Ball” and “Get Sum” model balls. 
 
“JDPR has a tremendous track-record of providing innovative and strategically-sound PR programming to brands in the golf industry,” said Dean Snell, president & CEO, Snell Golf. “Their understanding of the industry and the golf ball category specifically combined with their insights into the world of PR will help us expand our brand awareness among golf enthusiasts throughout North America.”
 
“We love working with smart people and when it comes to golf balls there isn’t anyone smarter than Dean Snell,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR. “We’re thrilled to begin this relationship with Snell Golf as we have long been admirers of the fantastic products Dean has designed throughout his career. We look forward to helping Dean take his thriving business to the next level.”
 
For more information and to view Snell Golf’s innovative products, visit www.snellgolf.com.
 

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Editor’s Note:  High-Res images of Snell Golf products are available upon request or by visiting http://www.snellgolf.com/media.
 
ABOUT SNELL GOLF

Snell Golf is Golf’s New Way! Launched in 2015, by prolific golf ball engineer Dean Snell, Snell Golf brings golfers “Tour Proven Technology at Direct to Consumer Prices!®” For the last 25 years, Snell has spent countless hours testing and consulting with PGA TOUR and LPGA professionals in the design and development of many of the industry’s most successful golf balls including those that have won numerous major championships at every level worldwide. For more information visit www.snellgolf.com.   
 
ABOUT JDPR
 
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI. The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands. Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management. JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at JDPR.com.


 



For Immediate Release                                                                                
March 9, 2016  

Media Contacts:
Rachel Rees
COBRA PUMA GOLF
760.710.7434
rachel.rees@cobrapuma.com

Jared Kelowitz
JDPR                                                                                                                              
864.233.3776 x 24
jaredk@jdpr.com

COBRA PUMA GOLF SELECTS JEFF DEZEN PUBLIC RELATIONS (JDPR) AS ITS
OFFICIAL PR AGENCY

JDPR to provide marketing-communications support for one of golf’s fastest growing and most exciting companies

GREENVILLE, S.C. — COBRA PUMA GOLF, one of golf’s fastest growing and most exciting companies, has selected Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to serve as the company’s official PR Agency, effective immediately. JDPR will support COBRA PUMA GOLF with strategic planning, product launches, Tour activations, content development and national-level media relations - specifically focused in the areas of golf clubs, footwear and apparel.
 
COBRA PUMA GOLF is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, and manufactures, markets and distributes premium golf clubs along with men’s and women’s golf apparel, footwear and accessories under the COBRA and PUMA brand names.  Recognized globally for its unparalleled style, cutting-edge innovation and premier quality, COBRA PUMA GOLF has provided new energy to the game of golf and those who play it.   The brands are represented on the worldwide professional golf tours by some of most popular athletes in the game, including fan favorites Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson.    
 
 “JDPR is an innovative agency with extensive experience providing strategic public relations and communications plans within the golf industry, and we are excited to have them on board,” said Bob Philion, president & CEO COBRA PUMA GOLF. “Their understanding of the industry and insights into the world of PR will help us expand our reach around the country.”
 
“Few brands in golf elicit the excitement and energy from fans of the game as do COBRA and PUMA,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR. “We’re thrilled to begin this relationship with COBRA PUMA GOLF as we have long been fans of the creativity, product ingenuity and quality they have infused into the golf industry.”
 
For more information and to view COBRA PUMA GOLF’s 2016 offering of innovative products, visit www.cobragolf.com.

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ABOUT COBRA PUMA GOLF
 
COBRA PUMA GOLF is a corporate division of PUMA SE and combines two strong brands that provide a full range of offerings to the golf industry. COBRA PUMA GOLF is an inclusive company for golfers of all abilities, attitudes and styles who enjoy the game. The portfolio includes COBRA Golf’s high performance drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons, as well as PUMA Golf’s SportLifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories to help golfers Look Better. Feel Better. Play Better. Fusing performance and style, COBRA PUMA GOLF brings a focus on innovation, technology, compelling design and superior performance with an edge to the global golf marketplace. COBRA PUMA GOLF is a part of PUMA SE, one of the world’s leading lifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit cobragolf.com and cobragolf.com/pumagolf.
 
 
ABOUT JDPR
 
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI. The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands. Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management. JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at JDPR.com.


 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 1, 2016

Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) welcomes
Jennifer Gilewski to lifestyle division
 
Two interns join JDPR for semester

 
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) announces the addition of Jennifer Gilewski as account executive, as well as Mary Ogle and Katie Shuell as the company’s Spring 2016 Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP) interns.
 
As account executive, Gilewski will be responsible for managing digital content and traditional media relations for JDPR’s Lifestyle and Technology Divisions. She will service home décor brand Shur-Line, as well as wireless technology giant Verizon. Prior to joining JDPR, Gilewski served as Public Relations and Trade Practices Director for Better Business Bureau of the Upstate, acting as the media spokesperson and communications professional responsible for promoting and protecting the BBB brand.
 
“Jennifer is a skilled Public Relations professional who excels in creating meaningful connections between brands and their key audiences,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR. “Additionally, our interns provide valuable support to our leadership team, and our program has proven to be a success in helping students transition from academia to a successful career in PR, marketing and communications. We are very excited for Mary and Katie to be part of this ever-growing mentorship program.”
 
Gilewski graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a major in communications and a minor in journalism. After moving to Greenville in 2012, she worked as a copywriter and SEO specialist with Dealer Online Marketing. In her free time, Gilewski volunteers with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Generous Garden Project in Greenville.
 
Ogle is a senior at the University of South Carolina Upstate majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a cognate in Spanish. She joined JDPR’s EMAP program for the Fall 2015 semester and is returning for a second term. Prior to joining JDPR, Ogle spent several months in Nicaragua working with a non-profit agency and improving her Spanish. She plans to continue in the PR industry and hopes to one day start a non-profit organization.
 
Shuell is a senior at Furman University with a double major in Communication Studies and French. Her previous work experience includes a marketing internship for an ad tech company, where she created quality content for the company's blog, social media program and website. She plans to pursue a career in public relations and marketing after graduation this May.

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Media Contact: Jeff Dezen | (864) 233-3776, Ext. 11 | jeffd@jdpr.com
 
About JDPR
Founded in 1991, JDPR is a full-service Public Relations agency, providing its clients with best-in-class strategic marketing communication services underpinned by deliberate business analysis to include national and regional media relations, SEO services, memorable social media campaigns that drive engagement, crisis communication planning and creative idea generation aimed at advancing clients’ business objectives.


 



For Immediate Release                                                                                

Media Contact:
Drew Dezen
drewd@jdpr.com
864.233.3776, ext. 14

TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL PARTNERS WITH
JEFF DEZEN PUBLIC RELATIONS (JDPR)
FOR INTRODUCTION TO THE UPSTATE, SC, MARKETPLACE

New Restaurant Forecasted to Open Greenville, SC, Location
in First Quarter of 2016

DENVER, Oct. 28, 2015 – Tucanos Brazilian Grill, a community-oriented experiential dining destination which combines the experience of traditional Brazilian grilling with the fun and flair of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, has selected Greenville (S.C.)-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to support the launch of the brand’s first location in South Carolina. JDPR will help manage strategic planning, community sponsorships and partnerships, social media content development and media relations for the new Tucanos location in Greenville.
 
Tucanos, currently with 9 locations, is known for delighting its guests with an authentic Brazilian dining experience, showcasing specially seasoned or marinated meats and vegetables prepared and grilled on skewers in the Brazilian tradition known as churrasco. With an entertaining flair, expertly trained meat servers bring a parade of savory grilled meats, vegetables and fresh pineapple tableside and slice sizzling portions off of skewers directly onto the guests’ plates. In addition to these delicious grilled items, the Tucanos experience includes an abundant and award-winning Salad Festival, which can be complemented with an array of special Brazilian beverages.
 
“As we prepare for our expansion into the Upstate marketplace, we are excited to work with JDPR,” said Steve Oldham, Tucanos’ founder and CEO. “Tucanos is committed to being a solid part of the Upstate community and, after an extensive search, we’re convinced that JDPR will help us partner with the best people and institutions throughout the region. We’re thrilled to introduce Tucanos’ authentic Brazilian dining experience to this wonderful area.”
 
Jeff Dezen, JDPR’s president, added: “Tucanos’ focus on a fun, festive and friendly Brazilian dining experience presents a rare treat that the Upstate is sure to embrace. Equally important, Tucanos is committed to being a good community partner, a ‘pillar’ of the company’s culture.  We’re eager to help make Tucanos a signature part of Greenville and the entire Upstate.”
 
For more information about Tucanos Brazilian Grill, please visit http://www.tucanos.com or Instagram.

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About Tucanos Brazilian Grill:
The award-winning Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a community oriented experiential dining destination that combines the traditional Brazilian grilling experience with the fun and flair of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Founder Steve Oldham and co-founder Joseph Heeb opened the first Tucanos in 2000 in Provo, Utah, and have since opened eight more locations. For more information visit www.Tucanos.com.
  
About JDPR
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI. The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands. Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management. JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at JDPR.com.


 



For Immediate Release                                           
October 22, 2015

Media Contact: 
Drew Dezen
864.233.3776 x14
drewd@jdpr.com                        

                                                                       

AMEROCK® DECORATIVE HARDWARE SELECTS
JEFF DEZEN PUBLIC RELATIONS (JDPR) AS PR AGENCY-OF-RECORD

Leader in Stylish Hardware for Kitchens and Bathrooms Prepares 
for Exciting Year Ahead


Moorseville, N.C. – Amerock® Decorative Hardware, the nation’s leader in stylish hardware since 1929, has selected Greenville (S.C.)-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to serve as the company’s PR agency-of-record. JDPR will support Amerock with strategic planning, product launches, social media content development and national-level media relations. 

Amerock provides stylish and affordable hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style and innovation throughout the home. As a recognized trend leader in hardware that complements home décor, Amerock offers consumers and home builders high-quality, stylish accessories for baths and kitchens — such as pulls, knobs, wall plates and towel bars — that create beautiful accents in consumers’ homes. 

“As we prepare for a major year of product innovation and brand refinement, we are excited to partner with JDPR,” said Tracey Amadio, Amerock’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “JDPR is a highly recognized and recommended marketing group, especially in the category of home improvement, and we’re feeding off their energy going into the New Year.”

Jeff Dezen, JDPR’s president, added: “We think of Amerock Hardware as ‘the accessories’ that make a home come alive. It’s fun and exciting. To support this storied brand affords our team the opportunity to connect style trends and popular culture together with something ‘near and dear’ to people’s priorities – their homes.”

One of the initial undertakings for Amerock in 2016 is The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the world’s largest international trade event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry, to be held in Las Vegas, January 19 – 21. At KBIS ’16, Amerock will debut the “Refined Collection,” capturing timeless designs and exciting new finishes.

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About Amerock
Amerock markets decorative and functional hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express homeowners’ personal style. Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for hardware needs for the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the home, offering stylish pulls, knobs, wall plates and towel bars with a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes. Founded in 1929, Amerock is headquartered in Mooresville, NC. For additional information on the company, visit the company website at www.amerock.com.

About JDPR
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI. The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands. Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management. JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at JDPR.com.




For Immediate Release                                                                          
September 22, 2015

Media Contact: 
Drew Dezen
864-233-3776 x14
drewd@jdpr.com                                                                                
                                                                                                      

iDrive On Demand Selects Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) as PR Agency-of-Record
 
JDPR to provide marketing-communications support as
iDrive On Demand revolutionizes used car-buying experience

 
GREENVILLE, S.C. — iDrive On Demand, innovators in custom order, pre-owned car buying, has selected Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to serve as the company’s PR agency-of-record. JDPR will support iDrive On Demand with strategic planning, brand awareness, content development and regional and national-level media relations.
 
iDrive On Demand, with locations in Greenville, SC and Jacksonville, FL, was founded in 2012 with a clear mission: revolutionize the used car-buying experience. For buyers who know what they want in a specific pre-owned car, iDrive On Demand eliminates the headaches typically associated with used car buying. iDrive On Demand will research, hand-pick and deliver the used car that matches the buyer’s exact criteria – make, model, year, colors, features and even price.
 
“We are thrilled to be working with JDPR,” said Ryan Alford, founder and president of iDrive On Demand. “For two years, we’ve been changing what it means to buy a used car and I’m truly excited to be partnering with a great agency to help tell our story and amplify our innovative value proposition in the marketplace.”
 
“Fun people with smart business models always make the best clients,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR. “With Ryan and iDrive, check all of the boxes. Ryan and his team have something truly unique; they’re making waves in the used car-buying world. This is a great opportunity for our Agency.”
 

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About iDrive On Demand
 
iDrive On Demand uses a proprietary system of wholesale networks, transportation systems and volume purchase power to provide custom ordering of pre-owned vehicles, at a competitive price, for clients nationwide.
For buyers who know what they want in a specific pre-owned car, iDrive On Demand eliminates the headaches typically associated with used car buying. iDrive On Demand will research, hand-pick and deliver the used car that matches the buyer’s exact criteria – make, model, year, colors, features and even price.
 
With locations in Greenville, SC and Jacksonville, FL, iDrive On Demand is currently reviewed as the HIGHEST rated independent dealer on Cars.com.
 
For more information, visit http://www.idriveondemand.com.
 
About JDPR
 
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI.
 
The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands.
 
Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management.
 
JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.
 






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2015

Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) Promotes Matt Lochel to Director of Media and Content Strategies

 
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Matt Lochel will serve as Director of Media and Content Strategies at Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR). Lochel will have a key role in brand and message development across JDPR’s diverse account lineup. His duties include shaping media relations strategic planning, crafting brand strategy, spearheading content marketing initiatives and developing dynamic campaigns that engage target audiences.
 
Lochel will split time between JDPR’s Greenville and Charlotte locations, supporting new business initiatives throughout North Carolina.
 
“With a keen sense of business analytics, Matt has a gift for identifying our clients’ core advantages in the marketplace and crafting succinct language to capture these key factors for targeted publics,” commented Jeff Dezen, president at JDPR.  “He complements these talents with his phenomenal go-to-market media strategies. Our clients truly appreciate the leadership that Matt brings to the table,” Dezen emphasized.
 
Lochel, who was appointed to JDPR’s senior leadership team in November 2014, originally joined JDPR in March 2013. Prior to his work at JDPR, he spent half a decade as a network news producer on the international desk at NBC News, which included an assignment within the network’s Beijing bureau. He has also held roles as a communication and marketing executive in the finance and non-profit industries. He is a 2005 graduate of Winthrop University.
 
JDPR, founded in 1991, provides its clients with best-in-class strategic marketing communication services underpinned by deliberate business analysis to include national and regional media relations, SEO services, memorable social media campaigns that drive engagement, crisis communication planning and creative idea generation aimed at advancing clients’ business objectives.
 

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Media Contact: Jeff Dezen | (864) 233-3776, Ext. 11 | jeffd@jdpr.com
 
About Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR)
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI. The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands. Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management. JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.






For Immediate Release
June 8, 2015 
                                                 

Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) hires new Senior Account Executive Wendy Huston

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) welcomes marketing-communications veteran Wendy Huston as a Senior Account Executive. Huston joins the agency with a focus on telecommunications and do-it-yourself paint supply and hardware brands. Her primary responsibilities include content development, strategic planning, media relations and program coordination for the Verizon Wireless, Bulldog Hardware and Shur-Line paint accessories accounts.

Huston has 17 years of PR agency, reporting and professional writing experience for consumer magazines, newspapers and web publications. Her work has been published nationally in titles like Pregnancy, Decorating Spaces and Women’s Health & Fitness magazines. Huston has also held reporting roles at The Charlotte Observer and Cleveland Plain Dealer.
 
“Our clients applaud thought-leadership and killer content management,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR, “and Wendy will contribute immediately to these all-important areas of our agency. She knows how the news gets built, and her journalism insights and high-caliber communications skills will help to advance our clients’ business imperatives. She’s a really talented PR pro.”
 
An Ohio native, Huston graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. She currently lives in Greenville with her two young sons, Aidan and Alex.
 
JDPR, founded in 1991, provides its clients with best-in-class strategic marketing communications services underpinned by deliberate business analysis to include national and regional media relations, brand management, SEO services, memorable social media campaigns that drive engagement, crisis communication planning and creative idea generation aimed at advancing clients’ business objectives.

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Media Contact: Jeff Dezen | (864) 233-3776, Ext. 11 | jeffd@jdpr.com
 
About Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR):

JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI.

The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands. Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management.

JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.





For Immediate Release                                                          
May 28, 2015   

Media Contact: Drew Dezen                                                                                                           
864-233-3776, Ext. 14                                                                            
drewd@jdpr.com                                                                                                                       
 

KENTWOOL Selects Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) as PR Agency-of-Record

JDPR to provide marketing-communications support to KentWool Performance, makers of the “World’s Best Golf Sock”

 
GREENVILLE, S.C. — KENTWOOL, maker’s of the “World’s Best Golf Sock,” has selected Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to serve as the company’s PR agency-of-record. JDPR will support KENTWOOL with strategic planning, product launches, content development and national-level media relations.
 
KENTWOOL was founded in 1843 and remains one of the nation’s longest running, family-owned textile companies. In 2008 KENTWOOL Performance Division was established to utilize the parent company’s nearly two-century-old heritage of superiority in textiles to create socks which draw upon wool’s natural wicking and cooling properties for moisture management, sheer comfort and other performance ­enhancing benefits. Since its introduction to the marketplace, KENTWOOL has won two Majors and numerous other Tour events and established itself as the preferred sock of both professional and amateur golfers.
 
“We are thrilled about our new partnership with JDPR,” said Dan Murphy, president at KENTWOOL. “JDPR has a strong history of building and accelerating brands in the golf industry, and we are excited to work with them as we grow the KENTWOOL brand to an international household name.”
 
“I’ve long said that relationships are longer lasting than any other component in business,” said Jeff Dezen, president of JDPR. “We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with Dan Murphy, with whom we’ve worked on several brands, as we begin a relationship with KENTWOOL. KENTWOOL makes an excellent line of products, and we embrace the opportunity to join their team during a time of momentum and growth.”
 

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About KENTWOOL
 
Founded in 1843, KENTWOOL remains one of the nation’s longest running, family-owned textile companies. In 2008 KENTWOOL Performance Division was established to utilize the parent company’s nearly two-century-old heritage of superiority in textiles to create socks which draw upon wool’s natural wicking and cooling properties for moisture management, sheer comfort and other performance ­enhancing benefits. The “World’s Best Golf Sock” was born. Since entering the marketplace, KENTWOOL has won two Majors on the feet of Bubba Watson and numerous other TOUR events, establishing itself as golf’s leading, premium merino wool golf sock.
 
In addition to Watson, KENTWOOL socks are trusted in competition by scores of Tour stars, including Matt Kuchar, Ben Martin, Jonathan Byrd, Beatriz Recari, Ryann O’Toole, Peter Jacobsen, Duffy Waldorf, Brendon de Jonge, Tom Gillis, Jane Park, Kevin Johnson, Kristy McPherson, Shasta Averyhardt, Jenny Suh, Sarah Kemp, Jenny Gleason, Meaghan Francella and Jenny Hong. Based in Greenville, SC, all KENTWOOL products are made in the USA. For more information visit www.KENTWOOL.com.
 
About JDPR
 
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI.
 
The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands.
 
Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management.
 
JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.



For Immediate Release
December 11, 2014

BOBBY JONES MERGES DESIGN EXCELLENCE AND UNBEATABLE COMFORT IN NEW COLLECTION OF SPRING 2015 XH2O PERFORMANCE POLY POLOS

Golf’s Premier Luxury Brand Delivers Elegant Performance With New XH2O Tops

Atlanta, GA – Bobby Jones, the leading purveyor of authentic luxury golf products for more than a quarter century, today unveiled its Spring 2015 collection of performance knit polo tops. The Spring 2015 XH2O line from Bobby Jones offers the timeless design and precise detailing that have become trademark of golf’s premier luxury lifestyle brand, integrated into performance garments that provide ultimate moisture wicking function, UV protection and breathability. 

The complete Spring 2015 XH2O Performance line — 11 unique styles of polo shirts —not only successfully delivers incredible water management capabilities and knit design to ensure peak performance on the course, but also serves as a go-to staple item for everyday wear. Every piece features a blend of Polyester and Spandex for quick drying, UV protection (UPF 15) and an anti-microbial shield. In order to complement golfers’ athletic movement during their swing motion, Bobby Jones precisely tailors into the shirts’ design shoulder-to-shoulder stretch taping and incredibly durable performance yarn. 

“The XH2O line is one of my favorite areas of our Spring 2015 collection because it is what I believe Mr. Jones would wear if he were competing today,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports.  “Anyone who has studied golf history knows Mr. Jones, while a gentleman, was a fiery competitor on the course.  He would never have ceded anything he believed to be a competitive advantage to the rest of the field, including performance and flexibility in his apparel. We’ve designed our line to answer the call for elegant, sophisticated performance golf apparel that can facilitate the best round of your life on the course — and, importantly, still afford great styling for your dinner engagement that evening.”
Complementing the classic elegance of the Spring 2015 XH2O Line, design innovation is introduced through the inaugural Tailored Fit Collection. Tailored Fit shirts are crafted with care offering a shorter sleeve length, higher armhole and tailored muscle width, more fitted body width and shorter body length. The new design not only provides individuals with a trimmer more tailored look, but also with less excess fabric for a cleaner swing every time. 

Highlighting the XH2O 2015 Spring Line are four specific types of polo – Performance Poly Pique, Club Stripe, Performance Poly Jersey and the Micro Stripe.

The XH2O Performance Poly Pique (available in Tailored Fit) utilizes its 92% Polyester/8% spandex construction to increase the shirt’s capability to expand and spring back without losing its integrity, round after round. 

The XH2O Performance Poly Pique boasts 23 vibrant spring colors to satisfy a wide array of color preferences: Black, Cambridge Red, Cerulean, Classic Blue, Ember, Emerald, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Kelly, Key Lime, Lemon, Light Blue, Marine, Nantucket Red, Pale Pink, Pine, Pineapple, Raspberry, Salmon, Sapphire, Summer Navy, and White. 

The XH2O Club Stripe Club Stripe features a distinctive 3-button placket and a striped pattern for a timeless look. The garment is available in Tailored fit and totes 12 vivid color options that bring a modern flare to a traditional piece: Black, Ember, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Key Lime, Marine, Nantucket Red, Pine, Sapphire, Summer Navy and White.

With impeccable sport design, the XH2O Performance Poly Jersey is equipped with a tailored collar and a blended poly/spandex construction to enhance breathability and comfort on the course. The garment is offered in a time-honored solid style of 15 striking shades making it a necessity for any suave golf wardrobe: Black, Ember, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Key Lime, Lemon, Light Blue, Marine, Nantucket Red, Pale Pink, Pine, Sapphire, Summer Navy and White.

The XH2O Micro Stripe takes the Performance Poly Jersey to another level as it flaunts Jersey striping from collar throughout the body and is available in Tailored fit. The Micro Stripe is available in 12 top tier color combinations: Black, Ember, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Key Lime, Lemon, Marine, Pale Pink, Pine, Sapphire and White.

All XH2O polo styles feature the signature Bobby Jones 3-button placket featuring the tonal player logo embroidery.  The Bobby Jones Spring 2015 collection of XH2O polos range in price from $79.50-$89 depending on style, and are available at retail beginning January 15th.  

For more than a quarter century, Bobby Jones has provided luxury men’s and women’s sportswear, including polo shirts, button downs, shorts, slacks and sweaters/knits to demanding consumers looking to exude a classy, cool confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand can be found at the finest golf clubs, resorts and haberdasheries in the world.  For more information on the Bobby Jones brand, visit www.bobbyjones.com.  

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About Bobby Jones
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones Global Sports, a division of Waitt Brands, manufactures, markets and distributes elegantly styled men’s and women’s sportswear, accessories and performance golf equipment.  Like its namesake, Bobby Jones products are the definition of class, using only premium quality materials to create classic, timeless designs that exude confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand has been a mainstay in the golf industry since the 1990’s and is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide.  For more information visit www.bobbyjones.com.



For Immediate Release                    
December 9, 2014                         

BOBBY JONES INTRODUCES LUXURIOUS COTTON KNITS FOR MEN TO LOOK SHARP ON AND OFF THE COURSE THIS SPRING


Atlanta, GA - Bobby Jones, the leading purveyor of authentic luxury golf products for more than a quarter century, today unveiled its Spring 2015 collection of finely-knit polo tops. The new line of knits offers the brand’s characteristic unparalleled attention to detail, and utilizes elegant colors and patterns to create the perfect blend of refined comfort and style on and off the course.   

The Bobby Jones Spring 2015 collection’s flagship offering is the brand’s newest collection of exclusive Supreme Cotton garments with 120’s/2 100% Pima gassed cotton interlock construction for unrivaled premium comfort. For Spring 2015, Bobby Jones will offer its most comfortable family of shirts in six stunning styles, guaranteeing the perfect spring top for most any occasion.
 
“The Bobby Jones brand has long been known among golfers for having the finest cotton golf shirt available and, with the Spring 2015 collection, we’ve ensured that reputation will continue,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports.  “The combination of style, comfort and class we’re offering in a variety of styles in the Spring 2015 collection will appeal to a wide range of golfers who appreciate the finer things in life, regardless of age or body type.” 

The Solid Supreme Cotton polo features a flat knit collar and is offered in both short and long-sleeved constructions to accommodate the wide range of early season temperatures one can encounter on the course. The short-sleeved Solid Supreme Cotton polo is available in a spectral of twenty-one astonishing colors to help wearers find the right hue for the season: Aquamarine, Aqua Sky, Black, Cambridge Red, Carnation, Ember, Emerald, Fuchsia, Grape, Key Lime, Lapis, Lemon, Light Blue, Marine, Nantucket Red, Navy, Pine, Raspberry, Sapphire, Tangerine and White. The long-sleeve Solid Supreme Cotton polo is offered in five stylishly subtle variations: Black, Charcoal, Light Blue, Navy and White.

The Stripe Supreme Cotton polo is offered in both a Flag Stripe pattern and Nine-Stripe pattern for a modern, yet tasteful look. The Flag Stripe features a yarn dye interlock stripe pattern and a flat knit collar for added-shape support wash after wash. The Flag Stripe amazes in 13 beautiful shades: Black, Cambridge Red, Ember, Emerald, Grape, Key Lime, Light Blue, Marine, Nantucket Red, Navy, Pine, Raspberry and Sapphire. In the Supreme Nine Stripe polo, Bobby Jones showcases a tailored self-collar with stand style and is available in 10 classy, yet fun colors that reflect the aura of Spring: Black, Ember, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Key Lime, Light Blue, Marine, Nantucket Red and Sapphire. For golfers who desire a slightly trendier look, Bobby Jones will offer its three Supreme Cotton polos in a new Tailored Fit Collection.  Bobby Jones’ Tailored Fit Collection will deliver shorter length for a trim, more fitted cut in the body and sleeves and less fabric excess for a cleaner swing.   The Supreme Cotton polos range in price from $85-$98.50, depending on style, and will be available at retail beginning January 15.

Continuing Bobby Jones’ collection of exceptional cotton knits for Spring is the Double Mercerized 100% Egyptian Cotton polos, providing the comfort golfers have come to expect from Bobby Jones with a lustrous finish sure to catch onlookers’ eyes whether the wearer is strolling fairways or the sidewalk.  Bobby Jones offers 15 distinct styles of Double Mercerized 100% Egyptian Cotton polos for the new season.  

The signature Pin Jac polo features a classy jacquard designed body partnered with a tailored self-collar with stand for a sophisticated, sporty look.  The Pin Jac is available in 13 eye-catching colors: Black, Ember, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Key Lime, Light Blue, Marine, Nantucket Red, Pine, Sapphire, Summer Navy and White.   The Flight Stripe polo pairs a more traditional jersey striping pattern body with a flat knit collar for a relaxed, country club feel.  It is also offered in 13 vivid colorways: Black, Ember, Flag Red, Grape, Green Grass, Key Lime, Lemon, Light Blue, Pale Pink, Pine, Sapphire, Summer Navy and White.  Bobby Jones Double Mercerized selection ranges in price from $95-$98.50, depending on style, and is available at retail January 15.        

All of the Bobby Jones Supreme Cotton and Double Mercerized polos feature the signature 3-button placket showcasing the widely recognized tonal Bobby Jones Player embroidery.     

For more than a quarter century, Bobby Jones has provided luxury men’s and women’s sportswear, including polo shirts, button downs, shorts, slacks and sweaters/knits to demanding consumers looking to exude a classy, cool confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand can be found at the finest golf clubs, resorts and haberdasheries in the world.  For more information on the Bobby Jones brand, visit www.bobbyjones.com.  

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About Bobby Jones
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones Global Sports, a division of Waitt Brands, manufactures, markets and distributes elegantly styled men’s and women’s sportswear, accessories and performance golf equipment.  Like its namesake, Bobby Jones products are the definition of class, using only premium quality materials to create classic, timeless designs that exude confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand has been a mainstay in the golf industry since the 1990’s and is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide.  For more information visit www.bobbyjones.com.



For Immediate Release
November 20, 2014

BOBBY JONES PARTNERS WITH DOGLEG RIGHT TO INTRODUCE LIMITED EDITION AND CUSTOM MADE BOBBY JONES PUTTERS

New Limited Edition Bobby Jones Putters Deliver Unrivaled Style, Performance and Customization Capabilities

Atlanta, GA – Bobby Jones, celebrating the iconic brand’s 25th anniversary in 2014, today unveiled that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Dogleg Right, manufacturers and designers of elegantly styled, premium custom fit and custom made putters. Bobby Jones and Dogleg Right, both characterized by their products’ premium quality and unparalleled attention to detail, will collaborate on a variety of limited edition Bobby Jones-branded putters in a multi-year, worldwide venture.
 
As part of the initial launch, Dogleg Right is designing and handcrafting three different series of putters, the Silver Anniversary, Grand Slam and Bespoke Art, that all pay homage to the game of golf’s most decorated amateur.  Each of the three series of putters offers innovative designs, patented and patent pending technologies (including adjustable weights, interchangeable necks, adjustable loft, lie and toe hang) and Dogleg Right’s proprietary face mill patterns.  These putters, look, feel and perform at the very highest levels, whether that means winning golf’s greatest events, being the owner’s favorite club in his bag, or a prized piece of any golfer’s equipment collection. 

“When you study the history of Bobby Jones, one of the many things that comes to light is Mr. Jones’ passion for the science and art of club making,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports.  “We’ve known since taking over the leadership of the Bobby Jones brand this was an area where we wanted to expand our footprint strategically.   This expansion begins with putters and we’re thrilled to partner with Dave Billings and Dogleg Right.  They are putter experts and their commitment to custom design, performance, playability and world class service is readily apparent.  We are proud that the first putters bearing Bobby Jones name in 25 years will be produced in partnership with the best in the business.”
“Anyone who loves golf and loves the history of the game, can appreciate what an honor it is to be chosen to create a line of putters that lives up to the Bobby Jones’ name,” said Dave Billings, President/CEO of Dogleg Right, Corp. As Andy noted, Mr. Jones was a real pioneer of new technologies utilized to make superior equipment, and we are committed to continue that great tradition with this new venture.  We are taking great steps to ensure that the models we’ve chosen to offer and quality of design and materials, all live up to the Jones’ standard and pay homage to this great man, while also delivering the finest modern putting instruments available anywhere.  Furthermore, our dedication to providing an unparalleled custom-fitting and custom-manufacturing experience for our customers is in line with the Bobby Jones brand’s own high-standards of service.”
The “Silver Anniversary” line, intended to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Bobby Jones brand, features modern classic designs that are crafted from “American Rustless” 303 Steel with an exquisite multi-faceted satin mist finish on the upper surfaces, hand polished soles and the finest custom options available.  In addition the Silver Anniversary line putters come complete with Bobby Jones logoed grips, head covers and shaft labels.  Prices start at $699.99 for each putter.  

The “Grand Slam” line offers a series of 4 commemorative putters that honor Bobby Jones “Impregnable Quadrilateral” in 1930.  The four timeless head styles are crafted from the finest metals, offer intricate custom options, and are completed with superb hand finishes.  The Grand Slam models, GS-1, GS-2, GS-3 and GS-4 will come complete with Bobby Jones logoed leather grips, matching head covers and Limited Edition Bobby Jones shaft labels.   The Grand Slam line of putters will be available in super-limited edition quantities with just 10 each of the first four styles available for purchase.   Prices start at $799.99 per putter.  
Finishing out the Bobby Jones Putters by Dogleg Right’s initial launch is a series of “Bespoke Art” one-of-a-kind models.  The Bobby Jones Bespoke Art pieces start as one of the models from the previous two lines and are transformed into a unique, one-of-a-kind putter by Master Designer and Maker, Dave Billings.  Each Bespoke Art putter is made precisely to the customer’s every specification and aesthetic preference, offering the finest in materials, performance technologies and expert craftsmanship.  Each putter will include a Certificate of Ownership and notes and drawings from Dave to the owner.  The initial Bespoke Art collection will be made up of 10 pieces total for Spring 2015 and will start at $1,499.99.   Super exotic materials such as Stainless and Carbon Damascus, Mokume Gane and Titanium Damascus can be selected to make these timeless, one-of-a-kind masterpieces. 

Bobby Jones putters will be available through Dogleg Right just in time for the Holidays.  For more information or to place an order, please visit www.doglegright.com.  
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About Bobby Jones
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones Global Sports, a division of Waitt Brands, manufactures, markets and distributes elegantly styled men’s and women’s sportswear, accessories and performance golf equipment.  Like its namesake, Bobby Jones products are the definition of class, using only premium quality materials to create classic, timeless designs that exude confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand has been a mainstay in the golf industry since the 1990’s and celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014.  Bobby Jones is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide.  For more information visit www.bobbyjones.com.

About Dogleg Right
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Dogleg Right manufactures, markets and distributes the finest custom made, custom fit putters in golf, utilizing patented and proprietary custom fitting, adjustability and performance-based technologies.  Dogleg, celebrating it’s 20th anniversary in 2014, uses state-of-the-art, in-house manufacturing, premium materials and world renowned craftsmanship to provide the ultimate in custom made and custom fit putters to it’s customers around the world.  Dogleg Right’s putters, marketed under the MACHINE brand, and now the world renowned Bobby Jones brand, are proudly Made in USA, and can be found at the finest custom fitters, private country clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide. For more information visit doglegright.com




For Immediate Release                                
November 5, 2014 

FOODIES REJOICE! VOM FASS GREENVILLE TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING WITH WEEKEND OF EXHILARATING EVENTS AND SENSORY EXPERIENCES

World-renowned brand of fine oils and spirits prepares for Grand Opening 

Greenville, S.C. – VOM FASS Greenville - purveyors of fine oils, vinegars, spirits and wines ‘from the cask’ (which is what the German phrase, vom fass, means) – have prepared a weekend-long celebration Nov. 6-9 in honor of the Grand Opening of the new VOM FASS Greenville location, the first in South Carolina. The weekend’s festivities will showcase the unique VOM FASS experience of sampling and savoring the finest, premium-quality, artisanal products with each day’s events.

The Grand Opening celebration will begin on Thursday, Nov. 6, with a ticketed Whisky Tasting event. Guests are invited to indulge in an educational, sensory experience led by Vom Fass’ very own Whisky Expert. 

The curtain-opener continues on Saturday, Nov. 8 with a day of events open to the public, beginning with cooking demonstrations from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. led by Kerrie Ostrander, VOM FASS Greenville’s resident chef. The demonstrations will showcase Chef Ostrander’s techniques and secrets for using VOM FASS oils and vinegars to transform everyday dining into extraordinary culinary experiences. The afternoon will continue with tailgating fun, VOM FASS style, featuring live music by Emily Lynch and BBQ from Black’s Smokehouse accompanied by custom VOM FASS sauces created in-house using an array of VOM FASS products. Saturday’s festivities will conclude with a ticketed wine tasting event led by Jean-Pierre Chambas, owner of Aleph Wines, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Sunday will top off the weekend celebration with a Mimosa Brunch. The brunch will entail a decadent and expansive food spread featuring dishes prepared with VOM FASS oils and vinegars. The event will also allow for guests to indulge in a hand massage while enjoying a live music performance. 

Guests can make reservations for the bourbon and wine tasting events by calling (864) 288-3277. To learn more about these grand opening events and stay up-to-date on all things VOM FASS Greenville, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/vomfassgreenville.

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About VOM FASS USA . . .
 
VOM FASS USA is an extraordinary retail franchise that offers a unique ‘from the cask’ customer experience, serving hand-selected imported European oils, vinegars, spirits, wines and spices. By focusing on developing and maintaining local, trust-based relationships with store customers, VOM FASS USA creates an unforgettable retail experience in every community it enters, offering an assortment of cooking classes and sampling events to educate and provide customers with knowledge to take home. There are currently more than 20 locations operating in the U.S., many more in development and nearly 300 VOM FASS shops worldwide. The VOM FASS concept has spread like wildfire across Europe since its launch in Germany two decades ago. Numerous accolades have followed, including awards for Franchise of Year in Germany in 2010 and 2012. Learn more at www.VOMFASSUSA.com.


For Immediate Release
November 4, 2014

BOBBY JONES PARTNERS WITH M-CLIP TO EXPAND ITS OFFERING OF LUXURIOUS ACCESSORIES FOR GENTLEMEN

Luxury Brands Partner To Grow Product Offerings and Retail Distribution

Atlanta, GA – Bobby Jones, celebrating the iconic apparel brand’s 25th anniversary in 2014, today unveiled that it has entered into a strategic partnership with M-Clip, manufacturers of premium money clips and accessories. Bobby Jones and M-Clip, both renowned for their unparalleled attention to detail in fine men’s fashions and accessories, will collaborate on new product designs and work together on expanding M-Clip’s distribution throughout the golf world beginning immediately.

As part of the deal, M-Clip will produce a collection of Bobby Jones-branded money clips and accessories from a variety of fine material offerings including Brushed Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber, Rhodium and Rhodium with Genuine Alligator inlay, ranging in price from $135-$265 per piece. The first pieces in the M-Clip Bobby Jones signature collection are expected to be available in time for the 2014 Holiday shopping season.
“Mr. Jones was a man of distinction in his time, not only on the golf course, but off it as well, and as a result he had an appreciation for the best life had to offer,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports.  “Similarly, our customers are men of very fine tastes who demand the best the world has to offer.  So when it came time to decide upon a partner to offer accessories that live up to the Jones’ standard, M-Clip was the only choice that made sense.  We are excited to partner with Ron and his team at M-Clip to offer our customers Bobby Jones-branded accessories, and to help expand awareness of the M-Clip brand in the on-course golf market as well.”   

M-Clip money clips are highly regarded for being the finest and most functional money clips in the world, due in large part to the company’s patented sliding lever design.  The design allows for both secure closure and hassle-free access when needed.   In addition to the exclusive Bobby Jones-branded collection, Jones Global Sports will also offer the M-Clip full range of custom options to golf courses worldwide through its sales team.   M-Clip’s ability to showcase Club and event logos through its various custom design capabilities makes it a wonderful choice for premium items for tournaments and corporate events.  

“The name Bobby Jones has such prestige that we couldn’t be more thrilled with this partnership,” said Ron McGarity, Founder and President of M-Clip Money Clip. “We look forward to joining forces with Andy Bell and his team to offer gentlemen throughout the world a keepsake item bearing one of the most revered names in all of sports.  Our philosophy to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing unparalleled attention to detail, is one shared by Bobby Jones, so we are confident this venture will be a success.”

For a quarter century, Bobby Jones has provided luxury men’s and women’s sportswear, including polo shirts, button downs, shorts, slacks and premium layering items to demanding consumers looking to exude a classy, cool confidence on and off the course. The Bobby Jones brand can be found at the finest golf clubs, resorts and haberdasheries in the world. For more information on the Bobby Jones brand, visit www.bobbyjones.com.
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About Bobby Jones
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones Global Sports, an affiliate of the Waitt Company, manufactures, markets and distributes elegantly styled men’s and women’s sportswear, accessories and performance golf equipment.  Like its namesake, Bobby Jones products are the definition of class, using only premium quality materials to create classic, timeless designs that exude confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand has been a mainstay in the golf industry since the 1990’s and celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014.  Bobby Jones is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide.  For more information visit www.bobbyjones.com.

About M-Clip
Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, M-Clip is a family-owned and operated company that manufactures, markets and distributes the world’s finest money clips and premium accessories.  For nearly a decade, M-Clip has been the choice of discerning gentlemen when choosing a stylish, functional money clip.  Complementing the brand’s flagship money clips, M-Clip now offers an assortment of luxurious options in cufflinks, tie bars, key chains and small leather goods.  For more information on the entire M-Clip product offering, visit http://www.m-clip.com.



For Immediate Release
October 15, 2014

BOBBY JONES INTRODUCES FIRST EVER COMPLETE LINE OF PERFORMANCE OUTERWEAR

XH20 Outerwear Offers 3 Categories of Performance: Impact, Dynamic and Velocity

Atlanta, GA – Bobby Jones, celebrating the iconic apparel brand’s 25th anniversary in 2014, today unveiled its first-ever complete selection of performance outerwear. The Bobby Jones XH20 Outerwear line offers the same unparalleled attention to detail golfers have come to expect from Bobby Jones, with a new infusion of weather-beating versatility for stylish protection on-and-off the course. 

“Mr. Jones played in a time when golfers had to endure severe weather without much protection from the elements at all,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports. “If players were lucky enough to find a reliable rain jacket, they had to sacrifice range of motion and comfort in order to stay dry.  Mr. Jones would be amazed to see today just how far outerwear has come.  The ability to blend comfort, style and protection is a unique advantage to the golfers of this era.  What we’ve done with the XH2O Outerwear collection for Fall 2014 is create garments that we know Mr. Jones would have been proud to wear in a variety of challenging and changing weather conditions like he faced when competing in tournaments known for foul weather like, the Open Championship and British Amateur.”

The Bobby Jones XH20 Outerwear collection offers 3 different levels of performance.  The first-level, the Impact Collection, features 3 garments, all adept at handling cool, windy light precipitation conditions.  The High Side ¼ Zip Half Sleeve is constructed of 100% polyester and offers lightweight versatility that is easy to pack in your bag.  The Durable Water Repellancy (DWR) finished fabric is quiet and provides an easy fit for layering.  Utilizing the same DWR finished poly fabric, the Torque ¼ Zip Vest offers a water-resistant shell, quiet nylon coil zippers and an adjustable elastic draw-cord at the hem for a versatile piece that is easy to provide quick protection in changing weather conditions.  Highlighting the Impact offering is the Bobby Jones XH2O Condor Full-Zip Jacket that is lightweight and packable, with a compact polyester that gives the wearer comfortable and effective water-resistant protection.  The XH2O Outerwear Impact Collection ranges in price from $98.50-$125, and each item is available in Black, Emerald, Navy, Red, Sapphire and White color schemes. 

Bobby Jones’ XH20 Dynamic Collection is built on the Double Eagle Pullover.  The Double Eagle Pullover is constructed of 100% polyester and offers a seam-sealed, breathable design that is perfect for layering or for warm-weather outerwear.  The garment offers ultimate versatility in that it is packable, quiet and distraction-free. In addition, the garment’s quick-dry capability and low moisture absorption offer an added level of comfort for wet-weather golf.  The Double Eagle Pullover is available in Black, Navy, Red and Sapphire and is priced at $225 with a 5-year warranty of waterproof protection.   

For golfers who desire total protection and ultimate comfort, Bobby Jones XH2O Outerwear offers the Velocity Rain Jacket.  Form meets function in this completely waterproof, breathable, 4-way stretch fabric shell that is lightweight and whisper-quiet.  In addition to total protection, the Velocity Rain Jacket utilizes a combination of stretch inserts to maximize ease-of-movement.  Furthermore, the front and back breathable inserts, upper mesh liner and underarm zippers increase airflow and moisture evaporation keeping the wearer cool and comfortable no matter what the situation.  Offering ultimate versatility, the Velocity Rain Jacket features zip-off sleeves that allow the piece to convert into a warm-weather short-sleeve style garment as temperatures change.  The Bobby Jones XH20 Velocity Rain Jacket is available in Black and Navy and offers complementing pants for head-to-toe protection.  The Velocity Rain Jacket also offers a 5-year warranty on waterproof protection and is priced at $325.  

The entire Bobby Jones XH2O Outerwear offering is available now where Bobby Jones products are sold.    

For a quarter century, Bobby Jones has provided luxury men’s and women’s sportswear, including polo shirts, button downs, shorts, slacks and premium layering items to demanding consumers looking to exude a classy, cool confidence on and off the course. The Bobby Jones brand can be found at the finest golf clubs, resorts and haberdasheries in the world. For more information on the Bobby Jones brand, visit www.bobbyjones.com.
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About Bobby Jones
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones Global Sports, an affiliate of the Waitt Company, manufactures, markets and distributes elegantly styled men’s and women’s sportswear, accessories and performance golf equipment.  Like its namesake, Bobby Jones products are the definition of class, using only premium quality materials to create classic, timeless designs that exude confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand has been a mainstay in the golf industry since the 1990’s and celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014.  Bobby Jones is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide.  For more information visit www.bobbyjones.com.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2014             

Dave & Buster’s TO HIRE 260 EMPLOYEES for New Location in Upstate

Games, Food, Sports and Jobs Coming to First Dave & Buster’s Location in South Carolina

Greenville, S.C. – Dave & Buster’s – the official headquarters to eat, drink, play and watch sports – has begun the hiring process for over 260 jobs at their 73rd restaurant, located at Magnolia Park on Woodruff Road. Available positions include servers, host staff, bartenders, cooks, game technicians and more. Scheduled to open on November 17, the 27,000 square foot Dave & Buster’s Greenville location is sure to become the go-to destination in the area’s dining, night life and sports bar scenes. 

In-person interviews begin on October 15th. Interested candidates should complete an online application at www.daveandbusters.com/careers. 

“The grand opening in Greenville marks our first location in South Carolina, and we are excited to meet applicants wanting to join Dave & Buster’s fun, high-energy work culture,” said Greg Simms, General Manager of the Greenville location. “It’s our goal to provide staff members with a great environment, and we look forward to building a team that will deliver top-notch service to the Upstate.” 

Dave & Buster’s will offer Greenville the best in food, drink and entertainment in an all new, sleek interior. The restaurant’s mouth-watering, chef-crafted gourmet menu combines fun and flavor in American fare with items that include the South Philly Burger, Bass Ale Battered Fish & Parmesan Potato Chips, Teriyaki Sirloin Steak, Mountain O’ Nachos and Lawnmower Salad. The menu also features signature cocktails including the Miami Ice Adult Snow Cone, CoronaRita, and Million Dollar Margarita.

Dave & Buster’s Greenville will feature a contemporary and dynamic 360 degree sports bar that provides sports fans with “better than stadium” seating and massive high-definition televisions throughout to make for the ultimate sports watching experience.

Dave & Buster’s patrons can also play more than 130 of the most popular new games in the Million Dollar Midway, including Transformers Human Alliance, Mach Storm, Deadstorm Pirates and Down the Clown. Tickets can be taken to the Winner’s Circle to be redeemed for a wide variety of prizes including Apple products, Xbox games, sports memorabilia, T-shirts, stuffed animals, electric guitars and more!

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About Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, operates 70 large-venue, high-volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout North America. Our 71st and 72nd stores will open in Albuquerque, NM and Clackamas/Portland, OR in early November. The exciting environment of Dave & Buster’s also provides the perfect setting for corporate and group events. Each Dave & Buster’s offers an impressive selection of high-quality food and beverage items, combined with the latest games and attractions. Guests can watch sporting events in D&B Sports and play state-of-the-art simulators and games of skill they can’t play anywhere else. For more information, visit www.daveandbusters.com


Date September 17, 2014
For Release Immediately

Golf Pride Users Claim Impressive Share of 2014 FedEx Cup Top 30 Bonus Money

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was by far the most successful grip company in this year’s FedEx Cup bonus pool.  In fact, 26 out of Top 30 in the final 2014 FedEx Cup standings trusted their games to Golf Pride grips, and in doing so earned $24,010,000 of the possible $25,290,000 (95%) Top 30 bonus pool money that was up for grabs in the playoffs.   In addition, Golf Pride claimed 9 out of the Top 10 finishers in the final 2014 FedEx Cup standings.       

“While Golf Pride does not pay endorsement fees to players to use our grips, these numbers prove that players do get paid by choosing to play Golf Pride,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride.  “We appreciate the trust that the best players in the world place in us and we take very seriously the commitment we have to ensure that we only provide grips that meet our own demanding manufacturing and R&D standards.  We take tremendous pride in the fact that when everything is on the line the best players in the world put Golf Pride in their hands.”

To view Golf Pride’s entire 2014 product line, visit www.golfpride.com.

Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents.  The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen.  For more information, visit www.golfpride.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

PRODUCT IMAGES AND SAMPLES AVAILABLE TO MEDIA UPON REQUEST
To obtain product or photo samples, contact: Jared Kelowitz at jaredk@jdpr.com.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 12, 2014

Regional Finance Leader Addresses National Security Group

John Warren, CEO of Lima One Capital, relates his experience as a Marine infantry officer in the Iraq War to ongoing threats in the Middle East.

ATLANTA, Ga. — John Warren, a former Marine infantry officer who battled the insurgency in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006, addressed the Atlanta chapter of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) luncheon yesterday at the Capital City Club. Warren, who drew on his battlefield experiences, delivered a speech entitled Modern Warfare: Fighting a Counter-insurgency in Ramadi, Iraq and Lessons Learned for U.S. Foreign Policy.

In his talk, Warren provided an accurate description of the origination and complexity of the Sunni insurgency and described the vital counter-insurgency tactics carried out in Ramadi by Lima Company. He discussed key lessons learned and applied them to ISIS and other current threats in the Middle East.
    
“The lessons learned in fighting the Sunni and Al Qaeda insurgency in Ramadi in 2006, are directly applicable to today’s struggle against ISIS and other insurgent groups in Iraq and Syria,” said Warren during his remarks. “It greatly concerns me that most of our key U.S. foreign policy leaders fail to truly understand the roots of the insurgency, the strategy and tactics necessary to defeat it, and commitment necessary to sustain the hard-fought victory.”

Warren’s company, Lima One Capital, continues to rely heavily on a sound and secure digital network as they have processed over $50 million in hard money loans for residential real estate investors in the past 12 months. Warren’s company owns 70 percent share of the hard money market in the Atlanta Metro and provides a loan product that offers significant advantages over traditional bank loans. Lima One Capital currently operates in eleven states and the District of Columbia and is expanding to additional markets during the remainder of 2014.

BENS supports the U.S. government by applying best practices of the private sector – innovation, ingenuity and efficiency – to craft solutions to the most difficult and complex national security challenges.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Lochel | 864.233.3776 x13 | mattl@jdpr.com

About Lima One Capital, LLC
Lima One Capital is a hard money lending company. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the company also has offices in Atlanta and Charlotte. Lima One specializes in providing first mortgage loans to real estate investors for the purchase and renovation of residential investment homes. The company will begin lending in eight new states and Washington, D.C. beginning in the third quarter of 2014. A typical Lima One Capital loan is closed within seven days, providing clients with the ability to immediately capitalize on unique opportunities in the real estate market. Lima One Capital is revolutionizing lending for residential real estate investors.



Date September 11, 2014
For Release Immediately

Golf Pride Is Overwhelming Grip of Choice at 2014 TOUR Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division is the leading grip brand of choice by players at the 2014 Tour Championship at the famed East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. In fact, 26 out of 30 (87%) players competing in the FedEx Cup Finals trust their games to Golf Pride grips.   

Of those playing Golf Pride, 20 players are relying on the brand’s popular Tour Velvet® family of grips in their quests for the FedEx Cup’s $10 million payout.  In addition, four players in the field trust their games to the popular New Decade® MultiCompound family of grips.  New Decade MultiCompound offers true hybrid grip performance with high performance rubber in the lower hand designed to provide feel and responsiveness, while brushed cotton technology (BCT®) cord offers moisture management and improved traction to the upper hand.    

“With all of the players who control their own destiny in Atlanta putting their game in Golf Pride’s hands, we are excited to see how the FedEx Cup playoffs will conclude,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride.  “One thing is for certain, with all that is on the line this weekend, these players will not be risking their success with worn grips.  Amateurs should take note, because golfers of all skill levels can benefit from having the better performance and feel that fresh grips provide.”

To view Golf Pride’s entire 2014 product line, visit www.golfpride.com.

Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents.  The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen.  For more information, visit www.golfpride.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

PRODUCT IMAGES AND SAMPLES AVAILABLE TO MEDIA UPON REQUEST
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Date September 5, 2014
For Release Immediately

Golf Pride Is The #1 Grip At 2014 BMW Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division is the leading grip brand of choice by players at the 2014 BMW Championship at historic Cherry Hills Country Club. In fact, 58 out of 70 (83%) players competing in the FedEx Cup’s penultimate event trust their games to Golf Pride grips.

Of those playing Golf Pride, 41 players are relying on the brand’s popular Tour Velvet family of grips in their quests for golf’s most lucrative prize. That single model’s usage exceeds all other competing brand’s total usage in Colorado by nearly 3.5 times.

“Winning the FedEx Cup can be a career-altering experience, so it is a tremendous endorsement that the best players in the world are relying on Golf Pride during the playoffs,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride.  “The end of the FedEx Cup playoffs promises to be exciting and once again we’re proud that Golf Pride is right in the thick of the action with 19 of the current top 20 in the FedEx Cup standings trusting our grips.”     

To view Golf Pride’s entire 2014 product line, visit www.golfpride.com.

Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents.  The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen.  For more information, visit www.golfpride.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

PRODUCT IMAGES AND SAMPLES AVAILABLE TO MEDIA UPON REQUEST
To obtain product or photo samples, contact: Jared Kelowitz at jaredk@jdpr.com.
 
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For Immediate Release                    
September 2, 2014                                 

COUPLES FIRES COURSE RECORD FINAL ROUND WITH BRIDGESTONE B330; WINS 2014 SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC IN PLAYOFF

Couples Relies on Bridgestone Ball and Irons for Thrilling Victory in Calgary
    
Covington, Ga. — Bridgestone ambassador and World Golf Hall of Fame member Fred Couples treated fans to an unforgettable performance on Sunday at Canyon Meadows Golf Club during the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, to earn his 11th career Champions Tour Title.

Couples began the final round 4-shots off the lead but recorded 5 birdies and 2 eagles (including a thrilling chip-in on the 18th hole) en route to a course-record final round 61 to earn his way into a playoff.  On the first playoff hole, Couples continued his brilliant iron play, stiffing his approach shot to kick-in range for a tournament-winning birdie.   For the week, Couples carded rounds of 68-66-61 for a 15-under par total.  The victory, Couples’ second of the season, vaults him into 6th place in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup Points race.  

Couples’ Bridgestone Arsenal
•    TOUR B330 Golf Ball
•    J40 Dual Pocket Cavity Irons (3-PW)

“Fred was in the zone on Sunday, and when Fred has it going there aren’t many people in the world of golf that are as entertaining to watch,” said Dan Murphy, Executive Vice President of Marketing/Sales – Bridgestone Golf, Inc.  “We’re excited that Fred continues to rely on Bridgestone for his equipment needs, and we’re eager to see his hot play continued through the end of the Champions Tour season.”

Visit www.bridgestonegolf.com to see Bridgestone Golf’s entire 2014 Tour Team and to view the complete lineup of products.

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Editor’s Note:  High-Res images of all new Bridgestone equipment are available upon request.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III, Nick Price, Brandt Snedeker, Karrie Webb and Paula Creamer.  Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo.  For more information visit http://www.bridgestonegolf.com.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        
August 27, 2014                                

BRIDGESTONE KICKS OFF COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH NEW TEAM LOGO CAPS

COVINGTON, GA – To celebrate the start of the 2014 college football season, Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf, announced today that it would begin offering collegiate team logo caps to complement its popular college team logo golf balls. The Bridgestone Collegiate Caps are constructed of 100% Washed Cotton Twill, and offer a relaxed fit.  The caps showcase vivid 3D team logos on the front, the Bridgestone “B” on the back and the Bridgestone Golf logo on the right side panel, and are adjustable by buckle closure.   The Bridgestone Collegiate Caps will be available in 29 major colleges and universities.

Bridgestone’s collegiate cap team logo offering will feature Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, Louisville, Louisiana State, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

 “Throughout the country on Saturdays in the fall, college football fans love to show their school allegiance wherever they go, including the golf course,” said Josh Kinchen, Golf Clubs & Accessories Marketing Manager - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “Our college team logo balls have been so well received and so popular among fans, the next logical step was to extend the Bridgestone collegiate program to headwear.  The caps we’ve chosen are high quality and offer a stylish relaxed fit that any fan can be proud to wear on and off the course.”

Bridgestone’s Collegiate Team Logo caps have a suggested retail price of $30 each and will be available at retail beginning September 1.  

For information on Bridgestone Golf’s entire offering of licensed products visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.    

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Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names.  Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including Fred Couples, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker.  Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo.  For more information visit http://www.bridgestonegolf.com.



For Immediate Release
August 15, 2014

Verizon Donates $10,000 for Domestic Violence Prevention Program in Beaufort, SC

Grant to fund CODA’s educational programs that engage men in domestic violence prevention.

BEAUFORT, S.C. –Verizon today presented a $10,000 grant to Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA), a nonprofit organization that provides safe shelter, counseling, case management and educational programs for victims of domestic violence and their families.

CODA plans to use the funds to continue its “Engaging Men in the Lowcountry” project, which educates and supports men in taking action to prevent domestic violence. The nonprofit will work with the national A Call to Men campaign, as well as regional allies like Real MAD (Real Men Against Domestic Violence), to build ownership for the cause within the community.

“CODA is grateful for the Verizon Foundation’s support of our Engaging Men project,” said Kristin Dubrowski, executive director of CODA. “With Verizon’s grant, we will work to galvanize a community movement by raising awareness and inspiring men to take action to prevent and end domestic abuse.”

“Domestic violence affects a staggering number of families in South Carolina, the state that ranks highest in the nation for the number of women killed by men,” said Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless in the Carolinas and Tennessee. “Verizon pledges to continue doing our part to help break the cycle of family violence by supporting community organizations committed to the cause.”
 
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Media Contact: Karen Schulz | Verizon Wireless | 864.987.2006 | Karen.Schulz@vzw.com

About The Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management.  Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon’s employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities.  For more information about Verizon’s philanthropic work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org; or for regular updates, visit the Foundation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/verizonfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/verizongiving).

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 103 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,900. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.



Wood Underwear’s New Collection: Stunning Stripes for Spring 2015!

Hermosa Beach, Calif. (14 August 2014) — What’s next for Wood Underwear? The brand, working hard to eliminate ugly, uncomfortable men’s underwear, has unveiled its Spring 2015 collection: the “Striate” line, inspired by—you guessed it—wood. Like the intriguing rings of a tree’s cross-section, the new collection’s styles feature stunning stripes and captivating colors that guys will want to show off—and their ladies will love them, too.

“We took a classic pattern—stripes—and put a Wood spin on it,” says Terresa Zimmerman, founder of Wood Underwear. “Think tree rings: lines of varying shades and widths—real fashion detail and ‘pow’ in styling, combined with Wood’s hallmark comfort! The patterns and colors speak to every man and every experience, whether he’s heading in from a long day of surfing, hitting the slopes for some snowboarding or simply going out for a night on the town.”

The Striate collection of underwear will be available in four custom stripe-and-color families: orange, midnight, purple and aqua. Each features four updated underwear styles with a seamless continuous print, made possible by eliminating the underwear’s side seams. Another plus: no side seams means maximum comfort. The ultra-soft and eco-friendly Lenzing Tencel (eucalyptus) blend washes and wears just like cotton, but also has added moisture-, microbial-, and thermo-control properties.

The Striate collection, now available for ‘sneak-peeks’ to the fashion trade, will be available February 1, 2015 at $28.00 MSRP for all men who appreciate great underwear.
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About Wood Underwear
Wood Underwear. Underwear for men. Our goal is to make and market great everyday underwear for men. You deserve it. Wood Underwear should give you the comfort to do all you want to do. Knowing you look good doing it. Great materials. Amazing fit. Great value. Try it. Wood is good. Founded in 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California, by Terresa Zimmerman. Wood Underwear supports causes that promote active outdoor lifestyles. woodunderwear.com




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       
August 7, 2014                                          

Upstate Schools Partner with Dr. Tom’s BraceMobile, Bringing Orthodontic Services Directly to Local Campuses

Three Greenville schools lead the way in new, convenient orthodontic care

Greenville, S.C.— Dr. Tom Atkinson, fondly known as “Dr. Tom” — a leading orthodontist in Greenville, SC for 25 years and SC’s first ever mobile orthodontist — is proud to announce that Hampton Park Christian School, Langston Charter Middle School and Shannon Forest Christian School are partnering with Dr. Tom’s BraceMobile. These schools will become the first in South Carolina to offer the convenience of state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment on school property. This partnership significantly reduces the amount of class time ordinarily missed by students traveling back and forth for traditional orthodontic office visits. Also, parents of these students are excited to know they will neither miss as much work, nor be required to fight traffic as with traditional office visits. Just as innovatively, since parents won’t need to attend their child’s appointments on The BraceMobile, Dr. Tom will keep them fully informed regarding their child’s treatment status via his exclusive Video Progress Reports sent to their smartphone or e-mail accounts.
 
Dr. Tom expressed his excitement about the new school partnerships: “We are delighted to work with these three schools as we begin to sign up partners for the BraceMobile. We look forward to officially partnering with many more schools, both public and private, and plan to provide this service to as many as 15 Upstate schools as the school season begins. I look forward to providing our community with a level of orthodontic convenience and care never before experienced in this marketplace.”

Chris Barney, School Administrator at Hampton Park Christian School, added, “When Dr. Tom approached us with this unique concept, we only had two questions. Our first concern about the on-going safety of our students was alleviated when we learned that Dr. Tom will be having our students escorted to and from the BraceMobile when it is parked at our school. Secondly—why hadn’t anyone else thought of this? We strive every day to make the lives of our students and parents as productive as possible and Dr. Tom’s BraceMobile fits perfectly with this ongoing mission.”

The Upstate’s only orthodontic clinic on wheels, Dr. Tom’s BraceMobile is offering professional treatment on-site at schools, offices, rec centers and other easy-to-access locations. The BraceMobile will feature a complete, modern orthodontic clinic, with Dr. Tom delivering all patient care.

Dr. Tom added, “In addition to the BraceMobile, we will continue to serve our patients at our current office building location at 20-A Creekview Court, near Haywood Mall. But, without any additional cost to our patient-families, we are committed to pioneering this new level of convenience. Our patients will have the best of both worlds.”

To learn more about the BraceMobile and how you and your child can benefit, please visit drtomsortho.com or call (864) 329-1971.
 
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Media Contact: Drew Dezen | (864) 233-3776, x14 | Drewd@jdpr.com

About Dr. Tom . . .
 
Dr. Tom Atkinson, fondly known as “Dr. Tom,” has been practicing orthodontics in Greenville, South Carolina, for 25 years. He is the first and only orthodontist in South Carolina to offer patient treatment via a state-of-the-art mobile orthodontic clinic, called “The BraceMobile.” For more information, see: http://drtomsortho.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2014

New Executive Director to Lead Euphoria Festival’s Growth

Brianna Shaw named top executive of Greenville-based food, wine and live music festival.

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Euphoria Greenville, one of the Southeast’s premier food, wine and live music festivals, has named Brianna Shaw its new executive director. Shaw is tasked with expanding the event’s corporate sponsorship base, serving as Euphoria’s year-round community representative and enriching the talent pool of nationally-acclaimed guest chefs and musical acts who are featured at Euphoria each year.

Shaw brings two decades of dedicated fundraising, event planning, integrated marketing and relationship building experience to the Euphoria team. She most recently served as an interior and commercial design executive specializing in merchandising and marketing consulting. In her new role, Shaw will provide executive management to Euphoria’s full-time staff.

“Brianna’s passion, energy and vision for the Greenville community and for Euphoria will be a true asset for us,” said Carl Sobocinski, co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors that hired Shaw. “Our event has grown so much in its first eight years, and Brianna is equipped to represent Euphoria in an increasingly bright national spotlight.”

Singer songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski founded Euphoria in 2006 as a way to showcase Greenville’s culture and depth of local talent—including renowned chefs, sommeliers and craft brewers. In the years since, Euphoria has grown to include celebrity guest chefs and live musical acts. Coverage from several high-profile national and regional news outlets in recent years has helped transform Greenville into a highly touted weekend getaway destination. In 2013, Euphoria attracted more than 5,000 people from 30 states coast-to-coast, and three countries.

Euphoria 2014 will take place Sept. 18-21 in downtown Greenville, and tickets are on sale now at euphoriagreenville.com/events-and-tickets. This year, notable guest chefs will include Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca in Charleston, Mark Steuer of Carriage House in Chicago, Roland Passot of La Folie in San Francisco, Nico Romo of Fish in Charleston and Ford Fry of The Optimist in Atlanta.
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Media Contact: Matt Lochel | 864.233.3776 x13 | mattl@jdpr.com

About Euphoria
Founded in 2006 by platinum-selling singer and songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, Euphoria educates, entices, enlightens, and entertains.

This highly anticipated weekend-long event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, Euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists.

Every September this long weekend event shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina¹s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with its award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population.

Supporting the community, proceeds from Euphoria fund Local Boys do Good, the 501 (c)(3) created to benefit local non-profit organizations. Euphoria, a weekend destination event, impressed all with its passion for quality and value.


For Immediate Release        
July 17, 2014       

Verizon to Bring 300 New Jobs to Franklin and Murfreesboro

Leading wireless provider looks to add more than 300 positions in the Nashville area

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—To support the company’s rapid growth, Verizon Wireless is hiring more than 300 employees in the Nashville area at its Franklin and Murfreesboro, Tennessee call centers as well as retail locations throughout the Nashville area. Positions include retail sales representatives, call center representatives, and sales support.

“Verizon currently employs over 2,600 people in Tennessee, and we’re experiencing dramatic growth that allows us to further invest in Tennessee jobs,” said Jerry Fountain, region president, Verizon Wireless. “Our focus is always on building career paths for our employees; there’s tremendous potential for growth in the wireless industry.”

Job seekers will meet call center recruiters and use on-site computers to file job applications at two hiring events in July. The first will take place July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Verizon’s retail store located at 1959 Mallory Lane in Franklin. The second event will take place July 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Verizon call center located at 455 Duke Drive in Franklin.

Verizon is actively seeking to provide career opportunities for returning veterans.  "We know veterans return to Tennessee every day to start a new phase of life," said Candice Carter, Verizon talent acquisition manager. “We train our recruiters to recognize the value of military experience in providing both tangible and intangible skills that help them succeed in our company."

The new positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, and new employees at the Verizon call centers will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus. The company is known for promoting diversity and work/life balance. First-rate benefits include health insurance that begins on the first day of employment, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and annual bonuses. Employees also enjoy access to on-site college courses, education study rooms, dining facilities, fitness centers staffed with personal trainers and lactation rooms for new mothers.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Schulz | 864.987.2006 | karen.schulz@verizonwireless.com

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 103.3 million retail customers, including 97.3 million retail postpaid customers.  Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.  
 



Dig It! Team Wood to Compete in Saikley 6-Man

Hermosa Beach, Calif. (17 July 2014) — Wood Underwear’s Team Wood plans to show their skills—and their underwear—at the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament July 30-31 in Manhattan Beach. For the third consecutive year, Team Wood will compete in the brand’s signature styles, showing spectators how to spike and dig in eye-popping fashion.
 
“Team Wood is stronger than ever,” said Terresa Zimmerman, founder of Wood Underwear. “Once again, we’ve got some of the best collegiate players from the area. We’re competing to win it. We’re passionate about taking part in this local tradition, and taking home this title. Really, though, the team’s just excited to play ball in their underwear on the beach—who can say no to that?!”
 
This year, Team Wood has both a male and a female team, comprised of 14 men and 12 women, all collegiate-level players representing about 10 schools. Team Wood plans to sport their signature color—Wood Orange—on day one, and stand out in the brand’s new camouflage line of underwear, which debuts this fall, on day two.
 
Wood Underwear launches the new camo collection on August 1. The Fall/Winter 2014 line brings three custom “camo” prints—digital, forest and liquid camo—to the brand’s five classic styles in a new, super-soft Tencel (eucalyptus) blend fabric. The new collection is an expansion on the brand’s current product offering, which includes five styles of underwear in ten collegiate-inspired colors, two styles of equally colorful undershirts, and three styles of loungewear.
 
Wood Underwear is sold locally at Spyder Surf, ET Surf and Equinox South Bay.  
 
 
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About Wood Underwear
Wood Underwear. Underwear for men. Our goal is to make and market great everyday underwear for men. You deserve it. Wood Underwear should give you the comfort to do all you want to do. Knowing you look good doing it. Great materials. Amazing fit. Great value. Try it. Wood is good. Founded in 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California, by Terresa Zimmerman. Wood Underwear supports causes that promote active outdoor lifestyles. woodunderwear.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2014                       

CLEMSON DOWNS HIRES CLEMSON CHAMBER OFFICIAL AS NEW MARKETING DIRECTOR

Ruthie Millar to spearhead strategic marketing programs in new role as Clemson Downs Retirement Community expands marketing department.

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson Downs Retirement Community has announced that Ruthie Millar has joined its team in a newly created marketing role. Millar will work to heighten external engagement by working with members of the Greater Clemson community and across the region to convey the value of the “continuum of care” model offered at Clemson Downs. Millar will work in tandem with longtime Clemson Downs employee Jackie Cleveland, who is heading up internal marketing programs.
The expansion of the marketing department coincides with rapid growth and development at the Clemson campus.

    Millar joins Clemson Downs after serving as membership director for the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce since 2008. In that role, Millar served as community liaison with chamber members, other community organizations and sponsors.

    “Ruthie’s significant impact within the Clemson community is inspiring for us at Clemson Downs,” said John LeHeup, executive director for Clemson Downs. “Her energy and passion and vast knowledge of the community is unmatched, and she is a strong and exciting addition to our marketing team. We look forward to her strong leadership and forward thinking approaches in ensuring our marketing initiatives convey the true value of our retirement community to Pickens County residents and beyond.”

    Along with extensive experience at the Clemson Chamber, Millar also is engaged with area non-profits and events, co-chairing ClemsonFest and serving on the board at Pendleton United Methodist Church.

    “Clemson Downs has a powerful story because this is a retirement community that does nothing short of keeping families and couples in close proximity to each other when they require varying degrees of care,” said Millar. “I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the Town of Clemson and beyond and continuing to engage those who are my neighbors and who have grown to become great friends.”

    Clemson Downs Retirement Community offers a one-of-a-kind continuum of care within the Upstate, which includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing services and soon, with the completion of an ongoing $9 million expansion, a 16-private room skilled nursing building and a 32-private room memory care center— sometimes referred to as “dementia care “or “Alzheimer’s care.” Clemson Downs is one of the top employers in the Town of Clemson, employing nearly 140 people at its Clemson campus.

For more information about the residences and programs offered at Clemson Downs, contact: 864.654.1155.
 
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About Clemson Downs

Clemson Downs—the only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Clemson, South Carolina— provides for its residents a continuum of care, including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing services. Since its opening in 1980, “The Downs” (as the community is fondly known) has afforded its residents personalized, spacious apartments, complemented by a professional staff focused on each individual’s physical and mental well-being. The 38-acre, tree-lined campus provides a serene, beautiful neighborhood environment, ideal for building friendships and enjoying engaging programs, enriched by the intellectual, athletic and entertainment resources of nearby Clemson University. For more information, visit: clemsondowns.com or call 864.654.1155.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2014

East Coast’s Largest Hard Money Lender Undergoes Multi-State Expansion

Lima One Capital is bringing its innovative lending products to residential real estate investors in several more states.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Residential real estate investors in six states and the District of Columbia will soon have a new set of financing options. Lima One Capital, which specializes in hard money lending, is expanding and will open operations on July 1 in Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Lima One Capital was founded in 2010 in Atlanta, and the company quickly gained a 70 percent share of the market in the Atlanta metro area before expanding operations throughout the Southeast. Building upon further success in the Carolinas has propelled Lima One Capital to undergo aggressive expansion to meet nationwide demand for its attractive, investment-minded lending tools.

    “Our lending model has created a new paradigm for the hard money industry by combining unprecedented customer care with our innovative institutional grade platform,” said John Warren, president and founder. “We are poised for tremendous growth, and our multi-state expansion is the next step in helping fund investment projects that contribute to community revitalizations across America.”

Lima One Capital offers 13-month first mortgages to investors who plan to remodel and sell the property without residing in it. The company’s streamlined loan approval process generally means loans close within seven days, and the company offers a personalized loan consultant to answer questions about loan products and to offer expert advice on project specifics.
 
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MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Lochel | 864.233.3776 x13 | mattl@jdpr.com

About Lima One Capital, LLC

Lima One Capital is a hard money lending company. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the company also has offices in Atlanta and Charlotte. Lima One specializes in providing first mortgage loans to real estate investors for the purchase and renovation of residential investment homes. The company will begin lending in ten new states and Washington, D.C. beginning in the third quarter of 2014. A typical Lima One Capital loan is closed within seven days, providing clients with the ability to immediately capitalize on unique opportunities in the real estate market. Lima One Capital is revolutionizing lending for residential real estate investors.




Wood Underwear Stands Out with Camouflage

Hermosa Beach, Calif. (9 July 2014) — Wood Underwear LLC, a brand working hard to eliminate ugly, uncomfortable underwear for men, has announced a new custom “camo” collection for guys who want to stand out, not blend in.  

“With this new line, we are flipping the idea of camo on its head,” said Terresa Zimmerman, founder of Wood Underwear. “It’s a fresh, cheeky twist on a classic print—and it doesn’t hurt that the new collection is softer and more comfortable than ever. Using camouflage to stand out is just another move to make men more aware of the underwear they put on. Less of an afterthought. More of an active fashion statement. We want guys to actively choose the style, fit, color and pattern that makes them look and feel their best, and not settle for bad, ugly underwear. No more passion-killers.”

Zimmerman’s movement is catching on, too. Men are spending more than ever on apparel—$60 billion last year in the United States—and underwear is the most rapidly growing apparel category for men.

Wood Underwear’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection features a version (no side seams) of the brand’s five classic styles in three new custom “camo” prints—digital, forest and liquid camo. It comes in a new Tencel (eucalyptus) blend fabric, with cotton and elastane for comfort and structure. Lenzing Tencel has additional moisture-, thermo- and microbial-control properties. The new collection, shipping August 1, will be available online and at select retailers.

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About Wood Underwear
Wood Underwear. Underwear for men. Our goal is to make and market great everyday underwear for men. You deserve it. Wood Underwear should give you the comfort to do all you want to do. Knowing you look good doing it. Great materials. Amazing fit. Great value. Try it. Wood is good. Founded in 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California, by Terresa Zimmerman. Wood Underwear supports causes that promote active outdoor lifestyles. woodunderwear.com





For Immediate Release
July 2, 2014    

Tropical Storm Arthur: Verizon Moves to Support South Carolina Coast for First Storm of 2014 Hurricane Season

CHARLESTON, S.C. –As Tropical Storm Arthur threatens to bring damaging winds and rain to the South Carolina coast, Verizon Wireless has alerted its emergency response team and is in the process of preparing to keep coastal residents connected if disaster hits.

    These preparations include maintaining COW (Cell on Wheels) and COLT (Cell on Light Truck) units that can be deployed to hard hit locations to boost network capacity, ensuring customers have strong voice calls, text messaging and 3G and 4G LTE data coverage during peak times of usage.

    “Emergency response planning is a cornerstone of our approach to providing a highly reliable wireless network,” said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee region president. “We have a mantra, ‘we run to a crisis,’ and when it matters most we pull together to ensure our customers, friends, family, neighbors and emergency agencies can communicate with each other.”

    In addition to the deployment of mobile cell sites like COWs and COLTs, Verizon’s year-round preparations include constructing new cell sites with on-site back-up generators and pre-arranged fuel delivery, providing mobile stores and charging stations, and partnering with local response agencies to prepare emergency equipment.

    Verizon recommends coastal residents prepare ahead so their wireless technology and devices can aid them well if power is lost:

•    Send brief text messages and limit voice calls to emergency situations to conserve battery power and free up wireless networks for emergency agencies and operations.

•    Before the storm hits, charge all wireless phones, tablets, hotspots, netbooks and laptops. Pick up some additional batteries, car-charger adapters and/or solar chargers for back-up power.

•    Track weather conditions and access important information in real-time by downloading mobile apps from local media outlets, the Red Cross and FEMA.

•    Save an emergency list of phone numbers on paper and on all wireless devices for police, fire and rescue agencies; power companies; insurance providers; family, friends and co-workers; etc.

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Media Contact: Karen Schulz | Verizon Wireless | 864.987.2006 | Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.  As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 103.3 million retail customers, including 97.3 million retail postpaid customers.  Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news o


For Immediate Release                                                                         
June 26, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                            

BOBBY JONES CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH PATRIOTIC HUES THAT HONOR NAMESAKE’S LEGACY OF AMERICAN PRIDE

“Pitch and Run” Collection Offers Patriotic Comfort and Style From Fairways to Fireworks

Bordentown, NJ – Bobby Jones, celebrating the iconic apparel brand’s 25th anniversary in 2014, today unveiled a new summer selection of luxury apparel showcasing America’s favorite color palette in a contemporary, sophisticated manner that would make the brand’s namesake proud. The Bobby Jones “Pitch and Run” line offers the same unparalleled attention to detail and luxurious hand feels golfers have come to expect from Bobby Jones, with an infusion of patriotic hues ideal for Independence Day golf outings and barbecues.

“To create a summer clothing offering that is true to who Bobby Jones was we designed a collection that proudly showcases the colors of our Nation,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports. “In addition to our brand’s namesake being one of the greatest golfers to ever live, Mr. Jones also was a tremendous patriot.  As early as age 15, Mr. Jones was part of an extended golf exhibition tour to raise money for the American Red Cross during the First World War, and he followed that up, by serving on the front lines in World War II at age 42, actually having been part of the second wave entering Normandy on D-Day Plus One.”
Highlighting Bobby Jones Americana-themed offerings are their exclusive Supreme Cotton garments. Made of 120/2 100% Pima gassed cotton interlock construction for the ultimate in comfort. Bobby Jones popular Solid Supreme Cotton polo and Supreme Flag Stripe polo, each are offered in vivid Cambridge Red and Sapphire Blue color schemes.
Continuing Bobby Jones collection of fine cotton knits fit for Fourth of July are those constructed from 60/2 Double Mercerized 100% Egyptian Cotton, providing the wearer with a glossy luster and soft silk-like hand feel that is breathable and luxurious. 
Bobby Jones offers golfers 8 different styles of Double Mercerized Egyptian Cotton tops in beautiful red, white and blue, including the brand new Wedge Jacquard, Eagle Stripe, Vintage Paisley Print and Fil Coupe Jac. 

The Wedge Jacquard is a flat knit collar polo that features a tuck stitch jacquard stripe, birdseye top collar and solid under collar with tipping, and is available in Cambridge Red and Sapphire.  The Eagle Stripe offers a hybrid flat knit collar with a yarn-dye jersey stripe pattern throughout the body of the shirt, contrasting with a fine line stripe top collar and solid under collar with tipping.  Eagle Stripe is available in Cambridge Red, Summer Navy and White.  Both the Vintage Paisley Print and Fil Couple Jac feature a tailored self collar with stand.  The Vintage Paisley delivers style and flair with a jacquard paisley print beautifully set against a vibrant Cambridge Red or Summer Navy both featuring a button at the back collar.  While the Fil Coupe Jac stuns in a chic argyle pattern and is available in Cambridge Red, Sapphire, Summer Navy and White.
All of Bobby Jones elegant Double Mercerized 100% Egyptian Cotton knits for summer feature new signature mother-of-pearl buttons with a laser engraved logo and Mobilon stretch tape in the shoulders providing unrestricted range of motion during the golf swing.
Bobby Jones signature XH2O line offers the impeccable detail and style that is characteristic of golf’s premier luxury lifestyle brand, integrated into performance poly garments that provide ultimate moisture wicking function, UV protection and breathability, with a USA-themed tinge for Summer 2014. 
 
The red, white and blue XH2O poly line — 5 distinctive styles of polo shirt — all deliver remarkable moisture-wicking performance and are perfectly tailored for off-course daily use as well as high performance on-course sportswear. Each of the shirts features Polyester/Lycra blend construction for quick drying, UV protection (UPF 15) and an anti-microbial shield.  With attention to both function and form, the garments’ shoulder-to-shoulder stretch taping complements athletic movement during a golfer’s swing while fortifying the polos’ seams for maximum durability.  
 
New for Summer 2014, the XH20 Tyre Polo and Backswing Stripe complement the popular Performance Poly Pique, Hook Stripe and Micro Stripe with cutting edge designs that appeal to today’s golfers. The Tyre Polo is constructed of a 92% Poly/8% Lycra blend that utilizes technical precision cut lines at the arms, side panels and back, and Raglan seam stretch inserts at the back to aid in the golf swing.  The Tyre Polo’s new eye-catching color block design and contrast tipping under collar, paired with new metallic poly laser color buttons is a combination sure to turn heads on and off the course.  Bobby Jones new patriotic polos range in price from $79.50-$110.00 and are available June 30 at retail. 
 

Complementing the new red, white and blue hued polos, Bobby Jones offers golfers a full line of patriotic themed layering pieces, bottoms, woven button down shirts and accessories that are perfect for all facets of on-course and off-course life.
For a quarter century, Bobby Jones has provided luxury men’s and women’s sportswear, including polo shirts, button downs, shorts, slacks and premium layering items to demanding consumers looking to exude a classy, cool confidence on and off the course. The Bobby Jones brand can be found at the finest golf clubs, resorts and haberdasheries in the world. For more information on the Bobby Jones brand, visit www.bobbyjones.com.

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About Bobby Jones
Headquartered in Bordentown, New Jersey, Jones Global Sports, an affiliate of the Waitt Company, manufactures, markets and distributes elegantly styled men’s and women’s sportswear, accessories and performance golf equipment.  Like its namesake, Bobby Jones products are the definition of class, using only premium quality materials to create classic, timeless designs that exude confidence on and off the course.  The Bobby Jones brand has been a mainstay in the golf industry since the 1990’s and celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2014.  Bobby Jones is sold in the finest private clubs, resorts and golf courses worldwide.  For more information visit www.bobbyjones.com.




For Immediate Release               
June 26, 2014                   

Kelowitz Promoted to Sports Group Manager at JDPR

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) has promoted Jared Kelowitz to Sports Group Manager. The firm’s Sports Group includes clients such as Bobby Jones, Bridgestone Golf, Golf Pride Grips, Diamond Brand Outdoor and others. Kelowitz will be responsible for overseeing the Group’s strategic planning, media relations initiatives, key program development and day-to-day operations. Kelowitz had been serving as an Account Supervisor prior to his promotion.

“Jared is a long time and valued member of the JDPR team,” said JDPR’s president Jeff Dezen. “His passion for and knowledge of consumer sporting goods and marketing communications make him the perfect choice for leading the JDPR Sports Group into the next phase of its growth. We look forward to enjoying on-going success with Jared for years to come.”

Kelowitz has worked at JDPR since graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Sports Marketing. Prior to working at JDPR full-time, Kelowitz served as a Marketing Assistant in the CSMG Golf division and as a Media Relations Assistant for the Capital City Bombers, Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets. He currently serves as a member of the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel (which ranks the top 50 public and private courses throughout the state) and as Communications Committee Chairman on The First Tee of Greenville Board.

About Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR)
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI.

The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands.

Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management.
JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.

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For Immediate Release
June 25, 2014

JDPR Adds Fourth Intern for Summer 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C – Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) has engaged an additional intern for the company’s Executive Management Assistance Program (EMAP), rounding out the program’s four positions for Summer 2014. Jack Evans joins the JDPR team for the second time, after supporting the company’s Irwin Tools National Tradesmen Day campaign in 2013.

“Business growth creates opportunities for additional talent,” said Jeff Dezen, founder and president of JDPR. “We are happy to welcome Jack back this summer and to provide him with more hands on experience in the field of PR.”
   
Evans is a rising junior at Clemson University working towards a degree in Marketing with a minor in Communication Studies. In addition to his prior internship with JDPR, he will begin work as an intern within the Communications Studies department at Clemson University starting Fall 2014.


    JDPR is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 internships. Interested college or university students studying communications, marketing or English should send resumes to Tiffany Deluccia at tiffanyd@jdpr.com.

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About Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR)
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI.

The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands.

Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management. JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.




Date    June 16, 2014
For Release    Immediately

Golf Pride Is Hometown Favorite at 2014 U.S. Open

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Power management company Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was far and away the leading grip brand chosen by players at the 2014 U.S. Open, played at Pinehurst No. 2 just a few miles from Golf Pride’s world headquarters. In fact, 129 of the 156 (83%) players competing in the game’s most demanding major, trusted their games to Golf Pride grips.

Of those playing Golf Pride, 21 players relied on Golf Pride’s popular New Decade MultiCompound grips in trying to tame Donald Ross’ masterpiece in the Sandhills of North Carolina.  That single model’s usage exceeded any other competing brand’s total usage. Furthermore, 89 players relied on one of the popular Tour Velvet models (Tour Velvet, Tour Velvet Cord or Tour Velvet Super Tack), making the Tour Velvet greater than 3 times more popular than all other competitors’ grips combined.

“The U.S. Open is widely acknowledged as the game’s most complete test of one’s game, so the fact that the best players in the world chose to play our grips without being paid to do so is the ultimate performance validation,” said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride.  “When the pressure is on and every shot counts, you need the feel of confidence in your hands, which is why the best players in the world continue to trust their games to Golf Pride.”

To view Golf Pride’s entire 2014 product line, visit www.golfpride.com.

Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents.  The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen.  For more information, visit www.golfpride.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

PRODUCT IMAGES AND SAMPLES AVAILABLE TO MEDIA UPON REQUEST
To obtain product or photo samples, contact: Jared Kelowitz at jaredk@jdpr.com
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2014

Lima One Capital Selects JDPR as PR Agency of Record

JDPR will advise Greenville-based lending firm on marketing communication initiatives in the midst of the company’s rapid growth.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Lima One Capital, which specializes in hard money lending for residential real estate investors, has announced that Greenville-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) will serve as its PR agency of record. JDPR is tasked with providing guidance on internal and external messaging, strategic planning, social media development and national-level media relations.
    
    Former Marine Corps officer John Warren started Lima One Capital in 2010 after serving two tours of duty in Iraq and the Middle East. Currently operating in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, Lima One is in the midst of a multi-market expansion to nine additional states and the District of Columbia. This growth reflects Lima One’s national-level recognition as the premier hard money lender.  In three years, Lima One has ascended to the position of the largest, private hard money lender in the Southeast. Warren also recently participated in the selling of over 1,400 rental properties in Atlanta to Blackstone Group, a deal worth over $100 million.

    “My team is confident in JDPR’s ability to align our communication strategy with the standard of excellence that has made Lima One Capital successful, and to assist in maintaining a strong growth trajectory,” said Warren, Lima One’s president and founder. “JDPR’s established credentials in marketing communications, social media know-how and national and regional media relations will bolster the Lima One brand story— our company is a true American success story and we are working to drive the revitalization of American homes in the wake of the Great Recession.”

    According to Jeff Dezen, president and founder of JDPR, “My company loves working with brands like Lima One Capital. Just a few years ago, John Warren was commanding troops on the battlefields of Iraq, and he’s used that experience to establish Lima One as a leader in innovation in the financial services industry. Lima One is a home-grown success story.”
 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Lochel | 864.233.3776 | mattl@jdpr.com

About Lima One Capital, LLC

Lima One Capital is a hard money lending company. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the company also has offices in Atlanta and Charlotte. Lima One specializes in providing first mortgage loans to real estate investors for the purchase and renovation of residential investment homes. The company will begin lending in nine new states beginning in the third quarter of 2014. A typical Lima One Capital loan is closed within seven days, providing clients with the ability to immediately capitalize on unique opportunities in the real estate market. Lima One Capital is revolutionizing lending for residential real estate investors.

About JDPR
JDPR began in 1991 with a clear objective: to always exceed the expectations of our clients. In the decades since, we have established ourselves as an industry-leading corporate communications agency that specializes in strategic public relations planning, proprietary program development and demonstrable ROI.
The JDPR team crafts impactful campaigns, stemming from deliberate business analysis and creative idea generation. Our passion for storytelling and community-building adds value to our clients’ brands.
Support services include social media and SEO strategy, national and regional media relations, cause-related marketing campaigns, internal communications and crisis management.
JDPR represents companies of all sizes who appreciate a collaborative approach, a commitment to excellence and measuring results. Learn more at http://jdpr.com.