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April 2014

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Event Recaps:

Today, Jenna Communications president, Jennifer Sherlock, led a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Bar, Nightlife and Hospitality Convention. Jen’s conference session, Back to Basics – The Power of Grass Roots Marketing and Networking, emphasized the importance of keeping networking, promotions, concierge services and interaction on an intimate, person to person level. Additionally, the panel will discuss the latest and greatest digital strategies that help pack events.

Jen Sherlock with Clarke Maloney of Whisper, Drew Carbalo, GM at G Lounge and Ryan Dorsey of Recess Lounge.

Philadelphia Magazine and Philadelphia Style featured the Delaware Valley Stroke Council’s 18th annual Stars for Stroke gala in this month’s issue. At this year’s gala, Congressman Chaka Fattah was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for commissioning the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, which brings together an inter-agency research consortium to better understand the brain and neurological conditions such as stroke. Along with Congressman Fattah, Dr. John Roussis received the Volunteer of the Year award and Roger and Peggy Myers were recognized as the Stroke Survivor and Caregiver of the Year.

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Upcoming Events:

For the third year in a row, Jenna Communications is hard at work planning the Delaware Valley Stroke Council’s 20th annual Strides for Stroke 5k on Sunday, June 8. We’re working to make this the biggest Strides for Stroke yet, and have many exciting events planned leading up to race day. If you attend the Broad Street Run Expo on May 2 & 3, look for our booth in the Convention Center. We still need volunteers to help with promoting Strides for Stroke at the Expo. We’re also excited to be parterning with a Yoga instructor to hold the first ever Stretch for Stroke event. Stay tuned for a date and more details.

Additionally, Strides for Stroke will have a table on May 6, just in time for Stroke Alert Day, at the Fairmount Running Club’s Art Museum Steps workout. Volunteers also are still needed for Strides for Stroke to help with logistics, fundraising, donation requests, stuffing goodie bags, registration and refreshments. We are also looking for local businesses to serve as sponsors for the race, as well as to donate food items for the runners, and to encourage their employees to run! If you’d like to volunteer or sponsor this event, contact Jen at jsherlock@jennacommunications.com. To sign up for the race or for more information visit www.phillystroke.org. Don’t forget stroke is the leading cause of adult disability as well as the third leading cause of death in adults. By participating, you can help the Delaware Valley Stroke Council continue its stroke prevention efforts.

Are you an EDM lover? Then, we have the perfect event for you, coming to the Jersey Shore this summer! BeachGlow is set to come to the sprawling Wildwood beaches on Saturday, July 5 from 3-11 p.m. This large music festival features a who’s who of EDM with headlining act Dvbbs as well as performances by DJ Kap Slap, Gazzo, Kasum and more. Proceeds from BeachGlow benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. You can purchase tickets HERE today.

On Saturday, June 7, the critically acclaimed ROC (Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) Race is coming to Philadelphia. This race is anything but your standard 5K! Along with running, participants have to conquer slides, balance beams and even the infamous wrecking ball. And the fun doesn’t stop there – racers come out in all sorts of amazing costumes. More importantly, proceeds from ROC Race benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Click HERE to register for ROC Race Philadelphia and use code JENNA to get $5 off.

Agency & Client Updates:

Doctors Express Narberth has seen a steady flow of patient traffic in its first month being open. The new urgent care center, located at 934 Montgomery Avenue, is part of a growing new primary care trend. The facility always has a physician on site and appointments aren’t needed. Wait times average 20 minutes, and Doctors Express Narberth even has a lab onsite to perform a variety of common tests. Listen to more of the benefits of urgent care in this interview on KYW which features Doctors Express Narberth owner, Jim Raporte.

Lifestyle Healthcare Group has some exciting news from Tony Vlahovic, director of sports therapy, fitness instruction and rehabilitation management. Tony, who pitched several seasons for the Boston Red Sox, also coaches a Special Olympics New Jersey Baseball Team in addition to his work with Lifestyle. Recently, one of Tony’s team members, Hunter Norman, was selected to appear on a limited edition, commemorative Wheaties box that celebrates the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games set for this June in Mercer County, N.J. Hunter can be seen in the middle right of the collage pictured on the below Wheaties box. He is in mid-windup on the pitcher’s mound. See how Hunter got involved with Special Olympic Baseball in this story from LevittownNow.com.

Jenna Communications president, Jennifer Sherlock, has joined Power Play Women as a mentor. Power Play Women is a professional development program for women ages 18 to 25 enrolled in business-oriented certificate and degree programs at accredited colleges and trade schools. Jen will join in the networking group’s Google hangouts to offer her perspective as a woman business owner to up and coming female professionals. To learn more about Power Play Women and to find out how you can get involved, visit their website.

No Dog Gets Left Behind has another dog ready to come state side. Say hello to Maggie, pictured below. Maggie recently made it to the transit center safely in Afghanistan, and will make the long journey to the U.S. in the coming weeks to live her soldier companion, Chief Paul in New Hampshire. Don’t forget to like No Dog Gets Left Behind on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay updated on upcoming events throughout spring and summer.


The Spa at Lifestyle is excited to announce the addition of a new member to its team of skincare professionals. Valerie Higgins, licensed medical aesthetician, is a seasoned skincare professional specializing in non-invasive body contouring treatments, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and waxing. Any appointments booked with Valerie will receive 10 percent off. Stop by to welcome her to the team. Visit The Spa at Lifestyle’s website to see more specials, and don’t forget to like them on Facebook.

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The Jenna Communications and Copy Secure teams got together to celebrate Purple Day to raise epilepsy awareness.

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