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Please join me tomorrow for a candid conversation with Dwayne Brown, president of The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the youngest person to hold this position in Westchester County.
Please remember you can call in live on 6196394621.
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce has used economic discrimination for political power.
It wasn’t long ago that there was a debate about the role of the Chamber of Commerce in Modesto.
There were those who felt that the chamber should certainly involve itself in any issue that would bring business development to the city, but that it should stay clear of endorsing candidates.
With the arrival of land-use attorney George Petrulakis and political consultant, the issue was settled that the chamber should be a political organization9
If you thought this week wasn't going to be exciting, we've got the right "Erb-al remedy" for you when author Thom Erb enters the Star Chamber for a visit with co-hosts Michael West and Stephen Zimmer. Even scarier, all three share a love of horror and heavy metal, so this show could get pretty wild! Tune in at 9pm EST this Wednesday night, September 23rd! Call in number is on this page and be sure to take part in our live chat room!
Thom Erb is a writer/editor of short and long fiction, exploring all shades of darkness and light and the varying definitions of heroism. Refusing to pigeonhole his writing, Thom continues to craft tales that blur the lines of horror, noir, dark fantasy, thriller, weird western, science fiction for both adult and young adult audiences. He is also an artist/illustrator of murals and comic book/graphic novels. When not writing, Thom enjoys reading, quality films, television shows, role-playing games, playing drums, comic books and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He lives in upstate New York with his wife Michelle.
Proud member of the Horror Writer's Association.
Official Website and Blog: www.thomerb.com
We have a couple of returning guests this morning, Jeri Wilson and Pamela Rice, representatives from the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Jeri Wilson is the Owner and Business Development Director of Your Actualized Visions Advertising Agency. Jeri started her agency 2 years ago after working in the advertising field for 7 years at one of the world’s largest agencies. She began her own agency after hearing from clients how much they enjoyed working with her, but hated the company she worked for. A group of clients urged her to start her own agency stating they would be her first clients. After hearing this for a few years, she took on the challenge and has never looked back. Pleasing her clients is Jeri’s top priority and Your Actualized Visions Advertising offers everything under one roof.
Pamela Rice has a background in Medicare Health Insurance/Sales. She was in the Healthcare industry for 20+ years and decided to change her career and get out of the health care industry altogether. Pamela started at Office Depot in 2004 and is currently a Territory Development Manager for the South Bay communities. She is responsible for growing the territory for new business as well as maintaining the current client base. Pamela loves her job and enjoys the social aspect of connecting with different people in the various chambers she does business with daily.
This morning, Jeri and Pamela are going to tell us some of the benefits and advantages of being a member of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
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Tim Waggoner enters the Star Chamber this Wednesday at 9pm EST! A renowned author in the dark fantasy/horror world, with over 30 novels to his credit, Tim is also an exceptional creative writing instructor. Tim has also written for the realms of episodic television. This show promises to be one of our best, featuring a truly incredible writer! Be sure to tune in with co-hosts Selah Janel and Alexander S. Brown this Wednesday for the show! Live chat room will be open!
About the author: Tim Waggoner has published more than thirty novels and three story collections of horror and dark fantasy. His most recent novels are Dream Stalkers and Eat the Night. In addition to original novels, he’s written officially licensed tie-in fiction based on the TV showsSupernatural, Grimm, and the X-Files, and he co-wrote the Ghost Trackers series with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of the cable showGhost Hunters. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com.
On this week's Riding The Wave, Jack Freidman, Executive Director of The Queens Chamber of Commerce, will join us to discuss the upcoming Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21. The newly formed Rockaway Beach Merchant Association will be throwing the party, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. at Beach 94th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
We'll also discuss the QCC's support of the Queens Way project, which by it's very nature, directly opposes the efforts for the complete restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line.
This Wednesday at 9pm EST, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost enters the Star Chamber!
This is going to be a tremendous show with one of Imaginarium 2015's spotlighted Imaginators! From editing, to publishing, to writing, Michael Knost is one of the best you will find anywhere. His Writers Workshop of Horror and Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy releases are must-haves for all levels of writers. Come and meet Michael this Wednesday, hang out in our live chat room and be introduced to a truly exceptional literary talent!
About Michael: Michael Knost is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed several anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press) won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Seventh Star Press) came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press), hit bookshelves earlier this year. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visitwww.MichaelKnost.com.
Anything can happen and you never know who might call when Alexander S. Brown and Stephen Zimmer open up the lines for a special eve of Imaginarium 2015 show! The big weekend in Louisville arrives in just a few days and the lines are going to be opened up for anyone who would like to discuss, ask questions about, or comment on the upcoming convention.
3 days of panels and workshops encompassing the world of creative writing, including the craft of writing, publishing, social media, blogging and more take place in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere filled with special events! A film festival, gaming, live music, expo, costume contest/masquerade, and other activities offer participants a unique environment loaded with content and fun! For more information on this convention about creative writing, please visit: www.entertheimaginarium.com
Co-hosts Michael West and Stephen Zimmer will guide you on a preview of Imaginarium 2015, set to take place this September 11-13 in Louisville Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tune in Wednesday night at 9pm EST to learn about the events, programming and other activities that will be a part of Imaginarium 2015, a convention about creative writing!
For further information on Imaginarium 2015 and attending, you can visit the official site at www.entertheimaginarium.com
The Star Chamber Show reaches it's 50th episode and we couldn't be more thrilled to have the great Jerry Benns of Charon Coin Press as our featured guest for this episode. Jerry is truly one of the good guys in the indie book biz, a rare combination of maverick, visionary, and business savviness. Be sure to check out the show Wednesday at 9pm EST to find out what happens! Hang out in the live chat room, as we always take questions from there for our guests!
About Jerry: Jerry Benns, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, started writing when he was quite young. However, he began seriously writing in 2010 by launching his blog, TripThroughMyMind.com. Since then, he has expanded the site to include interviews with authors, book reviews, and sections to encourage building the writing community. Jerry’s deep-seeded enjoyment of reading and writing now has him embarking on the exciting journey of publishing by launching Charon Coin Press, based in High Ridge, Missouri.
In 2014, after becoming the editor for the State of Horror anthology series, Jerry pursued the opportunity to purchase the series, and others, in order to release them under his new publishing company, Charon Coin Press. The first two books in the series were released in August, State of Horror: New Jersey and State of Horror: Illinois. Jerry brings his experience from his previous marketing/branding company, as well 15 years of experience as a networker and project manager to Charon Coin Press
Jerry continues to write short stories, articles, and novella . He is currently working on the first novel.
The Star Chamber Show welcomes a brilliant up and coming writer this Wednesday at 9pm EST when Rebekah McAuliffe stops by for a visit! With a debut novel out on Hydra Publications, Rebekah is a shining talent out of the midwest and she will be talking about her path as a writer, getting published, the world of conventions, and much more! Stop by this Wednesday and discover a great new author.
About Rebekah: Rebekah McAuliffe has had a love of writing, coffee, and being crazy all of her life. She loves to write anything that strikes her fancy, drink tons of coffee, and cuddle with her cats. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, her website and her blog, if she’s not playing video games. She currently attends Morehead State University in pursuit of receiving a degree in education. Her debut novel, Gears of Golgotha, is now available from Hydra Publications.
Camille Leon is the Founder of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce with over 1000 Professional Members and over 35 live local chapters throughout the United States and Canada. She’s also a Coach/Co-Creator with The Exhileration Efftect. An expert at finding practical solutions to today’s challenges and making it easier to choose the best ones, her specialty is helping people like you find holistic, natural and sustainable products and services.
Join us in conversation about how Holistic Chamber of Commerce supports holistic, complementary, eco-friendly and sustainable professionals, practitioners and businesses across North America as an emerging membership organization representing and promoting holistic and integrative products, services and solutions for a variety of needs.
Your host, Cristina Smith, is the founding president of the San Diego chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce.