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Summer Happenings at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

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Towards the end of 2012, LVM worked closely with Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina to strengthen its Branding and successfully identify the resort’s unique point of differentiation.  Since then, LVM has focused on highlighting and leveraging this unique brand via targeted marketing initiatives.  For example, LVM transformed the resort’s Facebook and Twitter profiles and has been growing its Social Media presence and interactivity by engaging with its fans, followers and customers on a daily basis.

In supporting Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, we have learned so much about the beautiful property and all of the exciting events and services that they offer our community.  Take a look at some of their summer activities that you can tap into in the coming months…

Movies on the Beach: Every Friday and Saturday through Summer!

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and jackets to Newport Dunes Saturday, May 25th as their ‘Movies on the Beach’ series kicks off!  All summer long, near the Watersports area, they will be projecting your favorite films on a giant screen! Admission is FREE! Find the full movie schedule here.

Wine Tasting Dinner: Saturday, June 8th

Back Bay Bistro, in partnership with the sommeliers of the Wine Elite, will host another exciting Wine Tasting Dinner on Saturday, June 8th. The third of its series, this educational guided wine and dinner pairing will be directed by Sommelier Joey Kleinhans and Executive Chef Kurt Schaeffer. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased by calling (949)729-1144.

RussoRusso and Steele’s Legendary Auction Event: Thursday, June 20th – Saturday, June 22nd

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will be home to Russo and Steele’s legendary auction event from June 20-22. For the first time ever in Newport Beach, one of the nation’s most extraordinary collections of top-of-the-line European sports cars, hot rods, American muscle vehicles and custom autos will be on display. For more details on this exhilarating auction event, including information on bidding registration and the consignment process, visit russoandsteele.com.

Clam Bake: Every WEDNESDAY Night!

Join Back Bay Bistro every Wednesday night from 5-7pm and enjoy a fun family dining experience with a variety of Clams, Mussels, Shrimp and more! Back Bay Bistro’s very own, Chef Kurt Schaeffer was kind enough to create a video, showing us how to make our own clam bake right from home!

Shrimp Night: Every THURSDAY Night!

Going on now and continuing every Thursday night, Back Bay Bistro hosts Shrimp Night! For only $19, guests can enjoy their choice of tempura, coconut, scampi or crab stuffed shrimp and 2 sides. Seats fill up fast, so reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (949) 729-1144.

LVM Attends Orange Catholic Foundation Conference on Business and Ethics

Dubbed as one of the most impactful business events of the year, the Orange Catholic Foundation Conference on Business and Ethics proved to be a wonderful opportunity for business professionals of all faiths and backgrounds to position themselves among the finest in Orange County.  LVM was thrilled to be a guest at this conference, which focused on the importance of values and ethics and recognized two special Orange County honorees for their commitment to these practices in their business and personal lives.

Orange Catholic Foundation LogoContributing to the 11th Annual Conference were keynote speakers, Pat Haden, USC Athletic Director and former USC and LA Rams quarterback, and Richard Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles and founder of the UCLA Richard Riordan Programs. Both Haden and Riordan spoke on the importance of ethical practices and how it led them to where they are today.

Presented annually by the Bishop of Orange, the Award for Exemplary Business Integrity is given to senior professionals who meet strict criteria for demonstrating ethical leadership qualities. Joining the select group of 20 who have received this award was Rick Muth, President of ORCO Block Company, ORCO Blended Products and RNVS Real Estate, and Rob Neal, Managing Partner of Hager Pacific, and Interim COO and Board Member for the Christ Catholic Cathedral Corporation.

“Rick and Rob share a steadfast dedication to making decisions and leading their lives based on values and integrity,” said Bishop Kevin Vann. “Both men demonstrate that success in business and in life can be achieved without compromising responsible leadership or your Catholic faith.”

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LVM Applauds Multicultural Presence at Newport Beach Film Festival

Known as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival took place this past week and exposed attendees, including LVM, to multicultural films from around the world.

newport-beach-film-festLVM kicked-off the festival week by attending the Opening Night Gala, hosted under the stars by Esquire Magazine and Fashion Island.  The exclusive Gala featured culinary tastings from 40 of Orange County’s premiere restaurants, including treats from the Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes.  The event also showcased a special performance from Taylor Hicks and live sets from local DJs.

Overall, we are pleased to say that the Festival was successful in bringing to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world, delivering a first-class international film program that provided a forum for cultural understanding and educational opportunities.

We especially enjoyed screening the film “Gauchos Del Mar – Surfeando el Pacífico Americano“, which follows two Argentinian brothers that are traveling through the American Continent, from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires, and living their dream of surfing the American Pacific coastline.  Directed by Julian Azulay, the film truly portrays the beauty of the coastline and cultures of Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and the western United States.

Part of the Festival’s mission is to embrace the diversity of its community; thus the Newport Beach Film Festival proudly supported local non-profit organizations through its Community Outreach Program. The program was created with the idea that film offers new perspectives and possibilities for a changing world.  Every year, the Newport Beach Film Festival partners with several non-profit organizations in Orange County from various areas including the arts, health and human services, the environment, education, children’s causes and alumni clubs.  Each organization is then paired with a film that is likely to attract an audience interested in its cause and given an opportunity to speak to film audiences prior to the screenings, allowing the organizations to receive exposure and a chance to connect with filmmakers, other non-profit groups and more than 52,000 attendees annually.

Celebrating its 14th year, the Festival featured an international line-up of 400+ films, which showcased a diverse collection of studio and independent films, as well as a Family Film Series, meant for filmgoers of all ages.  We are thrilled to have participated in this year’s program and applaud the Newport Beach Film Festival for bringing such a unique array of films and talent to Orange County.   For more information, visit newportbeachfilmfest.com.

Orange County’s ‘Real’ Food Market In Downtown Santa Ana

It’s about time Orange County had its own real market and what better place than in the heart of Orange County: Downtown Santa Ana. Consisting of a diverse mix of trendy restaurants, art galleries, craft cocktail bars and a revitalized theater, Downtown Santa Ana has positioned itself as Orange County’s true ‘Downtown’. As Downtown Santa Ana is quickly becoming a central city hub, it makes sense to have a central market. With this in mind, the redevelopers of the area are planning to create a large market space to be built over the next year or so.

Downtown Orange CountySet to open in early 2014, East End Partners are looking to turn the area along East Fourth Street, formerly called the Fiesta Marketplace, into an open food market (they’re still working out a catchy name for it). The idea is to have a dozen small-scale restaurants, similar to ‘fondas’ found in a Mexican mercado. There will be specialty kitchens, like a gluten-free kitchen and a confectionery kitchen, for smaller-scale projects. These kitchens would act as incubators for people whose business models are too large for the cottage food law but too small for traditional commercial kitchens.

The market part will be created to emphasize local artisans. It will even have it’s own butcher shop run by Michael Puglisi, who rose from in-house butcher to sous chef at Bouchon in Beverly Hills. Much of the food for sale will come from the commercial kitchens and include a demo space as well.

We are excited to support the growth of Downtown Santa Ana and look forward to what this Food Market has in store come 2014!

Article Source: OCWeekly.com

A Unique Educational Event hosted by The Elite OC

EliteOC-LogoWe are excited to share this unique educational event hosted by The Elite OC Young Professionals Society.

On Thursday, February 21st, at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, a vibrant group of young professionals will come together to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, network, give back to the Newport/Mesa Pro Literacy program, and absorb valuable business etiquette lessons from Theresa Thomas.

Theresa Thomas owns her own company and has been a Business Etiquette Consultant for 15 years. Her programs and services help participants establish credibility, communication skills and business etiquette techniques, in hopes that these tools cultivate new business relationships. Attendees of the February event will gain expertise from Theresa on the following:

Rapport Building – Brush up on your mingling skills to increase your visibility and cultivate new business relationships:

  • building your network
  • preparing for the event
  • introductions
  • business card protocal
  • gracefully ending a conversation

How to Finesse the Social & Business Meal – A comprehensive tutorial on how to conduct business and develop relationships at the dining table:

  • selecting a restaurant
  • seating arrangement
  • toasting tips
  • table manners
  • how & when to order
  • napkin & silverware savvy
  • when to talk business
  • dining dos & dont’s

RSVP for this unique event at theeliteoc.eventbrite.com. The event costs $50, which includes a full dinner and educational session.  Please also bring a Classic Middle School Novel to donate to the group’s highlighted charity of the evening: Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, a program which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area.  For more information, visit newportbeachlibrary.org.

PR Divas Holiday Party for Hands Together

‘Tis the season for Holiday Parties!  LVM recently gathered with fellow PR Divas for a holiday gathering in support of literacy through Hands Together, a center for children and their families.

Hands Together provides the highest quality early education and care to families of the working poor who are striving to gain stability, improve their lives, and emerge from poverty.  More specifically, they aim to enhance academics for preschoolers in order to better prepare them for elementary school. They believe that a preschool education is crucial for long term development and every child should have access to quality early childhood education regardless of economic status. To contribute to this worthy cause, PR Divas collected children’s books from every attendee at their Holiday Party as a donation to Hands Together.

PR Divas is a group of OC-based, Public Relations professionals who support each other and share resources, opportunities, experiences and more.  Thank you to all the ‘Divas’ who planned this wonderful holiday gathering!  Merry Christmas to all!

La Voz Marketing and The Private Bank of California Attend 23rd Annual OC METRO ‘Hot 25’ Event

Pictured from left to right: David & Kathy, The Private Bank of California; Stacey & Erik, La Voz Marketing; Steve Churm, Founder of Churm Media

Last night, La Voz Marketing and its client The Private Bank of California attended the exclusive (and much anticipated) OC METRO ‘Hot 25’ event at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The Hot 25 List includes Orange County honorees that abound with talent and personality, making their community a special place to explore new frontiers, launch new ideas and grow businesses. This highly successful group of movers and shakers is spotted and tracked by OC METRO through Facebook, LinkedIn, various news blogs and also through nominations received from fellow supporters.

Once narrowed down from 100 candidates to 50, the list is finalized to 25 of the most impressive and influential people in O.C. Although all 25 had a huge impression on us, we were especially intrigued by the accomplishments of the following honorees:

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Labor Day Weekend Events in Orange County

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The official End-of-Summer holiday AKA Labor Day is quickly approaching! If you don’t have any plans and are looking for something to do during the 3-day holiday weekend, here are some fun Labor Day Weekend events in Orange County. Events derived from the OC Register’s Events Calendar.

August 31- September 2

Orange County Cruisin’ Association, Inc will hold its 30th annual “Great Labor Day Cruise.”

The event is located at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The Great Labor Day Cruise is a family event, with activities for kids, including a model car contest, wild wagons display, face painting and more. Also, OCCA, Inc will hold a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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