Thursday, January 12, 2012

Arts & Events Marketing Assistance Workshop

Arts & Events Marketing Assistance Workshop

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Powerful Lessons...Producing Successful Events

You are cordially invited to attend the Arts & Events Marketing Assistance (AEMA) workshop and luncheon Thursday, February 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Reynolds Place at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The AEMA workshop provides participants an in-depth review of the funding program, outlines the application process and procedures for organizations interested in requesting funding. In addition, this year's workshop features guest speaker, Angel Postell, executive director of the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Angel will share her top lessons and inside secrets she's learned through her journey as the executive director of the enormously successful Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

Workshop Speaker - Angel Passailaigue Postell

With over sixteen years of experience, Angel Passailaigue Postell has a wide array of experience and knowledge in public relations, marketing and special event planning. Her specialty is both the travel and tourism and food and beverage industries, two unique niches promoting the hospitality industry, including hotels, attractions, destinations, restaurants and more.

After a serving as the original Planning Committee Chair/Founder of the inaugural Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Postell was hired officially by the Board of Directors in April 2005 to serve as Executive Director. In this role, she oversees the management and operations of the Festival, serves as the liaison between the Board of Directors, oversees accounting and financial details, handles fundraising efforts, and assists as needed with Festival initiatives.

If interested in attending this year's workshop, RSVP to Sara Mecham at Visit Winston-Salem (336) 728-4205 or email by noon, Thursday, January 26.

About AEMA

The AEMA program is a Visit Winston-Salem marketing fund that supports annual festival and event organizers who market to out-of-area visitors. *Please note that by attending the workshop you'll receive five additional points towards your application. If you are unable to attend the February 2 workshop please contact Marcheta Keefer to discuss an alternative date/time. Her direct number is (336) 728-4211 or email

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