Two girls from Chicago earn Girl Scout Gold Awards

By Abigail RichardsTwo girls from Chicago, Stephanie Zblewski and Erin McDougle, recently earned Girl Scout Gold Awards for their community service, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.The pair worked with Nicole Estrada recreation specialist at the Warren Special Recreation Association on their project, which aimed to teach students with special needs some art skills, and then showcase their creations to the community. The pair started an ad campaign for the upcoming showcase...
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Football star earns community service award

By Tucker HarringtonNew England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was honored with the Ron Burton Community Service Award this past Tuesday night, according to ESPN.Mayo was presented this recognition award during the team's annual Charitable Foundation Kickoff. He is one of the consistent players who participates in charity events, and the majority of them deal with helping out children across the country. Last year, he started The Mayo Bowl, an annual bowling event to rai...
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Recipients of the Spirit of Service Awards announced

By Abigail RIchardsThe recipients of this year's Spirit of Service Award, which is given by the American Legion to military personnel who take their job one step further by helping out in their communities, were recently released."The American Legion is all about service to our communities, our veterans and our youth," said Commander Jimmie L. Foster, one of the presenters of the recognition award. "That's what we do day after day. And our award recip...
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Utah.gov earns international award

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that the official website for the state of Utah was given the Best in Class Interactive Media Award by the Interactive Media Council. This award is given to the absolute best in the five separate categories in which these websites are judged on - design, content, feature, functionality and usability.The website, Utah.gov, was recently reorganized by getting a new navigation, layout and design, all of which deemed it award worthy.&...
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Adele and Katy Perry big winners of VMA Awards

By Abigail RichardsThe night was filled with surprises during the MTV's Video Music Awards this past Sunday night in Los Angeles, including Lady Gag showing up dressed as a man and a great performance from Chris Brown, according to the Los Angeles Times.When it came to the recognition awards, it was Adele and Katy Perry who took home three awards each. Perry earned one for "Firework" as the overall video of the year, and two for "E.T." for collaborati...
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Snoop Dogg honored at BMI Awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe BMI's annual Urban Awards took place this past Friday night, and rapper Snoop Dogg took home the biggest award of the night - the Icon Award, according to RTT News.Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, thanked his family and friends for the prestigious award, as he was overjoyed to receive it, the media outlet reports."I don't feel like [an icon] because I'm still doing it; I'm making music." Snoop Dogg told the n...
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John Hancock Retirement Plan Services to receive 14 Marketing Awards

By Abigail RichardsThere are more than 70 million baby boomers who are starting to reach retirement age, and with that comes a lot of difference choices. In some instances, all of the questions that need to be answered and solved may become overwhelming. They may want to turn to a place that specializes in this care.Those who are looking for a retirement services company may want to look into John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, which recently received 14 awards from the In...
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Anderson Direct Marketing receives two awards

By Jonathan BennettAnderson Direct Marketing, which is a firm that provides complete development and production services in-house in order to promote a company, was recently awarded with two separate awards.The first was the Gold Marketing Methods Award, which was given by the Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA). The company received this recognition award because of their innovative work during the Farmers' Insurance Cross-Sell Campaign, which took place...
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CMA Awards nominations due out September 6

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that the nominations for this year's CMA Awards will be released on September 6. The Band Perry and Jake Owen will be announcing these names on "Good Morning America" for the first five categories. Then it will move to Jerrod Neimann and Thompson Square at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to announced the nominees in seven of the categories."Having country music's most eagerly-anticipated announcements re...
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Tony Bennett to honor Amy Winehouse at MTV Video Music Awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe shocking and unexpected death of singer Amy Winehouse has made every music fan and artist sad for both the tragedy and the loss of such a talent. It was recently announced that famous musician Tony Bennett will be paying a tribute to the late singer at the MTV Video Music Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles this weekend, according to MSNBC.Bennett had the opportunity to record a duet with Winehouse, which is on his album debuting September 20....
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