Denim And Diamonds Gala A Success

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To say that we are humbled by the outpouring of support at last weeks Denim and Diamonds event is an understatement. Thank you to all that attended and to all of the parties involved in getting this foundation off the ground. This is just the beginning of great things to come in the fight to keep our children safe. The Healthy Happy Families Foundation would also like to thank our sponosors, X-Pac, Mel Foster Company and Tri-City Electric. Without their support the event and the Foundation would not be possible.
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Mike Mickle Discusses Denim And Diamonds Gala On Local 4 News

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The Denim and Diamonds Gala Fundraiser is tomorrow night at the Crow Valley Golf Club in Bettendorf. The Healthy Happy Families Foundation was created to empower children in the Quad Cities and educate our community about the modern day dangers they face. Emily Scarlet and Mickle also talked about how the Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser will benefit children in our community. The event is brought to you by Tri-City Electric, XPAC and Mel Foster Company along with Mickle Communications and QC Family Focus Magazine. Tickets are available here.
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Mike Mickle Discusses Denim and Diamonds Gala On Local 4 News WHBF

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Mike Mickle stopped by Local 4 News to talk about the Denim and Diamonds fundraiser happening Thursday night at the Crow Valley Golf Club starting at 7 p.m. Mickle talked with WHBF's Jim Niedelman about the need to create the Healthy Happy Families Foundation and what you can expect at the gala Thursday night. You can see the interview here. The gala is brought to you by XPAC, Tri City Electric, and Mel Foster Company, along with Mickle Communications and QC Family Focus Magazine.
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Healthy Happy Families Foundation Gala This Thursday

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Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. at the Crow Valley Golf Club, the Healthy Happy Families Foundation will hold their first fundraiser with Denim and Diamonds. The Healthy Happy Families Foundation was created as a way to empower children and educate our community on the modern day dangers that our children face. Mickle Communications is doing our part by producing documentaries about human trafficking, teen depression and suicide and prescription drug abuse. You can help by attending our first fundraiser Thursday evening. You'll enjoy music from American Idol finalist Cameron Bedell and The Voice finalist Brittany Kennell along with YouTube sensation Preston Leatherman. You can purchase your tickets for the event here. This event and the launch of this foundation would not be possible without the support and belief of…
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Mickle Communications Goes To The State Capital For Suicide Awareness Week

Mickle Communications Goes To The State Capital For Suicide Awareness Week

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[caption id="attachment_1596" align="alignnone" width="805"] Governor Terry Branstad poses with Mike Mickle and Harry Walker after signing a proclamation for Suicide Awareness Week.[/caption] At Mickle Communications we strive to further the conversation in whatever subject we are covering. This week is Suicide Prevention week in Iowa and Governor Terry Branstad invited parents who have lost children to his office for the official proclamation signing. The Governor's office also invited Mickle Communications to attend because of our effort to raise awareness of the subject of teenage depression and suicide in the documentary "If You Only Knew". [caption id="attachment_1601" align="alignnone" width="1950"] Sept 7-13th is Suicide Awareness Week in Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation this morning in his office at the Capital.[/caption]
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Sean Moeller Celebrates His Birthday With Two Days Of Music

Sean Moeller Celebrates His Birthday With Two Days Of Music

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  Looking for something to do this weekend? Or maybe you're up for a short road trip to see some cutting edge artists in one of the coolest venues you'll ever see. Former Daytrotter man about town, Sean Moeller is celebrating his birthday by bringing you the gifts with GARP at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers in Maquoketa. Check out the video about the event. One of my favorite artists who will be at GARP is Lolo. She talked to NPR recently about her music and being herself while no longer being who others want her to be. Along with a long list of artists you won't see anywhere else in the area, LOLO will perform at GARP this weekend. Grab your tickets here. https://youtu.be/6T4U_Zeg2TI      
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Mickle Communications Travels To Peru To Document Human Trafficking

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[caption id="attachment_1532" align="alignnone" width="1136"] Students in Peru wait to play in a game of soccer[/caption] Mickle Communications brought to light the problem of human trafficking in our documentary "Human Trafficking in the Heartland.  Now we're continuing the conversation by spending time in Peru with Voices4Peru, an organization of students from Pleasant Valley Community School District working to engage and empower the lives of individuals, families, and teenagers from Las Lomas Ventanilla. Harry Walker, head of photography and video for Mickle Communications spent the last week in Peru talking to people involved with and affected by human trafficking. In an effort to further the conversation started with Human Trafficking In The Heartland, we hope to shed more light on the subject of children sold into a life they would never choose for…
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Summer Concert Series Continues

Summer Concert Series Continues

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https://youtu.be/pJ2b8xaW-RA Cosmic - The Quad Cities Dance Band performed Thursday night at Bass Street Landing as part of the Summer Concert Series. Every Thursday at 7 another band performs as part of the concert series. Get the full list for the rest of the summer here. Then join us as Mickle Communications cameras capture all the action and fun of the Summer Concert Series.
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The First Tee Program Teaches More Than Just Golf

The First Tee Program Teaches More Than Just Golf

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Golf is a sport that you can play all your life. The First Tee Program in Davenport not only teaches the sport, but also teach life lessons for the young up and coming golfers in the program.  Brant McGivern, director of the First Tee Program tells QC Family Focus that the program is about more than just golf. "The program isn't only about golf but also about life skills and also nine healthy issues. So we are trying to teach kids not only how to play golf but also life skills through golf. It's not only just about golf, but it's learning about judgement and making good decisions. And honesty and integrity, things that you would use every day that golf teaches you." The program isn't just for inner city…
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What to Put in a News Release – and What to Leave Out

What to Put in a News Release – and What to Leave Out

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When you want to share important information with the media, the time-honored way to do so is to send out a news release. A news release is a written or recorded communication sent to members of the media to announce a newsworthy development. Please note, the operative word in the second sentence is newsworthy! To send producers, editors and reporters information that isn’t newsworthy is just wasting their time. The question is, how does one decide if information is newsworthy? Basically, the term means that the information in question is of sufficient interest to the public or a key audience to deserve coverage. Let’s say your business is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Is that newsworthy? By itself, no. A lot of businesses have been around for ten years. But, if…
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