McDaniels Marketing announces the Retirement of Bruce Helling
Helling is retiring at the end of 2015.
is a consummate professional in every sense of the word. A long-time
employee at our agency (12 years)… his skills as a
marketer truly blossomed here, where he worked not only as an
account executive but as a highly valued media director. From media buys
to strategic planning, Bruce did it… and lived to regale us with his many
adventures in print, broadcast and business development sales. We will
miss his colorful stories and wonderful humor! In addition, the stooges
will miss this Curly (and his cat posters). We wish you all the best in
your retirement, Bruce!
already aboard and making a big impact.
are many things that prepared Brie for the world of marketing(she graduated with honors in
communications and sociology), we think
her competitive spirit and commitment to success came long before
that from playing sports with her brothers. She calls it her
best childhood memory; we call it hands-on training. Over the last
10 years, she has put these skills to the test, successfully
navigating the waters of Varage Sale and the marketing teams of
several major corporations. And she came out victorious in both
positive feedback and profitability! So when you're ready to see how
you can get the most out of your marketing budget, give Brie a call.
She'll set aside her US Weekly (a girl has to keep up on the news),
take a pre-game stretch and give a loud cracking of all her
joints (it's a talent few can do), and deliver a plan that meets
both your short- and long-term goals (because
we're all about the big picture and making the most strategic
investment for you).
Exactly How Many Spudnuts Does Tadough’s Make a Day? Feat: Tadough's Kitchen Managers Scott and Kevin Pekin, IL - By now you’ve seen the re-branding of our beloved Pekin classic: the spudnut. Taking place last March, the rebranding to “Tadough’s” sparked some big questions about Central Illinois’ favorite potato flour-based donut and the future of its legendary legacy. Here’s when Jacqueline and Rick enter the spudnut story. Last March Jacqueline saw opportunity when she heard the business was up for sale. An original Pekinite, Jacqueline and her father Rick are committed to maintaining the Pekin icon and want to bring a long-standing household name into the next generation of business development. “We’ve more than doubled our production of donuts made daily,” says Jacqueline . While the business has historically been known to sell out as early as 6:00 and 7:00 a.m., Jacqueline and Rick aim to keep doors open until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Rick,
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The Pekin Women's Leadership Network empowers women to become effective leaders by providing essential skills and strategies for professional and personal growth. A variety of carefully tailored programs are designed to support women in all phases of their careers. Why is this program needed? Although women have made great strides in achieving equality, a leadership gap continues. In 2013, 20 women serve in the Senate, and only 78 women serve in the House of Representative. Overall, women hold 98, or 18.3% of the 525 seats in the 113th U.S congress. Locally, the statistics are even worse, with only 1 woman serving on the Pekin City Council. The business world does not fare much better, with only 22 women CEO's in the Fortune 500. Our focus is on helping young women develop the skills and abilities necessary to succeed and flourish in their chosen career paths. Sessions scheduled for the 2013-2014 series include: November 1st - Women in Politics - Rep. Cheri Busto