"THANK YOU. You delivered, as you always do. Couldn't be happier with the Post's putting us first in weekend's best and with all of the media mentions out there."
Barry Feil, President/CEO, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.
Management and promotion for public and private events for 10 - 10,000, including festivals, galas, ribbon cuttings and receptions.
Management & Promotion
Reston Town Center, 1991 - present
Special events management, including production, and promotion of Spring Fling, Pet Fiesta, Autumn Adventure, Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, and Race for the Kids. Communication and coordination with corporate and community organizations for events hosted at Reston Town Center.
Lake Anne, 2004 - Present
For Lake Anne Merchants Association. Responsible for coordination of all special events, advertising, public & community relations, collateral and marketing, including Fall for Lake Anne and Santa by Barge.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, 2004
For Greater Reston Arts Center. Myers Public Relations managed the production and promotion of the festival. Responsible for coordination of all logistics, vendors, volunteers, promotion. The event featured 180 fine artists and crafters and drew 40,000 visitors over two days.
Virginia Gubernatorial Media Conference, 1993
For Mobile Land Development Corporation. Coordinated the planning and execution of the media conference and VIP reception for former Virginia Governor George Allen for his formal announcement that Oracle Corporation was moving to Reston, VA. Coordinated with his Richmond staff for invitations, program, publicity and security. Handled all on-location logistics, catering, AV and set up.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, since 1991
For Greater Reston Arts Center. Currently responsible for coordination of advertising, public relations, and media relations. The festival features more than 180 fine artists and crafters, and draws an attendance of 60,000.
Taste of Reston, since 1993
For the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. This one-day event annually attracts 35-40,000 visitors, multiple corporate sponsorships and benefits both the Chamber of Commerce and a local charity each year. Since 1993, Myers Public Relations has sat on the executive planning committee providing: strategic public relations, marketing and advertising planning; negotiated all media sponsorships; and worked with Chamber staff to execute sponsorships, production and promotions.
Miracle of Lights, 1997 - 2003
For Events USA, Inc. A 2 mile drive-through Holiday light show attracting over 132,000 visitors and raised $18,000 for local children's charities each year. Over $300,000 negotiated in media partnerships with local and regional radio, print, cable and network TV, community directories, and community newsletters . Managed a combined advertising budget of nearly $325,000. Public relations efforts draw multi-state and 5 Northern Virginia county coverage, with over 1500+ column inches of print coverage, including three front page articles.