Who’s News

November 16, 2010

By Staff

Preston-based SanMar president on Power 50 list

The Advertising Specialty Industry recently announced its “Counselor” magazine Power 50 list of the most influential business leaders in the promotional products industry.

Marty Lott, president of Preston-based SanMar, was the No. 2 ranked executive on the list.

The 50 high-ranking leaders were recognized at the fourth annual ASI Power Summit in Aventura, Fla., as the ones who drive the market, create new strategies, execute the latest trends and sway the industry. Their contributions impact the way distributors and suppliers do business.

Issaquah actress gives reality show advice on Internet show

Maureen Francisco, an Issaquah resident and former reality show contestant, gives advice on how to get on to reality shows. Tune in to “Valeri’s New York” on WOR 710 Newstalk Radio on the Internet at about 3:45 p.m. local time.

“Even though the show is based out of New York City and broadcast all over the world on the Internet, I call in wherever I am in Washington state and talk about what I think are the hottest reality show casting calls,” Francisco said.

Francisco was the first contestant on CBS’s “Power of Ten” and a contestant on FOX Reality Channel’s “Solitary 3.0.”

Learn more about Francisco here.

Issaquah filmmaker honored

Bellevue College Film Studies instructor Michael Korolenko, of Issaquah, has won an Accolade Award of Merit for “Of Yesterday and Tomorrow,” a short film he directed and co-produced with Leslie Evers, of his film production firm, Korry Productions.

The international Accolade Competition honors filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators who produce fresh, standout entertainment.

Produced in 2008, the 30-minute film brings the ideals of the 1960s into the 21st century and makes them relevant for a new generation.

“Of Yesterday and Tomorrow” will be screened for the public at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the college’s Library Media Center (on the south courtyard of the college’s main campus). Admission is free.

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