Thursday, March 11, 2010

Featured Vendor - Be The Match Foundation

YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!!! Take the first step - Join the Be The Match Registry℠

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be at the Blackstone Valley Baby & Family Expo to add people like you to the Be The Match Registry.

Every day, thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other life threatening diseases learn that their only hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. These patients need to find a marrow donor who can make their transplant possible. Most patients (70%) do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on people like you.

When you join the Be The Match Registry℠ of the National Marrow Donor Program, you give someone a chance at a new life. With a simple swab of the inside of your cheek, you’ll be added to the registry. So one day, when a patient needs to find a match. . . they’ll find you.

Stop by our booth at the Expo. Its as easy as 1…2…3.
You need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, in general good health and willing to donate to any anonymous patient.

Check out our website at www.BeTheMatch.org for details on being a donor. Or call us at 866-875-3324 for more information. See you at the Expo!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Featured Vendor - Lia Sophia / Beth Bourque


My first experience with lia sophia was during a bridal expo a few years back. I had attended the expo with my bridesmaids as I was planning for my wedding. Of course the jewelry was unbelievably beautiful and as the advisor talked to us about the advantages of being a hostess my cousin booked a show for the very next month. The show was a huge success, we all loved the jewelry and spending time with girlfriends made the evening that much more enjoyable! Once we learned what the advisor was making in profit for that one night it was a no brainer that my cousin sign up and be an advisor herself.

A few years went by in my life and being a wife turned into being a mother. All the while watching my cousin build an amazing business! I thought about joining a few times but the time just never seemed right. Then my son came along. I then decided the timing was perfect. I do have an amazing career as an Interior Designer but after my son’s birth full time work was emotionally draining. I missed him immensely and the cost of full time day care was taking its toll on our young family. That’s when I decided the timing was perfect to make the jump from a loyal lia sophia customer to a part time advisor!

Now I am working part time at my firm during the week and hosting just one show a weekend. It’s amazing that now I am in control of my own schedule. I have more time to spend with my family and I’m still earning the same salary for sharing my love for jewelry with wonderful people! I'm in control of my time and my income, I wear beautiful jewelry, and I'm helping others, too. Whether is just feeling great about yourself wearing fantastic jewelry or becoming and advisor yourself, lia sophia has changed my life and I hope it can change yours too!"

Featured Vendor - Momslikeme.com


Momslikeme.com is an online community of moms just like you who live near you. Created for and by moms, it's a special destination where you can connect locally and totally be yourself. New moms. Working moms. Stay-at-home moms. Work-from-home moms. And here, moms take on just about everything from pediatricians to potty-training to politics. It's where moms share stories. Swap advice. Speak their minds. Make new friends. Even make plans to meet up live. Isn't it time you had a place like this to call your very own? Join the conversation today!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gary Bessette - The Magic Guy

Gary has been in the entertainment field since 1972 in the Southern New England area when he did his first professional magic show. Gary has performed throughout the United States and Canada in many different roles which include, but are not limited to, the following: Magician, Disc Jockey, Actor, Stuntman, Storyteller and Balloon Artist.

As a magician, Gary has performed in many different characters to suit the theme of the event. His shows have ranged from birthday parties to full stage magic shows.

Gary B and the Music Machine first appeared in 1975. This was one of the first traveling DJ shows in southern New England. Gary spun the vinyl and rolled the tapes at various campgrounds, school dances, weddings etc.

As one half of the Walsh Brothers Wild West comedy team, Gary portrays Lucas Walsh. This duo traveled throughout the United States and Canada and performed at different Theme Parks, Rodeos, Festivals and parties.

Gary has also worked with Top Hat Productions doing Dinner Theater. He not only acted in many of their productions, but he also did prop work, sound and lighting work for them.
As an accomplished storyteller, Gary can pull a wide variety of characters from his bag of tricks. They range from a French Fur Trapper in the early 1600's through many Old West characters.
Each character tells historically hysterical tall tales suited to the time period he represents.

Most recently, Gary has joined Milestone Productions and Events, an internationally known family entertainment production company based in Massachusetts. He has held many positions, from carpenter and props master to Company Manager for touring shows. Gary has also worked all aspects during the corporate events Milestone has produced for many national and international companies from a performer to the on-site events coordinator/technical supervisor.

For more information please visit my website at www.garybessette.com.



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