*** Tonight’s Guest***
Ivy N. McQuain is nationally recognized writer, media strategist, PR consultant, author and owner of The BLI Group, BLI Media, and BLI Publishing. She has actually worked along with small and medium sized media outlets to deliver fresh content to their listeners, viewers and/or readers. McQuain’s strategy of targeting small to medium sized media outlets has actually enabled her to build a reputation of trust in all media formats. She has actually worked along with individuals, organizations and corporations to develop corporate branding communication strategies that allow these entities to brand their business in the media. McQuain possesses a BS in marketing and an MBA/PA. She is the author of Get Your Head From the Clouds, This is Business, which talks about the realness of starting a business. She is the co-managing partner of The BLI Group where she oversees the day to day operations and its divisions. McQuain is additionally a noted public speaker and lends her expert advice to business owners and executives across the country on the topic of Media Branding. Ivy is the mother of two teen sons, Demerial and Nickohlas and resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Charrita Rainey is a professional photographer and graphic designer. Graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2010 along with a major in television arts and a minor in digital graphics. In her senior year, she took a specialized photography course which was the foundation of my professional career. “As long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for creativity yet it wasn’t until I was hands on along with an array of camera equipment that I realized this was part of my destiny. Through photography and design I am able to bring to life tasteful visions of elegance and beauty. At this point, my main focus is to continue to grow along with the constantly evolving industry and refine my skills in the process. I look forward to having you as a client.”