Released on: October 30, 2008, 9:38 am

Press Release Author: Joanne Bartone Photographer

Industry: Small Business

Press Release Summary: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Press Release) Octgober 30, 2008 -
An evening of high-energy club music, hors d'oeuvres, prizes, cocktails, cupcakes,
conversation and merriment is set to kick off the first of what hopefully will
become an annual Event Planners Appreciation Party on Thursday, November 6, 2008.

Press Release Body: Nearly two-hundred Eco-friendly e-invitations were sent out to
all the notable Event Planners from event venues across Pittsburgh and the
surrounding area inviting them downtown to SPACE Gallery for an evening of
entertainment, networking, relaxation and fun. A unique endeavor, this event may be
one of the first occasions held specifically for Event Planners as they neared the
end of yet another hectic season of planning, detailing and executing hundreds of
successful events for their Corporate and Wedding clients.

Planners from some of the top local venues will be in attendance, such as the Frick
Art Center, Falling Water, Carnegie Museum/Music Hall, Heinz History Center,
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Renaissance Downtown, Soldiers & Sailors, Armstrong
Farms, Bella Sera by Greco, the Airport Marriott, Station Square Marriott and
Highland Park Country Club. Some of the top independent event planners in Pittsburgh
were also planning to attend, such as Simone Hudson of 5Senses Events Design,
Katherine Shaw of Trends to Traditions, Patti Lifson of Pittsburgh Party Planners,
and Carolyn Fairley of Premier Wedding Planning.

The party is to be hosted by several of the leaders in the Pittsburgh wedding
industry: Joanne Bartone Photographer, event deejay Jeremy Ganss of Jeremy Ganss
Productions, James Gray of Pittsburgh's destination for deserts, Dozen Bake
Shop/Dozen Cupcakes, Michael Jacobs of Blooms Florist who has provided Couture
Wedding Services since 1985, Jeanne Baseman of Table Talk Linens and the popular and
creative husband and wife Cinematography team of Marco and Jenny Giordani of Cana

The concept for the Event Planners Appreciation Party originated as the marketing
brain-child of Karen Wainwright, Business Development Manager for Joanne Bartone, an
International Award-winning Photographer based in Pittsburgh. Ms. Wainwright shared
that "the event was initially intended to solely promote Ms. Bartone's creative
talents then grew into a co-operative effort of networking and cross-promotion
between these wedding industry leaders and friends after Joanne and I thought, 'why
not promote some of the other highly regarded vendors that we recommend to host the
party with us.'" "It's really a great opportunity for all of us," said Joanne
Bartone Photographer. "It's great to get together with old friends, make some new
friends over drinks, food and confections; it's an occasion for us to network and
learn from each other while promoting our services in a festive atmosphere!"

Held at one of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's premier Galleries, SPACE Gallery will
also be hosting the Then and Now photo exhibit, curated by noted artist and
community leader Deryck Tines. The exhibit is based on the THEN photographs of
crossdressers in Pittsburgh's Hill District as found in the Carnegie Museums Teenie
Harris Archives. It will also feature the NOW photographs of today's community as
seen through the lens of fifteen current Pittsburgh photographers.

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Contact Details: For additional information on the news that is the subject of this
release, contact or visit Joanne Bartone:

About Joanne Bartone, Photographer: An International Award-winning photographer
based in Pittsburgh PA who provides contemporary, boutique-style photography for
discerning clients. More information can be found on Ms. Bartone and the other
Hosts of the event at the following World Wide Web addresses: tele: 412.418.8075 tele:
814.221.0737 tele: 412.621.4770 tele: 412.281.8110 tele:

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