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NC Field & Family Magazine
Interview with Michelle McConnell Yelton about traveling to Rutherfordton, NC
Around Lake Lure: McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. Wins National Award
WLOS ABC News 13: Carolina Moment - North Carolina gold
News story about the Bechtler House in Rutherfordton featuring interview with Michelle McConnell Yelton on behalf of Rutherford County Tourism Asset Foundation
CW Studio 62: Fall Color Driving Tours in Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills
Interview with Michelle McConnell Yelton about fall color driving tours in Rutherford County, NC.
BBC Travel: Dirty Dancing in the Mountains
... Dirty Dancing Festival co-founder Michelle McConnell Yelton, though, says that the inn’s then-owner told her that none of the scenes were shot there.
WALTER Magazine: Defiant Drinking
From across the room my friend, publicist, and one-woman-support system Michelle Yelton clocked that my head was swimming.
GoUpstate.com: Tryon Equestrian Plans Big Celebration
... This is the grand opening of the season, and the big celebration that the facility is mostly complete,” said Michelle McConnell Yelton, whose Rutherfordton, N.C. firm is handling publicity for the equestrian center.
BlueRidgeNow.com: History enthusiasts back creation of Gold Trail
... The idea for such a trail has been in conversations for years, said Michelle McConnell Yelton, a representative for Rutherford County Tourism and the nonprofit Tourism Asset Foundation, groups that now want idle talk to turn to serious planning.
Carol Motsinger the blog: Note to self: Schedule to "have the time of my life" in August
... Founded by former dancer-turned-event producer Jo Beyersdorfer of JNB Marketing & Events, and PR-guru Michelle Yelton of The McConnell Public Relations (Michelle is also a full time resident in Lake Lure!), the festival kicked off with over 1,000 attendees in 2010. In 2011 JNB took over the direction of the festival, and still produces the event today.
Our State Magazine: Time of Your Life
It's really crazy that we still embrace it as if it happened yesterday, Yelton said.
FOX Carolina: Interview with Michelle McConnell Yelton about inaugural Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure
NPR on WNCW: Morning Edition Interview with Michelle McConnell Yelton about inaugural Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure
WLOS ABC 13: Interview with Michelle McConnell Yelton about inaugural Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure
Party Confidential - Party Planning Book by Lara Shriftman & Elizabeth Harrison
Thank you credit in book.
GENLUX Magazine: Dressing the Part: The Women of Harrison & Shriftman
Interview with Michelle McConnell (Yelton)
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McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. Named Winner of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award
McConnell Group is one of 100 companies chosen for the prestigious award and one of only three in North Carolina.
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2016): North Carolina agency McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. was named one of only 100 small businesses nationwide to receive the 2016 Dream Big Blue Ribbon Award. Now, one of the 100 finalists will win the title of “Small Business of the Year” and awarded $10,000 this June.
Each applicant was judged on strategic planning, employee development, customer service, and involvement in their community. It is said that a record number of companies across the United States applied for the award.
“Small businesses across America today face more economic and regulatory hurdles than ever before, but each of these outstanding companies is rising to the challenge,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “These Blue Ribbon Award winners have worked hard, taken risks, and achieved success, helping strengthen their communities and local economies.”
A complete list of this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners is available here.
An awards breakfast will be held in honor of the winners on June 14, 2016, during America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.
“I am so honored and humbled to be chosen for such a prestigious award,” said McConnell Group PR Founder and President Michelle McConnell Yelton.
Blue Ribbon Award Winners are automatically entered into the running for the Community Excellence Award, which highlight a business that has found notable success in its community. The winner is selected by online public voting, encouraging employees, customers, and friends to vote for their favored business.
Voting is now open and will close on March 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
“We hope that everyone will vote for McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. for the Community Excellence Award,” said Yelton. “We believe in small businesses and value the opportunity to help others grow and prosper.”
About McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc.
Founded in 2005, McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. is a public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic design and event production company that caters to businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals primarily in the tourism, lifestyle and non-profit industries. From marketing and producing a landmark event, to creating compelling content for a multi-platform marketing campaign, McConnell Group PR offers services to make every client's business memorable and attractive to its audiences. For more information, visit www.mcconnellgrouppr.com.