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Dress for Success: Tips for Building a Professional Wardrobe
Stephanie Thomas
Stylist and Fashion Instructor
The Art Institute of California in Los Angeles
Whether you are a recent grad or someone re-entering a professional work environment, building a work wardrobe that strikes a balance between professionalism and personal style is key. Says Thomas: "Dress for the job you want, not the job you're being hired for. I know it sounds boring, but a suit is an absolute must. Think less trend, more modern classic that will cut across many seasons."
Thomas, stylist and fashion instructor at The Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, can offer tips to have you dressing for the corner office. One of her top tips is finding a suit that is high quality and versatile. She can also speak to the following: dressing a variety of body types, shopping tips and tools, closet audits, dressing with a variety of disabilities, back-to-school shopping for children with seated body types who use wheelchairs, trend editing, style vs. trend, creating a shopping budget, and the financial and ecological benefits of sustainable fashion.
Media Contact: Mandy Wilson,

Why Landscaping Should Be a Hobby
Doug Cash
Vice President
"Landscaping has got to be a hobby. Whether your hobby is enjoying the landscape or your hobby is enhancing it and maintaining it. It's either/or. A fad is one thing, but it's got to be something you want to hobby. It's something – it's your personal fingerprint on your property."
Cash, a lawn care expert, is available to give in-depth information about lawn, tree and shrub care. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry, and is able to answer any questions related to lawn, tree and scrub care.
Media Contact: Denae Olberding,

Artists' Songs Generating Royalties That They're Unaware Of
Jamie Purpora
President, Music Publishing Administration
"With all of the different ways songwriters' compositions can be used and distributed, there's a good chance their songs are generating royalties they're not even aware of. Ultimately, this means they're missing out on collecting money that they've earned, and that ain't cool."
Purpora is an expert in music publishing administration, with expertise in areas such as copyrights, royalties and revenue collection for songwriters and performers worldwide. His expertise encompasses both digital and physical channels, including terrestrial and satellite radio, digital downloads and streaming services and sync licensing to films, commercials, TV shows and more. He has 20 years of experience in music publishing administration. Prior to TuneCore, he was with Bug Music Inc., one of the largest independent music publishers in the world.
Media Contact: Sherry Smith,


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