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Bradfield Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run!


Bradfield Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run!

We were so proud to be a part of the Bradfield Elementary Boosterthon Fun Run yesterday!

What is Boosterthon, you ask???

Since 2001, the Boosterthon Fun Run team has been serving schools across America, providing a fun, healthy alternative to sales-driven fundraisers. The Boosterthon Fun Run is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and this year we’ll serve more than 1,000,000 students at 1,400 excellent schools in 32 states across the U.S.

We’ve worked to transform the way schools go about fundraising. Where traditional product sales are purely transactional in nature, we’ve designed the Boosterthon Fun Run to be first and foremost, relational.
Transactions don’t make schools great. People make schools great.

We believe that if you want to strengthen schools, you start with the people. While the funding matters, we view our greatest impact as pulling alongside our school partners and serving each person we meet:

We want to serve administrators by helping them forge a positive, energetic school culture where students love to learn.
We want to relieve teachers of the stress of fundraising, freeing them up to do what they do best—invest in their students.
We want to energize parent organizations with a hassle-free event that rallies families to get involved and provides the resources to fund their budget.
And finally, the Boosterthon Fun Run ultimately exists to impact students with an unforgettable nine day experience that leaves the lasting value of an engaging character and fitness campaign.
Since Chris & Lyndie Carneal started the Boosterthon Fun Run in 2001, we’ve been working to provide a remarkable experience for each school we’ve served. Chris and Lyndie, then students at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, founded the Boosterthon Fun Run on four values:

After a decade of school funding experience, our values are still the same.

Benchmark Bank Austin employee, Sheila Bostick, wins Corporate Woman of the Year!


Benchmark Bank Austin employee, Sheila Bostick, wins Corporate Woman of the Year!

We are so very proud of Sheila Bostick for taking home the Corporate Woman of the Year Award at the Extraordinary Women Awards 2014 presented by Texas Women in Business. Sheila more than deserves it!

Press Release – 7.31.14 updated 9.14.142014 Texas Women In Business Extraordinary Women Awards Ceremony and 4th Annual Birthday Bash Celebration

Texas Women In Business Launches Extraordinary Women Awards

The awards will recognize and celebrate women in the Greater Austin area who have made a significant difference in the lives of other women and children.

Austin, TX, July 28, 2014 – Texas Women in Business

(TWIB) launches its first-ever women’s awards since the organization’s inception in 2010.

Winners will be selected by the Austin area community and presented on September 19, 2014 at the Extraordinary Women Awards Ceremony and 4th Annual Birthday Bash Celebration at Lakeway Resort and Spa.

Please visit our Extraordinary Women Awards Main Page for additional information and to purchase Tickets.

The Extraordinary Women Awards include 5 categories:

Young Woman Contributor Award – A junior or senior currently enrolled in an Austin area High School who has contributed exceptionally to school activities, her local community, and philanthropy or girls groups over the past year. She will have “made a difference” in others lives. Presented by:seton-logo
Woman Entrepreneur Award – An Austin area female entrepreneur who has made a difference in other women or girls lives. She is a business owner who lives and runs her business with high values and standards, contributing to the local community and non profits, helping other business owners and/or her staff to develop, sharing her skills and inputs for the benefit of others. Presented by:infinity-wellness
Woman Corporate Contributor Award – An Austin area corporate( including Government and non profit) employee who makes a difference in the lives of her colleagues in the business or in her networking groups, who contributes to non profits, the local community or women’s/girls groups. Presented by:logo_KHP
Woman Community Contributor Award – An Austin area woman whose actions make a major difference in the lives of others in her community, school district, non profits or family. Presented by:the-escape
Woman Philanthropist Award – An Austin area philanthropist who has made a major difference to local charities or non profits through time, talent or treasure provided. Presented by:FastframeLogoWhtOnBlk150
Nomination Info and Instructions

Nominations were open until August 23rd, 2014.
Nominations were made online on our website
Nomination deadline was August 23rd (by midnight)
Nominations were open to the public.
Nominees did not have to be TWIB Members.
A TWIB committee selected three finalists in each category.
Voting by the greater Austin community was online from August 28th to September 12th, 2014. Now Closed.
Finalists will receive complimentary invitations to the Extraordinary Women Awards and 4th Annual Birthday Bash Event.
Finalists will receive a one year membership to TWIB, a beautiful award and a donation to their favorite charity. Except for the Young Woman Award Winner who will receive an award and a scholarship.

About Texas Women In Business

Texas Women in Business is (TWIB) is a membership-driven non-profit that is focused on empowering Texas Women in Business to achieve their personal and professional goals through education, development, mentoring, networking, service, and leadership. TWIB is a 501c3 non-profit committed to providing an outlet for giving back to the community on a local, state, and global basis.

Texas Women In Business

1901 N. Lamar Blvd. Suite 100 (inside the Benchmark Bank)

Austin, Texas 78705

(512) 322-2422 Email

Media Contacts:

Carol Meyer

Texas Women In Business

(512) 322-2422

Dr Tenesha Wards

President, Texas Women In Business

Benchmark Customer in the News


DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/—Dallas-based PointBurst, a social media communication and engagement company, and Paradigm Talent Agency, a leading global entertainment talent agency headquartered in Beverly Hills, today announced the launch of PointBurst’s Fan Access platform.

“Paradigm’s global footprint in entertainment is extremely exciting for us,” said Phil Elias, Co-Founder of PointBurst. “With a roster of nearly 2,000 music artists including Krewella, Coldplay, Dave Mathews Band and Imagine Dragons, in addition to their Hollywood film and TV relationships, Paradigm has opened a door for us that very few have the chance to enter. We truly appreciate their support and belief in what we all feel is something groundbreaking for the intersection of technology and entertainment.”

The Fan Access platform provides entertainment brands, celebrities, sports teams and musicians the engagement, amplification and measurement tools they need to truly grow and maintain an engaged and loyal fan base.

Brands can easily generate engaging and informative social media conversations and leverage the extensive reach of their fans’ social media networks to deliver important content. Powerful reporting and analytics tools effectively measure the success of efforts with key indicators.

“Success in the entertainment industry is built on the loyalty and passion of fans,” said Elias. “Whether it’s music, sports, film or TV, our Fan Access platform is the perfect way to leverage that passion to create community, engagement and conversation to grow the brand with measureable results. There’s nothing quite like it in the industry.”

“We are incredibly excited to work with such a great company and the technology they’ve created, which focuses so well on so many of the critical aspects of social media engagement and amplification, and which can be tailored uniquely for each of our numerous and diverse clients,” said Lawrence Antoine, Executive VP Business Development, Paradigm Talent Agency.

About Paradigm
 Paradigm is one of the entertainment industry’s leading agencies, guiding the careers of an elite roster of clients in motion pictures, television, music, theatre, comedy, publishing, digital technologies film finance and distribution, commercials and voice-overs. Paradigm prides itself on a cohesive team oriented approach to representation, with 150 agents in 8 offices internationally.

About PointBurst
 Founded in March 2011, PointBurst is a leading social communication and engagement company focused on providing enterprise solutions across various verticals. The core platform transforms casual fans into brand advocates by making it easy for them receive and share their favorite brand’s messages. With PointBurst, brands can easily generate engaging and informative social media conversations that leverage the extended reach of their fans and strengthen their brand.

CONTACT: Blair Park. +1 (469) 828-2442.

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