Client Media Placements

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2014

  • Feel Your Boobies, Save a Life

    Date: October 27, 2014
    Client: Feel Your Boobies Foundation
    Media Outlet: Smart Girls Group

    Leigh Hurst shares the story of finding her cancer and the importance of proactive breast health awareness.

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  • Survivor Stories 2014: Leigh Hurst

    Date: October 22, 2014
    Client: Feel Your Boobies Foundation
    Media Outlet: Good Enough Mother

    Feel Your Boobies Foundation  Founder Leigh Hurst talks breast cancer, life and motherhood.

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  • Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Date: October 20, 2014
    Client: Family
    Media Outlet: The Connecticut Post

    The Connecticut Post honors Dr. Michael Gorman for his years of service with Family Vision Center and his impactful work with the Connecticut Visual Health Center.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Michael Gorman

    Date: October 9, 2014
    Client: Family
    Media Outlet: The Connecticut Post

    Dr. Michael Gorman talks about Family Vision Center, family business and 50 years of progress.

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  • Leigh Hurst: 10.5.14, Feel Your Boobies

    Date: October 5, 2014
    Client: Feel Your Boobies Foundation
    Media Outlet: Big City Moms

    Leigh Hurst, founder of the Feel Your Boobies Foundation, shares her experience with motherhood, breast cancer and creating awareness to help save lives.

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  • 10 Years of Breast Cancer Prevention: Feel Your Boobies Celebrates Baddassery

    Date: October 1, 2014
    Client: Feel Your Boobies Foundation
    Media Outlet: ecosalon

    Feel Your Boobies Foundation Founder Leigh Hurst spreads her message and self-exam tips.

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  • Do You Protect Your Child's Eyes During The Summer?

    Date: August 6, 2014
    Client: Family
    Media Outlet: CTNow

    Dr. Shawn Burns of the Family Vision Centers in Stratford and Bridgeport explains the importance of protecting children’s eyes during the summer.

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  • Protect One of Your Child’s Greatest Assets!

    Date: August 1, 2014
    Client: Family Vision Center
    Media Outlet: Fairfield County Moms Blog

    Certified Optician and Owner of Family Vision Center, Kristine Heslin shared some important tips with Fairfield County Moms Blogger Elysa Cruse on how to protect our children’s eyes from the summer sun.

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  • Gorman retires after 50 years with Vision Center

    Date: July 27, 2014
    Client: Family Vision Center
    Media Outlet: Stratford Star

    Family Vision Center honored Dr. Michael Gorman as he retired from the Family Vision Center that he founded 50 years ago. The retirement party was at Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport on July 12.

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  • Thomas Fritch Learning Center Completed At Bethel Middle School

    Date: July 22, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet
    Media Outlet: Bethel Patch

    FrontStreet Facility Solutions assisted Make-A-Wish Connecticut with completing new bookshelves, whiteboards, carpeting, lighting, tables and chairs in the new learning center at Bethel Middle School honoring Thomas Fritch.

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  • Thomas Fritch Learning Center Completed At Bethel Middle School

    Date: July 21, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Bethel Patch

    The family of Thomas Fritch walked into a brand new learning center at Bethel Middle School recently, where new bookshelves, whiteboards, carpeting, lighting, tables and chairs filled the space all thanks to the wish of their beloved son. FrontStreet Facility Solutions assisted Make-A-Wish Connecticut with completing the mission.

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  • Meet the 25-Year-Old Powerhouse Behind the Malala Fund

    Date: July 11, 2014
    Client: Smart Girls Group
    Media Outlet: Huffington Post Impact

    At a recent Smart Girls Conference in New York organized by Emily Raleigh, Shahid spoke about her early activism, her work with the Malala Fund and her message for young girls.

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  • Shiza Shahid quit her corporate job to become an advocate for girls' education

    Date: July 11, 2014
    Client: Smart Girls Group
    Media Outlet: The Story Exchange

    At a recent Smart Girls Conference in New York organized by Emily Raleigh, Shahid spoke about her early activism, her work with the Malala Fund and her message for young girls. Edited excerpts of that discussion follow.

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  • Career Confidential: Emily Raleigh

    Date: July 3, 2014
    Client: Smart Girls Group
    Media Outlet: Neon Notebook

    Smart Girls Group Founder and 2014 NY YEC Winner Emily Raleigh talks balance, goals and all things smart girl with Neon Notebook.

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  • Five questions for a Smart Girl

    Date: July 2, 2014
    Client: Smart Girls Group
    Media Outlet: Asbury Park Press

    Smart Girls Group Founder and 2014 NY YEC Winner Emily Raleigh sat down with the Asbury Park Press and discussed her business, what it means to be smart, and why women in her generation are ready to step into leadership positions.

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  • Michael Vigeant Talks to Fairways of Life’s Matt Adams on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

    Date: June 19, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Fairways of Life, Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio

    GreatBlue Research President and CEO Michael Vigeant spoke with Matt Adams about GreatBlue Research, being a cancer survivor and, of course, golf.

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  • PGA Tour Wives host mini-golf tournament for Make-a-Wish

    Date: June 19, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: News8 SportzEdge

    A mini-golf tournament benefitting Make-A-Wish Connecticut was put together by the PGA Tour Wives Association and GreatBlue Research to help bring joy into the lives of these real-life superheroes.

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  • Mini-Golf Tournament at Travelers Raises Money

    Date: June 19, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Eyewitness News 3

    GreatBlue Research partnered with the PGA TOUR Wives Association for a mini-golf tournament with a “pirates and princesses” theme. The event hosted children from Make-A-Wish Foundation including Kelly Ray, who was celebrating her birthday on Wednesday.

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  • Travelers Championship - Mike Vigeant/President, GreatBlue Research

    Date: June 18, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Fox CT

    GreatBlue Research President and CEO Michael Vigeant spoke with Fox CT’s Tim Lammers about GreatBlue Research, sponsorship of many elements of Travelers and the relationship with Mark Wilson.

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  • FrontStreet Facility Solutions Awards $20,000 to New York Young Entrepreneurs

    Date: June 18, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: PRSM

    FrontStreet Facility Solutions Chief Development Officer Joseph Scaretta recently announced Karim Abouelnaga of Practice Makes Perfect and Emily Raleigh of The Smart Girls Group as the 2014 New York Young Entrepreneur Challenge (NY YEC) winners during an awards reception at Capital One 360 Café in New York City.

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  • Together with The Surrogacy Experience, Gestational Surrogates Make Dreams Come True

    Date: June 4, 2014
    Client: The Surrogacy Experience
    Media Outlet: Suwannee Valley Times

    It takes a special woman to become a gestational carrier. Three women of The Surrogacy Experience, including the founder, share their remarkable stories.

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  • Experts Weigh In: I’m an Entrepreneur in My 40s

    Date: May 21, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: My Corporation

    GreatBlue Research President and CEO Michael Vigeant joins the panel of 40 experts from all walks of life in small business to tell what diamonds in your pocket syndrome is and how entrepreneurship means moving forward, not sideways.

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  • Hutto woman gives other couples greatest gift

    Date: May 21, 2014
    Client: The Surrogacy Experience
    Media Outlet: The Hutto News

    Nicole Benham, surrogate for The Surrogacy Experience, is pregnant with twins on her second gestational carrier journey.

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  • Make-A-Wish Connecticut Appoints Michael Vigeant Of GreatBlue Research To Board

    Date: May 16, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: The Courant

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is proud to announce that it recently has appointed Michael Vigeant, previous Wish Recipient and current president & CEO of GreatBlue Research, to its Board of Directors.

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  • Michael Vigeant of GreatBlue Research Is Appointed to Make-A-Wish Connecticut Board of Directors

    Date: May 14, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Meriden Patch

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is proud to announce that it recently has appointed Michael Vigeant, previous Wish Recipient and current president & CEO of GreatBlue Research, to its Board of Directors.

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  • RIT students in finals of entrepreneur contest

    Date: May 14, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Democrat & Chronicle

    Three Rochester Institute of Technology students are finalists in the New York Young Entrepreneur Challenge.

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  • 3 Long Island entrepreneurs to compete for startup funds

    Date: May 13, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: NewsDay

    Three young Long Islanders will present their business ideas in hopes of winning startup funds in the New York Young Entrepreneur Challenge in Manhattan on Wednesday.

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  • FrontStreet, Olive Garden align with Make-A-Wish Connecticut: Granting a bedroom makeover on World Wish Day

    Date: April 29, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Hartford Courant

    FrontStreet partnered with Make-A-Wish Connecticut to 9-year-old Andrew’s wish for the bedroom of his dreams on April 29, World Wish Day.

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  • Southington Make-A-Wish Fulfilled

    Date: April 29, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Fox CT

    FrontStreet assisted in making 9-year-old Andrew’s wish come true at his Southington home, giving him the bedroom makeover of a lifetime.

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  • Make-A-Wish grants wish of Southington boy

    Date: April 29, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: News 3 WFSB

    FrontStreet participated in a huge surprise for a lucky little boy in Southington, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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  • Cob House Project at Sticks & Stones Farm

    Date: April 1, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Natural Awakenings

    FrontStreet Facility Solutions Sustainability Ambassador Marc Lash explains what a cob house is and the ways these structures benefit the environment, the residents and the community.

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  • Forsyth surrogate, family celebrate baby's arrival

    Date: March 27, 2014
    Client: The Surrogacy Experience
    Media Outlet: Forsyth County News

    Leslie Bell, surrogate for The Surrogacy Experience, gives birth to healthy baby boy. The elated parents will soon return to South Georgia with son Jensen Martinez.

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  • One mother to another

    Date: March 21, 2014
    Client: The Surrogacy Experience
    Media Outlet: Forsyth County News

    Leslie Bell, surrogate for The Surrogacy Experience, prepares to give birth to baby Jensen, son of Jessica and Alonso Martinez.

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  • Research Extraordinaire

    Date: February 13, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Price of Business

    GreatBlue President and CEO Michael Vigeant describes to syndicated columnist and Price of Business host Kevin Price the story of how his venture into market research came about, the eight primary verticals GreatBlue Research provides support for and a general overview of the GreatBlue Research services.

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  • Astoria Restaurant Puts New Twist on Sushi

    Date: February 10, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: New York 1

    A new Japanese fusion restaurant in Astoria is adding a twist by putting the menu in the hands of its diners. Owner is winner of FrontStreet’s Young Entrepreneur Challenge.

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  • The Importance of Networking

    Date: January 28, 2014
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Grassroots Business Journal with Paul Wilusz

    GreatBlue Research Founder & President Michael Vigeant provides tips on effective networking.

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  • Young entrepreneur set to offer customized, made-to-order sushi rolls in Astoria

    Date: January 19, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: New York Daily News

    FrontStreet Young Entrepreneur Challenge winner and Pink Nori owner discusses how he wanted to do something unique in the sushi business.

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  • Make Your Own Sushi

    Date: January 19, 2014
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Eater

    FrontStreet Young Entrepreneur Challenge winner opens Pink Nori restaurant in Astoria.

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2013

  • Can The Power Of Positive Thinking Boost Profits?

    Date: December 17, 2013
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Amex Openforum

    GreatBlue Research President & CEO Michael J. Vigeant knows that optimism and positive thinking helped save his life. He uses this same philosophy help his customers achieve amazing results.

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  • The Journey to Becoming a Family: Tina’s Story

    Date: November 26, 2013
    Client: The Surrogacy Experience
    Media Outlet: Fairfield County Moms Blog

    Tina Dettlaff, now the agency’s Director of Client Relations, speaks of her experience as a two time surrogate.

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  • How FrontStreet Prepares Retailers for the Holidays

    Date: November 26, 2013
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Bloomberg TV

    FrontStreet’s Joseph Scaretta speaks with Carol Massar on BloombergTelevision’s “Bottom Line,” discussing how the company prepares retailers for the holiday season, why it helps them save money and what type of growth is expected for the outsource facility maintenance market.

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  • The Journey to Becoming a Family: Julie’s Story

    Date: November 26, 2013
    Client: The Surrogacy Experience
    Media Outlet: Fairfield County Moms Blog

    Julie, a first time surrogate, wanted to make a difference in someone else’s world.

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  • New research company grows while giving back

    Date: October 30, 2013
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Record Journal

    GreatBlue Research Founder & President Michael Vigeant highlights how being diagnosed with cancer at age 12 shaped his life, business and desire to give back to the community.

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  • Ravaged by Sandy but back in business

    Date: October 27, 2013
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: CNNMoney.com

    Surfside Bagels, which was demolished by Hurricane Sandy, is back and better than ever thanks to assistance from FrontStreet Facility Solutions.

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  • Whipped by storm, food businesses persevere

    Date: October 25, 2013
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: CrainsNY

    Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, Surfside Bagels’ co-owners Scott Edwards and Tim Keenan were skeptical as to whether they could afford to reopen until they received an email from FrontStreet Facility Solutions offering help for a complete rebuild.

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  • Alumni Profiles in Success, Michael Vigeant ‘98

    Date: October 10, 2013
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Sacred Heart Website

    Sacred Heart alumni and GreatBlue Research Founder & President Michael Vigeant acknowledges that the university prepared him for his leadership role and future in market research.

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  • FrontStreet Facility Solutions Recognized by New Yorkers with NYC Helping Hand Award

    Date: September 27, 2013
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: PRSM Website

    The NYC Department of Small Business Services in partnership with Citi Community Development honored FrontStreet with a Helping Hand Award for its contribution to the Rockaway Beach community, post-Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Why utility companies should research employees and customers

    Date: August 26, 2013
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Quirks Blog

    Michael Vigeant, Founder & President of GreatBlue Research, discusses why market research is invaluable as utilities seek to evaluate satisfaction levels internally and externally.

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  • Finding The ROI Of Social Media Mining

    Date: July 1, 2013
    Client: GreatBlue Research
    Media Outlet: Retail Touch Points Blog

    Social media mining presents an opportunity for companies to respond and engage in social communities. The ROI of social media mining increases with its ability to decrease cost in other areas of product development.

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  • 10 Healthy Summer Frozen Drinks

    Date: June 14, 2013
    Client: Iskream
    Media Outlet: Shape.com

    Iskream is included in a fun round-up of healthy summer frozen drinks.

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  • Iskream: Walnut Beach Creamery Owner Creates New Brand Without "Real" Sugar

    Date: June 11, 2013
    Client: Iskream
    Media Outlet: CT Bites Newsletter & Website

    Reporter Nancy Kleeger attests to Iskream’s “delectable” flavors and tells how it all began for Iskream owners Susan Patrick & Biagio Barone.

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  • Woodmere 'Young Entrepreneur' to Pitch Heart Monitor at LI Challenge

    Date: May 9, 2013
    Client: FrontStreet Facility Solutions
    Media Outlet: Five Towns Patch

    Woodmere resident Eric Forkosh is a finalist in the second annual Long Island Young Entrepreneur Challenge and will present a live business pitch at the final competition.

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  • Taste Test: Iskream

    Date: April 11, 2013
    Client: Iskream
    Media Outlet: The Daily Meal.com

    Dan Myers, Editor of The Daily Meal, notes that Iskream is the only ice cream on the market that’s sweetened with stevia extract instead of sugar, and “it’s hardly noticeable.”

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