Blueprint Creative Group produces a series of D.I.Y. [Do. It. Yourself.] Marketing workshops designed especially for small businesses and non-profit organizations with limited budgets. The truth is that the current economy has placed a severe financial strain on businesses leaving them with less to work with but with the increasing need to maximize their marketing exposure  in order to remain competitive. Unfortunately, businesses always find themselves reducing their overall marketing budget in a financial crunch when that's probably one of the most necessary expenses for a business. Marketing activities usually have a strong link to an organization's bottom line, and a reduced emphasis on marketing ultimately results in unmaximized revenue potential.

August 17, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC--  Help AIDS Orphans (HAO), a US-based organization that supports AIDS orphans in Africa, announces the launch of a chapter in (COUNTRY) during the 2010 Asian African Youth Forum (AAYF) held during August 23rd-27th, 2010 in Indonesia. The launch of a new chapter during the AAYF will bring attention to the Africa AIDS crisis at a time where leaders and youth from all countries of Asia and Africa will unite to declare the joint collaboration for social and health issues challenging the countries. The new chapter will also help HAO to carry out its mission of bringing awareness to the Africa AIDS crisis and meeting the dire needs of 13 million AIDS orphans and babies.

July 15, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC--  With millions of children left orphaned to AIDS each year with no parents to care for them, Help AIDS Orphans has united with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and various organizations as part of a global campaign to supply African AIDS orphans with donated school supplies, used clothing, toys, and other vital necessities. Part fundraiser and part AIDS awareness campaign, dozens of K-12 schools and colleges have already mobilized students and on-campus organizations to donate school supplies and gently used clothing. Help AIDS Orphans then distributes the donated items to children in Africa and worldwide who have been orphaned due to the loss of their parents from AIDS. The global campaign challenges schools and groups to aggressively donate towards the clothing drive by providing a Small Cash General Grant for the school, group, business, or organization that donates the most items. Purdue University alone has collected over 2,000 donated items towards the drive.

The shortest pickup line takes over South Florida and it comes in the form of games, a fun social atmosphere, cocktails, music, and plenty of fun people. Wanna Play?

MIAMI, FL, May 20, 2010– Connect Four, Twister, the falling blocks of Jenga, and Taboo are all part of the concept. Far different from the typical nightlife scenery, adults seeking an alternative to the everyday club scene flock to it. It is not the first thing that comes to mind when the name is first mentioned, but it certainly has a nostalgic feel to it. Singles enjoy it as an innovative way to mix and mingle with interesting people, and couples enjoy it because it is simply something different to do on date night. A national brand hosted in 20 other cities throughout the country, something different comes to South Florida and it is PlayDate Miami on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 9pm at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort located at 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL.

St. Louis, MO, April 13, 2010—As a result of a three-year partnership with Google, INROADS recently received a $50,000 donation as a gift of appreciation from the online media giant. As an INROADS partner, Google has provided internships to INROADS Interns over the course of three years with seven Interns being placed at Google last year alone. INROADS is thankful to Google for the generous donation and looks forward to continuing the partnership of placing diverse INROADS Interns at Google. “I am very honored that INROADS has been chosen to receive this wonderful unsolicited donation from Google,” says Michelle Neal, INROADS Regional Director Pacific Northwest. She continues by saying, “I have enjoyed my relationship with Google and hope that we will continue to grow as the internship source for their expanding BOLD program.”

MIAMI, FL, (March 12, 2010)-- Hosted by actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe, the star-studded UPTOWN Escape Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner with guests to include contributing honorees actress Nia Long, Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, music executives Steve Rifkind of SRC Records and Ted Lucas of Slip n Slide Records, super producers Cool & Dre, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, and Will Packer and Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films and producers of the blockbuster movie Obsessed starring Beyonce and Idris Elba. In addition to the honorees, attending the Salute to Excellence Dinner includes Supermodel Cynthia Bailey, Kevin Liles, and a bevy of celebrities, music industry executives, and power players in business and entertainment.

MIAMI, FL, (March 11, 2010)—The aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th 2010 that left an estimated more than 200,000 dead has fueled discussions on rebuilding a sustainable Haiti. From March 17th-19th nationally recognized social venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and venture philanthropists alike will converge in Miami to discuss the role that social investors and entrepreneurs will play in forging a new Haiti.

MIAMI, FL (March 1, 2010) – As the City of Miami Gardens, FL prepares to kick off its 5th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, “UPTOWN Escape” will serve as co-host to the Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Invitational on Friday, March 19th at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, FL. With a solid reputation of attracting celebrity golfers, this year’s Jazz in the Gardens Celebrity Golf Classic will be hosted by NBA legend Julius "Dr J" Erving and a plethora of NBA and NFL athletes. “The Golf Tournament has grown into one of the hottest tickets associated with the festival. Our corporate sponsors and guests come out and spend a wonderful day of golf with athletes and celebrities they admire,” says Jazz in the Gardens Event Producer Leon Saunders.

ST. LOUIS, January 25, 2010— INROADS has made Vault’s Top 10 Internships list each year since the list was first published in 1993 and has made the list once again for 2010, as INROADS celebrates its 40th anniversary. Originally published by The Princeton Review then later published by Vault, the annual Top 10 Internships list offers insight into finding and landing the best internships. As the web’s most comprehensive resource for career intelligence, Vault’s editors select the Top 10 internships from a pool of hundreds of organizations, and they provide the actual interns the opportunity to share their experiences. Putting themselves in the shoes of students and young professionals, editors ranked internships based on a criteria they felt mattered most to the students—pay and perks, on-the-job training, unique experiences, and resume radiance.