Saturday, December 4, 2010

First Night Virginia

Monticello Media is one of the many sponsors for this year's First Night Virginia. Come celebrate with us with this different way of bringing in the New Year! For scheduled events and ticket information, visit their website.

Friday, December 3, 2010

2010 Toy Lift

Join us in making sure that every child in Central Virginia has a present to open on Christmas morning! Bring new, unwrapped toys to the Fashion Square Mall on this Friday, December 3rd, or to the Toy Lift drop-off locations in Charlottesville, Crozet, Fluvanna, and Ruckersville. Visit the Toy Lift Foundation website for more information.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome Wanda Birckhead Farrar to the Monticello Media family

Welcome Wanda Birckhead Farrar! Wanda comes to us with over 25 years of sales and management experience in newspapers, cable television and radio. She is happy to be back at the same desk she had when she last worked for these terrific stations.

"I heard Chiumento was putting the band back together and I wanted to be a part of it," Wanda says. She will be actively developing business through sales efforts and community involvement. A native of Charlottesville, Wanda is married to Sandy and has a daughter, Jordan, son-in-law, Matt, and light of her life grand-daughter, Ivy. She is a collector of vintage Christmas decorations.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inc. magazine's business plan presentation

If you are working on a business plan, Inc. magazine has a good resource: Business Plan Presentation. It is a basic PowerPoint template which may serve you well as a starting point for your presentation. At worst, it would serve as an antidote for writer's block.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have your tried mind mapping? (Article from Inc. magazine)

Here is a good article for small business owners from Inc. magazine on mind mapping. I have found the concept to be very useful for project management; there are a lot of ways for entrepreneurs to put it to effective use.

I use software from Mindjet (MindManager) and can recommend it highly. For project management, ResultsManager is a great add-in.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Joe Thomas On the Roof!

Kudos to our own Joe Thomas who is broadcasting around the clock from the roof of the Red Cross building in Charlottesville. Joe is raising money to fund building repairs of the snow damaged facility.

Donate here:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Editorial airing on our six radio stations and four online stations


Annc: This is Viewpoint with Dennis Mockler, Vice President/General Manager of Monticello Media

Thomas Jefferson said “Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” One has to wonder how he’d view what White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs described as the “legislative process game” being considered to pass such crucial legislation without a vote.

Regardless of your position on healthcare reform - we believe the civility and integrity our system of governance was founded on needs to be restored. We strongly believe every member of Congress should cast an up or down vote on-the-record. Legislation that will impact 17% of our economy, but more importantly, each and every one of us deserves no less. Is it too much to ask that they do the honorable thing - allowing us to see how they represented us?

Mr. Jefferson also said, “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” If you agree we hope you’ll call Congressman Tom Perriello at 888-486-6487 and request that congress cast a yay or nay vote on healthcare.

Annc: This has been Viewpoint from Monticello Media.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Charlottesville listed as one of the healthiest cities

From the City of Charlottesville's website:

In the February issue of Men’s Journal magazine, the City of Charlottesville is listed as one of the healthiest cities to live in the country. The new accounting used information compiled by Sperling’s Ranked and Rated in their Best Places to Live survey to give editors a snapshot of long term health conditions. The national magazine looked at quality of life issues that contribute to a healthier lifestyle such as:

• Availability of Local Farms and Products
• Shorter Commute Times
• Sidewalk Access and Pedestrian Friendly Community
• Lower Pollution Levels
• Available and Expanding Green Spaces
• Mild Climate and Sunny Days

Recent other acknowledgements for the City of Charlottesville include:

• 4th Best Place to Live in the Country - Kiplinger's Magazine 2009
• Best Place to Launch a Business – Fortune Magazine 2009
• 11th Best Town to Find a Job - Forbes Magazine 2009
• One of the 30 Coolest Neighborhoods, Belmont - Men's Health Magazine 2009
• 18th Safest Mid-Sized Cities in the Country (populations between 150,000 and 500,000), Farmers Insurance 2009
• AARP, Top 10 Healthiest Places to Retire, 2008
• Best Places to Retire, Black Enterprise Magazine, 2nd in 2008
• Best City for Living and Launching a Business by Fortune and Money Magazines - 18th Place in 2008.
• Best Small Market for Business by Forbes Magazine - 9th Place in 2008.

Monticello Media

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Charlottesville snow pictures

Click Here for Snowpocalypse pictures from Flickr!