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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Clockwork Home Services Announces Partnership With Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

How do you leverage the power and the reach of the largest home services provider in North America to help tiny babies and children in hospitals? For Clockwork Home Services it comes down to a very local approach.

The parent company of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, and Mister Sparky electric announced a new partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). The announcement came during Clockwork Home Services’ annual convention.

Photo credit: CMN

Photo credit: CMN

The company has a network of franchises in more than 600 territories across North America. This partnership will be unique. Typically, charity partners collect donations from customers at cash registers in stores. With this initiative, when one of the brands’ service technicians are doing repairs or maintenance in customers’ homes, they can simply add a donation to the final invoice.

“Our goal is to improve the lives of families by providing the best home comfort and service possible. By partnering with CMN Hospitals, we are expanding on this commitment by helping save and improve the lives of children throughout the communities where our valued customers live, ” said Mark Baker, president of franchise for Clockwork Home Services. “All the money raised will stay in the local community where it is donated and there is a member CMN Hospital serving every area we operate in,” adds Baker.

Photo credit: CMN

Photo credit: CMN

“We are thrilled to be embarking on this partnership with the Clockwork Home Services brands,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Our member hospitals rely on community support in order to provide the best care for kids in each community and Clockwork Home Services is giving its customers the opportunity to have that direct impact on area kids.”

To kick off the partnership, each brand donated $1,000 to CMN Hospitals. Franchise owners also donated their time during the annual convention to make more than 500 overnight kits with essentials for parents who have to stay at a CMN Hospital while their child is receiving care.

Photo credit: CMN

Photo credit: CMN

 

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