Shannon Brown, founder of Brown Marketing Strategies, was among six individuals and organizations recognized with honors during the 22nd annual South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) Summit recently.
Brown, a Point Loma resident whose company is based in Ocean Beach was named the winner of the Corky McMillin Companies/Best of South County Award during the summit.
The summit was held to discuss some of the San Diego South Bay and Baja region’s latest business development and economic outlook news.
The Corky McMillin/Best of South County Award, sponsored by the Corky McMillin Companies, is presented to a business that has a history of consistent excellence in products/ services, customer satisfaction and overall performance.
Brown Marketing Strategies was also recently named as the Ocean Beach Business Improvement District business of the year. She has worked in both volunteer roles and strategic business development roles to support the growth of numerous South Bay businesses including Neighborhood National Bank, Kid Ventures and the Border View YMCA, to name a few.
Local teens take on star roles in ‘Funny Girl’
Point Loma teen Rebecca Myers and University City teen Joshua Shtein – both High Tech High International students in Point Loma – will take on the lead roles in the hit comedy “Funny Girl,” the latest production of the award-winning J*Company Youth Theatre set to run from Oct. 19-28.
The theater group, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, is presenting a musical theater tribute to Barbra Streisand for its 20th anniversary season.
The role won Streisand her first Oscar for her portrayal of Fanny Brice. Myers will take on the role of Brice while Shtein will assume the role of character Nicky Arnstein. Both teens are J*Company veterans. Shtein first appeared as a Munchkin in the “Wizard of Oz” and had been in more than 20 J* Company shows. Meyers’ premiere was in “Bagels, Lox and Broadway” at the age of 4. The pair has also worked together in shows with San Diego REP and are good friends.
The artistic director is Joey Landwehr and noted local choreographer David Brannen will provide the choreography. All productions take place at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive..
For ticket information, show dates and times, call the JCC Box Office at (858) 362-1348, or visit http://tickets.lfjcc.org.
Point Loman elected to head local ASID chapter
Point Loma resident Robin Wilson Carrier has been elected president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the 2012-13 term. Carrier, principal of Robin Wilson Interior Design of San Diego, is an award-winning interior designer who specializes in the design of custom residences, restaurants and clubhouses. Before establishing her own firm in 1995, she enhanced her expertise by working at an architectural firm, model home and residential design firms, and a hospitality design firm.
Her work has been published in numerous national, regional and local publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Forbes.com, Log & Timber Style, Luxe Interiors + Design, Professional Builder, Ranch & Coast, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, San Diego Magazine, and UT San Diego.
Carrier has been honored with seven ASID Design Excellence Awards, including one unprecedented Grand Award, which was created for her renovation of the historic Point Loma home she shares with her architect husband, Gordon Carrier, FAIA. She also won the People’s Choice Award for Best Interior Design at the Tour d’Elegance, and the Best of Las Vegas Award for the Allegro at La Entrada Clubhouse.
Carrier earned a BA degree from the Design Institute of San Diego and a bachelor of business management degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
For information on ASID and chapter events, visit ASIDSanDiego.org, or call (858) 274-3345.