Friday, June 8, 2012

Get to know Kendall...

I am a college student who has a love for food, fashion, music and especially New Orleans. Here’s a little about what I love in our fair city…


E-ating. What would life be without eating in New Orleans? This is what our world revolves around here in the city and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

W-ednesday at the Square. This has become my new favorite event here in the city. Listening to music, eating and spending time with friends all in the beautiful Lafayette Square.

O-ysters. Whether you like fried, raw or (my personal favorite) chargrilled, New Orleans has the best oysters in the world! Any holiday or birthday you can find me at Drago’s eating a dozen oysters.

R- estaurants. There seems to be a theme here and that is FOOD! Our restaurants are a perfect blend of culinary delights and atmosphere to draw you in and ensure you have a great time! From restaurants like Antoine’s that dates back to 1840 to new up-and-coming restaurant you can always find something unique that will fit your taste.

L-ive music. Jazz & Soul- we are the birth of jazz and all you need to do is take a walk down the street and you’ll see (or hear) that.

E-vents. There is always something going on in the city whether it is Mardi Gras, Music Festivals, Food & Drink Festivals or even Film Festivals. You will never be bored when spending time in NOLA.

A-ttitude. Nothing is going to hold us back from rebuilding our city! Pretty much everyone I know who lives (especially the locals) here has great pride and love for our city.

N-ightlife. Bourbon, Frenchman, Magazine- anywhere you go you’ll have a great time!

S-aints. WHO DAT! We are the best fans in the world. We are probably also the loudest and most obnoxious, but it’s all in good fun and because we love our team!   

Honorable Mentions: Crawfish, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Jazzfest , King Cake, and Drive-thru Daiquiris

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fincher and Finn Join Uptown PR’s 2012 Summer Internship Program

New Orleans (June 7, 2012) Uptown PR, a public relations and marketing firm based in New Orleans is pleased to welcome its most recent additions, Lauren Fincher and Kendall Finn. Fincher and Finn were accepted into the firm’s Summer Internship Program last month.

Their duties include drafting press materials, creating and maintaining media relations and conducting research on the newest public relations tools. Fincher and Finn will also be responsible for promoting client and agency events along with updating social media sites for a large array of clients.

Fincher, originally from the Atlanta Metropolitan area, is delighted to be a part of the public relations industry in New Orleans. Prior to working at Uptown PR, Fincher served as an intern for the Arena Football League’s New Orleans VooDoo Football Team. While working with the VooDoo, Fincher used her writing and journalism skills as she wrote game stories, press releases, and player biographies. She also contributed various campus news stories to her college newspaper, The Maroon. Before moving to New Orleans, Fincher completed four years of the Video Broadcasting Program at Brookwood High School. Throughout her participation with this program, Fincher helped to produce weekly news shows making her efficient with operating cameras, editing software and other production equipment.

Fincher currently attends Loyola University, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, with a minor in Spanish. Fincher is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she serves as the historian. She is responsible for planning and coordinating events held by her chapter as well as using social media outlets to promote them.     

Finn, a local New Orleanian, has worked in various jobs throughout the New Orleans community preceding her position at Uptown PR. She has had numerous jobs ranging from working as a teacher at First Baptist of New Orleans Early Learning Center to working at Chateau Golf and Country Club. Another noteworthy position was at Carver Darden Law Firm, where she served as an intern. During her time at Carver Darden, she learned about hard work and dedication through working with the attorneys in various tasks such as drafting client materials and helping attorneys prepare for trial.

Finn is approaching her senior year at Louisiana State University, where she intends to receive a bachelor’s degree is Business Marketing.  She is an active member of the Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority and has been involved in many community service activities through her sorority. Finn is very involved in the New Orleans community and looks forward to expanding her professional career in her native city.

“Our Summer Internship Program is a great way for young talent from around the Southeast to get a feel for the public relations industry,” said Genevieve Douglass, founder and executive director of Uptown PR. “It gives them an opportunity to learn what they like and don’t like about the field they are studying and allows them to have a better perspective for their career path before they graduate.”
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