Suddenly everything's shining

Jennifer with JackTHE SUN . . . after months of cold and wet . . . Let it shine!

THE STARS . . . this month there’s a trifecta of masculine talent around here, including social media expert Matt Mahan, the brilliant Michael Allen Harrison, and fun, fascinating celebrity pet expert, Harrison Forbes.

Pet businesses and nonprofits will SHINE with Spot July 30th, during an afternoon of networking, learning about social media, and great music and fare…all in a shining setting.

One of the things I love best about the pet biz is that so many involved in it — in whatever capacity — so often reach out to help in ways great and small . . . and it all matters.

Spot’s latest efforts in giving culminate this month with Shine with Spot, a fundraiser for the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund and the S.A.F.E. pet emergency fund.  The day goes beyond boosting animal welfare to provide a great opportunity for pet professionals (for- and nonprofit) to boost their teams’ skills and spirits with great networking and an interactive workshop with Matt Mahan of Causes on Facebook.  Check out the pull-out event guide inside this issue, and don’t miss this fantastic event!

Speaking of, while at events this month, say hi to the crew at the Spot booth!  Our goodie bags just got even better, thanks to the addition of reusable grocery bags from our friends at Cascade Veterinary Referral Center (they’re big, and good-lookin!).  And watch for advance ticket sales for Shine and its raffles.  There are 3 fabulous packages (check out Treasures in the Raffle Trove).  Winners will be drawn during Shine (they need not be present), and proceeds support OS/NF and S.A.F.E.

One last little event-related note is a shout-out that originally appeared in Spot’s June eNews* that bears repeating: 

If you’ve been by Spot’s booth this season, you’ve surely met Angie & Punkin.  Angie’s immeasurable help and smiling personality, along with her sweet, furry (and very photogenic) sidekick Punkin, make their company pricelsss.  Thank you girls … couldn’t do it without you two!

Get your shades on,

baby, let’s go!

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