Mind & Media Develops Clear Range Information
December 1999—Mind & Media, in partnership with SAIC and the Army Environmental Center (AEC), wrote an easy-to-understand, valuable procedures manual for implementing DOD's proposed Range Rule. To accompany this manual, the team also crafted a citizen's guide that clearly explains DOD's thorough procedure for preparing former ranges for use by the public. This spring, Mind & Media will also work with AEC to prepare two informational videos about the Range Rule process and how local groups can help protect the environment on former range areas. These videos are an important part of the tool kit being put together to help citizens understand the Range Rule process.
Mind & Media Joins Forces with Premier Strategy Firm
September 1999—Mind & Media, Inc., has joined forces with DC-based McManis Associates to form a powerful communications duo. Consistently recognized as one of the finest consulting firms in the country, McManis helps organizations establish the policies, procedures, and environment necessary for effective communication to take place. As a unique complement, Mind & Media, Inc., provides the tools and training necessary to implement communication strategy effectively. Together we will help organizations infuse a "communication culture" into their general business practices.
Frontiers of Medicine Wins Aurora Award & Goes International
August 1999—Mind & Media's PBS series Frontiers of Medicine won a Platinum "Best of Show" award in the 1999 Aurora Awards Film and Video Competition. Like the critics, stations and fans around the globe are responding positively to this cutting-edge series: Hong Kong will show the first 26 episodes in 2000, and many other countries are considering the show for distribution.
Mind & Media Makes a Major Move
June 1999—Mind & Media moved into its new headquarters building in Alexandria! The 7,500-square-foot facility gives us room to grow as we expand our government and broadcasting sales. Stop by to see us at the newly renovated 2016 Mt. Vernon Ave., in the artistic and up-and-coming Del Ray section of Alexandria.
SOS Receives Two More Awards
May 1999—Our TV series SOS: Stories of Survival has two more awards to its credit. The pilot episode, "The Florida Burrowing Owl," received a Finalist's Award, and the merit award for Best Conservation Message at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana. Said one judge, "SOS will inspire and empower others to take action. I think all realtors and city planners should see this."
Mind & Media Entertains the NRCC
March 1999—Despite the heaviest snow storm in three years, Mind & Media, in partnership with Epiphany Productions, produced a highly successful multimedia event for the National Republican Congressional Committee on March 9 at the Washington Hilton. The event, which wined, dined, and entertained 1,200, welcomed Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and helped raise over $4 million.
Mind & Media Wins Three Classic Telly Awards
February 1999—Mind & Media is the proud recipient of three classic Telly Awards. These awards represent the best of the best in film and video over the last 20 years. U.S. Forces in Panama: Protecting Public Safety and the Environment and SOS: Florida Burrowing Owl won Silver (highest honor) Classic tellys, and Transferring U.S. Ranges to Panama won a Bronze Classic telly. As an additional honor, SOS won an Aegis Award in January and is a finalist in the International Wildlife Film Festival.
Mind & Media Welcomes Jill Nienhiser
January 1999—Jill Nienhiser began work as a staff assistant with Mind & Media on January 18. Jill holds a bachelor's degree in speech from Northwestern University and a master's degree in liberal arts from St. John's College in Annapolis and Santa Fe.
Mind & Media Certified as 8(a)
January 1999—What a way to kick off 1999! On January 6, we became certified as 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). This certification will open up many opportunities for us in the government marketplace. Organizations interested in teaming with us should contact Marilyn Finnemore at 703-837-0121.