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Saturday, December 24, 2016

(OUTview NW) Business Profile: Turgeon Raine celebrates 35 years of serving our community with gift ideas and future commitments!

by MK Scott

The holidays are for love and bling, and sometimes the love of bling, so this week we salute long time ally, Turgeon Raine Jewelers.

As their website states:

Founded in 1982 by two gem aficionados, Norman Turgeon and Jerry Raine, Turgeon Raine offers the discriminating jewelry buyer an unparalleled experience in taste, style and elegance.

Our remarkable collection of fine jewelry and gems is an ongoing collaboration of their combined experience of more than 70 years and their passion for exceptional diamonds, gemstones and jewelry design. In addition to original Turgeon Raine designs, you will find many of the top collections by international designers.

Our store, located in the heart of downtown Seattle, also showcases a major collection of engagement rings, wedding bands and a custom design shop with a staff of master jewelers along with a knowledgeable and friendly sales staff.

Complementing our collection of jewelry is an extensive inventory of watches by the world renowned, Patek Philippe ... displayed in its own in-store boutique.

In addition to perusing our website, we invite you to visit our store. Anyone who loves jewelry will enjoy Turgeon Raine as a visual treat for the senses.

Friday, July 17, 2015

(OUTview AMERICA) INTER-view: MK Chats with the Woman behind WOLFE VIDEO on 30 years of Change and Progress!

WOLFE
by MK  Scott

For the past 30 years, the Queer Film mail-order market has changed, and no other company has changed in for the times and had a major contribution to change in the LGBT Community, has been Wolfe Video and its founder, Kathy Wolfe.


Kathy began Wolfe Video as a small mail order distribution outlet serving a largely untapped audience of lesbians and gay men eager for films that spoke to their own lives. Now active in both the film distribution and releasing arenas, Wolfe enjoys a strong presence in the marketplace as the most successful distributor of independent, studio-produced and “self-authored” gay and lesbian themed film, video and DVD products. Kathy has been honored by the National Organization for Women as a recipient of its “Excellence in Media Award,” by Forbes Magazine as an “Up and Comer,” and by The Advocate as a “Hollywood Star Player.” In her spare time, Kathy is an avid restorer of historic buildings; an adventurous traveler; and a collector of almost everything.I was delighted to chat with this true Pioneer this past week!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

(BUSINESS) 8th Annual LGBT Community Survey® Reports on the Attitudes and Consumer Behavior!

San Francisco, CA-Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has released its 2014 LGBT Community Survey report. 

34,415 respondents from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in 123 countries participated in the 8th annual survey. 170+ LGBT media, events and organizations worldwide partnered with CMI in this year’s study, helping to gain wide representation from across the community.

The media consumption, purchasing patterns, and motivations of a 25 year old single gay man living in New York City are completely different than those of a lesbian couple in their 60’s living in Sedona, Arizona. By attracting large numbers of respondents, CMI is able to look at the many segments within LGBT. Study insights provide companies and organizations with an understanding of how the LGBT community sometimes responds as one voice, or when demographic differences such as gender, age, and geographic residence are far more important.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

(LIST) The worst Super Bowl commercials of 2013!

The 49ers only lost by a few points, but these advertisers lost big, ticking off viewers with sexist or unfunny commercials, according to the Washington Post.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

(LIST) Tech Predictions for 2013!

Veteran tech writer Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal looks ahead to 2013 and thinks we'll be controlling more of our everyday devices (thermostats, appliances, etc.) wirelessly through apps. We're heading toward a world of "Internet-controlled everything." Other forecasts:

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

(LIST) The 12 Best Gay Ads Of 2012!

From Oreo to marriage equality, these were the best targeted ads of the year. (You know, everything One Million Moms hated.)

  • Oreo
  • JC Penney
  • GAP

Click Here for More!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

(LIST) Television's Highest-Paid Actors!

Forbes is out with its annual list of the highest-paid TV actors, with Ashton Kutcher of Two and a Half Men leading the list at $24 million. Notable is that he replaced Charlie Sheen not only on the show but as No. 1 on the list. Sheen led last year with $40 million, but he doesn't even make the cut this year. The top money-makers:
  • Ashton Kutcher, $24 million: Charlie who?
  • Hugh Laurie, $18 million: Things will be different next year, with House off the air.
  • Ray Romano, $18 million: Even though Men of a Certain Age didn't do so well for TNT.
  • Alec Baldwin, $15 million: 30 Rock is in its final season.
  • Mark Harmon, $15 million: NCIS is still a ratings gem.
Click for the full list, which includes some Big Bang Theory actors.
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