December 2009 Archives

December 13, 2009

Simplified named best rock band in Charlotte

SimplifiedNorth Carolina regional favorite Simplified was named Best Rock Band at the third annual Charlotte Music Awards in November at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Booth Playhouse.

In the band: Clee Laster (vocals, guitar), Chris Sheridan (guitar), Tim Lail (drums) and Chris Lynch (bass).

The bands rates a Wikipedia page.

Image is the cover of band's "Elephant Sky" release.

YouTube for business

ECorpTVPHILADELPHIA -- On West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, Pa., local businessman Robert Lail runs what he calls "YouTube for business."

"Most people don't know how big the corporate video market is," said Lail, who sold corporate training videos in the 1970s and 1980s before launching a telemarketing firm, MarketMakers, for technical products. "I think it's bigger than traditional media. There are 13 million companies out there. Some of those companies have their own TV studios."
-- Philadelphia Inquirer

Photo: founders Chris Crafton (left) and Rob Lail developed the venture in 2008 and began soliciting corporate videos, from training videos to virtual tours of corporate facilities . Seeking a blend of volume and quality, the firm limits self-promotion and plans to eventually charge a fee. LAURENCE KESTERSON / Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Photographer

Kelly Lail of Oklahoma gets scholarship

At Oklahoma City Community College: The Faculty Association Scholarship Committee recently awarded $250 scholarships to nine students for the spring semester.

The winners are Andrea Adams, Kandice Edwards, Melissa Ethridge, Kelly Lail, Alisha O'Lague, Jennifer Pearsall, Aurelien Quillet, Amber Sims and Renee Thomas.

Lail, a nursing major, said she was shocked to have been selected. "I live in Chickasha so I will probably use the money for transportation."