Authenticity! There are “oats.” Then there are McCann’s Irish Oats®. If you love oats, you should be crazy about McCann’s®. If you’re already crazy about McCann’s, we understand. A genuine favorite oatmeal for years at the breakfast tables of each and every BD&H-er! We’re engaged with McCann’s beyond the kitchen – developing the marketing strategy, website, social media, digital, media and social influencer campaigns, and much more! Non-GMO, Gluten-free, and on-the-go options. Check out some of the great recipes using McCann’s Irish Oats on Facebook.
Last year, we were proud to have assisted with the inaugural SEAL-NSW Family Foundation Gala and have one of our partners here at BD&H serve as the Chair of the event.
PNC Bank has stepped up for the second year in the role of Admiral of the Fleet – the title sponsor. We are proud to have Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, serving as our keynote speaker for the evening. In addition to a live demonstration, the event will feature a silent and live auction and entertainment from recording artists Josh Kelley, Javier Colon, and Steve Azar and band!
It’s not too late to be a part of this very special evening and show your support for our silent warriors and their families. Sponsorship, Tickets & General Information: call 619-344-0344 x706 or emailLhallett@tcgevents.com
Alaine Bollinger is serving as Gala Chair and member of the Regional Advisory Board Committee here in Charlotte as well as serving as a Member of the Board. Our team has provided pro bono design and coordination work as well.
100% of the evening’s proceeds goes to the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation.
*About the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation
The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization raising awareness and funds for programs that support Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale. The Foundation’s efforts allow our SEALs to focus on training and deployment, with a greater sense of security knowing their loved ones have strong support at home. For more information, please visitwww.sealnswff.org
Pratt & Davis Art Advisory, a national art advisory group, has engaged BD&H’s artistic flourish! Pratt & Davis is a full-service art advisory for collectors, estates, foundations and museums. Their services include collection acquisition and management, curatorial services, the sale of clients’ individual artworks or collections, fundraising and corporate sponsorships. Clients run the gamut from The Smithsonian Museum to private and corporate collectors all over the United States.
Our creative team was enlisted to develop their brand and showcase their unique ability to connect people and art! Branding, logo, identity materials, website, and social media are just a few of the areas we’ve put our signature!
Not only are we gratified in that we’re doing our best to help prevent heart disease and related diseases, we’re very proud that we’ve helped in a demonstrably tangible way. This year’s (2014) Greater Charlotte Heart Ball topped the $1,000,000 mark for the second year in a row!
We’re proud to have helped this happen and we look forward to our joint efforts for the 2015 Ball to be even more productive with a new goal set at $1,200,000. There’s no way around it: working with the AHA just does our hearts good!
Normally, our Navy SEALs stay in the background – and that’s the way they like it. But this year, we’re proud to announce a brilliant victory for the SEALs, their families and those who support them: the successful planning and completion of the inaugural SEAL-NSW Family Foundation* gala, held on March 27th, at Charlotte’s exclusive Quail Hollow Club, co-sponsored by PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.** and chaired by our very own Alaine Bollinger.
The event kicked off with a cocktail reception and silent auction featuring many unique military packages and experiences, then segued dramatically into a stunning one/two “assault” by air and ground forces: a skydiving and ground demonstration that was full of surprises, to put it mildly.
Keynote speaker was Joseph J. Grano, Chairman and CEO of Centurian Holdings, former Chairman of the Homeland Security Council and Special Forces Green Beret.
Mr. Grano’s speech was followed by the first-hand report of a SEAL family member, sharing some of the sacrifices all SEALs’ family members endure and the critical need for continued support of the NSW community.
Special guests included four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, including veteran SEAL Mike Thornton, board member of the Foundation.
The program was followed by a live auction featuring destination and special operations packages not available to the public. The evening spotlight performer was singer and songwriter Edwin McCain.
We’re immensely gratified to announce the numbers:
– Net revenue for the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation: $376,410.00
We’re also hugely gratified (and more than a bit awed) by the incredible effort of everyone involved, and offer a special thanks to the SEALs (and their families!) for a job well done – and for helping us sleep better at night, knowing their eyes are wide open.
*About the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation
The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization raising awareness and funds for programs that support Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale. The Foundation’s efforts allow our SEALs to focus on training and deployment, with a greater sense of security knowing their loved ones have strong support at home. For more information, please visit www.sealsnswff.org
**PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services groups providing retail and business banking, residential mortgages, specialized corporate and government services (including banking, real estate finance and asset based lending) and wealth and asset management.
PNC has a long history of supporting military personnel and veterans, including a 2013 initiative to hire more veterans and encourage other organizations to do likewise.
Exciting news for our client, Premier Alliance, naming a distinguished new CEO, Mr. Joseph Grano. His accomplishments are too extensive to mention here but here are a few highlights:
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At Premier Alliance Group, Mr. Grano will establish a new Premier subsidiary, “root9B,” as industry leader in cyber- security services, with special focus on our national energy grid and financial system.
Please join us in celebrating this outstanding management addition to head up our client’s array of high-level consulting offerings and bolster the critically-important oversight of our national cyber security!
We’re increasing our stealthy Private Label business in two great areas: ████ and ████ with a national presence in both! Once again, we’re teaming with two of our PL clients to help develop the products they want to sell to ████ and ██████ as private label (and branded!) products – helping them all the way from branding to product development to naming, packaging, even “on the shelf” research and in-store design. You’ll see all of these products soon at a ██████ or a ████ near you!
When we’re done, they have a turnkey package they can take to █████ and ██████, who in turn will have wonderful materials they can use to sell on to their customers – the consumers. We’re doing some of this work along with their internal teams and some of it all by ourselves. You’d know their clients: they’re household names like ████ and ███████ including █████ and █████! This time around, we’re doing food products, like ███, ██████, ████ and ████, just to (not) name a few.
You’ve probably seen our stealth work…you just didn’t know we did it.
Need we say more? Yes! It’s possible we’ve developed some of our stealth expertise hanging around with the Navy SEALs. They’ve taught us how to ███ and ███, without getting ███! They’ve shown us how well “under the radar” works – even when we can’t really talk about it.
Would you like to talk to us about it? We can do that, within limits, of course. Are you wearing a wire?
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as Agency of Record for Ward Manufacturing.
For more than 90 years, Ward has been one of America’s leading manufacturers of cast iron fittings, from actual iron production to finished product on the shelves. Their presence in American construction, from municipal utilities to homes, is ubiquitous across the United States. Pioneering work in the development of stainless steel tubing for the piping of fuel gases (Wardflex division) revolutionized the installation of gas piping (and building construction) throughout America – and this innovation leadership led to their purchase by Hitachi in 1990.
As part of our engagement, we will be bringing a full spectrum of our services into play, from research to advertising, brand development to web design and more. In short, we’ve got our work cut out for us. Can’t wait!
Themed with a classical Greco-Roman motif, the 2014 American Heart Association Greater Charlotte Heart Ball proved that history does, indeed, repeat itself. But it didn’t just repeat itself – it got better! This year, the gala Heart Ball held in Charlotte passed last year’s one million dollar mark by a gratifying margin, and we are proud to have played a part in that achievement.
Based on the theme “Conquer the Heart”- BD&H helped produce unique communication materials for the events throughout the year leading up to the annual gala, as well as all communication materials for the Ball. This year’s Ball was the best yet, touting a Vegas-like dinner show and living statues for the record number of attendees.
The AHA provides vital work in the areas of research, prevention, and education programs designed to help prevent heart-related illnesses, stroke and circulatory disease.
Our own Alaine Bollinger once again served as Auction Co-Chair. We take our pro bono work very seriously and are more than happy to think that our efforts have played even a small part in helping the AHA achieve its 2014 goals!
It is our great privilege to be assisting our nation’s special forces and the families of those who are serving us every day, all over the globe, in these troubled and dangerous times. Our team works in conjunction with the Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSWFF) and recently sponsored a reception – including a live demonstration by the Leap Frogs – in Charlotte in order to educate us all about the lives led by SEALS (and their families) and share the mission of the Foundation.
In addition to offering executive leadership, our own Alaine Bollinger was named Regional Advisory Board – Chair. The Advisory Board provides leadership and regional support to the Foundation, which is headquartered in San Diego, California.
We are currently working on the Spring Gala for the Foundation, which will be held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC, in 2014.
It is with a great deal of pride and an equal amount of humility that we serve those and their families who serve us all so unfailingly.