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Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
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What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
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Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
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Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
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It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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Atlanta-Based Restaurants Chose Firm Based on Experience with Restaurants and Franchises
ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Publik Draft House (P.D.H.) and Baraonda Ristorante and Bar, Atlanta-based restaurant concepts, announce a partnership with Trevelino/Keller as their public relations and marketing agency of choice. Trevelino/Keller offers P.D.H. and Baraonda years of experience in the restaurant, franchise and fine food industries, with expertise in building food and beverage brands on both a local and national scale.
Owned by Costanzo Astarita, Eddie Johnson and Mario Maccarrone, P.D.H. and Baraonda operate under restaurant parent company, C+M Gastronomy Group. Through the partnership, C+M Gastronomy group plans to strengthen the presence of P.D.H. as a gastropub with unique menu offerings and Baraonda as a provider of fine, authentic Italian cuisine. In addition, P.D.H. partners with Trevelino/Keller as the brand plans for franchise expansion.
Recognized as one of the fourth fastest growing firms in the United States, Trevelino/Keller is often sought out by companies in need of a strategic partner that cuts across public relations, marketing and social media. Drawn to Trevelino/Keller's dedicated consumer lifestyle and franchise practices, P.D.H. and Baraonda chose Trevelino/Keller based on its experience with food and beverage and fine foods companies, as well as its legacy of expanding some of the region's most popular brands, including Moe's Southwest Grill, Flying Biscuit Cafe, Planet Smoothie and Shane's Rib Shack.
"Trevelino/Keller possesses the knowledge and expertise needed to support our restaurants as we plan to expand P.D.H. and strengthen the presence of both brands in the southeastern market," says Costanzo Astarita, executive chef and co-owner of P.D.H. and Baraonda. "The firm's experience with many successful food and beverage brands instills confidence that Trevelino/Keller will be a beneficial partner in growing our restaurant concepts."
P.D.H. offers a unique take on the American gastropub, offering a menu that balances the flavor and originality of a fine dining restaurant with the expectation of a gastropub environment, serving up a duck quesadilla and venison sliders along with traditional fare, such as the P.D.H. house burger. Baraonda's menu boasts Italian specialty dishes and premiere wines in an intimate and rustic Italian environment. C+M Gastronomy Group plans to focus on strategic growth, marketing and visibility initiatives that will build the brand across the region.
"P.D.H. and Baraonda are brands that naturally fit into our portfolio of work in the food and beverage industry," states Dean Trevelino, principal, Trevelino/Keller. "We look forward to supporting the brands' growth plans as they expand throughout the region."
About C+M Gastronomy Group C+M Gastronomy Group is the parent restaurant group of Publik Draft House (P.D.H.), Baraonda Ristorante and Bar and Fig Jam. Founded in Atlanta by Costanzo Astarita and Mario Maccarrone, C+M Gastronomy Group's concepts offer a variety of menu items and dining environments, from gastropub to authentic Italian. For more information, visit www.publikatl.com, www.baraondaatlanta.com or www.figjamatlanta.com.
About Trevelino/Keller Headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in Washington, DC and Charleston, SC, Trevelino/Keller specializes in public relations, social media and brand marketing. Recognized as one of the 30 best firms to work for in North America, Trevelino/Keller is sought after by companies in Technology, Corporate, Lifestyle, GreenWorks, Franchising and Health. The firm's Atlas Alliance offers international support in markets throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Trevelino/Keller's commitment to the startup community began with its launch of The Start-Up Council in 2006 and will expand in 2013 with the launch of Groovy-Studios, its marcom one-offs platform for early stage companies and Start-Opia, a portal connecting startups, capitalists and service firms. WheelhouseTK, the firm's brand that brings expanded expertise together in video services, SEO/PPC and web/mobile programming, serves those clients looking for integrated solutions. For more information about the firm visit www.trevelinokeller.com. For career placement, visit the firm's talent portal, www.prstarbase.com.