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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Hope Alexander, Performer for Disney on Ice

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Hope Alexander, Performer for Disney on Ice

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  Disney on Ice returned to the Verizon Center on Wednesday, February 10, and will continue daily performances thru Monday, February 15th. The newest edition of the show brings you a “Treasure Trove” of all your favorite Disney characters, everyone from Cinderella to Rapunzel, to Peter Pan, Simba, and the Mad Hatter. […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : EVOKE Founder and President Jodi Moraru

People to Know / Punch Profiles : EVOKE Founder and President Jodi Moraru

You might have caught her on TLC network’s “Sunday Brunch”, providing tips on hosting, well yes, a brunch, but with more panache, style and originality than you are used to. Or you might have hired her to do one of your events in town. Or, you might have actually just attended one of the numerous […]

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Introducing The Punch Power Circle – Women of Distinction in D.C.

Introducing The Punch Power Circle – Women of Distinction in D.C.

A friend recently published a non-fiction “unputdownable” read which is being touted as not only timely, but very important by the critics, the media, and yes, the Twitterverse. Entitled “Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works”, TIME magazine Washington, D.C. correspondent and now author Jay Newton-Small (she’s a woman with a man’s name […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : VegasGirlsNightOut.com CEO & Owner Bri Steck Who Wants You to Book Their Most Exciting Bachelorette Party Package Yet: “It’s Britney, Bach!”

People to Know / Punch Profiles : VegasGirlsNightOut.com CEO & Owner Bri Steck Who Wants You to Book Their Most Exciting Bachelorette Party Package Yet: “It’s Britney, Bach!”

I was around 27 years old when one could find me lip-synching and dancing around my Reston, Virginia apartment (alone or with a gal pal, wine always included) to Britney Spears‘ “…Baby One More Time”. Ah, memories. They were good memories. Back then, Britney Spears was the equivalent of a carefree time in our lives. […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : DC’s Dancing Stars Winner, Dr. Matthew Shank, President of Marymount University

People to Know / Punch Profiles : DC’s Dancing Stars Winner, Dr. Matthew Shank, President of Marymount University

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  Prior to DC’s Dancing Stars Gala returning for the second year, we spoke with event founder Maria Coakley David. Shortly after the event, we spoke with Corporate Challenge Contestant MaryJo Robinson of Booz Allen Hamilton, and now, we bring you a Q&A with grand champion Dr. Matthew Shank, President of Marymount University. […]

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People to Know / Punch Profile : Food Tank Founder Danielle Nierenberg

People to Know / Punch Profile : Food Tank Founder Danielle Nierenberg

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Earlier this month, Food Tank, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a sustainable global food system, hosted a panel at American University that brought together students, community members, and leaders in the food sphere. The panel, called “The Real Cost of Food” examined the social, environmental, and health impacts of producing food using […]

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Punch Profile/People to Know: DC’s Dancing Stars Gala Corporate Challenge Contestant, MaryJo Robinson of Booz Allen Hamilton

Punch Profile/People to Know: DC’s Dancing Stars Gala Corporate Challenge Contestant, MaryJo Robinson of Booz Allen Hamilton

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  Shortly before the 2nd Annual DC’s Dancing Stars Gala, we interviewed Gala co-chair and Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Fairfax co-owner, Maria Coakley David. The event, held October 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner, raised over $185,00 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, T.A.P.S., Marymount University, Our Military Kids, and The […]

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Punch Profile/People to Know: Scott and Becky Harris, Co-owners of Catoctin Creek Distillery

Punch Profile/People to Know: Scott and Becky Harris, Co-owners of Catoctin Creek Distillery

When I travel, I’ll go to some place like Berlin, or London, or Singapore, and see a bottle of my stuff on the shelf of a restaurant that I visit, and that is amazing, it’s just unbelievable. It’s super rewarding to see that. By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  “I gave up my job to make […]

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Punch Profile/People to Know: Maria Coakley David, Founder of DC’s Dancing Stars Gala

Punch Profile/People to Know: Maria Coakley David, Founder of DC’s Dancing Stars Gala

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  A Valentine’s gift turned franchise, turned charity event that raised $165,000 in it’s inaugural year-that’s the story behind DC’s Dancing Stars Gala, which is back for a second year this Saturday. Eleven local personalities, including ABC 7’s anchor and reporter, Jummy Olabanji, WUSA 9’s anchor and reporter Larry Miller, and […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Nicole “DJ Neekola” Gallub, CEO of Pelonkey

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Nicole “DJ Neekola” Gallub, CEO of Pelonkey

Last month, Pelonkey threw a launch party three years in the making. Founded in 2012 by Nicole Gallub, (better known to many as DJ Neekola), this digital booking agency gives freelance entertainers and event planners the power to take control of their careers, providing easy access to tools for creating contracts and invoices, and more […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Donna and Rosy Khalife, Co-Founders of Surprise Ride

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Donna and Rosy Khalife, Co-Founders of Surprise Ride

  That morning started out just like every other morning and then suddenly we were packing our bags to get to Hollywood. By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  When adults are buying subscription boxes meant for kids 6-11, keeping the boxes for themselves, you know you must be doing something right. Rosy and Donna Khalife, the sisters […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Merlin Kauffman, Founder + CEO of Soothe

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Merlin Kauffman, Founder + CEO of Soothe

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  Not too long ago, I read a tweet that asked, “Is there an app for me to find + pay someone to come to my office to rub the knot out of my neck?” The answer is yes, yes there is. That app is Soothe. The app that will bring […]

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