The VIPP Report: VIPP Style Accessories adds an additional statement pieces to their collection

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Time to freshen up your jewelry. VIPP Style Accessories just received a few new statement pieces that we know you are going to love.  forecasting some of the colors you will see in the coming months, olive, gold, purple (all shades) and cream.  So, we went and found these beautiful bold pieces.

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You can purchase them online at http://www.vippstyle.com.  To see online specials, popup shop and special event opportunities.  Follow us us on Facebook @vippstyle and Instagram @vipp_style.  Make a statement with our beautiful, bold and stylish pieces.

To join our style team, contact us at booking@vippstyle.com.

“Make A Statement” with VIPP Style Accessories

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VIPP Style Accessories is your new online shopping experience. Finding unique, bold and vibrant statement pieces can be difficult. So, our stylists work hard to locate great pieces from all over the U.S. and we will showcase them on our site.  “Make An Impression “

 

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The VIPP Report: Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church celebrates their 118th church anniversary

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As they extend their “olive” branch to the community to come be a part of their celebration

(Louisville, KY) Mt. Olive has been a vital and a stable entity in the Smoketown neighborhood.  On Sunday, February 25th, Rev. Alex C. Shanklin and its members will celebrate their 118th Church Anniversary.

From their humble beginnings, as the founders of the church wanted to worship together gathered in a small house to presently in 2018, Mt. Olive is located on several acres on East Kentucky Street. They built the church and family life center.  Then doing the impossible during difficult economic times, this congregation burned their mortgage when the loan was paid off.  Mt. Olive has proven to be a leader in the growth of the community.

So, on Sunday, February 25th, we invite you to celebrate the history of the church, its deep roots in the Smoketown community and their compassion to give back.  This year’s theme says it all, “Love One Another,” from the scripture, I John 4:20-21.

Rev. Samuel L. Whitlow Jr., Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Louisville will be the guest minister and will preach the 11:00 am service. Jackell Jackson and Natasha Rudolph will serve as the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies for the morning service.

We would love for you to come out as we set the example of loving one another. It’s not always about the gift of money, but of time and love.  You will feel welcomed as soon as you walk through the doors of our church.

Please post and/or announce Mount Olive’s 118th Church Anniversary.  If you would like to setup an interview with Rev. Shanklin and/or some of their members, please contact Sherlene Shanklin at VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com. We will try and accommodate all your requests.

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The VIPP Report: Legendary radio personality Bill Price purchases two broadcast stations in Kentucky

 

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BILL PRICE BROADCASTING ACQUIRIES 104.7 WLOU AND 1240 WLLV

(Louisville, KY) Bill Price Broadcasting announces the acquisition of two radio stations in Louisville. As of January 1,2018, they have acquired WLOU and WLLV.  The deal was completed in December 2017, and the acquisition became official the first day of the new year. WLOU is a dual AM & FM station simulcasting on the historic 1350 AM and 104.7 FM, programming rhythm and gospel.  WLLV 1240 AM is the only gospel talk outlet in the area.

“This is a big day for our community” says Bill Price.  “It enables these stations to be under local ownership for the first time in 13 years.  This acquisition could not have been completed without the support of the community and several area ministries that played a vital role.”

Price intends to keep both formats of WLOU and WLLV the same while improving both formats and their signals. Currently both stations will service listeners in Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Bill Price Broadcasting will be an owner-operated broadcast outlet which makes them belong to an elite group within the region.  Most local radio stations are owned by large companies with multiple outlets that they own, but they do not manage the day-to-day operations.

Price, an iconic figure in the broadcast business, has spent over 40 years developing programming and local radio talent. “It’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of my mentor, William E. Summers, III who once owned and managed WLOU,” says Price.  Reverend Summers become the first black person to manage a radio station in the United States, and in 1971 became the first black person in Kentucky to own a radio station.

Price’s legendary career includes stints at Clear Channel, Cox Broadcasting, Blue Chip Radio, Johnson Communications and Anchor Radio.

WLOU is a historic station, and I have been blessed to be part of the most significant occasions, such as achieving number one ranking in the market; switching from a day-time to a 24-hour broadcast; launching WLOU on FM; winning the Stellar Award for National Mid-Market Station of the Year in 2012; the return of Summerfest, and the launch of the Tom Joyner Morning Show in 2015.  Owning these stations is a lifelong dream that has come to reality.  Never stop chasing your dream,” stated Price.

WLOU and WLLV is located at 2001 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203.  For additional information go to http://www.wlouonline.com.

To setup an interview with Bill Price and/or a member of Bill Price Broadcasting contact VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com.

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The VIPP Report: The Louisville Basketball Investment & Support Group is announced


By Sherlene Shanklin

Groundwork is being laid to help Louisville become NBA ready. NBA to Lou announced Thursday morning that Dan Issel, former NBA and ABA all-star and All-American at the University of Kentucky, will be president of the Louisville Basketball Investment and Support Group. The group created was in 2016 to explore the opportunity to bring an NBA franchise to Louisville.

In a news release, the group announced that more than 20 local investors have contributed a combined $750,000 in startup capital to support the initiative, referred to as “NBA 2 Louisville,” that will help make Louisville and the Commonwealth
of Kentucky NBA-ready. The $750,000 represents the first round of a $3 million private placement memorandum (PPM).

So, the organization’s primary role is to ensure Louisville and Kentucky are ready should there be an opportunity for an NBA expansion franchise or if an existing team expresses interest in relocating.

Is this a good idea or is this just wishful thinking? If you think this could be a reality would you support It?

Follow me on Twitter @sherlenemediapr and @thevippreport as I continue to watch their vision come to life.

If you have a story idea, send it to me at thevippreport@vippcommunications.com.

The VIPP Report: Group of leaders and investors name Dan Issel as president in an effort to get a NBA franchise in Louisville

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So, now I know that former NBA and ABA star and UK star Dan Issel is named president of the group.

The Louisville Basketball Investment and Support Group will collaboratively work to get a NBA franchise to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

This will be a significant move to get all parties invested in the idea of a NBA team if a new team Is developed or a current one would like to move.

You can also follow me on Twitter @Sherlenemediapr and Facebook @SherleneShanklin.

The VIPP Report: A “Top” cooking competition show will move to Kentucky for Season 16

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“Top Chef” announces they are setting up shop in Lexington, Kentucky and will visit several cities in the Commonwealth including Louisville

By Sherlene Shanklin

With four episodes still ahead for the hit show “Top Chef” are now going where it’s never gone before.  Do you think that’s odd that they took distinguishable theme from “Star Trek”.  Weird or is it?  The science fiction television series’ main character was Captain Kirk played by Actor William Shatner.  He currently lives in Versailles, Kentucky near Lexington on a horse farm he owns.  So, it appears that Shatner and the show will be neighbors for a while.

“Top Chef” is heading to Lexington, Kentucky for Season 16.  The show will have a new batch of cheftestants battle it out for the coveted title of Top Chef with the thriving culinary scenes of Louisville, Lexington, and Lake Cumberland serving as the backdrop. Plus, with the Bluegrass State’s culinary traditions of bourbon and barbecue, this is sure to be the tastiest season of Top Chef yet.

So you better believe we’re excited to see what awesomeness Kentucky brings to Top Chef in Season 16. “We are always looking for rising culinary destinations and are looking forward to planting our flag in Kentucky and soaking up a diverse region of the country that we haven’t yet explored on Top Chef,” Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media, said in a statement. “Kentucky has a strong food identity and we know our incoming chefs will be inspired by the bourgeoning culinary scene, known for its innovative takes on Southern cuisine, melding flavors, and use of Kentucky’s agricultural bounty.”

Production on Season 16 of Top Chef is set to begin this spring with a premiere date later this year.  They are casting for that show and if you would like to be a part of it go to Bravotv.com/topchefcasting for more information.

If you become a cheftestant and you live in the Bluegrass please let me know.  If you have a story idea, send it to me at thevippreport@vippcommunications.com.  You can also follow me on Twitter @sherlenemediapr @thevippreport @vippcomm for real-time entertainment and community news.

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The VIPP Report: A team of leaders is expected to announce their involvement in bringing a NBA franchise to Louisville

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Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC Affiliate

With the looming question that many in Kentucky want to know can the state support a National Basketball Association, (NBA) team?  The reason why I’m expanding the discussion from Louisville to the whole Commonwealth is because the players, (people involved) will have connections to both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. I’ve figured out several names of the people involved but It can change and/or be updated by the time the public is made aware of their venture.

Remember, I said that there will be an announcement this week.  We only have a couple of days left in the week so I anticipate something in the next day if not today.  At the time of the announcement we will have the name(s) of the people involved which will create a collaborative team of influential people playing all the positions needed to be a real competitor in the game of having a professional team in Louisville.

Like in the Field of Dreams, we built the KFC Yum! Center so will they come or do they need another arena to make it happen?  We are getting closer to that announcement where the talk will turn into negotiations.  They still have a long way to go but this is now going to be moving forward instead of backwards.

To learn more about Louisville working to get a NBA team read my story below. 

You can follow me on Twitter @Sherlenemediapr and Facebook on my public figure page @SherleneShanklin.  Send your story ideas to sshanklin@whas11.com or thevippreport@vippcommunications.com.

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