CLEFood Giveaway Winners + Some News to Share

First things first on this beautiful Friday (and the last day of the Shoreway closure!):
I have winners to announce for this week’s two CLEFood giveaways.

Upcoming #CLEFood Events

Upcoming #CLEFood Events: Greenhouse Tavern dinner on June 18; Neighborfood on June 22

Greenhouse Tavern’s Prophets of Smoked Meat Dinner and Book Signing

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Greenhouse Tavern Winner

Congratulations, entry #57 – Kate! You won two tickets to the June 18 dinner and book signing at Greenhouse Tavern.

If you didn’t win, you have another chance to enter over at WhyCLE. And tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite.

Dishcrawl Cleveland’s Neighborfood

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Dishcrawl Winner

Congrats, entry #34 – Katie B! (It’s apparently a lucky day for Kate’s and Katie’s!) You won two tickets to the Tremont restaurant hop and fundraiser on June 22. Tickets are also still available for this event at

I will email both of you today – please reply by Monday to redeem your prize.

Now! For the news I teased earlier this week.

If you were at Ohio Blogging’s meetup on Wednesday and saw me enjoying the Goose Island beer tasting, you’ll know I’m not pregnant.

I also haven’t decided to embrace my love of capes and become Cleveland’s masked avenger.


Not happening.

Not happening.

But while I may not be taking up employment as Captain Cleveland, I do start a new job on Monday!

For 7 years (6 of those in Cleveland), I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most hardworking, intelligent and conscientious people I know in PR Newswire’s Content Services department.

People who can spot a barely discernible, but significant typo on page 9 of a 30-page earnings announcement, while also counseling clients on social media, SEO, and writing strategies.

What started as an Assistant Editor position proofreading and distributing press releases evolved into something much more over the years. From counseling a nonprofit on how to increase their online presence to a large company on reaching media in China, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed helping our clients tell their stories.

And anytime my office sent out a news release about Cedar Point, I got a little giddy.

Although I’ve enjoyed the work, it was my team members that made me want to come in each morning.

I met some fantastic friends, ate my fair share of dip at Dip Day, and been lucky to have an incredible boss in Cathy Spicer (aka The Grammar Hammer!).

I’m going to miss working side by side with them everyday.

Customer Content Services' Cleveland bureau (photo from

Customer Content Services’ Cleveland bureau (photo from

The good news is that I still get to see their faces. Because on Monday I’ll be working only 50 feet away as a Media Relations Manager on PR Newswire’s Audience Development team.

I can’t wait to tackle what’s next and bridge what I’ve done in my current position with what I’ve learned as a blogger and media relations freelancer.

Over the next couple of months, you may notice fewer blog posts than usual. Until I get my bearings, I’ll be posting at least once a week (more likely twice).

But first, I’m happy with one more day where I am.

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  1. So, so proud of you, lady! You work so hard and deserve all the good things coming your way! Cheers! XO

  2. That’s awesome, congratulations! :)

  3. Awesome!!! What great news!!! Congrats!

  4. I knew there was another reason I liked your blog so much! Hooray for proofreaders!!!

    • Proofreading: it’s a gift, not a curse, a skill that can be used in every role. I wish you the best in your new role!

  5. Congratulations Amanda! What exciting news! I wish you all the luck and well wishes in your new role!

  6. Congrats, lady! Wishing you continued success in your new position!!

  7. So incredibly excited for you. Congrats, lady – you earned it.

  8. Plus you will be so much closer to me!

  9. Congrats!! Such wonderful news- I hope your first day is going great!

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