Awards (4)

Patricia receives 2015 Rhode Island SBA Award


Patricia has been awarded the 2015 RI Small Business Administration (SBA) Award in the Home-Based Business category.

Award recipients in Rhode Island are dedicated to the support of the small business community within the state.

In evaluating award winners, some of the criteria that the judges look at included:

  • Staying power - a substantiated history as an established business; An indication of continued growth over the three years.
  • Innovativeness of product or service offered - an illustration of the creativity and imagination of the nominee.
  • Response to adversity - examples of problems faced in the nominee's business and the methods used to solve them.
  • Contributions to community-oriented projects -evidence of the use of his/her personal time and resources.

The Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 13 at Alpine Country Club in Cranston. Read more here . . .

2015 Salute to Small Business Champions

Rhode Island Creative Magazine

The Rhode Island Creative Magazine’s mission is to make Rhode Island’s creative industry, and Providence, its Creative Capital, shine! This truly unique one-of-a-kind publication is an important resource that will create awareness of the outstanding creative talent of Rhode Island, attract and expand business opportunities, create jobs, promote local education, small and large businesses, organizations, designers, artists, printers, writers, students and others who are (and will be) an equally important resource for our economy.

For the May issue, I wanted to discuss a topic that is currently of great interest to most of our state’s businesses, and RICM as well. “Media Communications” has become a key factor in running a successful business today. It is the core of running a successful business. For some of us, it is our business and for others, it is a must-have to survive. In this issue, we have displayed a variety of professions that rely upon a strong media communications practice. We have also featured other uses of media communication from the past and current times of film, video, print and publishing.

ASPS Circle of Excellence Media Award for WTKF's "Plastic Surgery Today"

ASPS Circle of Excellence Media Award for WTKF's "Plastic Surgery Today"

ASPS Circle of Excellence Media Award

Patricia Raskin ASPS Circle of Excellence Media AwardPatricia Raskin, producer and host of WTKF's "Plastic Surgery" received the 2001 Circle of Excellence Media Award in the radio category from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons on November 4 at the annual scientific meeting in Orlando.

Raskin participated in a media panel with four award winner present to discuss how plastic surgeons can be a resource regarding the specialty to the media and examined what broadcasters and print reporters look for when covering plastic surgery stories. Each of the winners received a crystal Circle of Excellence Award.

The Circle of Excellence Media Awards, sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world’s largest organization of plastic surgeons, recognize the work of journalists who have shown initiative and determination in their reporting of the specialty of plastic surgery. Judging for this award was based on four criteria: creativity and substance of the story, quality of writing and presentation, clarity of message, and educational benefit to the public. Entries were judged by a panel of plastic surgeons and communications professionals.

“Plastic Surgery Today” debuted on WTKF, 107.3  Valentine’s Day 2000

Raskin, producer of “Plastic Surgery Today,”  said of the program with Dr. Goldwyn, “I’ve been hosting and producing media programs that focus on positive people, positive living and positive aging for the past 25 years. My radio program "Positive Living" focuses on many aspects of what Dr. Goldwyn addressed in his interview...It was fascinating to see that the concepts and philosophy presented in this particular program that won the award, are so deeply imbedded in my consciousness and my work  and that this could have been an interview on my program. The premise behind all of my media programs is exemplified in this interview, which was a wonderful testimonial to the power of this work...”


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