By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com
I am very honored to announce that I have been nominated for the 2015 Small Business Influencer Award for Journalists.
I want to thank my friend, Becky Wilson, for nominating me for this impeccable honor.
I would also like to express gratitude to all of the talented artists, authors, dancers, entrepreneurs, fitness aficionados, musicians and pop culture experts that took time out of their schedule to have an interview with me. I also want to acknowledge all of the public relations personnel that I have worked and coordinated with over the past four years. I enjoyed getting to know you and your clients and I cannot wait to continue to evolve our relationship.
Over the past eight years, I have had the opportunity to get to know fantastic people in the media industry and they have become my mentors. I want to personally acknowledge and thank Rick Stasi, Amy Herdy, Rob Low, Tess Koppelman, Shawn Edwards, Don Champion, Christine (Chang) Gillette, Amanda Kost, Anne Trujillo, Jace Larson, Will Ripley, Scott Herman, Josh Skinner, Kent Speakman, James Timothy White, Jane Blumenthal Martin, Julie Cortes and Diane Schmidt. I am honored to have you in my life and will always be grateful for your advice, mentorship and teachings.
I would not be where I am right now without the support of my friends and family. I especially want to acknowledge my grandparents: Pat Sylvia, the late Daniel Elyachar, the late Sophia Matzdorff and the late Ralph Matzdorff. Thank you for always encouraging me to pursue the written word!
However, there are three cheerleaders I could not end this article without thanking….my mom, Gloria; my dad, Matthew; and my brother, Aaron. Words cannot describe how much they mean to me and their love and encouragement has made me a better person!
Finally, I want to thank you…my readers! I would not be here without your support and tenacity to see an investigative approach to covering entertainment, lifestyle and pop culture news.
You can vote for me, by clicking here: http://influencers.smallbiztrends.com/journalists-2015/elyachar-jacob/ Voting ends on November 5, 2015.
Thank you all for your support!