MMI Associates, Inc. Senior Account Executive Named 24th Annual A Toast To The Triangle Publicity Chair

Ryal Curtis Aids Charity Through Publicity Committee.

Raleigh, NC, October 26, 2008 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a full-service public relations firm (, has announced that senior account executive Ryal Curtis has been named A Toast to the Triangle publicity committee chair. The 24th annual A Toast to the Triangle™ is scheduled for March 8, 2009 at North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Center at 1101 Gorman St. As chair, Curtis will be responsible for raising awareness and visibility of the 2009 event.

A Toast to the Triangle raises funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., which supports the children and adults of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The Center provides programs for children and adults with special needs, including educational services, respite care, early childhood intervention, residential services and a summer program.

The event offers guests samples from more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and beers, as well as friendly competition among the participants. The 2008 Toast, which raised more than $212,000 for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, was held March 9 at the McKimmon Center, and more than 1,200 guests attended.

For more information, a list of participating restaurants or sponsor information, please contact Maria Hernandez at (919) 832-3909 ext. 107 or e-mail

“I am honored to be named publicity chair for the 2009 Toast,” said Curtis. “The 2008 Toast was a huge success for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation and I am looking forward to working with tother committee members to ensure that a great 2009 event.”

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists has recognized MMI as one of the top five public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous awards for its work and most recently was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, and was named a Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, please call (919) 233-6600 or visit the Web site at

About A Toast to the Triangle:
A Toast to the Triangle was first held on April 6, 1986 at Carolina Place. Approximately $6,000 was raised and given to the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation’s Building Fund. Since 1986, the event has been held annually to raise funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and its affiliated organizations. The event offers an astonishing array of culinary splendor from 40 of the Triangle’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers. Attracting more than 1,200 people, last year’s event raised over $212,000 for the Center’s programs and services. To learn more about this event, please visit

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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