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MMI Associates, Inc. Account Executive Named to 23rd Annual A Toast to the Triangle Committee


Raleigh, NC, November 29, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., has announced that account executive, Ryal Curtis, has been named to A Toast to the Triangle publicity committee. The 23rd annual A Toast to the Triangle ™ is scheduled for March 2008 at North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Curtis will be responsible for raising awareness and visibility of the 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 over 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and beers, as well as friendly competition among the participants. The 2007 Toast, which raised almost $175,000 for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, was held April 1 at the McKimmon Center, and more than 1,350 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 mhernandez@tammylynncenter.org.

“We are excited to have Ryal named to A Toast to the Triangle publicity committee,” said Briguglio. “I am confident that he will be instrumental in the committee’s marketing efforts.”

“I am honored to be named to this committee,” said Curtis.” I am looking forward to working with the other members to ensure that this year’s event is a success for both Toast and the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.”

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 www.mmimarketing.com.

About the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.:
The Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, 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 Tammy Lynn Center serves nearly 400 children and families each year. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About the Tammy Lynn Center:
Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. In its 38th year, the Center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities (510(c)(3), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

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 1,300 people, last year’s event raised over $175,000 for the Center’s programs and services. To learn more about this event, please visit www.atoasttothetriangle.org.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
919-233-6600
patty@mmimarketing.com
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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