NAIT experts available to help with your Christmas and year-end stories
Whether offering tips on preparing the perfect Christmas meal, making realistic New Year’s resolutions or paying down the holiday bills, NAIT experts are available to help with your seasonal news stories.
1. STORY IDEA: The art of holiday schmoozing
‘Tis the season for office Christmas parties and corporate functions. What is acceptable behavior at these annual events? Keven McGhan, a sales management instructor in NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business, has the answers. An expert in the art of schmoozing, he offers valuable tips on networking and business etiquette. To read some of Keven’s tips, click here.
Keven can be reached at 780.471.7870 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. STORY IDEA: Preparing the perfect Christmas meal
What does it take to roast the best turkey with all the trimmings? What should you serve with it? Josh Ward, with NAIT’s Culinary Arts program, has tips for that perfect Christmas meal.
Josh can be reached at 780.491-3167 or via email at email@example.com
3. STORY IDEA: Picking the best wines and beers for seasonal gatherings
Red or white? What’s best – a $15 bottle of wine or a $30 bottle? As a Level 1 sommelier, Brent Murton has some great tips on how to pick the right wines and beers for your festive gatherings. Brent is an instructor in NAIT’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, and dining room supervisor at Ernest’s – NAIT’s fine-dining restaurant.
Brent can be reached at 780.378-2804 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. STORY IDEA: Making realistic New Year’s fitness resolutions
Living a healthy lifestyle is no easy feat. New Year’s resolutions provide us with the opportunity to change less than optimal lifestyle habits to ones that will enhance our lives. However, too many of us fail to follow through. Kate Andrews, an instructor in NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer program, offers expert advice on how to make appropriate resolutions and tips for getting into shape and sticking with it. Kate can also talk about how exercise can be used to manage holiday stress. To read more of Kate’s tips, click here.
Kate can be reached at 780.471.8716 or via email at email@example.com
5. STORY IDEA: Year-end tax planning
Stacey Cooper, taxation and accounting instructor in NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business, has tips and reminders around year-end tax planning. Did you know, for example, that Canadians receive a 15% tax credit for charitable donations under $200 and a 29% credit for donations over $200? To take advantage this tax year, donations must be made by Dec. 31. Stacey also has timely advice involving income splitting and dealing with capital losses. To read more of Stacey’s tips, click here.
Stacey can be reached at 780.471.8312 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. STORY IDEA: Paying down the holiday bills.
The cost of all those Christmas presents and festive gatherings can add up quickly. Tannya McBride, a finance instructor in NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business, offers expert advice on how to budget for the season, deal with post-holiday debt and avoid over-spending. To read some of Tannya’s tips, click here.
Tannya can be reached at 780.378.2842 or via email at email@example.com. Tannya is not available for interviews after Dec. 18.
*** PLEASE NOTE: NAIT will be closed for the holidays beginning Dec. 21.***
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