If you want to talk about dealing with disasters, husband-and-wife team Daniel and Trisha Merkle know all about them, both personally and professionally. They moved to Florida just before Hurricane Charley arrived in 2004 and a year before Hurricane Katrina struck. They bought into a local business in 2007, right around the beginning of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Key Drugs was a local pharmacy chain founded by a rags-to-riches Russian émigré who came to Rochester as a child, and he showed his appreciation through numerous philanthropic gestures. The Key Drugs business started during the Great Depression and rapidly expanded in the 1950s and ‘60s— but it never ventured too far from the Rochester base. Key Drugs filled millions of prescriptions during its tenure.
Al’s Stand was a restaurant that became firmly entrenched within its northwest Rochester neighborhood and especially with the kids who attended nearby Jefferson High School. The place was run by a multi-generational Italian family and known for its lemon ice, hot dogs and steak sandwiches. Crowds packed the no-frills eatery and spilled out to the sidewalk window counter, and the aroma of grilled meat wafted through the area. Teens came to flirt and dance to the onetime jukebox music.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".