It's a "y'all come" event - Texas lingo for everyone's invited. Really. Dayton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paula Moorhaj wanted to make it clear. This event is for the entire community and sponsored by the chamber. The annual awards banquet is set for Saturday, Jan. 20 and begins with a mixer at 6 p.m. that is open to all. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and is catered by Marsala's. "Our awards banquet is our community awards, not necessarily chamber members only," Moorhaj said.
A hurricane named Harvey wreaked havoc on plans by city and county leaders to deal with exponential growth on the horizon. While the setback was harsh and has left many still dealing with the aftermath, resilient county residents continue to rebuild their lives. Here are some of the year's top stories including the damaging Harvey that captured the attention of everyone for weeks.
It was a hard year and many who wouldn't normally be found on a list needing assistance during the holidays have reached out for help. Liberty County Bikes for Christmas (LCBFC) was there again this year to help struggling families and brighten the holidays. "Our giving is based on how much we raise," said David Milam, one of the founders of the Liberty County Bikes for Christmas program. With that in mind, Milam said they begin with the neediest children in the community and work from there.
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".