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Fun Snow Day Ideas!

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The snow storm is on it's way! To all my Long Island Friends, please be safe! Stay home and enjoy the snow day with your family! 


1. Sleep....haha I think we all know thats not possible with children, but it's wishful thinking

 

2. Make cookies or cook with the kids.

 

3. Clean and organize your house

 

4. Shop online. I love www.litrends.com!

 

5. Play a good old fashioned board game with the kids, or do some arts and crafts. 

 

6. Exercise!! 

 

7. Build a snowman, an igloo or have a snowball fight.

 

8. Movie marathon!! or watch some of our shows on www.thedailyblu.com

 

9. Build an indoor blanket fort for the kids 

 

10. Unfriend Facebook friends who live in warmer weather.... LOL or better yet, plan that long awaited, vacation you deserve!




Blu hits the Air Waves!

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM


So excited to be part of this....Tune in at 107.1 fm, or 96.9 fm!!! or LIVE on www.thedailyblu.com

Happy Holidays WE ARE MERRY!

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 1:45 PM

This year we have a lot to be Merry about! We are fortunate to have many wonderful employees and clients. We moved into a LEED facility with a new production studio, top of the lines cameras and lighting, smart TV's and a smart board too!   Not only did we advance in our company, but we were able to support these charities this year: Angela's House, American Heart, Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, Arthritis Foundation, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Day One Foundation, Every Woman Matters Walk, Girl Scouts USA, Tikkun LI, Boots on the Ground, Nassau County Veterans, St Jude, Sandy Relief, J Bird Performing Arts Program, Linens & Love, Catholic Charities.

Our company is growing and we are thrilled to be able to deliver traditional news and advertising paired with advanced technology.

 

Social Marketing, LIVE Web Shows, Internet broadcasting, blasting, events, SEO, graphics, Public & Community Relations, we do it all: IN HOUSE! We thank you for supporting our team and local charities! Blu Chip cares about your business…for your success is ours!

Cheers for Charity Cover Party

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The Milieu Magazine cover party was a huge success.  I am overwelmed with the love and support I recieved on Monday evening by my family, friends, and so many inspiring women.  We were able to collect an entire U-Haul truck with everyone's generous donations of food, toys, linens and supplies that were sent out to local Long Island charities.  My co-worker, Jeff described the energy of the night as "electrifying" which makes me ecstatic!  I really want people to feel good about giving back to those who are less fortunate. "Hundreds of people came to the event with a great need to help others, and that is what life is all about" Ula BluChip explained.  Seeing all the faces around the room set an impression on me and created a momory that will last forvever.  I truly feel like we were able to make a difference with the help of Milieu and I could not be more grateful for their support!  

Thank you to everyone who came and to everyone who helped put the party together: Vincent's Clam Bar, Echo Agency, Harlan, The Tilles Center, Jerome Bell, Milieu Magazine, LI Press and the entire BluChip Team!  With their support, we were able to give toys, books, games and food to Angela's House, The Salvation Army,  and LI Head Start.  The biggest surprise of the night was when my clients (and friends), Michael Ardolino and John Fitzgerald came up to the micrpohone to give me two pink slippers.  They told me, in front of the crowd, that if I put them on, I could give $500 for each slipper to the charity of my choice.  Well, that blew me away.  Of course, I put them on immediately!  Later, we decided that we NEEDED to give to The Next CoverGirl, Jackie Hance who founded "Beautiful Me" in honor of her three deceased daughters.

I know I said it a lot but THANK YOU...and I hope everyone can understand the tears in my speech...many of you have touched my heart.   

For info on The Hance Family Foundation "Beautiful Me" visit: www.HanceFamilyFoundation.org


Love, Karin



Straight From The South Bay Blog! - "Combat Negative Behaviors with Awareness."

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

 

We loved this blog post on the South Bay Wellness Blog, titled "Combat negative behaviors with awareness." By Carole and Denise, Reidiant Light.

 

 

To begin to recognize negative behaviors, one can practice generating more awareness and insightfulness. After each experience, stop for a moment to recognize what occurred in the experience. When things do not turn out as positive as you would have liked, try to identify how things could have gone differently in order to achieve a better outcome. Here are some ways to do that:

a) Create a daily journal. Write down your experiences each day.

b) At the end of each week, review your journal.

c) After reviewing the journal weekly, make a list of what you do want and what you don’t want in your life.

d) Start to make these positive changes in your life. For example, take one thing you don’t like about yourself and start to create positive changes. Don’t move on to the next change until you have reached the results you desire. One day at a time. You are always in control over your life. Only you can make these positive changes. Hypnosis works so well to help you move forward in your life as long as you are active in working on the resolution.

 

This blog really helps us realize the power of positivity. It teaches us not to dwell on the negativity in life. Every hardship we may face can be a challenge, but one that can inspire growth and increased self awareness. Try new things, get inspired and start living a healthier, happier life!

 

For more blogs like the one you see above visit the South Bay Wellness Blog at this link:

 

http://www.southbaywellness.com/Blog.aspx

A Graceful Experience with LI Dental Spa!

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

 

"My neighbor had recommended Dr. Hsu’s office when my tooth broke. The staff at the office are great and helpful to calm the fear"… - Patient Review Dr. Oogle

 

Going to the dentist can be daunting, and cause fear, anxiety, and feelings of distress for many. Dr. Grace Hsu, of Long Island Dental Spa understand the dis-ease that a dental appointment can cause people, and her goal was to create a dental practice where people can come and feel comfortable, and relaxed.

 

Dr. Grace and her staff at Long Island Dental Spa welcome each patient with warmth and care. When you walk in the door you will be greeted with a smile and an extended hand. It is their mission to provide everyone with compassionate, expert care and comfort in a clean, calm high-tech “spa” environment.

 

They want you to have a gorgeous smile and to actually enjoy the process, and of course be happy with the results. What sets them apart is their belief in very gentle, quality dental care; the best dentistry that they can possibly provide.

 

During your appointment, you can expect to be seated punctually in a relaxing treatment room with a personal television and head phones for your comfort. Dr. Hsu will thoroughly examine you and you will be provided with various treatment options. The risks and benefits of each option will be fully explained to you so that you can make an informed decision.

 

LI Dental Spa believes that you can take an active role in your treatment and, make sure you have all the knowledge available to make the right choices. At the end of your visit you will receive a warm, soothing towel as well as a new personal dental care kit to take home with you. Their goal is to provide you the best dentistry possible in the most soothing environment, and so far their patients agree that they have!


 

 

Santa's Christmas UHaul....

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Most people dread having to dirve a truck, but the Blu Crew jumped at the chance. We had a lot of toys to donate to Angela's House, but with no sled in sight, and the holidays right around the corner we knew Santa was to busy to lend a hand.

The Blu Crew took matters into their own hands. With their mission of making sure the only Blue Christmas children would have this year is a Blu Chip Christmas, our team got to work. With love in our hearts and Christmas cheer on our minds we ran to the nearest UHaul, and rented a the biggest truck they had available. 

Brittany BluChip and Ula BluChip drove the truck across Long Island. Ula drove as Brittany hung out the window putting makeup on in the side view mirror. (Apparently these trucks forgot to put the mirrors in the visors, and even Santa's helpers need to look good.) After a long cold treck to the Milieu Cheers for Charity Cover Party, which served as our make shift toy shop, we arrived. Hundreds of guests greeted us with Toys and gifts, and we all took handfuls to load into the back of the truck.

It was a sight to be seen. Women in dresses and high heels, children, and men in dress pants and ties  lined up and worked together, so well Santa's elves themselves would have been impressed. After a beautiful night, with the help of family and friends we successfully loaded our truck, and will be able to spread Christmas cheer to children near and dear.


Inside look behind the scenes at the Wreckless Headquarters.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Brittany Blu took a trip to Wreckless Lacrosse headquarters to take a sneak peak at some of the new apparel hitting shelves December 16th. 

See more wreckless apparel and images from their latest photo shoots, as well as a chance to win some free Wreckless gear on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wreckless-Apparel-Group/307381302726270" target="_blank">http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wreckless-Apparel-Group/307381302726270



Hauppauge High School Career Day!

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM

We received this amazing, heart warming letter from a student at Hauppauge High School regarding our presentation for career day. We love getting such good feedback. Thank you to all the students and teachers for having us!



Message:

 

Hi Mrs. Caro!

I was one of the students at Hauppauge High School today that saw your presentation with Brittany. I just wanted to tell you that you guys did an amazing job.

 

I have always been very concerned about my future and career choice. Today you really inspired me to work harder in life to find something I have a passion for and also make a great living out of it.

 

You also opened up my mind to new possibilities in the business industry. I’m similar to you in that I’m very spontaneous in my work ethic and I have to constantly be switching up what I’m doing. I thought that this was a weakness of mine because I usually see successful people as the ones that can focus on their task and stick with it until completion. I didn’t believe that this weakness would work well in marketing and business because the job requires so much focus. You really made me re-think that because you said that this trait is actually a strength. I was also able to connect with you because I contemplated being a child or school psychologist all the time and I was even thinking about pursuing this as a career. After your presentation though, I became more open to majoring in business and I can possibly see myself being successful in it. Even from a young age, I’ve been interested in real estate and watching HGTV. To me, business seemed like a very risky career ch oice though. Is there any advice you would give me if I entered the business field?

 

Overall, your presentation today really got me thinking about taking a chance in business. I’m only 15 years old, but after hearing about the internships, I feel like I need to start working and interning right now! I want to experience everything I can so that I can pick the perfect career for me.

 

Thank you so much for inspiring and motivating me today. Please tell Brittany that her story was also great because she looks quite young and she already has a fantastic career at BluChip.

 

Thank you once again. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sharon

Join Our Giving Party!!!

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

We plan to give FILL an entire truck full of toys & food for kids/families in need on Long Island, NY! Join Milieu Magazine, BluChip Marketing and The Daily Blu for the biggest GIVING party on Long Island on December 16th 6-9pm at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus and PLEASE bring any non-perishable food and/or toys or $10 to give to Angela's House and Toys of Hope. Food by Vincent's Clam Bar and Networking fun provided by our sponsors: Harlan, Tanger Outlets and Long Island Press. Thank you to volunteers who are already gathering presents. Donations can be picked up in advance.

Call 516.284.3322 for info and Happy Holidays!



 

Tru Salon - Your Perfect Holiday Travel Accessory!

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Stop by and stock up on our The TRU Salon "Tru the Product" travel size products! Everything you need in travel size containers, perfect for holiday vacationing and traveling to the relatives homes!



 

Wreckless Lacrosse Attends the Derek Pieper Memorial Cup!

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Check out pictures of the Wreckless Apparel Group teams at The Derek Pieper Memorial Cup at Wesley Chapel, FL. It was an amazing weekend for all the teams, players, parents and Wreckless Lacrosse!!

http://www.derekpiepermemorialcup.com/



Milieu Cover Party & Cheers to Charity

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Please join us for the Milieu Cover Party on Dec 16th 6-9pm at Tilles Center.  We are celebrating Karin Caro being on the December cover and the story about her family giving so much back to charity and Long Island!  We ask that everyone bring a toy, an article of clothing, a can of food to fill ONE BOX Truck so we can donate to many local charities for the holidays!  You can also give $10 and all will go to the charities directly involved!  Come network and celebrate business, life and love on Long Island!  Food included.  Bring the love! 631.337.1603