“Online video is becoming a first stop for many customers.  It is akin to what the Web page was a decade ago – something that can give early adopters an edge over competitors” -The New York Times
Napa couple bucks the trends in business and love
Napa Register, June 1, 2011

In today’s world of high divorce rates and daunting new business failures, Lisa and Louis Gottfried of Napa are bucking the trends. The couple, who are both founders of their own companies, are not only running successful businesses; they are also raising three children, ages 5, 11 and 14.

Gottfried cited her youngest child entering school as the tipping point for her company. With everyone occupied from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day, she was able to shift from her role as mom to CEO.

Her company, Video in a Minute, creates short videos for clients to use in email campaigns and on their websites.

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Auction Napa Valley 2011 – on film

Napa Register, April 22, 2011

So, why is well-known vintner Judd Finkelstein standing handcuffed by police in front of Buttercream Bakery in Napa?
He won’t say.
Nor will he explain what he’s doing chatting with a lady reposing in a Calistoga mudbath.
“I don’t want to give it away,” Finkelstein said, mysteriously.
The answers, he explained, will be revealed to those who watch his newest creative endeavor, a five-minute video, “Auction Napa Valley — Journey of the Weird Guy.” This year’s chairman of the Auction Napa Valley Pride Committee, Finkelstein said he set out to create this first auction video to “get all of Napa Valley aware of (the auction) and excited and educated about what it means for locals.”

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