Pelonkey Board Member Spotlight: Victoria Michael

Our lovely Pelonkey Advisory Board member, Victoria Michael, is one busy lady! Not only does she serve as our fabulous public relations member for Pelonkey, Victoria also owns her own boutique PR company, VM Public Relations, that caters to all sorts of fun companies! Every client is a new adventure for her.

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On top of owning her own company, Victoria is also currently on the board and various committees for multiple organizations, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Washington Humane Society, the Make a Wish Foundation, Save the Children, the Gio Gonzalez Foundation, Second Chance, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, Becky’s Fund, Knock Out Abuse, the list goes on! Victoria has been on over 100 board/committees over the past few years.

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All of this expertise makes her an astounding Pelonkey Board member! Victoria thinks Pelonkey will help small businesses and artists attain some of the common support that all big businesses have at their fingertips, all in one easy-to-use format. Pelonkey will expand to many industries, beyond our current focus on the DC DJ scene. Victoria’s best skills are her ability to network, build brands, and create exposure for those brands. This is why her main role is to get the word out about Pelonkey and garner as much awareness for the brand as possible.

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Outside of work, Victoria loves to travel, try new foods, and indulge in sports! Growing up, she was a big football fan, but now she really enjoys all sporting events – her new favorite being baseball. Our hometown Washington Nationals is her favorite team, and Vicotira is a PR consultant for them! She has worked with all of our favorite home sports teams in some capacity, including the Washington Capitals, Redskins, Wizards, Kastles, and DC United. She loves them all! Secretly, Victoria roots for the Buffalo Bills when our home team isn’t playing!

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A very patriotic lady, Victoria Michael’s favorite bird is the eagle, and if she could only sit in one type of chair for the rest of her life, it would be a lounge chair. She loves the tropical beach life! And we love her! Pelonkey is proud to have Victoria Michael on our Board for all of our PR support.

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Pelonkey Partners & Advisory Board Happy Hour!

On Wednesday, Pelonkey brought together its fabulous partners and Advisory Board members together for a meet and greet group happy hour! One of our great Advisory Board members, Tony Cord with DC Innovates, hosted the happy hour at his beautiful penthouse over in Thomas Circle, with yummy food sponsored by Chix (Eat Responsibly).

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Stylus Chris and DJ Alkimist came out from the Beat Refinery DJ school to meet our awesome Pelonkey Board! The Beat Refinery teaches people how to be an awesome DJ, and they have partnered with Pelonkey because they believe in the mission – this business will disrupt the events and entertainment industry! Performing artists aren’t always the savviest on the business end. Pelonkey provides a secure business platform for the entertainers and puts the power of their contracts back into their own hands. The Beat Refinery is completely on board with that! Another Pelonkey partner, Heist Lounge owner DJ Dirty Hands came out for the celebration! Heist allows Pelonkey to host sponsored events at their venue at no additional fee, with a heavy emphasis on the DJ market for entertainers.

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Other awesome Board members that came out were Victoria Michael with VM Relations, Rich Shea with HiBall Events, Eddie Fam with Meant 2 Live Foundation, and Steve Britt with Leach Travell Britt Law. DJ Neekola gave a quick update to everyone about all the exciting things that have been happening for Pelonkey, including our most recent win at Tech Cocktail in Vegas a couple weeks ago!

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It was an awesome evening, and everyone had a wonderful time getting to know each other and being the DREAM TEAM that they are! Thank you, guys! Pelonkey wouldn’t be what it is today without all of your awesome support!

DJ Launch at Heist!

DJ Neekola has been working tirelessly to build Pelonkey, an online booking agency connecting quality talent in the industry to clients under a secure market. Heist hosted our soft launch for DJs!

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The awesome underground lounge opened early on a Tuesday night, welcoming the awesome influx of great industry peeps, offering Bacardi sponsored drink specials and raffles, with the proceeds benefiting the Meant 2 Live Foundation.

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CliqTrio’s Hallmark Herman (Greg Law) took some amazing pics from the event – thanks, Greg!!

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Victoria Michael (of VM Public Relations and Pelonkey Board member) celebrated her birthday with us – sparklers and cupcakes for everybody!

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Neekola gave a great little speech to all the stoked DJs about what Pelonkey can do for them and their business, getting everyone fired up about the app!

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As a perk for the DJs who came out, ACS offered a special discount on their earplug services, making sure each DJ had the opportunity to spare themselves from long-term hearing damage.

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Pelonkey partnered up with Beat Refinery, offering every DJ the chance to take their DJ certification test, which would provide them an official Beat Refinery Certified badge on their Pelonkey profiles. These guys are awesome and really understand the dedication, hard work, and art that go into the beat mixing and performance process.

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It was an awesome event, and everyone had such a great time! Though the event officially ended at 11pm, everyone raged well past 2am when Heist had to close.

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Pelonkey can’t wait to host another event at Heist next month, spotlighting our top artists and performers to hit the decks for a special performance! See you there!

Pelonkey: https://pelonkey.com

Heist: http://www.heistdc.com

Meant 2 Live Foundation: http://www.meant2live.org/#!/home-page

ACS Custom USA: http://www.acscustom.com/us/

Bacardi: http://www.bacardiusa.com/lda_us.aspx?ReturnUrl=/