Friday, May 16, 1997

Shakers and Stirrers - published 5/16/97

Hearty heart-felt Congratulations go out to Shelly and Joshua Masur on their newborn baby girl Julia Astrid Masur. All 7 lbs and 21 1/2 inches of her arrived last Sunday, June 1, at 7:36 a.m. You can check for yourself at her website, but Josh--the former WWWAC list mom--rightfully boasts, "She is simply the most beautiful child ever."

Jon Kalish does a monthly column called "Jews In Cyberspace" for Jewish Week Newspaper. He has reported on the new media scene for the Daily News, Newsday, Reuters and National Public Radio. He is interested in hearing about web sites or other new media subjects of interest to the Jewish community. So send in your spiel with chutzpah.

John Therkelsen has moved from North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to new media at Computer Shopper. Now you know where to go to find out about the latest deals.

US INTERACTIVE announces nine new staff members. Joining US Interactive's New York office are Trey Albers, Lance Hollander, Joyce Pavlica and Neil Bar-or. In Malvern, PA, US Interactive has added Andrew McGrath, Peter Schwenk, Michael Hancock, Kate Urzillo and Jeffrey Workman. Founded in 1992, USI has gained a national reputation for the creation and implementation of digital marketing services for interactive brand management. Clients include: American Express, IBM, AT&T, Comedy Central, Comcast Corporation, Microsoft and Royal Caribbean International.

After winning a Broadcast Designer's Association Award for art directing Lifetime Television's "The Place," Joanne Borek moves over to iVillage to be the new art director for Parent Soup. Joanne is also currently a Professor of Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

 Jim Peake has resigned from K2 Design. Stay tuned to find out where he'll grace his presence next. . . . Check out the "Midnight in Chelsea" music video by Jon BonJovi. Netcast's Danielle Chocron Gontier and Freelance designer Fred Gontier are seen kissing in their window. Oh. Demi Moore
also makes an appearance.