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Minnesota SHRM 2013 Conference
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Billy Speaks at Minnesota SHRM 2013 Conference

On October 13, Billy McLaughlin kicked off the annual conference for the Minnesota Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The conference brought together human resource professionals and consultants for new ideas, shared thoughts and best practices in employee engagement, education and new ways at looking at HR problems. Following his kickoff speech, Billy, accompanied by his string quartet, added an unprecedented element to the evening’s festivities as well. For an event that is typically filled with continuing education and legal content, Billy and his ensemble were a deviation from the norm. Attendees responded positively to Billy’s addition.
SimpleGifts New CD Released
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SimpleGifts New CD Released

WinterGrace is now available for purchase (Tuesday, November 5th)! Like all the CDs that came before it, WinterGrace features traditional music that tells the real story of Christmas arranged and performed with a modern twist. Familiar classics include "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", and "Little Drummer Boy" while the lesser known title track provides a fresh but timeless melody from the hills of Appalachia.
Local Emmy Award Presentation
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Local Emmy Award Presentation

Minneapolis -- Billy will be presented with an Emmy Award by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his PBS program Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night with Orchestra Nova.
Introducing SimpleGifts 2013
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SimpleGifts – Announcing SimpleGifts 2013

It's been a busy off-season for members of SimpleGifts and our awesome staff and crew. Not only has a great tour been confirmed for the 2013 holiday season but there's a new CD we're just finishing up called...
Billy receives emmy award

Billy McLaughlin receives Emmy Award for “Starry Night”

Winners were announced at the 39th annual NATAS PSW Emmy Awards ceremony, which took place Saturday, June 15, at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. Upon hearing about the award, McLaughlin commented, "So many people have helped to make it happen, especially Maura Daly Phinney, executive producer and Andy Trimlett, producer/editor, as well as the entire crew at KPBS." He praised Jung-Ho Pak, conductor and "all the great players in Orchestra Nova." He also paid special tribute to Eugene Toussaint, arranger, who had passed away last year. In addition, he acknowledged a long list of individuals who took part in creating and promoting "Starry Night" including Rick Gord, Nancy Dennison, Tim Snow, Marc Anderson, Jimi Englund, Nathan Wilson, Jacob Tews, TJ Jensen, Mike Forbess, Vicki Serreno, Hannah Dimond Day, and mentor and real estate mogul Gary Keller.
Mark your Calendar for Spirit of Success Summit

Mark your Calendar for Spirit of Success Summit

Every business begins with an idea inspired by someone who dreams of something better. The founder, whoever he or she is, has a passion to make it happen, no matter what. Eventually that dream turns into something bigger and more visible. Other people get involved, things are created and life is improved by the founder’s idea. As the business evolves, it becomes recognized for what it does and the people who make it happen while the passion that created the business continues to motivate it forward.
Billy McLaughlin Interview with Jeff Glor

Buffalo High School

Billy will be joining the Buffalo High School community on Thursday, January 24, 2013 for a concert in their Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the Buffalo Book store and at the BHS Activity Center.
Billy McLaughlin SimpleGifts

10th Anniversary Holiday Tour

Media Notice IMMEDIATE NOTICE Photos Available Online at www.SimpleGiftsMusic.net/press-photos Contact: Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications Co. 612-729-8585/ kelmart@aol.com 10th ANNIVERSARY FOR RARE MINNESOTA ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE AT…
Billy McLaughlin Road to Reinvention

Billy’s Book – Road To Reinvention

Coming soon, a new book by Billy McLaughlin… “Road to Reinvention: Reflections on Having, Losing and Receiving Infinitely More”
Billy McLaughlin Interview with Jeff Glor

CBS News – The Early Show interviews Billy

CBS producer Bob Kozberg from the Los Angeles office filmed and interviewed Billy and members of the audience at a recent concert in La Jolla, CA. Early Show anchorman Jeff Glor then flew to Minneapolis from New York to interview Billy one on one about a week later.