July 2019 | Life, Love, In Memory of
Life, Love, In Memory of
→ “Radio Free Newport: The WNOP Story” is a documentary film being produced this summer in Cincinnati by saxophonist turned filmmaker Christopher Braig. The film will focus on the people, music and cities that kept the “Jazz Ark” on the air for 42 years as the world’s only floating AM jazz radio station. Albert W. Vontz Jr. owned the station and “floated” its studio and offices on the Ohio River for many years. The documentary film, which is getting assistance from the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame, will premiere in December and be entered into several film competitions and festivals.
→ Thomas Dillingham, Dayton Bud sales team, and wife Jacqueline officially adopted seven-year-old Heather and four-year-old Harlie into their family on May 31. Congratulations!
KENTUCKY RECENTLY CELEBRATED GREG KROGER’S RETIREMENT. GREG WAS AN OVER-THE-ROAD DRIVER FOR MANY YEARS AND THEN WORKED IN THE KENTCUKY DIVISION. HERE HE IS WITH HIS FAMILY AT THE PARTY.
→ Columbus Wine Trends Regional Manager Nikki Mullholland got married in Key West in June. Look for her new last name, Campagne, and new email address.
→ Xavier Breiding, Dayton sales administrator, married sweetheart Jessica Shroyer on June 15.
→ Lorain night warehouse supervisor Troy Tedford and his wife Michelle welcomed their second child, baby boy Lucas Michael, on June 10. Four-year-old big sister Lily is thrilled!
→ Dayton on premise chain development manager Matt King and his wife Victoria welcomed son Ridge on April 20.
→ Dayton corporate accounts payable Associate Jaime Emerson and boyfriend Donald Wilcox welcomed baby Noah Joseph on June 7.
→ Brandon Thomasson and girlfriend Constance Dunson became parents when baby girl Bria was born on June 14. Brandon is a wine driver in Dayton.
→ Bolden Eugene James (Gene), 88-year-old father of Gina Benton, passed away on June 1, the day after the Dayton tornado struck her home. Gina is our Director of First Impressions in Dayton and corporate trainer.
→ John R. “Jack” Hill died June 14. He is the brother of Dayton on premise market manager Doug Hill.
For those Associates who are going through a rough time with medical or other personal challenges, your co-workers and colleagues are thinking of you and sending you best wishes.