David Michael Wolf of the Carolina Philharmonic and Danaka Bunch of The Fair Barn discuss a host of events happening in Moore County over these next few weeks. Danaka is joined by Johnathan Ward of Ward Productions who assists Danaka with many production functions in Moore County.

All Things Moore County

Sandhills Wedding Expo at National Golf Club

All Things Moore County featured special guests from a few of the exhibitors that will be at the upcoming Sandhills Wedding Expo. Host Bill Sahadi had a room full of professional women: Danaka Bunch of National Golf Club, Lauren Prevatte Bailey & Miranda Meares of Uniquely Chic Salon, Marian Caso of Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour & Gift Shoppe and Marva Kirk of Kirk Tours & Limousine.

Are you getting married?  Well congratulations on your engagement! You’re off to a good start planning the thousands of details necessary to make your wedding a dream come true. But no wedding would be complete without a visit to the Sandhills Wedding Expo. This event will be held on Sunday, January 27th at National Golf Club from 1pm-4pm.  From food to flowers to gowns and formal attire, from jewelry and makeup to limousines and music, you’ll meet the best wedding vendors from the Sandhills.   The best part is….IT’S FREE to the public!

The Sandhills Wedding Expo allows you and your entire bridal party to sample wedding cake and food choices, hear musicians, meet photographers, talk to wedding exhibitors face-to-face, try out new make-up and jewelry, and gain hundreds of wedding ideas and tips. Plus, experience some of the best wedding gowns, flowers, lighting, and decorations on display for you to touch, smell, and see. There is so much to see and do at the Sandhills Wedding Expo. Please visit to view all exhibitors that will be present.

Fabulous Door Prizes donated by local businesses valuing over $250 each will be given away throughout the day.  If you pre-registered online you will be entered into the drawing twice.  You must be present to win so check out the website  for a list of the prizes and the times of our give-aways.

The guest speakers for this radio segment offered their wedding advice and knowledge of this wonderful occasion. This event could not be made possible without the following sponsors: Ward Productions, National Golf Club, Brides Etc., Kirk Tours & Limousine Service, The Pilot and Star 102.5 FM.

So come on out Sunday, January 27th to the Sandhills Wedding Expo at National Golf Club from 1-4pm and finalize those wedding plans!


The Professionals Women’s Network of Moore County

The Professionals Women’s Network (PWN) of Moore County joined Bill Sahadi of Fore Properties to discuss the benefits of being a member of an all-women’s networking group and what they are supporting this year in our county.  Speaking on behalf of the PWN were members: Danaka Bunch- PWN President, Julie Tampa of Penick Village, Monica Zimmerman of and PWN Social Media Director, and Patty Rea of Carolina Eye Associates and PWN Invocation Director.

The sole purpose of the Professional Women’s Network is to support women in the accomplishments of their goals and practice by interacting with fellow professionals.  PWN meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Pinehurst Members Club.  Networking begins at 11:30am with an open forum and lunch is served at 12pm while a high caliber speaker discusses specific issues that pertain to women today and educates our group about local programs or needs.

Community involvement and local support is a big drive for the ladies of the Professional Women’s Network.  Again this year, they decided to be a supporter of the Moore County Literacy’s Spelling Bee as one of the 22 teams competing.  Last year the team of PWN won best costume for dressing as the 1980’s movie characters from 9 to 5.  For 2011, PWN had a different goal for the spelling bee: they wanted to help the Moore County Literacy Council (MCLC) by raising the most money for their large fundraiser.  This year’s team for PWN dressed as the ladies-version of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.  The members of PWN achieved their goal and earned the Keep the Hive Alive Award from MCLC’s Spelling Bee.  Right now, the ladies of PWN are recruiting clothing donations (both professional and casual attire for women) that will be distributed to the Bethany House, as well as SJP’s Mobile Health Unit.  The goal of this clothing drive is to assist women by offering them a chance for empowerment and opportunity within the business world.  PWN has chosen their October meeting to support breast cancer, as this is an important issue facing all women.

Membership to this wonderful group is only $45, which includes speakers for each month, networking with a dynamic variety of professional women, as well as our December Holiday Dinner at the Members Club.  If interested in joining, learning more or to donate to the clothing drive campaign, please feel free to contact the Professional Women’s Network at the following locations and one of the members will contact you directly. Website:, on Facebook:, or email to  The members of the Professional Women’s Network of Moore County invite you to join them for a wonderful lunch, a great program and fellowship among vibrant women.

April 30th – Vince Gill Concert Updates & Chamber Events

Bob Burwell, one of the organizers of May 7th’s Vince Gill Concert at the Village Aboretum in Pinehurst, talks about last minute logistics and the primary cause that the concert raises money for – The First Tee Organization. Danaka Bunch, Moore County’s Chamber of Commerce Membership relations executive and Mike Ratkowski, owner of the Rail House Brewery discuss May 14th upcoming Festival of Beers, as well as the May 6th Chick Fil A LEADERCAST and an upcoming fundraiser for recent tornado victims in N.C.