Shelly Sindland at the Connecticut State Capitol--the House of Representatives
Shelly Sindland on WDRC-AM, a regular fill in host for Brad Davis and Mary Jones
Get your own public relations department for a fraction of the cost. Shelly Sindland is a former award-winning journalist who is now helping her clients to be seen, heard and noticed through both conventional media and social media. With more than 20 years experience under her belt, Shelly has immeasurable knowledge of the media industry and knows how to get you covered. As a former political reporter for FOX CT, Shelly specializes in issues related to proposed legislation and or political issues. Recently, her media campaign against a proposed tax on home heating oil created such a public outcry and media saturation, the proposed bill was killed in just two days. Her clients include, CEMA (Connecticut Energy Marketers Association) formerly known as ICPA, The Propane Gas Association of New England, the lobbying firm of former House Speaker Jim Amann, Attorney Kevin C. Ferry, Manchester ROCS and other non-profit agencies. From media marketing to photography, press releases to media training and crisis communications, Shelly does it all.
Al Terzi/Fox CT, Shelly Sindland, Chris Herb/CEMA
WFSB-TV Scot Haney and Shelly Sindland at Cris Radio fundraiser (Talking Newstand for the Blind)
Former House Speaker Jim Amann and Shelly Sindland
As parents, we need to do what we can to stop distracted driving and sometimes, that means taking a good hard look at ourselves in the mirror.
Texting and driving isn't just a problem with teenagers; we've all done it at some point in our lives.
However, it is never okay to text, not even just once, especially with our kids in the car. New laws that recently went into effect in Connecticut now make it illegal to even look at your phone while driving~that includes texting at stop lights and/or in stopped traffic.
Shelly Sindland Media brings you this "Killer Words" campaign. The 6 year-old girl in the video isn't an actress but rather an activist who kept track of her own parents distracted driving. She taught me a valuable lesson. I am hoping she will teach you one too.
Last Updated on Friday, November 08 2013
Natural Gas Rates to Increase Dramatically for Ratepayers and Businesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NATURAL GAS CUSTOMERS’ RATES TO INCREASE UP TO 30%, BUSINESSES BY 50% UNDER STATE REGULATORS’ INITIAL APPROVAL PLAN OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY (CES)
Chris Herb, CEMA
Cromwell, CT: Natural Gas Customers will be paying 30% more and businesses 50% more to heat their homes and businesses under the tentative plan approved by state regulators to build more natural gas pipelines across the state.
The State of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority or PURA released its draft approval plan of The Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES) today on its website and the news is devastating for ratepayers and businesses in Connecticut which use natural gas.
“We see how well Obamacare is working and this ill-conceived energy plan is just another example of government getting into the business it shouldn’t be,” said Chris Herb, President of Connecticut Energy Marketers Association or CEMA. “We are shocked by the proposed increased rates which will only increase energy costs in Connecticut and not lower them.”
In written testimony submitted by Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), the utility giants estimated ratepayers could pay as much as 60% more in their gas bills to share the cost of expanding natural gas by building 900 miles of new pipelines across the state.
“What we have said all along, and what we will continue to say today is, how on Earth are shareholders of a multi-billion dollar corporation getting away with not paying one dime toward the expansion? Rich utility shareholders want to pass along the costs to ratepayers without any risk. It’s highway robbery! I guess shareholders will be laughing all the way to the bank while homeowners and businesses pay.”
PURA will give the next few weeks for those concerned with the plan to submit written objections. A final approval of the plan is due by the end of the month.
“Our only hope is that the people of Connecticut will see this plan for what it really is,” Herb said. “This tainted plan will increase energy costs for everyone and not lower them. Meanwhile, our family-run home heating oil companies, which have always played by the rules for generations, will be forced to close-up shop and some four-thousand people could be out of work. And when Utilities are the only game in town, prices will increase even more but by then, it will be too late.”
(Dr. William Petit with his sister Johanna Chapman~whom he calls the best sister in the world)
I admire Dr. Petit more than words can say and call on all members of the press to reference the victims always by name~ Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley and Michaela. We talk about this at about 6 minutes into the interview.