Union Wine Company Expands Sales Team with New Vice President and…

first_imgAdvertisementTUALATIN, OR – May 9, 2018 – Union Wine Company owner Ryan Harms is proud to announce three additions to the company’s sales team. The Oregon winery has named Adam Coremin as Vice President of Sales, and Shannon McGill and Brian Altomari as Northeast Regional Manager and Midwest Regional Manager respectively.“Adam’s leadership and experience equips our sales team with the tools it needs to meet aggressive new sales goals, improve support for our distributor partners and increase availability for our customers” said Harms. “The additions of Shannon and Brian will further strengthen our sales team and help us accomplish these objectives with their incredible industry knowledge and acumen. We are very excited to see the direction in which our sales team is growing.”As Vice President of Sales, Adam Coremin is dedicated to developing long-term partnerships and bridging innovation and strategic development. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President at Precept Wine, Coremin helped take the company from a Top 30 to a Top 15 US wine company. During his time at Michael David Winery, Coremin had first-hand experience building a brand using guerilla tactics. Coremin received a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and is a Subject Matter Expert for Tasting Panel Magazine, Sommelier Journal and Wine Crush Radio. He is also a Certified Specialist of Wine for the Society of Wine Educators and holds a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild.  Shannon McGill joins Union with over 16 years of experience in the wine industry. As Northeast Regional Manager, McGill will oversee sales and distributor management in the New England states. McGill most recently served as Vice President of Northeast and Midwest Sales for Evaton where she led a team of five Area Managers and launched four new brands. Throughout her career, McGill has worked with established companies including Michael David Winery, Terlato Wines International, Dendor Wine Management and Remy Cointreau. McGill holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Connecticut and is a Certified Specialist of Wine for the Society of Wine Educators.Brian Altomari has over 11 years of sales experience in the Midwest region with organizations including J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Treasury Wine Estates and Southern Wine and Spirits. Altomari comes from Hundred Acre Wine Group where he was the Midwest Region Sales Manager. While there, Altomari secured major placements on high-profile accounts including Smith & Wollensky, RPM Steak and Jeff Ruby’s. He also brings considerable experience in creating price, program and deal structures to maximize points of distribution and case volume.These new hires bring Union’s regional sales managers from five to six under Coremin’s leadership. With the team now complete and a new 43,000 square foot packaging facility launching this month, Union is positioned for significant growth in 2018.About Union Wine CompanyFounded in 2005, Union Wine Company embraces the artistry of making great wine, minus all the fuss. Unwilling to sacrifice taste or value, Union’s founder and owner Ryan Harms challenges his team to balance tradition with the latest technology, crafting exceptional Oregon wines at affordable prices. Union’s three wine series, Underwood, Kings Ridge and Alchemist, all capture the spirit of Oregon in a way you can put on your table every day. For more information on Union Wine Co. visit www.unionwinecompany.comUnion Wine Company Social Media LinksFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/unionwinecompanyInstagram: http://instagram.com/unionwinecompany Twitter: https://twitter.com/unionwineAdvertisement Email TAGSAdam CoreminBrian AltomaripeopleShannon McGillUnion Wine Company Twitter Share ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Home Industry News Releases Union Wine Company Expands Sales Team with New Vice President and Regional…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessUnion Wine Company Expands Sales Team with New Vice President and Regional ManagersBy Press Release – May 10, 2018 163 0 Pinterest Previous articleLula Cellars of Anderson Valley Introduces 2016 and 2017 ReleasesNext articleRoyal Wine Presents Outstanding New Rosé at Exceptional Value Press Releaselast_img read more


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Mt. Juliet Christian grad makes it big in fantasy sports

first_imgDavid Kitchen, a former Mt. Juliet Christian Academy three-sport star, serves as host of the weekly “DraftKings Monday Night Sweat Show” in Boston.David Kitchen, a former Mt. Juliet Christian Academy three-sport star, serves as host of the weekly “DraftKings Monday Night Sweat Show” in Boston.Forbes magazine calls fantasy football an American phenomenon, and former Mt. Juliet Christian Academy star athlete David Kitchen saw it coming years before it happened.If you wonder just how big the pastime has become, count the number of commercials for fantasy sports websites DraftKings or FanDuel there are in the next NFL game you watch.Eilers Research, which focuses on the gaming industry, estimated daily fantasy sports games will generate about $2.6 billion in entry fees in 2015 and grow to more than $14.4 billion by 2020. The company also reported there currently are 56.8 million fantasy players, compared to 33.5 million in 2012.It’s that type of rabid growth that Kitchen expected and the reason he quit his marketing job in 2011 and turned his own fantasy into reality as the co-founder of fanstasyinsiders.com.“I didn’t know if I could make a living in fantasy sports, but I knew I wanted to try,” said Kitchen, 31, who played football, basketball and soccer at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy (1999-2002). “We started a fantasy sports league when I was at Middle Tennessee State with guys I had gone to high school with, and to this day everybody from around the country gets together for one day out of the year to draft.”Kitchen has launched two fantasy sports websites and is now a recognizable personality in the industry, serving as one of five DraftKings analysts.He is host for the Boston-based online “DraftKings Monday Night Sweat Show” and also part of an online show hosted each Friday in Miami by Evan Silva, senior editor for fantasy news site Rotoworld.Former Mt. Juliet three-sport star David Kitchen on the set of DraftKings Kickoff Bash Show in Miami with Drew Dinkmeyer and Adam Levitan.Former Mt. Juliet three-sport star David Kitchen on the set of DraftKings Kickoff Bash Show in Miami with Drew Dinkmeyer and Adam Levitan.Kitchen, who has more than 12,000 Twitter followers with the handle @Socrdave, was a four-year starter on Mt. Juliet Christian Academy’s basketball team. He scored 1,890 career points and was one of the top scorers in the Midstate during his junior and senior seasons when he averaged more than 25 points per game.He was a wide receiver on the football team, with 30 catches and eight touchdowns as a senior, and also was one of the school’s all-time greatest soccer players.After graduating from MTSU, he returned to coach the Saints’ girls basketball team and was an assistant for the boys (2007-09).“I think my sports and coaching background really allowed me to do well in fantasy basketball and the NBA,” Kitchen said. “This is something you see a lot of analytical people getting into now. It’s definitely a skill-based game, and our goal with our site is to help new players not lose their money the first time they play. We want them to have a good user experience.”After Kitchen started playing daily fantasy sports full-time, he used his earnings to launch the website fantasysports.org, which was chocked full of news and analysis to help players with their lineups.He sold that site for a profit and then he and fellow Mt. Juliet Christian Academy star Ben Pritchett along with Dan Gaspar, one of the top players in the fantasy industry, developed another site — fanstasyinsiders.com — for daily players, which was almost an instant success because the daily game was booming at the time.“We started in June 2014 and had a pretty good following,” Kitchen said. “We were one of the top three daily fantasy content sites that year. We were players, and we wanted to start a site for players. We weren’t any sort of businessmen, just players who saw an opportunity.”Kitchen supported the site, which was free when it launched, with his fantasy winnings.A highlight for Kitchen came on his live show recently when he was interviewing a fantasy player, who was in second place in a league and had the Seattle Seahawks’ defense in his lineup.The player needed the Seahawks to keep Detroit from scoring, but it appeared that wasn’t going to happen when Lions receiver Calvin Johnson got to the 1-yard line with the ball.The Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor, however, knocked the ball out of Johnson’s grasp and it went out of the end zone.“Because the defense knocked the ball out, the guy I was interviewing went from winning $20,000 to winning $1.2 million,” Kitchen said.“He and his brother and his family were just all going nuts on camera.”Internet mogul to speak at Lipscomb luncheonSpeaking of popular websites, former Lipscomb basketball captain Shannon Terry, who developed Rivals.com and is CEO of 247Sports, will be the guest speaker at the Jim Wood Golden Bisons Luncheon on Wednesday at Allen Arena.After Rivals.com became the sixth-largest sports website on the Internet, Terry reportedly sold it to Yahoo for nearly $100 million.Terry recently launched ComicBook.com.The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. For reservations, contact Paul Nance at 615-966-5967 or [email protected] baseball field gets makeoverThe Hillsboro High baseball field is undergoing a much-needed renovation with donated materials, equipment and labor from a new neighbor to the school.Southern Land Co. last week delivered five dump truck loads of sand to the Burros’ field and then went about spreading the material to achieve a smoother surface and to improve drainage.Hillsboro coach Andrew Bello said the surface renovation will enable ground balls to bounce more truly and improve player safety.Former Belmont athlete makes U.S. bobsled teamAustin Landis, a senior last year on the Belmont track and field team, was named to the USA Bobsled National Team on Monday.Landis, who had transferred from Montana, was a thrower at Belmont.When asked how it felt to make the bobsled team, Landis said, “Your heart kind of comes out of your chest.”The team begins training Sunday in Calgary.Roast for longtime wrestling coach coming upLongtime Midstate wrestling coach Doug Newman is retiring and a roast will take place in his honor from 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.Newman spent 43 years coaching at Cheatham County, Goodlettsville, Hunters Lane, Hillwood and Stratford.Anyone wishing to make a video roasting the coach is encouraged to do so. A donation of $10 is required to have a video considered for the top 30, which will be shown at the banquet.A committee will select the top 30. Proceeds go to the Stratford wrestling program.Videos and reservations for the banquet must be received by Nov. 7. Email videos and reservations to [email protected] makes hole in one on new courseHideaway at Arrington Golf Course won’t open to the public until next summer, but the first hole in one already has been made.General manager Johan Kok aced the 159-yard, No. 16 hole using a 7-iron Thursday.The course was being set up for the Middle Tennessee PGA Chapter Championship, which will be played Monday.Fellow Tennessee PGA Chapter pros David Olinger and Adam Greeno witnessed the shot.Former TSU hoops player named women’s assistant Former Hillwood and Tennessee State standout guard Josh Cooperwood on Friday was promoted to assistant coach for the TSU women’s basketball team.Cooperwood, who played at TSU from 2001-03, spent the past three seasons as director of operations. He replaced Joe Bonham, who was on the staff the past four years.Belmont hoops scholarship is a first for FayettevilleNicholas Hopkins will become the first athlete from Fayetteville High to sign a college scholarship when he inks a grant with the Belmont basketball team on Nov. 11.The signing will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the school gymnasium.No. 6 Cumberland soccer picks up first lossAfter earning its highest ranking in school history — No. 6 in the NAIA men’s soccer coaches’ Top 25 poll — Cumberland suffered its first loss.The Bulldogs were shut out by No. 18 Campbellsville 3-0 on Friday at home.Cumberland (15-1-0) ends the regular season at home Tuesday against Ohio Christian.Voice of the Bisons recovering after surgeryLipscomb radio broadcaster Jonathan Seamon is recovering after undergoing gallbladder surgery at Williamson Medical Center.Seamon is expected to recover in time for the Bisons’ first basketball game Nov. 13 at Santa Clara.Golf tournament to benefit rescued animalsThe inaugural Putts for Proverbs Golf Tournament in support of animal rescue will be at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson next Friday.Proceeds from the scramble will provide care for rescued animals in the county.Registration is at 10:30 a.m., and the cost to play is $100, which includes lunch and dinner. For more information, visit proverbs1210rescue.org or email [email protected] women’s golf team finishes strongThe Vanderbilt women’s golf team ended the fall season with a blast earlier this week by setting the program’s all-time record for lowest tournament team score (831).It helped the Commodores finish as co-champs with UNLV at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.That was nine shots fewer than the previous record set at the 2014 NCAA East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla.Jennifer Hahn, Cindy Ha, Kate Sborov and Alexandra Farnsworth all shot under par for the tournament.Newsom bounces back to basketball at FiskShavicka Newsom is coaching the Fisk women’s basketball team again.Newsom coached the Bulldogs through the 2006-07 season.After that, she became the school’s cross country and softball coach.If you have an item for Midstate Chatter, contact Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 and on Twitter @MikeOrganWriter.SPORTS ON NASHVILLE TVThe top five ratings for local sporting events on television for Oct. 19-25.1. College football: Tennessee-Alabama, 24.6 rating2. NFL: Titans-Falcons, 20.6 rating3. NFL: Cowboys-Giants, 15.5 rating4. NFL: Eagles-Panthers, 13.4 rating5. NFL: Giants-Eagles, 9.0 ratingEach rating point is equal to 9,902 Nashville homes. Ratings for the SEC Network are not available.Source: Mark Binda, WTVF-5 programming & research director David Kitchen, a former Mt. Juliet Christian Academy three-sport star, serves as host of the weekly DraftKings Sweat Show in Boston..David Kitchen, a former Mt. Juliet Christian Academy three-sport star, serves as host of the weekly DraftKings Sweat Show in Boston.. Former Mt. Juliet three-sport star David Kitchen on the set of DraftKings Kickoff Bash Show in Miami with Drew Dinkmeyer and Adam Levitan.Former Mt. Juliet three-sport star David Kitchen on the set of DraftKings Kickoff Bash Show in Miami with Drew Dinkmeyer and Adam Levitan.last_img read more