The MiNAPRESS Column

On with the show. The column resumes.

Posted in arts, dance, events, journalism, music, performing arts, pr, public relations, salsa, sonoma, wine country by MiNA on February 24, 2017

Greetings from the MiNAPRESS news desk…. Since our last post, freelance journalist Mina Rios wrapped up 2016 with the October 26 issue/feature story “Refined Lines” in the Pacific Sun newspaper, commemorating the 10 Year Anniversary of Alonso King LINES Ballet’s BFA Program at Dominican University in San Rafael, CA.

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As we embark on 2017, the MiNAPRESS Column will resume with more regularity, as will published articles in print with a variety of media outlets. To that end, if you’re a professional artist/arts organization, a winery, restaurant, or brewery and have a unique story angle, contact Mina Communications for consideration in a feature story or review. Submit your query here.

In other news, Mina Communications proudly announces its partnership with Santa Rosa Salsa – serving as the company’s publicist/advisor. Santa Rosa Salsa is the pulse of Sonoma County – presiding at the helm of what is an actively growing Salsa community. Regular events and classes include:

  • LIVE Salsa at the Flamingo Resort. Monthly – every 2nd Saturday
  • Salsa & Bachata dancing every Sunday at the Flamingo Resort. 21 and older. Salsa dance lesson included.
  • Bachata dancing every Thursday at the Flamingo Resort. 21 and older. Bachata dance lesson included.
  • Salsa Crash Course w/Irene. Teaching the fundamentals of Salsa to get you confidently on the dance floor. A 4-week class series begins at the start of each month.  No partner or experience necessary. Location: 1808-B Empire Industrial Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Santa Rosa Salsa is also the presenter of the annual Santa Rosa Salsa Festival (projected for October 2017; location TBA) as well as Dancing Under the Stars at Francis Ford Coppola Winery (live musical guests to be announced). Summer 2017 dates include:
    • June 24
    • July 22
    • August 26
    • September 23



Until next time. Live. Dance. And Prosper….

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Posted in clients, hospitality, public relations, sonoma, travel, wine country by MiNA on September 23, 2014

Mina Communications proudly welcomes to its clientele

The Flamingo Resort & Spa of Sonoma Wine Country

Photo courtesy of The Flamingo Resort and Spa

Jane Mansfield. Photo courtesy of The Flamingo Resort and Spa.

Not far from city life, yet away from the Bay Area hustle and bustle – the historic Flamingo Resort & Spa awaits. A diamond in the vines, amidst Sonoma’s Bennett Valley Wine Appellation, The Flamingo is the destination where those-in-the-know flock to retreat from everyday monotony.

Designed in the 1950s by Los Angeles modern architect, George Vernon Russell — with the intention of mirroring the original Vegas Flamingo design, Hollywood glamour soon became synonymous with The Flamingo Resort image.

After opening its doors in 1957, Hollywood deemed The Flamingo the place to stay north of the bay.  With such iconic stars as Jane Mansfield frequenting the hotel in years past, and film crews (of more recent years) on-location for such pictures as “Mumford” and “Bandits,” The Flamingo has long lived up to its claim to fame.

Declared a historic landmark in 1996 by the City of Santa Rosa, The Flamingo Resort remains an important piece of local history with a constantly thriving pulse.

As of September 2014, Mina Communications is providing The Flamingo Public Relations services for various promotional efforts. Jobs include News/Press Release generation, E-mail Blast design and copywriting, and Media Outreach. Stay tuned for project samples via


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