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Local publisher making an impact on both new residents and foodies alike

For Immediate Release
April 7, 2017
Contact: Cassandra Strom, Publisher
361-949-0735 office
740-706-2009 cell

Local publisher making an impact on both new residents and foodies alike

Corpus Christi Publisher Cassandra Strom and her staff have been busy putting the final touches on the latest editions of The Official Corpus Christi Relocation & Newcomers Guide and The Taste Local Restaurant Menu Guide. The two full color annual magazines have been a labor of love, but a labor, nonetheless.

“I love our city and want to share with everyone the beauty I see in Corpus Christi,” Strom stated. “It is important that when people are moving to a new area they see all the best that city has to offer, and that is why we work so hard to put together the comprehensive resources that are being released.”

Strom owns Padre Island Business Branding, a small business that has been publishing and distributing Corpus Christi’s only relocation guide for the past three years. From that project came a separate magazine, The Taste Local Restaurant Menu Guide, which is in its second edition. Working together with a skilled group of artists, salespeople, editors, content managers and advisors, her staff finalized the new editions of the magazines late last month and received shipment of the over 65,000 copies. They are now busy distributing the latest issues throughout the Coastal Bend.

The Relocation Guide has grown by 20% two years in a row and this issue features expanded information on different neighborhoods throughout the area, school districts, healthy living, attractions and more. They have also added many new local restaurants to The Taste Menu Guide and redesigned the two websites that feature the different magazines, and

Strom shared, “It is so important to showcase locally owned businesses who are the backbone of our community. We work hard to give them an outlet and provide a beautiful way to tell their story alongside the info we gather from different agencies around the city.”

The public is invited to join the publisher and her staff as they unveil the new magazines at two upcoming events. The Relocation & Newcomers Guide release will be held at La Palmera Mall from 5-7pm on Monday April 7; look for the set-up near the Food Court Aquarium. The release for The Taste Local Restaurant Menu Guide will be held Monday, April 17 from 5-7pm at Costa Sur Wok & Ceviche Bar at 15113 South Padre Island Drive on the Island. A ribbon cutting will be at 5:15 that evening. More information can be found on their Facebook events pages.

Louis Black, SXSW Founder, Launches Short Script Competition

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 Louis Black, SXSW Founder, Launches Short Script Competition

Corpus Christi, Texas, 16 March 2017. – Production For Use, in partnership with the Corpus Christi Film Commission proudly announces the “Location Is Everything Short Script Competition”. Filmmakers may submit up to a fifteen page short script and have production funded for by sponsors. 

This brand new competition will focus on the development of new film projects while incorporating outstanding shooting locations in Corpus Christi, Texas. Overall budget, story and incorporation of required elements will determine the winning script.

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. You can submit your scripts to The winning script will be announced August 1st.  

About Our Company

Louis Black, one of the original founders of SXSW Film and Music Festival established Production For Use as a consulting resource to aid filmmakers in every stage of production. The company will act as an advising partner to the winning filmmakers throughout production, set for October 2017.