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Michele Buttelman: Are you a rock star?

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Posted: January 24, 2009 9:58 p.m.
Updated: January 25, 2009 4:55 a.m.
It's the last Sunday of January. As much as I hate to admit it, I must be getting up there, because the months seem to rush by quicker and quicker.

Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses
Are you a rock star? SCV resident Craig Duswalt, who toured with Guns N' Roses as Axl Rose's personal manager, has developed the RockStar System for Success.

The highlight of his system is the RockStar System for Success Seminar, which will be held from Feb. 5-7 at the Hyatt Valencia.

The seminar will featurea a live interview with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan. In addition, the seminar will feature sessions with a number of nationally known speakers, including Tom Antion and James Malinchak. Antion is one of the nation's leading experts in using the Internet to market businesses.

Malinchak is a highly sought-after professional speaker and a business coach.

Antion and Malinchak will lead sessions teaching seminar attendees how to build their expert status through internet marketing and public speaking.

For information or to register for the RockStar System for Success contact Duswalt at (661) 222-2300, or visit or

Kudos to new Chamber leaders
Friday is the big day for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber will welcome new leadership with Bill Kennedy installed as the new board chairman and Ian Lamont, publisher of The Signal, Dana Cop of AT&T and Dena Maloney of College of the Canyons joining the board.

Buy a Newspaper Day
This announcement has been forwarded to me by several friends in the newspaper business around the country - including former Canyon Country resident Dan Roach who now lives in Michigan.

It seems appropriate that readers of The Mighty Signal might want to particpate. This blurb was written by a reporter in Alaska.

"As the economy continues to deteriorate, one of the industries that is going to be most severely affected is the American newspaper industry. Major cities that have had at least two daily newspapers for more than a century, such as Chicago and Seattle, might soon find themselves with only one source of news.

Other papers, such as those in Detroit are no longer providing daily home delivery. If things get really bad, some experts say that some small towns might not have any paper by 2010. And that's a shame.

Unlike radio which has become dominated by opinion or TV news which only looks for the 30 second sound bite, the local newspaper digs deep every day to get you, the reader, the full story on what's happening in your town.

The newspaper is heavily focused on local news. It keeps you informed about events in your town and keeps local government in-line. So for one day, Monday, Feb. 2, please make it a point to pick up your local newspaper (reading it online doesn‘t count).

It doesn't matter if it's a daily or weekly, right-leaning or left-leaning. If you're a college student and you get the school paper for free, buy the town paper. If you subscribe, why not pick up a second copy?

Who knows? You might like what you see and come back another day, and another and another.

Please invite all your friends."

Michele E. Buttelman is the features editor of The Signal. She can be reached by e-mail at


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