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Contact: Laurie Singletary, Office Manager
New Orleans, Louisiana (September 11, 2012) - Diane B. Lyons was selected as one of New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year for 2012. This selection recognizes those whose successes in business and contributions to the community have set the pace for our region's future. In her 30-year career as a special event professional, Lyons has earned her Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) designations, and has led one of the most respected destination management companies in the New Orleans area. In 2011, Diane founded FestiGals, a women's getaway weekend which focuses on an enriching weekend for women to relax, enjoy high quality special events and explore the cultural diversity and rich heritage of New Orleans while contributing to causes that benefit and empower women.
Diane Lyons, President of ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc. said, "I am honored to be named one of the women recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness for the second time in my career. To be a part of this incredible group of women is such an amazing feeling".
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About ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., a DMC Network Company:
Founded in 1991 by Diane B. Lyons, ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc. is a privately held corporation with the primary interest of planning, managing and supervising group activities to include spouse/guest programs, team building activities, special events, entertainment and décor, transportation services, speaker programs, hospitality staff and VIP services as well as children's programs and events. Headquartered in New Orleans, ACCENT has a management team with more than 90 years of combined destination management experience. It is a proud member of the DMC Network, an LLC of the top-performing, wholly owned DMCs through North America.
About FestiGals, Inc.:
FestiGals Weekend is presented annually in New Orleans during the month of June. The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau both endorse this unique four-day women's festival. FestiGals provides something for women of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Voted "Best Girls Getaway" in 2011 by AAA Southern Traveler, FestiGals provides the ultimate New Orleans women's experience. Committed to both raising awareness and resources for issues that impact today's women, FestiGals is a non-profit entity whose net proceeds support targeted community projects that benefit women.
About New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year:
Started in 1999, Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose successes in business and contributions to the community have set the pace for our region's future. Honorees are innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements and commitment to excellence in the area. Honorees will be selected based on business and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community.