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14th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

2014 New Orleans…

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
Join us for the Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans… more

20th Anniversary…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announces the annual Whitney… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 2 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Entergy IMAX Theatre…

Aug 2 - 21, 2014
Entergy IMAX Theatre and 3D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences on an… more

JPAS Summer Musical…

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
  THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany musical that has taken… more

Mecha Con

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
MechaCon was conceived as a revolutionary Anime convention experience,… more

Rolland Golden: An…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
Opening August 2, 2014 more

The Farm To Table…

Aug 2 - 4, 2014
The symposium will bring together the leading practitioners in the growing… more

The Historic New…

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
The Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans Antiques… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 3 - 3, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Justin Timberlake

Aug 3 - 3, 2014

National Farmers…

Aug 3 - 9, 2014

Sunday Swing…

Aug 3 - 3, 2014
Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing. Professional… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Aug 3 - 3, 2014
Join us for  Brazilian, Latin and American Music performed by the Clarinet… more

National Convention…

Aug 4 - 8, 2014
The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses will be hosting a… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Aug 5 - 5, 2014
Join us for "Organ & Labyrinth" and candlelight with Albinas… more

FRANKIE VALLI AND THE…

Aug 6 - 6, 2014
The legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will play Saenger Theatre on… more

14th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMP, President of ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc. named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year for 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laurie Singletary, Office Manager
(504) 524-1227
lsingletary@accent-dmc.com  

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.