Mirassou Winery Bright Ideas Grant Program & Giveaway!

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I am a big fan of Mirassou Winery for two reasons: I love their wine (specifically their Pinot Noir and their Riesling!) and their commitment to helping people turn their dreams into reality with the Mirassou Bright Ideas Grant Program. My husband and I have been enjoying Mirassou wine all year, so I was very excited to see that Mirassou was one of the sponsors of Bloggy Boot Camp, a blog and social media conference for women, which I attended in May. I was not only impressed with their wine; I loved Mirassou’s heritage of over 155 years of innovation built upon the foundation of strong women. They are America’s oldest winemaking family, and their dedication to helping bloggers – and any individual with a bright idea – was both exciting and refreshing to me.

If you have a bright idea to start a business, to empower people, to make a change or to even make a difference, but you need a little funding to make it happen, then the Mirassou Bright Ideas Grant Program is for you! They are awarding a total of $20,000 in grants to entrepreneurial individuals to help turn their bright ideas into reality. You can learn more about the Bright Ideas grant program and apply on the Mirassou Facebook page from now until October 31, 2011.

Mirassou Gift Pack Giveaway:
Our friends at Mirassou are also giving away a fun pack of goodies plus a choice of one of the following Bright Idea-motivating books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference or Winning by Jack Welch
or How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life.

Mandatory entry: Follow I Thought I Knew Mama and Mirassou Winery on Facebook and let Mirassou know that I Thought I Knew Mama sent you. Leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.

Additional entries:
1. Follow I Thought I Knew Mama in a way that you don’t already follow: On Twitter, on Google Friend Connect, via RSS, via Networked Blogs, or subscribe via email AND leave a comment here for each way that you follow Mama telling me you’ve done so.

2. Promote this post on your Facebook page, and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

3. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.

I will pick a winner via Random.org on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am EST. Mirassou is providing the giveaway prize, but the opinions in this post are my own.

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1 Jennifer June 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Followed you both on FB, and left a comment.

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2 Kelly June 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I follow you both on Facebook and left a comment saying you sent me. :)
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3 Kelly June 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I tweeted this giveaway.

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4 Kelly June 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I shared on Facebook.
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5 Kelly June 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I subscribed to your RSS Feed. :)
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6 Bibi June 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

What a great combination and kudos to the winery.

~stumbled~
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7 Kristl Story June 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I always think I have bright ideas! stumbled!
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8 Jennifer C. June 26, 2011 at 3:06 am

I like both on Facebook and I posted on Mirassou’s wall!

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9 Jennifer C. June 26, 2011 at 3:06 am

New GFC follower!

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10 Kelly D June 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I like you both on FB(Kelly D) and commented on their wall that you sent me
http://www.facebook.com/MirassouWinery?ref=ts&sk=app_197833636915573#!/kellywcu/posts/173620619368458

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11 Kelly D June 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I am a new GFC Follower(kellyr78)

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12 Kelly D June 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm
13 Kelly D June 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm
14 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I like you both on FB and told them you sent me: https://www.facebook.com/hatchmalice/posts/173691459361374

Thanks for the giveaway!

m13hatch at gmail dot com

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15 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I follow you on Twitter

@feelsgoodtowin

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16 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I follow you via GFC

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17 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I subscribe to your emails

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18 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader

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19 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I follow you via Networked Blogs

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20 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/hatchmalice/posts/195833460465081

m13hatch at gmail dot com

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21 Mary June 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm
22 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

Mandatory entry: Liked I Thought I Knew Mama on FB as Terri S Crum

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23 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

Following Mirassou Winery on FB as Terri S Crum

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24 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

following I Thought I Knew Mama via twitter as tlcrum06

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25 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

GFC follower: Terri S Crum

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26 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

Networked Blog follower: Terri S Crum

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27 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

RSS feed via Google Reader as Terri Crum tlcrum06@gmail.com

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28 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

Email subscriber

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29 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

shared post on Facebook as Terri S Crum

http://www.facebook.com/terri.s.crum/posts/101401966622203

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30 Terri S Crum June 27, 2011 at 10:13 am
31 Laurie Brown June 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I like you both on FB
under laurie brown

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32 Laurie Brown June 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I follow you on GFC

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33 Laurie Brown June 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I follow you on Twitter under Frugalwahms

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34 Laurie Brown June 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I follow you on Networked Blogs

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35 Laurie Brown June 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm
36 Laurie Brown June 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I subscribed to your daily emails

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37 Karen Dorris June 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm

“Like” both FB pages and left comment on Mirassou wall
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38 Karen Dorris June 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Follow you on Networked Blogs
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39 Karen Dorris June 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Subscribe to feeds in Google Reader!
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40 Karen Dorris June 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Subscribed to your emails!
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41 pridelandmama June 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I follow both on fb Shawna Pridelandmama
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