Sarah has created features, in partnership with media outlets, such as her regular podcast on High Country Radio Stations, entitled Moment 4 Moms. M4M airs six times per week on WMMY 106.1, and WECR 102.3 in the mountains of NC, as well as a downloadable podcast online.
In 2009, Sarah also created and hosted a weekly 30-minute TV show, based on the High Country Mom Squad, for local access station MTN-TV.
In addition to appearing as a guest on radio programs, and webcasts, she has also been featured in the news around NC over the past several years. Here is a sampling:
High Country Mom Squad
Boone-area mothers are getting royal treatment as an advance on Mother’s Day.
A local event is planned for May 7 as part of a national celebration of motherhood, part of numerous Web sites, broadcasts, and activities in both the virtual and the real worlds to share the joys of motherhood.
Sarah Pinnix of Fleetwood is co-hosting the event at the Broyhill Inn & Convention Center. She is the founder of High Country Mom Squad, which is also connected to the “Mom’s Nite Out” celebration. Read More…
“I founded the mom squad community because the area lacked a central place to find information,” said creator and owner, Sarah Pinnix. “I wanted to create a central location for coupons, specials, contest and highlight the ‘best of’ the High Country for families and children.”
The Mom Squad has 12 regular writers, with some contributing weekly, others monthly.
The site is updated almost daily. The site features reviews of restaurants, special family events listings, recipes and product reviews. Visitors to the site are welcome to post comments. Read More…
Social Networking: Yesterday’s trendy Web skills more the norm and necessary, Winston-Salem Journal
Sarah Pinnix, a consultant from Boone who runs a blog for moms and teaches classes on social media, was one of the speakers. She discussed the importance of companies using social media to interact with their customers.
As an example, she pointed to Baldguybrew.com, a coffee shop in Boone that has a thriving online presence. She also discussed an incident where she posted a favorable comment about a restaurant while dining there, only to have one of her readers come to the restaurant based on her recommendation before she had even left.
“I can guarantee you there are people on social media talking about your brand,” she told the attendees. READ MORE…
Young Entrepreneurs Symposium, High Country Press, Boone, NC
The Center for Entrepreneurship at ASU will host the annual Young Entrepreneurs Symposium (Y.E.S.) on Wednesday, February 24, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center in Boone.
The symposium features presentations and panel discussions by young entrepreneurs who have started businesses in e-commerce, music industries, social entrepreneurship and culinary arts. READ MORE…
Broyhill Inn to Host 2nd Round of Social Media Workshops, High Country Host, Watauga County NC
Professional Blogger and Social Media Expert in The High Country to hold second round of Social Media Workshops for area businesses!
Sarah Pinnix, founder of HighCountryMomSquad.com, WiiMommies.com and RealLifeBlog.net is gearing up for a second round of “Talk of the Town” Social Media Workshops…to be held once again at The Broyhill Inn & Conference Center on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Family Life, Grocery Savings
Coupon Mom Saves Hundreds, The Mountain Times
March 11, 2010~ Local blogger and resident super-mom Sarah Pinnix went to the grocery store Tuesday.
No, that’s not the bill, that’s the amount she saved playing her favorite game: couponing.
“I love coming to the grocery store, because it’s a challenge for me to see how little I can spend each week and how much I can get,” she said.
Pinnix spends about 45 minutes a week clipping and organizing coupons, but it’s worth it when she spends about $350 a month on groceries for a family of five. Organization is the key.READ MORE…
Blogging, Video Blogging
Dot.com Moms ~Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC
Sarah Pinnix, a 35-year-old mother of three who lives in Boone, started blogging 12 years ago as a hobby. The success of her Real Life Blog led her to create an online magazine called High Country Mom Squad, which she says “has become a central location for family information here.” READ MORE…
A Wii Bit of Exercise ~ Watauga Democrat, Boone, NC
A local woman has taken fitness into the virtual realm, helping form an online support group for those wanting to work out, lose weight and share tips and triumphs.
Sarah Pinnix of Fleetwood was using a video gaming system — Nintendo’s Wii Fit — for her workouts, but as a socially oriented mother, she found enjoyment in sharing her activities. Because exercise is often a solitary endeavor, she used her available connections and networks to build a gathering place for Web workout junkies. READ MORE…
American Idol Commercial Appearance, The Mountain Times, Boone, NC
Sarah Pinnix of Fleetwood made her singing and dancing debut on last night’s premiere of American Idol, but not in the way you might think.
Pinnix’s moves were showcased in a 60-second musical ad for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, along with other notable bloggers from across the country who were challenged to recreate their own version of the brand’s over-the-top Turn the Tub Around! music video, featuring multi-talented Emmy- and SAG-award-winning Megan Mullally. READ MORE…