Melissa Libby
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  • David Wright
  • Bill Baumgartner
  • Erle Dardick
  • Keith  Bernhardt
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Melissa Libby & Associates PR
Discovering new wines, Consulting, Networking
Prior to founding Melissa Libby & Associates (MLA) in 1992, Melissa Libby enjoyed a successful career in hotel public relations, promoting upscale and casual restaurants, beverage outlets and room nights. Since starting MLA, Melissa has opened more than 150 restaurants and served hospitality and retail clients through publicity, event planning and implementation, marketing, strategic planning and crisis communications.

Melissa is also active in the community. She is on the Executive Boards of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Adopt A Golden Atlanta, is an Advisory Board member of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and is a member of the American Institute of Wine and Food, Georgia Organics, James Beard Foundation, National Restaurant Association, Public Relations Society of America, and Greystone Garden Club. Melissa has produced two cookbooks featuring local Atlanta chefs, Atlanta Cooks (2001 Longstreet Press) and Atlanta Cooks at Home (2006 CityBooks Publishing).

Melissa graduated from the prestigious Buckhead Business Association leadership program and has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s rising stars. She will receive the Crohn’s & Colitis “Citizen of the Year” award in November 2007. Melissa is an original member of PRConsultants Group, a nationwide group of PR consultants providing public relations and marketing communications services to a wide range of clients.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys traveling, running long distances, studying Spanish, walking with her golden retriever - Norma Jean, and dining out.
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At 7:52am on May 28, 2009, Tony said…
Hi Melissa, I read your post regarding how you use web 2.0 to promote for your clients.
I am involved in developing a site called and looking to get some input /comments from professional like you.

Thank you.
At 1:24am on December 22, 2008, A.J. said…
My name is Anthony Harris. I am currently trying to get into the culinary field and I have been applying to many restaurants to gain experience. Right now I have big goals with my life...I am trying to get into either the Culinary Institute of America or the Institute of Culinary Education and I want to major in culinary management. After I graduate from there I want to try to get into the Buckhead Business Association leadership program and start my career. But I have read a lot about you and you are truly an idol so I was just wandering if you had any advice to help me out or knew of any type of restaurant or kitchen that needed help in the Atlanta area. Thank you.
At 3:15pm on December 20, 2008, Bill Baumgartner said…

I really enjoyed your podcast.

It looks like you have a great group of folks working with you.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season.

At 2:59pm on December 20, 2008, Bill Baumgartner said…
Hi Melissa,

Thank you for adding me to your list of contacts.
I am heading right now to check out your website.

Hamilton, Ohio

previously of:
Marietta, Georgia
At 7:26pm on October 22, 2008, Ray Abram said…
Hi Melissa,
Just signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward for some good tips and reviews.
At 11:18am on September 23, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt
Received the "Dish" newsletter in email today. Thanks.
How's everything going ?

Take Care, Keith
At 9:51pm on September 8, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt
Hey melissa,

Back to the "lips".. Have you or your firm thought about doing something "spooky" or funny for Halloween ?
Not to scare your clients or potential clients, it could be all in fun, of course.

Maybe for the Holidays, there could be Christmas Carols ? Just
a thought.
Take care, Keith
At 10:23am on September 7, 2008, Erle Dardick said…
Hey Melissa:

We provide software (web-based) for multi-unit operators. Catering, Comissary and Bakery. WE often get asked if we have any good contacts on the marketing/advertising side. Maybe let me know if you are interested in connecting. and/or
At 9:00am on September 7, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt
Who came up with the "lips" ?
I'm by myself today and I looked away and heard "voices"
I thought What ?? The lips on your website is what I "heard".

(I knew I didn't leave the tv on !!)
At 8:50am on September 7, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt

I just saw your website. Truly awesome.
Hope you enjoy the forums and the fun here at FOHBOH.

Take Care, Keith




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