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Precept Partners and 88.1 WVPE Team-Up for “Fernwood Friday” Event


Buchanan Michigan Internet consultants underwriter annual “Friendraiser”; jazz, food and fun on tap.

Precept Partners, an Internet design, technology and marketing services company, has joined forces with 88.1 WVPE Public Radio as underwriters of the annual Fernwood Friday “Friendraiser” event scheduled for Friday, July 16, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Niles, Michigan.

WVPE Station Manager, Anthony Hunt said, “We’re pleased to welcome Precept Partners to our family of underwriters with the Fernwood Friday event. This has proved to be a very popular venue, bringing WVPE listeners together from as far away as South Haven.”

Precept Partners Managing Partner, Stephen Antisdel added, “We see this event as a great way to show our support for Fernwood and WVPE; both are important cultural institutions for our community and the region. We’re happy to be part of it and look forward to enjoying an evening of great music, food and fun.”

“As a longtime listener and member of public radio, it is a particular pleasure to partner once again with WVPE for our Fernwood Friday event,” said Carol Line, Fernwood Executive Director. “An added pleasure is working with local friends at Precept Partners as a generous underwriter for our concert.”

The 2010 Fernwood Friday event combines jazz selections from the Merriman Quartet and vocal talent of the Merriman Sisters with delicious food prepared by Fernwood’s renowned Executive Chef, Tim Carrigan, plus beer and wine will be available for purchase from award winning Round Barn Winery. Details are available at

About Precept Partners

Since 1996, the principals of Precept Partners have developed and managed the design, implementation and marketing of industry leading Websites, validated by over $100MM in Internet sales revenue. Precept clients have been recognized by the national media in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, NPR, Newsweek, and received numerous accolades including the “Inc. 500”, list of America’s fastest growing private companies; the Internet Retailer “500” ranking of the largest retail websites, plus the “Hot 100 Best” Websites and many others.

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About Fernwood Botanical Garden

Fernwood is situated on the St. Joseph River near Buchanan, Michigan, only minutes north of South Bend and west of Niles, and only 20 minutes from the shore of Lake Michigan. Fernwood comprises 105 acres of gardens and natural areas, including an art gallery, nature center, fern conservatory, café, library, and garden and gift shops. Fernwood offers programs and classes for all ages on art, gardening, and nature. The garden is open year-round for all to enjoy. Visit for more information.


About 88.1 WVPE

Founded in 1972, 88.1 WVPE is known as Michiana’s voice for award-winning National Public Radio News and locally produced programming. WVPE is a member of NPR and an affiliate of Public Radio International (PRI), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and American Public Media (APM). The station is a member-supported service of the Elkhart Community Schools. For more information, you can find WVPE on Facebook or


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