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WeddingWire CEO to be a Featured Guest on "Straight Up with Chris™"


Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire to appear on Voice America’s Internet Radio Network’s “Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood™”  with Chris Efessiou
BETHESDA, MD – December 12, 2012 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, announced that the company’s CEO, Timothy Chi, will join Chris Efessiou, of The Chris Efessiou & Team Companies and host of “Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood™” as a featured guest on Voice America’s Internet Radio Network. Chris and Tim will discuss “The Value of Curiosity in the Growth of Companies and Children” on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6pm EST (3pm PST).
“Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood™” airs live on Thursdays at 6pm EST (3pm PST) on the Voice America Variety Channel.  The show is streamed live online which can be accessed by clicking here at the time of the broadcast.  Beginning on December 14, the show will be available for download in Chris Efessiou’s Content Library, on iTunes and on the Voice America Variety Channel.
“It is an honor and pleasure to be a featured guest on ‘Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood™’ with Chris Efessiou,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Having successfully co-founded two companies while starting a family, it has been a wonderful journey witnessing the similarities and applying the strategies between my professional and parenting life. I look forward to what promises to be an exciting conversation with Chris and sharing with listeners the lessons I’ve learned.”
“I am thrilled to have Mr. Chi as my guest this week,” said Chris Efessiou.  “As the founder and CEO of WeddingWire, the co-founder of Blackboard, Inc. in 1998, and as the father of two young girls, he is uniquely qualified to share his views on the role and value of curiosity as a mentoring and development strategy in business and in parenting.”

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About WeddingWire, Inc:
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 120,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides an innovative SaaS platform to businesses that offers a comprehensive solution for their advertising, marketing, client management, and networking needs. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on,, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and

About Chris Efessiou:
Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist, Negotiations Architect, Top 100 Leadership Expert, Speaker, Author of CDO Chief Daddy Officer® - The Business of Fatherhood  and Radio and TV Show Host Chris Efessiou, understands first hand that the dynamics of success are the same whether you are addressing a group at work, or tucking your child into bed at night. Whether in the boardroom, on the air, or on stage Chris Efessiou, Founder and CEO of SRxA-Strategic Pharmaceutical Advisors, shares his discovery of how the skills critical to becoming a successful business leader can be seamlessly applied to parenting and personal relationship with equal efficiency.
A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, George Washington University, and Northeastern University in Boston. A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America, an Expert Panelist on KidzEdge Magazine, a regular blogger on, and is a keynote speaker on various topics, nationally and internationally.

Kate Hoffman
WeddingWire, Inc.

Juliana Zoto
Chris Efessiou & Team Companies, LLC


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