Sherri Shepherd of "The View" to Host Third Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards

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The 2008 Los Angeles Organizing Awards will honor the people, products and services that make L.A. neater and more productive.

Sherri Shepherd, co-host of ABC-TV's "The View," will host the Third Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) http://www.napola.org . The Awards honor the best in the organizing industry, including professional organizers who set the standard for home and business productivity, and products and services that help consumers and businesses organize everything, including information, as well as manage their time and control habits that can lead to clutter and chaos.

Shepherd, also an actress ("Less than Perfect," ABC, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS, "30 Rock," NBC, "Beauty Shop," MGM Studios) and comedienne, will preside at the February 1, 2008 event to be held at the Luxe Hotel Bel Air, CA. Shepherd has used the services of a professional organizer and will speak about her experience.

"You can't be too famous or too organized in Los Angeles," said John Trosko, NAPO-LA President. "In fact, running a successful household or business requires supreme organization. Members of our profession are at the forefront in helping people and companies overcome their organizing challenges and become more efficient and productive. The Awards celebrate the profession and enable the public to learn, firsthand, about the most effective organizing strategies, products and services available."

NAPO-LA Vice President Jodie Watson added, "We love a good label-maker, but at the end of the day the organizing profession is about improving people's lives so they can operate their homes and businesses more efficiently, be more productive, be more comfortable managing their own possessions, papers and information, and develop habits and techniques to ensure the benefits of better organization are long-lasting."

Public Voting Now Open:
Voting for the 2008 Los Angeles Organizing Awards is open to the public. Votes may be cast at http://www.napola.org now through December 31, 2007. Award recipients will be announced at the dinner event, also open to the public. The Awards are a celebration and culmination of national "Get Organized Month," to be held in January.

Award Categories:
The Los Angeles Organizing Awards features more than 15 categories, including:

  • Best Home Organizing Product
  • Best Office Organizing Product
  • Most Helpful Organizing Technology
  • Best National Organizing Show

NAPO-LA also honors several of its members with special chapter awards. The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to the chapter member with an exemplary record of service. The Leading Edge Award recognizes a NAPO-LA member whose actions and efforts elevate the quality or profile of professional organizers.

Corporate Sponsorships Available and Tickets on Sale Now:
Sponsorships and tickets for the event are now available online.

Video Submissions:
Professional organizers and NAPO chapters from across the country are invited to submit videos highlighting their efforts to help clients in the past year. Selected video highlights will be shown at the event, and attendees may hear live testimonials from people whose homes or businesses were transformed by professional organizers. (Instructions for submitting videos for consideration are online.)

About NAPO-Los Angeles:
The National Association of Professional Organizers, The Organizing Authority® is dedicated to developing, leading and promoting professional organizers and the benefits of better home and business organization. The nonprofit group, founded in 1985 by five Los Angeles-based organizers, has grown to over 4,000 members throughout the world, including speakers, trainers, authors, retailers and manufacturers of organizing products.

Over 125 NAPO-LA members serve clients in the Southern California region, from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica to Newport Beach, and from Beverly Hills to Pasadena to Claremont. Services include home and business organizing, information and time management, and coaching and training.

Contact:
John Trosko, Chapter President
NAPO-Los Angeles
10573 West Pico Boulevard, # 134
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: 323-512-7039
Website: http://www.napola.org

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