That’s right, the rumors are true — “Columbia Matters” has done it again! The Columbia Association’s (CA) monthly television program has won two bronze Telly Awards in this year’s competition. Telly Awards are the highest awards honoring the best in film and video productions; web commercials; and local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. The two bronze awards were for the May 2011 episode in the “Information” category and the September 2011 episode in the “Entertainment” category. This makes a lifetime total of 15 awards for “Columbia Matters.” Fourteen of those awards were received under the direction of producer Mary Weeks.
As a lifelong resident of Columbia, Weeks has one main goal: to let Columbia residents know how wonderful Columbia and the entire Howard County region are, as well as show what CA has to offer to the community, through the “Columbia Matters” program.
“The show is a team effort. I get a tremendous amount of support from CA team members throughout the organization,” Weeks says. “I work with extremely talented people. The production crew, Digital Cave Media, is very professional and creative. The show hosts are just as passionate about the community as I am. I would like to give a special thanks to the original show producer, Garret Tache, and the first host, Barbara Kellner, director of the Columbia Archives, for setting up a solid foundation for the show.”
“Columbia Matters” is a 30-minute show that plays on ColumbiaMatters.org, on CA’s YouTube channel (YouTube.com/CATVChannel), on local public access channels through Comcast and Verizon cable providers and at all three of CA’s fitness facilities.
“Columbia Matters” is a service CA offers to residents. Weeks states, “Columbia is a special place, and I am proud to work for an organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living or working in the area.”
The show will be undergoing some new and exciting changes, so stay tuned for a newly revamped show in the coming months!
Written by Erin McPhail