2009 IMAs: Total Integrated Program Award
Co-winner: Meredith Corporation -
Kenmore Country Escape
Meredith Corp. worked with Kenmore for the months of September to December 2008 to reach out to busy moms and provide them with advice on how to make family life run more smoothly. The rooms of focus were the kitchen, laundry and patio. Leveraging its expertise, Meredith created “Country Escape.”

Grand and Noble teamed up with Meredith Corp. for the award-winning "Kenmore Country Escape"
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New owner for Grand and Noble Productions:
employee Dan Lombardi takes over July 1, 2007
Thea Flaum, TV show producer and trailblazer, has sold her 23-year old company to employee Dan Lombardi, and will move into “a new and exciting challenge” as head of a new non-profit organization.

From Junky to Funky
Finds a Gem in Total Avid Workflow
Grand and Noble Productions of Chicago puts together a number of programs for Do-It-Yourself (DIY), the Scripps Network channel that focuses on helping viewers become more handy around the house.

Lindsey Gladstone behind the scenes.
Brian Sharpe and David Sarno
Log Cabin
Chicago Tribune: June 8, 2012
Website Gives Disabled Needed Info:
'Sneak Previews' creator uses her skills in TV to aid those with spinal cord injuries

They are the faces and voices of survivors, answering important and sometimes personal questions about their life's adjustments in short video segments.
Videos from FacingDisability.com
Reel Chicago: March 3, 2012
TV Academy's Career Day:

Visual media professionals, TV Academy members and college students learned about the latest changes in the television industry, such as new technologies, new management philosophies and program concepts presented by TV professionals.

Panelists were: Grand and Noble's Dan Lombardi, producer/director/editor of home improvement, home decor and DIY cable series and specials, broadband and branded entertainment programming and a member of the board of governors for NATAS, Chicago/Midwest Chapter.
Columbia College
Career Day
held at Columbia College
Thea Flaum and Dan Lombardi
Thea Flaum and Dan Lombardi
Editing "From Junky to Funky"
On location with
"The Shopping Detective"





Advertising Age: March 26, 2009
Product Placement Goes Local
Often concocted between TV networks and brand handlers, product-placement deals seem to have a heftier-than-usual dose of Holywood glitz. But some of the meat-and-potatoes parts of the media industry can also cook up these pacts.



Audra Lowe
Thea Flaum and Dan Lombardi









Nicole Bernardi-Reis producing Grand and Noble Productions’ The Shopping Detective for Fine Living
WHO SHE IS: With Grand and Noble Productions since 2004, this woman with 17 pairs of boots, who believes “there is always room for one more,” makes an ideal producer of Fine Living Network’s “The Shopping Detective.”

TV Guide Picks Toys We Grew Up With
as Top Holiday Special
Toys We Grew Up With, a holiday special produced by Thea Flaum Productions (now Grand and Noble Productions) for Home & Garden Television was selected by TV Guide as one of five programs highlighted in its "Holiday Viewing Guide."



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