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Terri Bennett Receives Prestigious Stevie Award


Terri Bennett awarded Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

Terri Bennett awarded Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

Terri Bennett was selected Female Entrepreneur of the year for a small business at the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York City, November 7, 2013. The Stevie Awards honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. The Stevie Award is the world’s premier business award. Click here to see a complete list of all the fabulous women recognized in 2013.


Terri Bennett and Fabi Presslar

Terri Bennett and Fabi Presslar

Terri Named One Of Charlotte Region’s Most Influential Women


It’s official! The Mecklenburg Times named Do Your Part founder, Terri Bennett, as one of the 50 Most Influential Women of 2013 for the Charlotte region. This award spotlights women whose work within business, government, education, and non-profit fields is creating positive change in the area. The award culminated with the 50 Influential Women’s Event held on the evening of May 31st at the Hilton Charlotte Center City. You can read more on the other award recipients by clicking here.

Terri Bennett Speaker's Reel

Terri is available to speak at your event. Her topics include:

“Women Have The Power To Save the Planet”, “Live Green, Save Green, And Why It’s Important”, “Healthy Family, Healthy Home, Healthy Planet”, and more.


Email to learn more about having Terri speak at your next event.

DYP Media Syndication

Do Your Part is an industry leader in producing content about creating healthier homes, healthier families, and how to save money doing it!

See Terri Bennett at NC Women's Conference Nov. 2nd

Terri Bennet will take part in a panel on personal branding at the NC Women’s Conference on November 2nd, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center. She will also be signing her new book from 5:00 to 5:30. You can also order Terri’s book Do Your Part: A practical guide to everyday green living directly from Do Your Part.

Visit this site to Register for NC 2011 Women’s Conference

Personal Branding: The Path to Making the Most of Who You Are
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. November 2, 2011
Where: Charlotte Convention Center
Moderator & Facilitator: Elaine Lyerly
Panelists: Terri Bennett, Sandra Dubose-Gibson, Stephanie Rauch, Ph.D.

There are many recognizable product brands…Nike, Starbucks, Target. Everyone knows what those brands represent. But what is a personal brand? Whether you know it or not, you have one…either by default or design. In this session, three individuals who experienced unexpected change will talk about how they re-defined their brands. Then attendees will participate in an interactive exercise that will provide steps they can take to carve out their own unique personas and let their personalities shine through!

About the Conference:
The North Carolina Governor’s Conference for Women is a powerful annual convening of more than 1,500 women from across the state for energizing dialogue on a variety of women’s issues. Launched in 2006 (then as the North Carolina Conference for Women), this day-long experience includes a mix of dynamic speakers, entertainment, and an interactive expo for networking, information sharing, and education.

Our mission is to provide a platform for women of all ages and backgrounds across North Carolina to network with peers and become informed on timely issues that are of value to today’s women.

Hear Terri Bennett at Women's Group event

The Catawba River Women’s Group invites all women to their Oct. 27 luncheon featuring Terri Bennett. The longtime TV meteorologist will discuss her efforts to encourage sustainable living, including her new book, “Do Your Part.”

The luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pine Island Country Club. Cost for nonmembers is $25 if paid by Oct. 21; $5 more if later.

To register contact Anna Hastings at 704-813-6560 or

Weekly “Green” series, Do Your Part with Terri Bennett, debuts on News 14 Carolina

Furthering Time Warner Cable’s commitment to protect the environment and improve the communities in which we operate, News 14 Carolina is bringing well-known Charlotte area television personality, Terri Bennett back on the air to focus on stories around environmental responsibility.

Starting Sunday, October 2, 2011, on News 14 Carolina, Bennett presents, Do Your Part, a weekly series on practical, eco-friendly solutions and information.  The segments inspire viewers to reduce environmental waste and improve our planet through everyday green living.   Do Your Part educates viewers on how simple and beneficial it is to cut waste and unwanted chemicals out of their lives – making it easy and economical to go green.

“Terri is an excellent communicator. Her stories are easy to understand and her tips are easy to implement so that all of us can live greener at home,” says Alan Mason, News 14 Carolina vice president and general manager.  “Whether you’re looking for safer bath products for babies, the simplest foods to grow at home or ways to slash the amount of energy you use, Terri has useful information we can all benefit from.”

Bennett spent 20 years on television as a meteorologist before launching a media company focusing on green education.  “When you and your family start incorporating a few of these practices into your daily life, you’ll see immediate results both in the health of your home and in the health of your planet,” says Bennett.

There’s several ways to watch Do Your Part on Time Warner Cable:

  • News 14 Carolina – Sunday’s at approximately :17 past the hour in even-numbered hours.
  • On
  • Carolina On Demand – Time Warner Cable digital channels 199 or 1047
  • Find it on Demand – Time Warner Cable digital channel 1083

For more information about News 14 Carolina and Do Your Part visit or

Terri Bennett’s Bio:

Terri Bennett is the founder of ‘Do Your Part’ – a media company specializing in producing content about all things green. Terri is also the author of a weekly newspaper column for the McClatchy Tribune Information Services.  Her website,, features a dedicated eco-news section, green chat rooms, and weekly green giveaways. She recently completed her first book, “Do Your Part: A Practical Guide to Every Day Green Living.” Terri is also a renowned meteorologist who spent nearly 20 years on television delivering nightly weather forecasts. Along the way she earned two prestigious Emmy awards, title of “Best Weathercaster in the Carolinas” numerous times, and the “Excellence in Science Reporting” from the American Meteorological Society.

About News 14 Carolina:

News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour state and local news and weather network only available to Time Warner Cable customers on channels 14, 114, 1114 and 1414. It’s one of the most technologically advanced, digital newsrooms in the country. Utilizing Time Warner Cable’s fiber optic network, News 14 Carolina provides four distinct news channels to various markets across North Carolina that share news of statewide interest. With the largest team of meteorologists in the state, News 14 Carolina features local weather forecasts every ten minutes with Weather on the Ones. Time Warner Cable customers have relied on News 14 Carolina and Weather on the Ones for news and information anytime of the day or night. News 14 Carolina is your news now.

About Time Warner Cable:

Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers.  Time Warner Cable’s East Region serves more than 1,300 cities in nine states, including Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  The East Region has more than 17,000 employees focused on delivering the company’s mission every day by connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other.

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas.  Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and



Remembering Ray Boylan Through a Living Memorial

Charlotte community leaders, along with friends and family of the late Ray Boylan, came together for an important event to honor one of Charlotte’s most beloved television meteorologists on the one year anniversary of his death. A living memorial has also been established to sustain Boylan’s commitment to Charlotte.

Ray Boylan was on air with WSOC-TV and WCNC-TV from 1986 to 2000. His scientific background and experience as a veteran Navy Hurricane Hunter helped guide and comfort people when Hurricane Hugo devastated the area in 1989. Therefore, it is fitting, that his memorial take place on the 22nd anniversary of Hugo. Bill Walker, Debi Faubion, and Harold Johnson were also in attendance to share their memories of working with Ray during that historical time.

Hurricane Hugo was responsible for downing more than 80 thousand trees in Mecklenburg County alone, many of which were more than 70 years old. According to the most recent survey conducted by American Forest, Mecklenburg County lost 33% of its tree canopy between 1985 and 2008.

From Terri Bennett, ” Trees are vitally important to the Queen City. They remove pollutants from our air, land and water while providing the oxygen we need to survive. It is only fitting that I plant a tree in Ray’s name to pay tribute to his life as a dedicated and loving husband, father, friend, and colleague to so many in the Charlotte area.”

To pay tribute to Boylan, a memorial tree fund is being established through the Charlotte Public Tree Fund that will enable the planting of additional trees across Mecklenburg County. Select Chili’s restaurants in South Charlotte are also supporting the fund. On Thursday September 22 and Friday September 23, 2011, three Chili’s restaurants will contribute 10% of sales to Charlotte Tree Fund for every customer that brings in the printed coupon. Details can be found at To download the coupon, click here.

Do Your Part Book Launch Week

Do Your Part Book Launch Party

The entire Do Your Part team, friends, family, and supporters came out in force to celebrate Terri’s huge accomplishment – publishing her first book, “Do Your Part: A practical guide to everyday green living.” Missed the fun? Take a quick peek at the launch party. Cheers!