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When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
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What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
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Say folks, I can really use your help and participation in this campaign.
There's a program sponsored by Chase Bank and LivingSocial. It's called 'Mission: Small Business' and I've registered my school / small business The Animation Academy in this.
Mission: Small Business involves a number of $250,000 grants that Chase Bank will issue for as many as 12 small businesses in the US, from a potential pool of $3 million.
For a small business to qualify for consideration, we need to get at least 250 votes through Facebook. Voting is handled exclusively through Facebook accounts.
It's very easy to vote. First, head on over to http://www.MissionSmallBusiness.com.
Then click on the 'Support' tab and you can easily login using Facebook.
Once that's done, search for The Animation Academy. We'll show up as a small business in Burbank, California. Then click on the vote tab and that's it!
Simply by logging in, Chase automatically contributes $5 towards the $3 million pool. Currently the sum is at $2.38 million as of this writing.
We have until June 30, 2012 to meet the minimal number of votes, and your vote would be very much appreciated.
And if you'd be so considerate as to encourage your friends through your Facebook network to do the same, all of us at the Academy would be most grateful.
Thanks in advance for your vote and for helping a great school and small business get a chance at competing in the program!
Director and Founder
The Animation Academy
Hope it goes well. Just voted.
Thank you Jeff!
Please folks, take a minute and head to www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and click the Login/Support tab to access the site through Facebook.
Then search for The Animation Academy in Burbank California and vote for the school.
Help us get the number of Facebook votes we need to qualify. We need 250 votes by June 30. Right now we're at 49.
I've voted too! All the very best!
Thank you pkotvi! We're at 59 votes so far. Gained 10 more in the past 24 hours.
Please vote for the Academy folks!
Go to http://www.missionsmallbusiness.com and click on the Login Support tab. Login with your Facebook account. Then type in 'The Animation Academy' in the Business Name slot. When the Academy appears, click on 'Vote'.
It's super easy and fast! Every vote that we can get will help us to get closer to 250. Once we hit the magic number we'll be qualified to submit for the Mission: Small Business grant.
Please pass this along through your Facebook network. Help to give us a chance at this.
We have until June 30, 2012 to make the deadline.
Thanks very much ANers and all who read this.
We're at 67 votes so far. Making progress.
Please consider voting for the Academy folks.
Login with Facebook, search for The Animation Academy, and click on the 'Vote' tab. Quick and easy, and you'll help the school get a step closer to its goal of qualifying for the Mission: Small Business grant.
Thanks to all who've voted so far. If you're on Facebook and you haven't voted yet, please keep the Academy in mind.
The Animation Academy in Burbank, California is asking for your Facebook vote!
Chase Bank and LivingSocial are sponsoring a grant program called Mission Small Business (http://MissionSmallBusiness.com.) Twelve eligible small businesses in the US will receive grants of $250,000. To qualify they must first reach the goal of 250 Facebook votes on the Mission Small Business website by June 30, 2012.
Since 1998 the Academy has achieved remarkable success with its students. Founded in the back of a local restaurant in Burbank, California, it has quietly transformed the industry through the excellence of its art program for animation, offering affordable art education to gifted teens, at risk youth, studio professionals and supporting university programs in animation education.
The Animation Academy has done amazing things in its 14 year history. So much good has come from the school and so much more good can come if we're fortunate enough to receive this grant. Please help give the Academy the opportunity to move to the next step in the qualifying round of Mission Small Business.
Voting is easy. Just head to http://www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and login through your Facebook account. Then search for The Animation Academy in the business name box and enter your vote. That's all there is to it!
The more votes we get the better, but we'll need at least 250 by June 30, 2012 to qualify for submitting our presentation to Chase Bank.
Please take the time to go to http://MissionSmallBusiness.com and vote for The Animation Academy through Facebook and please share this with your own Facebook community.
Thank you and Keep Creating!
President / Director / Founder
The Animation Academy
Spreading the awareness like WILDFIRE!!!
Will tell as many people as I humanly, POSSIBLY can.
Thanks guys! Really appreciate your support. Got a pretty good bump up yesterday but there's still a ways to go. We're at 105 votes. We need 145 more by next Friday to qualify. Gonna give it the best effort I can to reach 250.
Please check in at www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and login with your Facebook account. Search for 'The Animation Academy' under business name and place your vote. Fast and easy to do.
If you've already voted, thank you! If you haven't and you're on Facebook please support the school with your Facebook vote. We can qualify for consideration if we get to 250 by June 30.
Thanks again folks.
We're at 116 at the end of this day and the beginning of the next. If we can keep at this pace and pick it up a little we should make it. I'm hoping that will be the case. We have 11 days to get 134 more votes.
Please go to www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and vote for The Animation Academy folks! It's so easy!
Login with your Facebook account. Search for The Animation Academy under business name, and then click on the vote button.
That's all there is to it and all you have to do.
Thank you ladies and gents!
We're at 127 votes with 10 1/2 days to go! Over the halfway mark!
Please folks, it you're reading this and you're on Facebook, go to www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and login using your FB account.
Then in the business name box type The Animation Academy.
Click on the VOTE tab and you'll help us get a step closer to qualifying for the grant. Once we hit 250 votes then we're cleared for review by Chase Bank and we'll have a chance to make our presentation.
We can do it with your vote!
Since the last posting at noon today we've had 8 more votes come in. That gets us to 135 so far.
We can do this!
As the Academy goes so does AN my friends. For the chance to petition Chase Bank for the small business grant, we need 250 Facebook votes by June 30. We have 10 days and a few hours to make the deadline.
We need at least 115 more votes by then and whatever else we can get to make a better impression.
If you're on Facebook please follow this link:
Login with your FB account, search for The Animation Academy and then click VOTE.
Please pass this along to your Facebook friends and ask them to help out with their vote for The Animation Academy.
Thanks very much all you great people!
We hit 150 votes!
Check this out, we got 150 Facebook votes and this is view number 150 for this topic!
How about that.
This is so great, thanks everyone who's voted so far and who's helping to promote this on behalf of the Academy.
That's 34 votes in less than 24 hours! I know we can do this. There's 10 days left to get to 250 and beyond.
Please help by going to http://www.MissionSmallBusiness.com.
Login with your Facebook account.
Search for The Animation Academy.
Click on the VOTE tab.
That's it! That's all ya gotta do.
Thanks brothers and sisters. Please help spread the word and get us up to and past the 250 vote mark. That way we can at least have a shot at the grant.
We're at 161.
If you're on Facebook please go to www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and login using your account.
Search for The Animation Academy under business name.
When the Academy pops up click on VOTE and we're one step closer.
Please encourage your Facebook friends to do the same!
Help this very worthy school get to 250 votes to qualify for submitting for the Chase Bank Mission Small Business Grant.
Thank you everyone!
I keep reminding my FB friends. I'm pushing hard for this. It will happen!
Thank you brother Bite!
We're at 165.
We're at 171. Getting closer!
Please go to www.MissionSmallBusiness.com and login using Facebook.
Then search for The Animation Academy.
Please help the Academy get to 250 votes!
We're at 182 and counting... That's 32 more than this time yesterday!
Keep it coming folks!
Login with Facebook... Search for The Animation Academy... click VOTE...
It's already happened bro. We're just waiting for space time to catch up.