We are a boutique media relations company, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We specialize in representing artists, arts organizations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs/start-ups and events. Our approach is hands-on and friendly—we are willing to spend the time to find out exactly what your media profile goals are, and advising you on how to achieve them. We act as your messenger to the media, securing attention and conveying the news you want to get out to the people who can help you most.
About Janis Hashe, OpenLines Communication Founder
Janis has worked as both a journalist and public relations professional for more than 25 years. She spent a total of 15 years on staff with Sunset Magazine, United Parenting Publications and The Pulse, Chattanooga’s alt-weekly newspaper. As a freelance writer, she’s been published in magazines and newspapers ranging from trade (Specialty Coffee Retailer), to international (Monocle), and many others, such as the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Tennessean, AmericanStyle Magazine, Westways, Alabama Journey and more.
She co-founded Betty PR in Los Angeles, California, which for five years (2000-2005) served the arts and theatre community in that city, and was retained by some of the top theatre companies in the area. She moved to Chattanooga in 2006.
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