Signature Events

Shannon Media, Inc. created our signature events to celebrate the core lifestyle values of our magazines and connect sponsors with our Triangle-wide readership. From honoring the women making a difference in our communities and a weekend of wellness to celebrating our foodie community - our signature events have become not-to-be-missed occasions. In addition, we select a local nonprofit partner for each event in order to give back to our community and support a good cause. Don't miss these signature events which are a win-win-win for attendees, sponsors and nonprofits.

October 21, 2021 | Carolina Inn

Women of Achievement Luncheon

Women of Achievement is a luncheon of 150+ of the most inspiring female leaders across the Triangle who have been featured in Durham, Chatham, Chapel Hill Magazines' Women's Issues. The lunch honors the year's featured Women of Achievement and includes speakers and networking time.

June 25-28, 2020 | DPAC, Various Locations

Taste: A Celebration of Food & Drink

Annual multi-day food and drink series celebrating our local culinary scene. Includes the signature Grand Taste event with 35+ restaurants, wine, spirits and craft beer providers.
2019 Nonprofit Partner: Meals on Wheels of Durham

October 2-4, 2020
American Tobacco Campus and 21c Museum Hotel

WellFest: Fill Your Cup

Annual rejuvenation weekend with a choice of activities including innovative fitness classes, meditation, speakers' series, nutritious food and drinks and a healthy vendor market.
2019 Nonprofit Partner: Durham Tech Foundation

November 1, 2020 | Durham Performing Arts Center

Sip+Savor: A Food, Wine and Music Experience

Annual one day Wine, Food and Music Experience that pairs world-class wines with dishes from 30+ of North Carolina's best chefs and restaurants. All three levels of the famed DPAC venue are open for attendees to engage with restaurants and wineries in addition to an on-stage experience.
2019 Nonprofit Partner:

We leverage our events across all of our platforms - magazine, digital, social and on-site - to give sponsors a true multi-media marketing package. As the event producer, Shannon Media, Inc. manages all of the details and offers our sponsors multiple opportunities to brand and network with our customers and readers. Boost your branding by incorporating our signature events into your marketing strategy. Learn more by contacting Ellen at


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