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Leaping Lizards! $250,000 That Could Pay It Forward in Voice-overs

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

June 29, 2012

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Mission Small Business Chase Bank Living SocialJames Herron Voice Actor has applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase & Living Social. People need 250 votes to be considered for the grant. Voting has been going on for a couple days now and he's less than 46 votes away from 250!

Help a voice-over brother out and in the process "pay it forward" to aspiring talent representing the next generation of voice-over artists.

Learn more about how you can be part of this exciting possibility in today's VOX Daily.

A Big Dream

As you have gathered, James Herron applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase & Living Social. I found out about this a day or two ago via an invite from James.

To qualify for consideration, James needs 250 votes. Right now he has almost reached his goal and voting continues until June 30, 2012.


If you'd like to help out by voting, here's what you need to do:

1. Go to https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/
2. Click "LOG IN & SUPPORT"
3. Then type: James Herron Voice Actor in the business name field

It's that simple!

What The Grant Would Mean To James

The grant would allow James to expand to provide additional mentoring and teaching opportunities for individuals considering entering the field. Not only would he be able to guide them as they develop their talent, but also as they grow in their understanding of how the business works and how they fit in to their community. James would use the funds to build a new state-of-the-art studio that would function as a recording facility for his business as well as a training facility for young talent. In addition, it would allow James to develop a robust on-line training program to help those who are not able to come to the studio.

About James Herron

James Herron voice actorJames Herron is a tall, wiry ordinary American with an extraordinary voice. Herron was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1952 to an elementary school teacher mother and a father who was an aviator. James spent the majority of his childhood and teenage years in Maryland with his family where he graduated from Charles W. Woodward High School. He went on to attend Montgomery College and during that time, worked at a small radio station.

James is a featured voice actor for America's finest recording and production facilities including The Soundtrack Group Boston and New York. James is regularly contracted by some of the nation's largest advertising agencies, film studios, and direct and worldwide clientele.

The Story of Case Western Reserve University with narration from James Herron won (among 14,000 entries) the Silver Telly Award, considered the premier award for outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs and the finest video and film productions.

His work includes narrating feature and historical documentaries for Film and Public Television programming. James is also an accomplished musician with years of study in music and percussion as a drummer. He played in a jazz quartet and was a member of the Montgomery County Orchestra. He continues his passion of music today.

James Herron is a published author volunteer's as a mentor and literacy tutor. He contributes to local non-commercial television, is an avid sailor, supports environmentalism and is a lifetime member of the Topsfield Firefighter's Relief Association. James is thoroughly immersed in his wonderful and gifted family

Get Voting!

Imagine what this could mean. Having someone like James doing what he dreams of doing with this money will make our industry even better. A facility like this in addition to mentoring like what James offers would be pretty unique on the east coast. In Los Angeles, there's the Don LaFontaine Lab. Over here, there's...well...there could be James Herron's new studio in the Boston, MA area!

If you want to vote, visit:


Should the votes already be up to 250 by the time you receive this and try to lend a helping hand, no need to be discouraged...that means James will be considered! Thank you for reading and may the best small business (hopefully James Herron's) win!

Best wishes,



As of 2 p.m. EST on Friday, James Herron reached 250 votes! He writes:

WOW!! You did it!!! 250 Votes!!!!

You have no idea how amazed and grateful I am for your help!

This now gives me the opportunity to be among so many wonderful small business owners who have entered to receive the grant. A review of my business including my plan on how I would use the grant will be judged by a distinguished panel. They will select 12 small businesses to receive the grant. I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!

To use the words of Benjamin Franklin:

"To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it."

Thank you,


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