Varinda Singh Missett and Eric Peter Straus are to be married Sunday evening February 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan.
Their children Mitchell Kuhnert, Samantha Missett, Madison Missett, Jacob Straus and Emily Straus, each became Universal Life Ministers to officiate.
The bride, 51, is originally from San Diego, Calif. She is Chief Executive Officer of Girls World Expo, a company that produces full day self esteem events for girls ages 11-18 throughout the United States. Previously she served as Director of Advertising for MediaBistro.com in New York and before that as Advertising Director of the North County Times in San Diego, CA. The bride and groom met at a newspaper convention in Orlando, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Inder and Elsa Singh of San Marcos, Calif., and graduated from California State University, Long Beach.
The groom, 54, is President of Transworld Business Advisors of New York, a business brokerage firm. A graduate of Yale, he previously founded and ran RegionalHelpWanted.com, 330 locally branded job boards throughout North America and before that owned and ran a group of ten radio stations in the Hudson Valley, NY. He is the son of R. Peter Straus and Ellen Sulzberger Straus, both now deceased, who owned and ran WMCA Radio in New York City until 1986. The groom's father served in the Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter administrations. The groom's grandfather, David Hays Sulzberger, was the brother of the publisher of the New York Times. His sister, Jeanne, is the president of Straus News, publisher of The West Side Spirit.
The bride and groom's previous marriages ended in divorce.
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