Here’s a quick update on two recent projects.
Writing a Founder’s Story
October is National Women’s Small Business month, and I had the privilege to interview a Milwaukee businesswoman who has sold over 10,000 dresses in 60+ years at her store. Her success has spanned the generations.
She’s dressed brides, who come in later as mother of the brides and even grandmother of the bride!
Check out Bev’s story.
Here’s the project’s backstory: I met another small business owner through networking several years ago. He contacted me and asked if I could help his client with a writing project. Everything fell into place, and I had a wonderful time drafting the story of a dynamic, caring, and successful businesswoman.
In September, I marked my fifth year supporting the Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation’s Ovation event. At last year’s event, the marketing committee chair referred to me as the duct-tape for them. I was glad to help with pre-event promotion, invitations, sponsorship recognition, video, and presentation materials.
I also worked closely with four outstanding volunteers who received special leadership awards that evening. I’m picture here with the Patriotism Award recipient, Wally Kangas and his wife.
My local PR outreach led to a local reporter writing articles about Wally and the three other honorees. He was thrilled with the article. I was glad to be part of spreading good news about great people. Two articles of honorees even made it to the Sunday paper.
Variety is Good
I’m a fan of a variety of marketing related work with new and existing clients. It’s fun to conduct an in-person interview and work at events since I work from home for the majority of the week. Though I may be a bit quieter about what I’m working on, I continue to help clients each and every month. It continues to be enjoyable and rewarding, and for that, I feel blessed.