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Creative Sister

  Oh my goodness gracious me oh my it truly is creative. Much like with my own sisters.  There are four of us girls. The last of us girls just turned 50.  We grew up in a time when all

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Dear Americans, Do we want fast, cheap and easy?

On January 6, 2017 The Wall Street Journal reporters, By SUSAN PULLIAM, SARAH NASSAUER and RICHARD RUBIN “Retailers Risk Multibillion-Dollar Earnings Hit Under GOP Tax Plan” The article basically addresses, “A Republican proposal aimed at cutting tax rates and keeping jobs in the U.S.

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Relationships In Business Matter

About twenty-five years ago a very young creative girl walked into the office of a man who would soon become a bit of a thorn in her side. You see, this young girl was running a business. A business that

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YOUR Business SPOTLIGHT

Long before there was Social Media, and the banter for business representations in the online space the UPS truck stopped at my office weekly.  Dropping off products that potential clients wanted me to test out. I would open the package,

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“Holistic Essentials” hits The Dalles, OR

       I may NOT be heading into Portland to get the kind of whole foods I enjoy. I mean why drive 84 miles into the city? Why?  Well, I am so glad you asked.  You see I have lived in

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Do Reach, Mentions, and Following Matter? It does to Hilton Honors.

I have not spent hours online figuring out what all the chatter is about and why I really matter, or you matter for that matter.  I do understand that “reach” “mentions” and “following” do in fact matter. Especially to companies

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The Darling Boutique

You may not be surprised to learn that I was quite the crafty gal during my childhood, youth, college years and through out my entire life. I won my first art contest in 5th grade which earned me an afternoon

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“Washington Federal-Invested Here”

Washington Federal, you may have invested in the right “here”.  Does all this stuff matter to a potential client? Look at this picture. Washington Federal went all out. They delivered coffee cups, tape measure, a mini canister of breath mints,

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Hilton Hotels Deliver Customer Service

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle/Lynnwood, WA Welcome to my living room. Okay, it’s really the sitting area for the brand new “Homewood Suites” by Hilton.  Sometimes when I walk into a Hilton hotel lobby, I imagine my living room being

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Jason Mraz Knows How To #SpreadYes

I have a confession about Jason Mraz. For the longest time I did not connect his name with his music. With 5 kids between 8-26 yrs. I have been tagging along to their music interests.  However, that being said, there

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Taking Your Offline Business Online

Social Media is changing how I work and talk about the businesses I work with, both online and offline. It’s been a bit of a mystery for me to think and work differently. How is this space different? For the

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Everyone Should Have A “Copa Moment”

Today I met with a new company I hope to be working with. Since there are all kinds of laws about disclosing that you are getting paid or given stuff when writing a post, I am happy to say that

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Friendships In Social Media by Emily Otteson

Friendships in social media, in my opinion, develop like friendships in real life. First, there are some casual glances and then a formal meeting. There are some small talkative exchanges, and then slowly, over the course of many interactions and

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eWomenNetwork Speaking Submission

What am I doing submitting a video to eWomenNetwork ?  I freeze frame in front of a camera, but give me real live people and I can be me.  Here is my submission. It’s the second take, to which I

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