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Women and Networking

A Chance to Network:   Last week I was lucky enough to get away from the shop for a few hours and spend some time with some amazing and dynamic women. The Women's Business Alliance (an offshoot from the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce) held it's very first "Women's Leadership Conference" and I what a wonderful event it was. Over 300 ladies attended I personally left very inspired. In the photo above you'll see some of my friends, from left to right ~ Krystal Knapp of Plant Princeton, Debbie Schaeffer of Mrs. G's Appliances, me, Denise Taylor from Great Looks 4 Less, Ellen Kuznick of Career Finders and panelist Lynn Doyle from "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle".  Let's face it, it would not be a women's event without flowers. We helped to sponsor the event by donating 25 floral centerpieces - pink roses, my favorite!  The Marriott did a great job and the Chamber Staff along with the WIBA committee of volunteers were t

Social Media - To Do or Not To Do?

Ah, that is the question. Those who know me, know that I would answer that question with a resounding yes. Why? I love being Social. I love getting to know people and having them get to know me and my company. I was born to be a Social Media person but mostly what I love about it, is the fact that without having to leave my business, I can get to know others and they can get to know me. Years ago business was done by folks go out into a local business, seeing the owner, their staff, learning about what they had to offer. Years later, there was the phone and then next came website - a bit impersonal but still a wonderful addition. Did you know that on our website, the most often read page after the Homepage is our About Us page? That's because folks want to know more about us - know who we are on a personal level so they can determine if they wish to business with us. As a small retailer we've had great success in gaining new customers through social media such as blogging,