|For Your Business & Office|
Over the years, I've met and worked with some wonderful business owners and professionals. I'd like to share those here. These are people that can help you with your business and your home office.
Jamey Austad, Owner of Dala Ad Agency
Website Design & Hosting, Promotional Products, and Print
What can I say? I couldn't be more thrilled to work with Jamey! I absolutely LOVE my Julie Jacky logo and am beyond happy with JulieJacky.com!
My logo looks like me and when people see it they look back at me, then at my logo and then back at me again and say: "yep, that's you", and that is exactly what I wanted. It represents me, my jewelry business and my travel business all at the same time. We spent time tweaking it to get it just right and he wouldn't stop until I was completely happy with it. Jamey personalized it from the passport I'm holding, to the lanyard I'm wearing with my travel credentials, to the twinkles on the jewelry and as the dot above the "i"... even the font he used looks like my handwriting!
As for my website, this has been something I have had on my wish list for a couple of years and now Jamey has created a very professional website that represents me and my businesses... and is so much better than I expected! (I could have never done this myself.) Honestly, I have people emailing me telling me they have website envy. That is a testimonial for Jamey so I send them right to him! He is so creative, innovative and incredibly knowledgeable about web design. He has years and years of experience in this industry and he is sooo good at what he does. He makes it seem like magic! With a few clicks he has it done!
Another cool thing about Jamey and his ad agency is he is a one-stop shop for all your advertising needs. He created my logo, is working on my website, is helping me with my newsletter, plus he has created business cards, jewelry tags, bookmark tags, shopping bags, coupons, banners, postcards, thank you notes and signs for me. He is also going to help me with pens, gift certificates and the list goes on!
I'm proud to call Jamey a business partner and a friend. I know you will be, too!
Jamey can be reached at:
Julie Loomis, Professional OrganizerSimply put, Julie Loomis with Simply Neat is simply amazing! I first hired Julie to help me get my office organized so I could manage my businesses and networking groups more efficiently, as well to create a follow up system for my referrals and clients. I was so thrilled with what Julie helped me with in my office that I had to hire her again for my jewelry studio!
Julie and I worked side by side for a day to totally revamp my studio. The results were stunning! My studio now has more space and all of my event items are organized so they are ready to go when I need them. It was a huge transformation and I am back to being inspired in my studio once again. We worked hard and had fun. Ask her if she likes to listen to Michael Jackson! I highly recommend Julie Loomis to help you get organized. Whether it’s your office, closet, room that you just throw stuff in…, Julie can help you!
Visit her website to take the quiz to see how organized you! Also check out her NEW! e-book 46 Simply Neat Tips to Tame Your Finances & Paperwork. Terrific tips to save you time, money, and eliminate the paper piles!
Paul Cram, Product & Food Photographer
Simply put, Flare Photography shoots product & food photos that drive customers to buy merchandise. Really, it's that simple. Though getting those seemingly effortless photos is everything but simple. That's where Paul's expertise comes in! (More about that in a moment, I am getting ahead of myself.) Take a look at the cool glam jewelry photos in the banner ads on my website. They were taken by Paul, and I had the pleasure of seeing him live in action during my jewelry photo session with him. The photo shoot was a lot of fun and it's such a joy to watch someone doing what they love. Paul is very creative, clever, and incredibly knowledgeable about photography, lighting, and visual techniques. He works quickly and keeps shooting until he gets the photo perfect. When you have product or food photo needs, call Paul! He is simply amazing!
You can reach Paul at:
Gina Cummans, Business Banking
Have you ever had a banker that will come to you instead of you going tothem? Well, Gina does! Have you ever had a bank reimburse your ATM fees? Well M&I does! Seriously! How sweet is that?!
Gina Cummans is a business partner and now a friend that has been workingin the banking industry for over 10 years. She is the Branch Manager for M&I Bank at the Nicollet location. What I love about Gina is she is so personable and down-to-earth as well as a professional that absolutely knows her banking stuff!
When Gina & I first scheduled an appointment to talk banking I assumed I would meet her at her office so when she asked me, “where would you like to meet?” I was a bit surprised… and delighted. We ended up meeting at Caribou Coffee, she even treated me to a Latte! So we continued the conversation and I was pleased with all that she has to offer in addition to Personal Banking… she can also help you with Business Banking, Private Banking, Equipment Leasing and a whole lot more.
I decided to move my banking over to Gina at M&I Bank and have been very pleased with the personal service. Every time I call her office if she doesn’t answer her phone – one of her knowledgeable staff members will answer so I always talk to a person and get immediate service. At the "other bank", sometimes I wasn't sure if real people even worked there! It was hard to get a hold of a banker and if I ever did, they surely didn’t know who I was.
It's very different banking with Gina at M&I. Both Gina and her co-workers know me personally and are always happy to assist me. They make banking an enjoyable process – the way it's meant to be! Not only do I get all the personal service, I also receive cash back credits on my checking account. I literally get paid for my transactions I make each month! LOVE IT!
M&I has 24 Twin City locations and continues to grow with plans to open 2 additional locations this year! Also, with an M&I Checking, you won't pay ATM fees. They don't charge a fee and if another bank charges you they'll pay you back. I had never heard of a bank that reimburses ATM fees. Have you? Those fees can really add up so I saw how that could save a lot of money! No more driving around looking for a specific machine, I can hit the first one I find so I'm saving on mileage too.
To get in touch with Gina: contact her directly at 612.904.8511.
Pat Millfelt, Serendipitous Connections
What can I say? Pat Millfelt is a true mover and shaker! Her networking abilities set her apart from the rest, which is exactly why you will want to work wtih her to grow your business. She has a real talent for connecting people who can benefit from each other. Pat is the kind of person who is so committed to her clients that if she does not yet know the person you need to know, then she’ll make sure to meet them so she can get you connected.She has helped me by introducing me to multiple people that have been able to help me take my jewelry business to the next level.
You can get in touch with Pat at:
Serendipitous Connections Marketing website
Like Serendipitous Connections on Facebook
Darcie Livingstone, Metro Mini Expos
Darcie Livingstone is the owner of Metro Mini Expos. She's an energetic woman who organizes several FREE expos each month at locations like chiropractic offices, yoga and dance studies and beauty salons around the Twin Cites. Each expo includes about 15-20 exhibitors from small businesses throughout the Metro area, typically with a Wellness of Ladies Night Out theme.
You can contact Darcie at:
Website: Metro Mini Expos
Become a fan of Metro Mini Expos on Facebook
Connect with Darcie on LinkedIn
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