Keith Thompson Knifemaker-Blind Hog Blades Documentary

Opening my mailbox to the latest issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine is almost like a religious experience.  Gingerly turning page after page savoring all the western flavor, I stopped cold on the page showcasing the most beautiful pocket knife I had ever laid eyes on.  The headline said “Every Man Has A Story.”   The ad went on to describe an ancient Japanese layering technique called Makume Gane, a Spruce pine cone handle and a Damascus Steel blade.  All combined to honor the layers and depth of extraordinary men.

But wait, I am a woman. I have an amazing story and in fact, I am a storyteller.  I needed my own knife to reflect my layers and depth because I believe I am an extraordinary woman. Continue reading “Keith Thompson Knifemaker-Blind Hog Blades Documentary”

Christina Clark-Clark’s Disability Advocacy-Business Spotlight

Christina Clark is tenacious, determined, persistent, relentless, steadfast, strong-willed, stubborn and unshakable.  You want her as your personal pit bull when fighting for disability benefits.  She has personally experienced every aspect of disability discrimination and she is ready to fight for you.

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Dream Home With No Monthly Mortgage Payment

Would a new, beautiful, open concept home interest you if you could build one with no mortgage payments?  There is a new loan for people 62 and older called the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase (HECM) to help you do just that.  Use the equity from the sale of your current home, or buy with a cash payment of about half what a new home costs.  It is a new strategy to increase your purchasing power and to significantly reduce your monthly out-of-pocket expenses. Continue reading “Dream Home With No Monthly Mortgage Payment”

Multiline Insurance Agency-Partnership with Lenders and Realtors

The first Business Spotlight story for MultiLine Insurance Agency – Vanessa and Darren Stringer resulted in one of my most favorite stories, Vanessa’s journey from Brazil to America..  It was also one of the most widely read stories.  Click for Vanessa’s Story  And while Vanessa’s story is amazing, heartwarming and tells the story of how she became an American success story, it did not really talk about the insurance business or Darren! Continue reading “Multiline Insurance Agency-Partnership with Lenders and Realtors”

Renita Hills – Voice of the Victim

Her husband stabbed her 13 times in front of their 5-year-old daughter.  In 2002, Renita Hills was sliced head to toe requiring 150 staples and stitches to put her back together.  Four stabs to the chest punctured her lungs, her face was sliced on the side, front and back. Stabs and slashes to her shoulder affected her ability to use her hands.  The stab along her spine was within millimeters of taking her out. Three days later Renita regained consciousness fighting for her life.  It was the first time she had been physically assaulted, but abuse in her relationship existed for over fifteen years.  Continue reading “Renita Hills – Voice of the Victim”

Water For Good – Business Spotlight

Water for Good is a charity tackling water poverty in one of the world’s most forgotten countries, the Central African Republic – CAR. Water for Good is a Christian, faith-based organization demonstrating Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed of any faith. Most people have never heard of the Central African Republic. It is a landlocked country in Central Africa bordered by the Congo, Sudan, and the Sahara. It is rich in diamonds, gold, oil, and uranium but it is one of the world’s poorest populations, and there is virtually no clean water to drink. Continue reading “Water For Good – Business Spotlight”

So-Mark “Social Marketing” – Business Spotlight

Successful marketing requires strategy, tools, tactics, expertise, and people. It also involves execution with consistency over time. Fortune 500 companies like Dell, Oracle, and EMC have the budgets and the technology to do all of these things. Jim Anthony, Founder of So-Mark, knows this from spending 30 years selling for these top companies. Throughout his career, he became enamored with sales and marketing technology but wanted to make it available and affordable to small businesses and non-profits. So-Mark, a mashup of “social” + “marketing” combines email marketing, content curation, blogging and social media to “leverage technology to help small businesses grow.” Continue reading “So-Mark “Social Marketing” – Business Spotlight”