NAWBO Atlanta 2010 Business Expo a Big Hit for WOMEN


Atlanta Expo Supports WOMEN in Business!

On September 29, 2010, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) had their 2010 Business Expo at The Retreat in the trendy Dunwoody section of Metro Atlanta. The Expo started at 5:00pm and ended at 8:00pm. We were proud to be vendors at this incredible event that showcased many of metro Atlanta’s leading women business owners.

At People You Need to Know Magazine, we’re always on the lookout for events that support women-owned businesses because promoting women in business is what we do.

A special thanks goes out to Nancy Chorpenning, President of NAWBO Atlanta and her Executive Administrator, Julie Marino for putting together a fantastic evening that promoted doing business and making new contacts.

One of the first women we met had a beautiful display table that was truly a knockout. Her name was Helaine C. Milch, President of Knockout Marketing Strategies. We’re looking forward to having Helaine on our radio show very soon to share with our listeners a few of her knockout strategies for business success.

Our very first visitor at our display table was Buffie Jubard, Stylist & Founding Leader of Stella & Dot. They’re on a mission to give the modern, on-the-go woman a simple way to be more stylish and receive exceptional personal service. Buffie was making her rounds, meeting as many of the vendors as she could, spreading her positive energy.

It was great seeing Sandra J.Wills, President and Principal Graphic Designer with The Graphics House for the second time in less than a week. We hired Sandra to do our program for the People You Need to Know Magazine Business Superstars’ Awards Breakfast held on October 1, 2010, at the Atlanta Marriott Downtown. She did a fantastic job for us and she did it on time. Thanks Sandra!

Linda Hughes, President and CEO of GreatRidge inquired about our publication and was a great joy to meet. Our new client, (pictured above) the very popular Bonnie Ross-Parker, CEO and Founder of The Joy of Connecting was our special guest for the evening. Everyone enjoyed meeting Bonnie for what seemed like the second time. Bonnie understands the importance of making every connection count.

It was nice meeting Chef Carlin Breinig with Home Cooking Personal Chef Service. Chef Carlin says she can prepare all types of meals for all kinds of eaters from the health-conscious to the traditional American fare of meat and potatoes.

Robin Crawford, owner of Dogma Dog Care, For the Love of Dogs, stopped by our display table to introduce herself and tell us about her Smyrna, Georgia-based dog care business.

Two virtual assistants made their way to our display table. The first one was Sandra Williams with The Chosen Virtual Assistant ( And the second Virtual Assistant who paid us a visit was the very friendly Sabrina Scott with Thanks again Sabrina for letting us use your camera. We forgot to bring ours to the event. You were a lifesaver!

The PR/Media specialist Cynthia Tinsley Douglas ( was kind enough to pay us a visit and spend a little time chatting at the People You Need to Know Magazine table. We also had the pleasure of meeting two architects that visited our display table. Melody L. Harclerode, AIA, Principal with Harclerode Architects and Debora L. Fields, AIA, Principal with D.L. Fields Consultants, LLC, were the nicest architects we’ve met in Atlanta.

Tracy Woodall with Woodall Creative Group came by to find out more about our organization and to tell us about her company. Lorna Rasmussen with More 4 Small Biz shared how her organization is dedicated to Protecting, Growing & Helping Your Business Thrive.

April Harris, General Manager of Maggiemoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery invited us to come by her location on 4468 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Suite 6 to sample her super premium ice cream treateries.  Jane Ames with Jane Ames Consulting was there to let people know how she can help clarify their Health Insurance Options.

The very interesting and thought-provoking Susan E. Kolb, M.D., FACS, Plastic Surgeon and Author of Goddess Shift: “Women Leading For a Change,” came by to say hello and she told us about her other book “The Naked Truth About Breast Implants.” She really inspired us with her honesty. Ellen Springer, CPA a good friend of our special guest, Bonnie Ross-Parker, came by to inquire about advertising prices to be featured in People You Need to Know Magazine.

Sandra Britt with New World Transportation made it a point to visit with us for awhile and pick up a complementary copy of our magazine. Claudia Arkush, Principal and Creative Director with CA Graphic Design informed us that her company specializes in logo design, corporate identity, newsletters, brochures, direct mail, web design and more.

Vicki Barrs, Independent Consultant for Arbonne visited with us for awhile and told us that she would be 50 years old very soon. She’s living proof that 50 is the new 30. Vicki, thanks for the inspiration!

Tailor and Seamstress, Ms. Mellissa Davis with MeMe More showed us her catalog of custom-made bridal gowns that were absolutely exquisite. Mellissa believes fashion may come and go, but style is forever. Lisa Jo New, District Sales Coordinator with Aflac was happy to introduce herself and find out more about People You Need to Know Magazine.

One of my fellow vendors, Ms Cristina Proano-Carrion with Aromandina had many people stopping by her display table to inquire about her products. It was nice meeting Mr. Corey L. Moore with Info Mail Networking Events. Corey puts together a monthly networking calendar that informs people about what’s happening in the metro Atlanta Area. We’ve found it to be very helpful. He is also a Business and Tax Consultant with Fortune Financial Group.

Brian J. Ball, Chief Executive Officer of B.J. Ball & Associates, LLC from Brooklyn, New York, came by to make an introduction. And it was nice meeting and speaking at length with fellow tennis player, Mike Massella, with Administaff.

Finally, on the way out, we met Mr. Kent Hill, President and CEO of Kent’s Country Cookies. His slogan is, “One bite and You’re Countryfied.” We ran into Kent on the elevator as we were leaving the Expo. We inquired about the price of his bags of cookies in one of his many big containers. Kent replied, “Just take a bag of your choice, on the house!” After biting into one, I was definitely Countryfied! Thanks again Kent. I made sure my wife had a chance to experience your delicious cookies made with quality ingredients. What a great way to end a successful event!

NAWBO AtlantaPeople You Need to Know Magazine was proud to join you at your 2010 Expo, promoting women business owners!

– Spark Plug
Publisher, People You Need to Know Magazine

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3 had something to say.
  1. RE - POD313 TechTips

    Wowww that is quite a turn out. you really were among the movers and shakers. and of course it wouldn't have been a success without People You Need to Know Magazine. I am sure that each one of them shared a success tip with you. hopefully you'll share them with us. Great Piece as always

  2. PYNTK

    @RE - POD313 TechTips ~ Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Since we've been on our People You Need to Know Publicity Tour, we've met a multitude of smart and talented people. I think we'll do a post on the MOST interesting people we've met along the way.

  3. Tammy Daniel

    I am glad to find find this web site. I have been praying that I would find women in business. I have a gift basket business that need to grow more.


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