This is my personal "biz" blog - opinionated, not always PC, often irreverent, always sincere. Don't read it if your sensitivities are on the surface.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Northeast Georgia Business Women
Last night, about 20 Northeast Georgia businesswomen got together for drinks and networking in Athens. These are the "early birds", arriving in time to get a picture taken. Top row, from left to right: Debra Helwig, Lori Randall, LuAnn Brown, Carol Whiteley, me; bottom row - Sue Lawrence on the left and Sharna Fulton on the right.
A love of reading and a terrific high school teacher made me a writer, a book (Georgia Gardener's Guide, by Erica Glasener and Walter Reeves) made me a gardener, and a casual lunch with my friend Pat Bowen is the reason why I became a Certified Georgia Master Gardener. Since 2005, I have written monthly gardening columns for the Barrow-Jackson Journal, the Georgia Asian Times and The Nooze. I also write for a number of e-zines and for private clients - anything from LinkedIn profiles to web content to case studies, personal bios, corporate profiles, tag lines and more. A niche specialty is working with international scientists whose articles require the scrutiny of an extra set of eyes before they are published in professional journals.
My company, The Oliver/Sorano Group, Inc., handles marketing and PR projects for a variety of clients, and provides a home to Atlanta Women in Business.