Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, and  this year I want to raise awareness for Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by encouraging everyone in this community to shop locally and help stimulate our economy.

For me, owning a small business is about building  relationships and strengthening our community, and I am proud to employ members  of our neighborhood.  Even though I’ve  worked for larger corporations for most of my adult life, owning a small business for the past ten years has enriched my life in many ways.  I am fortunate to work with a tremendous staff of local women who strengthen this business from one year to the next.  I am also grateful to be able to provide a service to the people of my local community. Because we are a small business, we work at building long term relationships with our clients; we get to know them — their professions, their interests, etc.  Cincinnati is my home, it is where I have raised my three kids, and where my husband and I enjoy as many of the arts and activities we can. I am proud to be a small business owner in Cincinnati and hope you will join me in supporting all the small businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday.

If you’re an American Express cardholder, and you register your American Express Card(s), American Express will give you a $10 statement credit when you spend $10 locally.  Don’t miss this opportunity!