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Personal Social Media & Professional Social Presence

I recently presented at 1 Mil Cups about Epiphany, encouraging and empowering fellow entrepreneurs on their journey. 1 Million Cups events are organized by more than 800 volunteers in 40+ states, one U.S. territory and six time zones, including Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I have had the pleasure of presenting at both locations. I

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Leave them inspired!

With the start of our new business, more than ever, I value my me time at the spa. This particular day, I wanted to unplug, I even packed my Present over Perfect journal and multi colored gel pens that my bestie had given me. Usually, while I process, my stylist can squeeze another client haircut

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Brand Identity – Crisis or Cool Beans

I recently attended an entrepreneurial networking event hosted by MEDCO designed to help like-minded business leaders connect and grow. They invite successful business owners to share their story. The idea is to share what has worked and lessons learned to help startups and business owners feel less like they are alone and help the entrepreneurial

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Nelson Appointed Co-Chair of Evening Rotary Club

Marion, Iowa – The Marion-East Cedar Rapids club recently appointed Christa Nelson, Co-Owner of Epiphany as the Co-Chair of the Evening Rotary Club. Christa will serve as Co-Chair with Michelle Bell, Principal LEAN Consultant in Simulation and Training Solutions, the Government Systems Division of Rockwell Collins. Michelle will serve as District Governor in 2019-2020 for

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Tessa Laudermilch Joins Epiphany

Marion, Iowa – Epiphany, a Corridor marketing firm, announced today they are growing their team with the addition of Tessa Laudermilch as a marketing and social media coordinator. “Tessa is a bright and talented young professional who is eager to learn and is quite passionate about helping others succeed,” says Co-Owner Christa Nelson. “She just

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OOPs… Did I do that?

It was a busy and short holiday week. I had just gotten the “go ahead” to send out our Thanksgiving Thank You to our mailing list. I had searched high and low for the perfect barn in a beautiful fall setting to visually enhance the message of our thanks! I thought I was being a

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Oh no! I didn’t plan for that! What do I do?

I drove into Chicago recently to pick up my son from a week-long camp. On the turnpike, there were several stretches of construction, where the signage was very clear. Slow down! Right lane closed ahead. Get over! 45 MPH! $375 minimum fine in construction zones. Both sides of the turnpike were down to one lane,

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Is your Value-Add a Mystery?

I am often asked to assist clients improve their marketing efforts and “take them to the next level.” It is very common that a successful company has grown their business to a certain point, hit a plateau, and stop experiencing the growth they saw early on. Many times people will have something in mind that

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Active Listening – Do you have your listening ears on?

I was a very busy kid and because of this, I often didn’t “hear” my parents’ instructions. My dad was always saying to me “Do you have your listening ears on?” It was a tricky little question that always caused me to pause. I obviously still had ears, but was I using them for what

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Content Marketing – What sparks your interest?

In the weekly email I receive from Orbit Media Studios, Andy Crestodina inspired me to do some original research and gather some data. He said that 90% of marketers say it works but only 47% of marketers do it… I want to be in that 47%. So we would love to get your feedback on

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