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Trailblazers: The Secret of Her Success

September 8, 2010 by Kristin Girard  
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Looking for some inspiration in your career… or in your life? You’ve come to the right place. This month, we’re pleased to introduce you to five of Fayette County’s most successful businesswomen for our very special cover story. We set out to find the secret of their success, and we’re sure you’ll be enlightened as [...]

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Judy Suiter – The Fourteenth Call

September 8, 2010 by Kristin Girard  
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Judy Suiter makes a living by guiding others to success. She’s a hugely successful corporate coach and trainer, management consultant, and mentor, and her client list reads more like the Fortune 500 list. Her work has taken her all over the globe; her most recent destinations include Malta, Paris, Luxembourg and Sweden. But even as [...]

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Patti Kadkhodaian – Sew Successful

September 8, 2010 by Kristin Girard  
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Patti Kadkhodaian’s start in the business world sprang from an unexpected source: a baby gift. “I received a bib as a gift for my son,” she explains. “I really liked the shape of the bib and thought it would be great to make a personalized bib to give as a gift.” Patti, who at the [...]

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Nancy Balkcom – Obligate Yourself

September 8, 2010 by Kristin Girard  
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Nancy Freeman Balkcom was just 15 years old when she began working in her father’s business, Freeman Forms and Supplies. The south Atlanta company produced and distributed industrial business forms, as well as some office products to complement the forms line, and young Nancy did just about everything related to the day-to-day operations of the [...]

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Nancy Lewis – You Gotta Have Faith

September 8, 2010 by Kristin Girard  
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If Nancy Lewis had to choose one word to sum up her success in business and in life, there’s no doubt what it would be: faith. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nancy grew up as one of three sisters in a family led by a single mother. Her parents had divorced when she was [...]

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Carole Marsh – Write Your Own Rules

September 8, 2010 by Kristin Girard  
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Carole Marsh is both an internationally-recognized children’s author and the founder and CEO of Gallopade International, a multi-million dollar educational publishing company. But don’t let that teensy little fact about Carole fool you; in person, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. A self-taught, boot-strap entrepreneur, Carole will be the first to admit that her life [...]

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