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So far Malissa R. has created 16 blog entries.

Meeting Pam Juliano

Meeting Pam Juliano Ann Marie put me in touch with Pam Juliano, who has been involved heavily in public service around the State of Utah. One of her past positions even included being a coordinator over 11 VISTA sites! I was excited to meet with her because VISTA service is something she wholeheartedly believes in. [...]

Climbing the Summit

Climbing the Summit Jeff is the Economic Development Director in Summit County. I just got off the phone with him and am just so giddy about all the great information he was able to give me about Summit County. There is so much to learn about each area of the state! It sounds like there [...]

Partnering with SBDCs

Partnering with SBDCs A big part of our project was connecting with the statewide Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). I knew they could be a huge help in coordinating local focus groups and helping us get important information from rural women business owners. Ann Marie planned a conference call with Mike and Jason from the [...]

Rolling with the Punches

Rolling with the Punches Part of being a good leader is helping others catch your vision. But sometimes no matter how hard you try, some people just don’t want to see it. I had been receiving some very positive feedback from many county representatives expressing sincere interest and appreciation for our project, so I was [...]

Reassuring Responses

Reassuring Responses During the first week I had been trying to contact representatives from each county who might be able to help coordinate focus groups, I hadn’t been receiving any responses. I started to become discouraged and realized that it would be harder than I had imagined to get the focus groups going. Suddenly I [...]

Getting Started

Let's Get Started! I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working for the Women’s Business Center! It’s always exciting to be a part of a new project and get to make it all your own. My favorite part of working here is the people I work with. All of them are so educated, driven, and [...]

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