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Author Archive: Deborah Oster Pannell

Deborah Oster Pannell is a freelance writer & blogger and the founder of Project Mavens (http://projectmavens.com), a literary based content creation firm. She is also the former director of communications at eventwist.com. She writes her own blog, shesaysyes.wordpress.com and is a regular contributor at ModernLifeBlogs.com and LizKingEvents.com. She specializes in the arts, innovative & socially responsible businesses and organizations, health & wellness and special events. Her online portfolio can be found at https://projectmaven.contently.com/

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Interview: Shama Kabani and the Timely Success of the Marketing Zen Group

Interview: Shama Kabani and the Timely Success of the Marketing Zen Group

| March 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

When Shama Kabani graduated with a Masters degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, Facebook’s popularity was just coming up on that of MySpace, and Twitter was still the new kid on the block. Social media was a nascent field, ripe for someone with her intelligence and drive to […]

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Interview: Jessica Scorpio and Getaround are Changing How We Rent Cars

Interview: Jessica Scorpio and Getaround are Changing How We Rent Cars

| February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Getaround is a marketplace for peer to peer car sharing – think Airbnb on wheels! The idea is simple. Car owners can share their cars when they’re not using them, and renters can get access to anything from a Tesla roadster to a Prius. There are no membership fees, and the entire process is smart […]

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Interview: Britta Riley and Window Farms – It’s All About Resilience

Interview: Britta Riley and Window Farms – It’s All About Resilience

| February 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

Let’s say you live in an apartment, and let’s say you really wish you could grow your own vegetables and herbs. Well, in the best tradition of using entrepreneurship to meet a big need, Windowfarms founder and CEO, Britta Riley has invented a small scale hydroponic gardening system specifically designed for urban dwellers to hang […]

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Caroline Ghosn and the Levo League – Move Over Old Boys Network!

Caroline Ghosn and the Levo League – Move Over Old Boys Network!

| February 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Traditionally, women seeking success in the business world have been up against different sorts of challenges than their male counterparts. Operating outside the benefits of the “old boys network” and subject to different expectations regarding likeability and domestic responsibilities, women professionals have often had to forge ahead largely on their own, without any major support. […]

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Tze Chun and Uprise Art – Bringing Art Into People’s Lives

Tze Chun and Uprise Art – Bringing Art Into People’s Lives

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buying art on the internet is not a new concept, but Tze Chun has brought something fresh and unique to the scene with her online art gallery, Uprise Art. The mission of the company is to make the process of collecting art easier, more enjoyable and more affordable. At their website, you can currently view […]

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Joe Coleman of Contently – Content Matchmaking at its Best

Joe Coleman of Contently – Content Matchmaking at its Best

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, in 2010, Joe Coleman was living in Las Vegas, looking for a way to develop quality content for PR and marketing for his successful internet company, CashCrate. He contacted his longtime friend Shane Snow, a Columbia School of Journalism grad who was writing for Wired magazine, living smack in the middle […]

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Interview: Click and Improve Brings Home Improvement Online

Interview: Click and Improve Brings Home Improvement Online

| January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

You may remember Avi Zikry, Jesse Friedman and Alex Ushyarov for their inclusion in the recent Under30CEO Awards. As founders of New York Construction Company, one of the leading home improvement companies in New York City, the trio earned a spot in this distinguished list of young entrepreneurs for launching their company during the bowels […]

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Social Enterprise Law in Beta – A Conversation With Kyle Westaway

Social Enterprise Law in Beta – A Conversation With Kyle Westaway

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Social enterprise: an organization that uses the forces of the market to do good in a socially or environmentally conscious context. Although it can be structured as a for-profit business or non-profit organization, it is distinct in that its social aims are primary, and profits are secondary. Different from companies who may raise money for […]

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Aaron Greenwald: Enabling Pizza Eaters Everywhere with Bold Organics

Aaron Greenwald: Enabling Pizza Eaters Everywhere with Bold Organics

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  There are few things in this world that make me geek out as much as pizza. So when I interviewed Aaron Greenwald, President of Bold Organics, it wasn’t hard to get me excited about his company and his product. Aaron and his partner, award-winning St. Louis chef Eric Brenner, have developed a line of […]

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Interview: Bassam Tarazi’s Wisdom Goes Viral

Interview: Bassam Tarazi’s Wisdom Goes Viral

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

My recent interview with Bassam Tarazi was unlike any other before it in the history of my work for this site. Having met at a fundraising event, he and I had originally connected over our mutual history as writers and creative seekers. At our subsequent meeting for this article, we easily fell into casual conversation, […]

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