Monthly Archives: January 2008

January 2008

HAPPY 2008! Here is a quick explanation to the new newsletter format. Tips: Our first topic is why you connect with us – to benefit from our expertise. Here we share our wisdom of design, business insights and new trends and strategies to look for or avoid. We will also feature recent client work. This issue learn why Free Domain Names are not necessarily free…CONNECTIONS: Is a collective of interests from client projects, events, social causes, cool websites and products, anything we think will make your life more rewarding or entertaining. This issue learn about Grand Haven, MI entrepreneur Kim Lavine, Founder of Green Daisy and inventor of the Wuvit®. Learn more at the 2008 AWE Pathways to Success Conference

In 2002, Green Daisy President and Founder, Kim Lavine, took her kitchen table idea, the Wuvit-–a designer spa therapy pillow you heat in the microwave–to $225,000 in sales in just 8 weeks. From the introduction at one local gift store in December of 2001, to over 200 fine department stores and over 500 specialty retailers across the country, her story keeps developing.Lavine has accomplished numerous design, sales, manufacturing and distribution feats with little more than determination, the equity in her home and personal savings. Her insistence on using top-quality designer fabrics in the hottest home decorator trends, is what sets her products apart. Kim is especially proud of the Green Daisy Faith Hope & Love line. She designed the fabric after seeing first-hand through family members the horrific demands of breast cancer. She knew she needed to raise awareness about early detection, and raise money for breast cancer research.

In 2007, Kim posted another bestseller with the release of her book Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea Into a Million Dollars and How You Can Too (St. Martins Press-Feb -07). Visit MommyMillionaire.com to purchase. You can also hear more from this remarkable Michigan woman entrepreneur, Jan. 24, 2008, at the AWE Pathways to Success Conference.

http://www.greendaisy.com
http://www.awe-westmichigan.org

DOWNLOAD: Each month we will include a free desktop calendar and other images we design to share. Just click, specify monitor resoultion and
download will begin. Please refer to the download section of the website for further instructions. We will also include links to other art on our site.

Happy New Year! 2008

This time of year is always so inspiring for me. I relish it as a completion and as a catalyst for what the future can be. 2007 was a year of planning and building, clearing vision and space. Some of you may recall the old school building maintenance was draining on so many levels! The results are gratifying and once again comfort and creativity flow.

 

More time was well spent in research and expanding Connection Graphic’s reach to new markets. I have met and worked with some very dynamic and passionate people this year and I plan to keep them in my travels. I am also pleased about the development of our new website. The updated format allows us to connect virtually through this blog, the Connectivity newsletter, our downloads and new designs. The plan is, Connectivity will be a monthly greeting in your email box and also archived. I plan for it to be a fun and informative read. We’ll share “many things design” usually reserved for client consultations and project development. Be sure to sign up for it!

 

FYI, a schedule for these blog entries is not on the horizon! Check in for words of wisdom, resources, web, marketing, design tips and an occasional funny or call to action though. I will be expending most of my extra energy designing the graphics for our free download products. Design is the passion after all. I am loving combining wisdom, quotes, and affirmations with my original illustrations and photos of people, places, things, and nature I have collected along the way. I hope these designs make a connection with you and encourage connections with others. Share the love, choose peace.

 

Over the holiday I donated a couple of ecards designs for a wonderful cause dedicated to expanding love across the world. Learn more by visiting TheGlobalHeart.org, part of the awesome Debbie Ford Integrative Coaching community. You can choose to sign up or not, scroll to Resources Images and find my Love ecards.

 

Stay connected,

Connie