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Chris Hari Photo by
Her job is administering healthcare While Chris
Hari isn’t a
in a slightly different way nurse, she
has still been
GreG Moses the hospital newsletter One facet of Hari’s job able to help
Community Life Editor and coordinating events, has become another job hundreds of
Hari’s work has also all its own over the years: people in her
While most healthcare allowed her to give back Photography. 25 years as
professionals use stetho- to the community in a “I made a side busi- a healthcare
scopes, medications and number of ways. She’s ness out of taking photos, professional.
bandages to help people, served on several com- and that’s how I met my Hari is the
Chris Hari has touched mittees and boards over husband, Bruce,” she director of
lives using a slightly dif- the years and has even said. “We started doing public rela-
ferent approach. helped organize a few. weddings together and tions and
For the past 25 years, “Most of them I’ve that’s kept us busy. marketing
Hari has been the direc- been secretary for,” she “When you shoot a for Athens
tor of public relations added with a laugh. “I’m wedding,” she added, Regional
and marketing for Athens good with minutes.” “you take about 1,000 Medical
Regional Medical Center. One group she orga- pictures from many dif- Center.
While in her youth, Hari nized was borne from ferent vantage points. We
thought she’d want a another. While serving spend at least as much
career in a hospital, her in the local chapter of time going through and
job isn’t exactly what she go-to person for people When Hari arrived in “Every July for nearly
the American Cancer picking the best shots as
had in mind at that time. who want dogs.” 1985, the Athens Medical 20 years, we’ve somehow
Society, Hari, along with we do actually shooting
“I wanted to be a Over the years, Hari Mall had just been con- managed to run 400 kids
co-workers Pris Cornwall them, so it is time-con-
nurse,” she said, but then said she has witnessed structed. Now, there is an through the McMinn
and Lisa Stewart – an suming, but we enjoy it.”
pointed out she changed numerous changes in entire complex of medical County High School gym
oncology nurse – formed Outside of work, Hari
her mind after suffering a both healthcare and the specialties surrounding in just a few hours for
the McMinn Area Cancer enjoys spending time
debilitating disease while hospital – both for the the hospital. For a num- student physicals with no
Relief Fund. with her four grown
still in her youth better. ber of years early in her real hassles,” she said.
that left her “The delivery of career, Hari said she can While some of her
hospitalized for healthcare is not even recall helicopters having co-workers’ faces have
a month. For the past 25 years, Hari has been the similar now to what to land in the field across changed, she said every-
it was when I started. the street from the hospi- one has been “wonder-
“I saw what director of public relations and marketing There have been so many tal – now home to several ful.”
had to do and for Athens Regional Medical Center. advances in medicine medical offices – before “It’s been such a
I couldn’t do and technology,” Hari the completion of the privilege,” she said, “to
it,” she said. said. “The hospital has hospital’s helipad. work with so many great
“Nurses are special peo- grown to meet those Of all the changes people.”
“We realized there was daughters: Sam, Jenia and
ple.” changes. I can remember Hari has witnessed in
no relief organization for twins Angie and Ellie.
when we got our CT scan, more than two decades
A native of northern
Illinois, Hari moved
people with cancer. ACS
mainly funds research,
“The best thing I ever
did in my life was have
and now we have PET, at Athens Regional, she C&D TIRE
MRI and digital mam- said one thing has always
to Athens in 1983. A but no groups were offer- children,” she said.
mography – all sorts of remained constant for Saluting All
graduate of Tennessee ing financial help,” Hari Hari also has two
Wesleyan College, she said. “We started MACRF grandchildren: Jayden,
technology in-house.” nearly as long a period. Working Women
was working at Athens in 2000 and it’s still going age nine, and Layne, of
Insurance when, in 1985, strong.” whom she said at age
she was offered her cur- Hari has also helped two-and-a-half is “a con-
rent position with the with outreach efforts for stant ball of motion.”
hospital. ARMC, teaching CPR While her two-legged
“I had no clue what I courses and even orga- children are all grown and
was doing then,” she said. nizing and working in on their own, she still has
“The job has been a really health fairs.
nice fit, though, and I get
five four-legged young- Salutes
“When we do flu shots, sters around the house. Tammy Elmore
to do things that give me while I can’t administer “I have five dogs, and All Working Women! “Where Service To You
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press releases, handling can help the nurses,” she she said. “I’m known Athens, TN
advertising, publishing added. around the hospital as the (423) 745-5560
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Etowah Health Care Center
When exceptional attitudes change
lives for the better, all win
Bartlee e. NortoN an important question: these women of valor, the
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ETOWAH – Life! What can I go that will give me is for the betterment of
does it mean to you? shelter, care for my needs another human being.
When we think about and share the common The ladies of Etowah
our own lives, does it ever bond of love that every- Health Care Center come
occur that while on the one needs? The answer: from all walks of life. Some
journey of life everything Etowah Health Care are single mothers, oth-
doesn’t always turn out Center! ers work more than one
exactly as planned? We The team of special job and still others have
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get older and slower and ladies who work together even more responsibili-
are not able to do all the 24 hours a day and seven All the women who work at Etowah Health Care Center make it a positive
things we were always days a week stand out SEE HEALTH CARE, A6 place for residents.
able to do. among the crowd. Though
Then what? How do we they have many years of
adapt to the natural ele- knowledge and experi-
ment of aging? Where do ence, daily challenges
we fit in and who is going arise that require more
to take care of us? Is there than just these wonder-
a point in life where we ful accomplishments.
began to understand what These ladies go the extra
truly matters? Quality of mile by being committed
life is never something to compassion, patience
that we want to set aside and excellence. Many
just because we get older. times our good deeds go
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Customer service, product variety is key to Photo
success for Downtown Athens business owner by John
JOHN SPRAGUE Wilson’s
“That is the area I try for the shop, with helping
your bed, get a lamp or a
Staff Writer Downtown
to hit. I have bunions and maintain quality customer
lamp shade and get your
most of my customers service. Also, customers
furniture upholstered. It is
Need shoes? business
probably do, too,” Wilson know to expect a greet-
a one-stop shop for your
quipped. “I do clothes for ing from Blackberry and
windows, your furniture,
Need an outfit? include
comfort. Clothes for travel, Charlie, a pair of small
your feet or your back or
shoes for comfort. dogs in the shop. for your bed.”
Need a lamp shade? Pizazz
“I actually put shoes on “You cannot get the As a local business-
Well … you get the and
their feet. It is a self-serve personal attention in the
woman and a member of
Pam Wilson owns 2 Step.
Pam’s 2 Step and Pam’s Association
Pizazz and her husband, Pam Wilson is a busy business owner. (DBA) as well
C.H. Wilson, has Sir She owns Pam’s 2 Step as the Athens
Lamps-A-Lot. All three Area Chamber
shops share the same and Pam’s Pizazz . of Commerce,
space on White Street in Wilson sees
Downtown Athens and the economic have learned to be a little said. “I have been in (busi-
together they can accom- world and I want to go malls (that we give). A downturn that has affect- more savvy with what they ness) so long it is a roller
modate many different back where I take care of customer told (Ball) that ed virtually all business in buy and when they buy it. coaster.
needs. my customers,” Wilson the reason she liked com- her shop, but is also confi- Wilson said custom- “It will rebound back. I
Wilson adds her shop said. “I tell them to sit ing there is because we dent the area will recover. ers are buying more for am doing OK, overall. I am
specializes in customer down and I bring shoes to talk to her. I thought that “People will buy shoes necessity, like choosing down some, but the shoe
service and – while open- them – that is a rare thing. was a great compliment,” and lipstick when they comfort shoes rather than part is doing well,” Wilson
ing the shoe option in I feel very fortunate.” Wilson said. “You can can’t pay a bill,” Wilson a glitzy style. added. “But, still there are
March – it still has the Wilson credits Barbara buy a pair of shoes, buy said. “I think Athens will “Everybody has been
same items that she Ball, who is an employee an outfit, buy sheets for survive it. I think people hit by the economy,” she SEE PAM WILSON, A6
offered when she opened
Pam’s Pizazz more than a
“I opened up Pam’s
Pizazz 15 years ago with
accessories and design,”
Our Staff Members Make The Difference
Wilson said. “I continue You’ll ﬁnd many long-term care facilities that, like ours,
to do custom upholstery are clean and comfortable. What sets us apart is the caring
– I have a commercial and dedication of our employees and volunteers.
five-person drapery work
room.” If you would like to give just one afternoon a week to:
“I have thought that
Athens needed a women’s
shoe store and I converted
my store from an acces-
sory store into a shoe
store on March 15 of this C
year, called 2 Step,” Wilson Returning The Love to Make a Difference
added. “I felt it was a
niche that needed filled
here – and I thought with
We Salute All Our Working Women At
ETOWAH HEALTH CARE CENTER
all the good customers I
have had all these years, it
Wilson said her main Intermediate And Skilled Care In A Modern Setting
focus for is comfort cloth-
ing or shoes.
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Pam Wilson Health Care ident if desired.
The ladies of
She started off as a third-shift
licensed practical nurse back in
1993. Seven years later, she decided
Continued from A5 Continued from A4 and laundry to go back to school to improve her
devote their nursing skills and advance in the
people out there who had a demand for what they ties awaiting them when they get time to cleaning health care field. She completed
want. I work with them, trying to give them options home from work. These select few a facility full of her registered nursing (RN) degree
whichever way they want to go. I try to keep abreast are asked to give more than the aver- small homes for in 2003 and changed to a first-shift
with all the newest products.” age woman; they must give their each resident nurse. She remained in her RN role
As for the DBA, Wilson says they are all the mem- heart. With this in mind, they under- by cleaning for only a short period of time before
bers are working to make Downtown come alive stand that every day is an oppor- their rooms and management began to realize how
again. tunity to make a person feel loved, Prock washing their much of a vital part she played in
“The more we work on it, the more people come cherished and appreciated. clothes. the success of Etowah Health Care
down there,” Wilson said. “I love the Downtown area In today’s fast-paced and self- All the ladies who control our Center. She became a charge nurse
and I want to see it be successful.” centered society – where the value business office work diligently every in 2003 and then was promoted first
Another product line Wilson offers is Hunter of the elderly seems to be diminish- day to make sure that business is to resident care coordinator, then to
Douglas window treatments. She is an authorized ing – these women put others before handled in a professional manner unit supervisor.
dealer for the high-quality products, including shades, themselves. It starts at the front door and conduct themselves with the Dottie’s ability to lead was evident
blinds or shutters to cover a window. Recently, Wilson with our receptionist who shines due utmost respect for our residents and and others followed her guidance.
won a prestigious contract to provide curtains for the to her big smile and great attitude. families. She became the assistant director
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit The nurses allow their compas- Life is much better when we are of nursing in 2004. In this role, she
in Atlanta. She also has made curtains for the German- sion to be the ship that guides them having fun. This is where our activi- often took on tasks typically per-
American Chamber of Commerce, also in Atlanta. in giving excellent care by making ties department comes in. These formed by a director of nursing. With
And, all this with a five-person fabrication shop. sure residents receive their medi- ladies are always preparing ways for that being said, she rose to the top as
Wilson moved to Athens in 1968 and was owner of cation correctly, while the ladies our residents to live life to fullest! the director of nursing in 2005.
three furniture stores here, in Knoxville and Maryville. of dietary prepare three balanced However, out of every group of Finally, our wonderful commu-
Then she moved into the manufacturing sector with meals for more than 100 residents a team players, there is always one nity volunteers come with no expec-
Carver Chair and worked there for almost 35 years day. Not only do they prepare these individual who rises to the top. For tation of receiving anything in return
before opening her shop in Downtown Athens. meals, but if needed, they take the Etowah Health Care, that employee for their hard work but want to bring
She is educated in design and has done much com- time to individualize a meal for a res- is Director of Nursing Dottie Prock. a helping hand.
mercial design work for hotels such has Holiday Inn in
Sevierville and Best Western Motels in Chattanooga.
In her personal life, Wilson is an active member
of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church and is
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Spending time on TWC campus, Downtown living appeal to her
JOHN SPRAGUE Photo by John Sprague
Kathi Mashburn has Kathy Mashburn is
Kathi Mashburn has two biological, been a familiar face the administrative
one exchange and about 1,000 adopted on the Tennessee
children to be involved with. Wesleyan College assistant for the
But somehow, she is able to maintain campus for seven Business Administration
her sanity. years.
Mashburn is the administrative assis- Department at TWC.
tant for the Business Administration
Department at Tennessee Wesleyan
Her husband, Scott, is the vice presi- eat in the dining hall with the kids,” she
dent for student life, this means he is said.
in charge of the student activities and Mashburn’s job description includes
the residence halls on campus. The doing anything to support the business
Mashburns, which include daughter department. Specifically, she advises
Kaitlin, 14; son Trenton, 10; and James and sets the schedule for the evening
Castillo, 16, an exchange student from dents on campus. and we live here – but we pride ourselves students, proctors tests and completes
Madrid, Spain, live on campus. Because “Most of the time we eat in the dining in being involved with the students and departmental reports for the Southern
of the close proximity, they often are hall, it is convenient … it is good interac- their lives. And in the dining hall students Association of Colleges and Schools
involved in the lives of the students. tion with the students,” Mashburn said. will often sit with us as we eat. (SACS), among other things.
One way they foster that involvement “One thing we pride ourselves as a fam- “Sometimes it is nice to have our pri-
is to eat most of their meals with the stu- ily – now, granted that we both work here vacy at home, but most of the time we SEE KATHI MASHBURN, A9
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Linda Buchanan Mack
Meeting state reading standards by teaching with The DPA
lu Shep Baldwin for students.”
The DPA NIE Coordinator
Linda Buchanan Linda Buchanan Mack is a
native of McMinn County and a
Linda Buchanan Mack is a Mack is a special graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan
special education teacher at education teacher College. She has been in educa-
McMinn County High School. tion for 30 years. Her teaching
She is fondly called “Mrs. B” by at McMinn High. career includes experience at
her students and peers at the the elementary school level as
high school. Mack has been a well as the high school level.
DPA NIE teacher for three years and evaluation of print and The Daily Post-Athenian NIE
and believes that having the non-print text. Mack utilizes The program is a non-profit literacy
local newspaper in the class- DPA as a teaching tool for this program. It is financially sup-
room is essential for enhancing standard with her students. ported through sponsorships
what her students are required “My students look forward to from local businesses and indi-
to learn. receiving their local newspaper viduals and The DPA.
“I have been using The DPA Photo by Lu Shep Baldwin and learning from it,” Mack said. For more information about
in my classroom for three years,” “Other teachers, who have not the NIE program contact
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“I collect data and create “With Trenton’s disability, he “They are growing his stem “I don’t think you are ever from her job and living on cam-
spread sheets for the business is not that involved in sports or cells right now,” Mashburn said. totally prepared for what might pus is to see the growth of the
department and our program anything and actually the older “I don’t fully understand it medi- happen, it is a constant learn- students she interacts with.
(to give to SACS). I do textbook kids are at ages where I can cally … they took some DNA ing process. Not only Trenton, And with so many children –
orders for Athens, I do all advis- drop them off and leave them,” and are growing it now. but all children – even ones with her own and TWC students – to
ing for Athens evening (class- Mashburn added. “That has got- “They hope that someday, disabilities – are all different,” be around, it is highly doubt
es). It can be a juggling act,” ten easier as time has gone by, there is an area of the brain that Mashburn said. “We always there will be a dull moment.
Mashburn said. actually.” will replicate,” she said. “And think children are all the same,
When you add in keeping up Trenton has Angleman’s syn- they hope they can take stem but they are all different.”
with Kaitlin, Trenton and James, drome (AS). It is a genetic condi- cells and inject them and pos- The Mashburns have been in
it can be a challenge.
However, Mashburn says she
tion where the 15th pair of chro-
mosomes are either damaged,
sibly turn on his (15th) chromo-
some and he might speak one
Athens for seven years.
“We love living Downtown,”
gets a lot of support at home and not present or just inactive. day.” Mashburn said. “It is very conve-
the age of the children helps.
“I have a very supportive
The condition is noted
by developmental issues, an
Mashburn added much of
the research is hypothetical and
nient to everything and we really
love living here. We would love Get The
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is important, but he has always
put family first, if he can. There
demeanor of the child, accord-
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She said Trenton has a mild
case of AS and that their family
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Commitments to her family, work, community
and car restoration hobby keep her busy
Anthony DAke “This is a family-run said. make a stop in the area.
Staff Writer business, it’s very time- “Work is play and play Other out-of-state shows,
consuming,” she said. is work” really describes such as the Biloxi Cruising
For Sandra Wilkey, she “You have to be a jack-of- one of Wilkey’s passions: Tour and the Silver Springs
feels that the statement all-trades and wear a lot of Car restoration. Ford Show, in Ocala, Fla.,
work is play and play is different hats – you have “Our love for cars both were highly recom-
work best sums up her to be able to do it all.” and antiques was what mended by Wilkey.
day-to-day Based here in Athens,
activities, the Wilkeys sell and ship
whether it be classic cars, street rods
balancing the Sandra Wilkey balances the books and muscle cars all over
books at Maxi at Maxi Auto Service Center, the United States and to
Auto Service Australia, Canada and sev-
Center, help- helps her husband with car restoration and eral countries in Europe.
ing her hus- volunteers at Morning Star Ministries. “We have restora-
band, David, tion customers in sev-
with his car Photo by Anthony Dake
eral states, currently
restoration or we are restoring a 1966 Sandra Wilkey stands with her 1966 Sunbeam
helping to enrich the com- Maxi Auto Service inspired us to get serious Tiger. Wilkey, and husband David, are currently
munity at Morning Star Center is a franchised auto about car restoration,” she SEE WILKEY, A11 restoring this rare classic.
Ministries. repair center. In all, the said. “For us, a good vaca-
Wilkey started as the Wilkeys have owned and tion is just going to some
office manager for her operated Maxi Centers car shows.”
husband, David, at Maxi here in Athens, and in The Wilkeys attend
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Auto Service Center in Sweetwater and Dayton. around a dozen out-of-
1985. The Wilkeys have Wilkey said they sold off state shows each year.
three children: Wendy, the stores in Sweetwater She also provided
Lance and Chad. and Dayton to direct all the names of a few car
At Maxi, she handles their efforts to the Athens shows for locals to attend,
accounting, payroll, and store. including Grand Shows
personnel-related matters, “We sold the stores to in Pigeon Forge in April
in what she calls “a one- other families and really and September and Good
woman office.” focused on Athens,” she Guy Shows, which usually
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Sandra Wilkey Here are 7 reasons why we understand
Continued from A10 women in the workforce:
Triumph for a customer in Louisiana and ing cars as close to original condition as
a 1955 Fairlane race car for a customer possible, and purchasing as many of their
in Illinois,” she said. “People all over the parts and services as locally as they can.
world buy cars from this area. Tennessee “We stick by what the car needs or the
is a great environment for restoration, we customer wants,” she said.
have decent weather all year.” Wilkey said they have also built kit
Wilkey says that while the restoration cars, which according to her are like big
work is fun, her primary job isn’t that model cars.
exciting. “The best part about the kit car was
“I do the book work and marketing, the fact that when we finished we had a
the things that have to be done,” she said. brand new car, and no rust, mud or other
“It’s behind-the-scenes work.” mess in our garage,” she said.
Wilkey and her husband share a pas- Outside the car world, Wilkey pursues
sion for old cars from custom-built kit another passion, one which she actually
cars to clunkers that started with more helped get off the ground: Morning Star
rust than paint. Ministries, an organization designed to
“When we see an old car we see what aid special needs adults in the commu-
it used to be,” she said. “When we fin- nity.
ish with it, we are proud of the finished Wilkey’s daughter, Wendy, is devel-
product.” opmentally disabled, and she wanted to
It’s not all about paperwork though. search out a program that would help her
Wilkey said that restoring cars is kind
daughter with interaction.
of like treasure hunting and sometimes
“Myself and a group of parents
finding rare parts can be a challenge. Meet the staff of your Athens Branch! Standing, from left to right: Sherry
of other special needs adults started
“It’s the thrill of the hunt,” she said. Newman, Brooke Moore, and Karen Godfrey. Sitting, from left to right:
Morning Star Ministries,” she said.
“Sometimes you never know what you
At Morning Star, Wilkey’s daughter – Ginger Carter, Lisa Moates, Lori Elliott, and Jamie Rudder.
are going to find.”
One of the rarest cars the Wilkeys have along with other special needs adults – is
able to polish up on academics, health These women understand how hard every woman works at their career,
restored to show and plan to sell is a 1966
Sunbeam Tiger. and fitness, fitting in socially and partici- their family, and themselves. And they have the same worries, concerns, and
“It is a rare classic originally built by pate in a number of projects and other joys as you. We invite you into the Athens Branch, located on Congress
the Rootes Corporation in England,” involvement exercises. Parkway next door to The Dairy Barn, to see how our products and services
she said. “Carroll Shelby (best known “Morning Star also raises community
can make your life easier, because there’s no one busier than women today.
for designing the Shelby Mustang) was awareness,” she added.
instrumental in its design.” Wilkey also started a special needs Pay bills quickly, easily, and automatically with Online Bill Pay. Free
According to Wilkey, while it might not Sunday School class at First Baptist
Church, to which other local churches
with any BECU Checking Account. This services includes a payment
look like it, the car was built for racing.
followed suit. calendar to help you track scheduled and past payments.
“The car has many of the original
parts, which adds to its rare state,” she “We want to help enhance the lives of
people with special needs,” she said.
Check your balance, view statements, and make transfers anytime day
added. “It looked so sad and pitiful when
we found it in Alabama. It took us around Wilkey was inspired to help after join- or night with myBRANCH Online Account Access and the toll-free
18 months to restore it to where it is ing the Athens Civitan Club, and says Personal Account Line.
now. We still need a steering wheel and that the club – along with her daughter at
tachometer to complete it.” home as a reminder – really led to form- Need a loan but don’t have time to stop by and fill out an application?
The Wilkeys hope to take the car to ing the group. Apply anytime, day or night, with our Online Loan Application.
Ocala, Fla., in January to have it inspected For inquiries about Maxi Auto Service Your application will be reviewed by a BECU employee just as if you
and registered by the Tiger Official Center, the Wilkey’s car restoration busi- had submitted it in person.
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The Wilkeys pride themselves in keep- Wilkey can be contacted at 368-1214. Dislike electronic services and you just want to talk to a real person?
Call us during regular business hours and a real person - one of these
women - will always answer the phone.
Anyone who lives or works in McMinn and
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Donna Greene Carolyn Clark
Autumn Hughes Working with senior adults
enjoys brightens her day
calm, serene Jason Reynolds
environment Staff Writer
for her clients Jason
at Bella Spa. The loss of a 30-year career
six years ago opened the door Reynolds
for another opportunity for Carolyn
Carolyn Clark. Clark is
Although she lost her job as owner
Donna president of Damy Industries of Home
when the plant closed in 2004,
Greene Clark was able to start Home
is the Instead Senior Care that August. Care.
Her former boss from Damy
owner had opened one of the fran-
of Bella chises in Charlotte, N.C., she
said, so she was familiar with
Spa. the concept. And, she wanted
to work with seniors, since that
helps fill the void following the
Calm atmosphere makes death of her parents.
Home Instead provides non-
her glad to come to work medical home care for seniors,
including providing compan-
ionship, fixing meals, doing
light housekeeping, laundry,
autumn hughes ily member would lead to a
Citizen News Editor new career.
running errands and personal After a 30-year career, Carolyn Clark
care, Clark said. Visits range
When Donna Greene
Greene said her sister-in- from three hours in length to started Home Instead Senior Care.
law developed multiple scle- round-the-clock care.
was looking for alternative rosis, so she called a massage Patti Young, whose late
therapies for a loved one, an school in Sweetwater to ask relatives were clients of Home “Everyone has gone above chise was easy, especially since
avenue she pursued was to if massage could help with Instead, recently wrote a thank- and beyond to make their last Home Instead not only gave
learn more about massage her symptoms. The women you note to Clark to show years, months and days spe- her training at the beginning
therapy. Little did she know appreciation for the company’s cial,” Young wrote.
that her interest to help a fam- SEE DONNA GREENE, A14 care. Clark said opening a fran- SEE CAROLYN CLARK, A14
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Patti Greek Stacy Lowe
Business built on service Job satisfaction, pleasant working
Chamber of Commerce.
The store sells fragrances,
environment are top concerns
jewelry, children’s and men’s
Do not beware of Greeks items, body care and per- jack slayton
Bearing Gifts. sonalized items, and more, Staff writer
Patti and Jim Greek own many of which are very
the shop, which draws its affordable, Greek said. There is one simple reason why
name not only from their Greek, a University of Stacy Lowe has worked for the past 16
last name but from a play on Mississippi graduate in art, years at Plaza Electronics – she likes
words from Virgil’s “Aeneid” began her retail career at what she does.
dealing with a character’s McClures, a former Nashville “It’s very interesting – I have the
warning to others to not department store. Not long Photo by Jason opportunity to learn about the latest
be fooled by the infamous after starting at the family- Reynolds innovations in electronics and appli-
Trojan Horse. owned store, Greek was sent ances – there seems to be something
Patti Greek is co-
The Greeks Bearing Gifts new coming out all the time,” said
owner of Greeks
store has drawn national Lowe. “There’s also a chance every day
SEE PATTI GREEK, A15 Bearing Gifts.
attention through a mention to meet and talk with different people.
last year in “Southern Living” It’s not the same routine and that
and has been named as a top makes it more enjoyable to get up each
25 gift store in the nation by
Patti Greek brought her national- morning and look forward to going to
an industry group. She was brand retail experience to her work.”
named business and profes- Photo by Jack Slayton Lowe began her working career at
sional woman of the year in
mother’s hometown. age 18, taking various jobs, including
Stacy Lowe stands in the kitchen
2008 from the Athens Area display area at Plaza Electronics. SEE STACY LOWE, A15
Heather Honeycutt, Patti Greek, Shawna Hart, Claire Hammontree, Emily Whiting & Susan Buttram
It’s a real gift to work with such
...the ﬁne gift shop of Athens
Downtown On The Square www.shopgreeks.com
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Donna Greene Carolyn Clark
Continued from A12 Continued from A12
were encouraged to come in and expe- After all, she works with in a relaxing but has continued training throughout is like “Angel Tree,” Clark said. Several
rience massage. However, on the day environment with soft music in the back- her time with the firm. The company area churches provide names of seniors
of their appointments, Greene’s sister- ground, dim lighting and a calm atmo- also provides resources to franchisees. in need of gifts, and local stores gather
in-law had to cancel, but Greene went sphere. Also, the scent of essential oils “I’m a thorough believer in fran- the gifts. Home Instead staff handle
ahead for her first massage. It would turn used for aromatherapy permeates the air. chises,” Clark said. the behind-the-scenes work and get
out to be a life-changing experience. Greene has worked with chiroprac- Providing senior care is a growing the gifts to charities that deliver the
“It was wonderful,” Greene said. “I tors and has even suggested acupuncture business, Clark said, since the over-65 items. Drop-off points include Kmart,
started school (to study massage therapy) and other techniques to clients. Also, she population will double by 2030. Walgreens and Citizens Bank, she said.
the next week.” has good professional relationships with Caregivers can go online to www. “It’s really very rewarding,” she said.
She left a job in sales that she had other massage therapists in the commu- homeinstead.com to find links to infor- Although she stays busy working,
worked in for 12 years in order to go nity. mation about such topics of interest on Clark spends her leisure time traveling.
to school. Before she could become “There are a lot of us and we can caregiving, she said. She visited Phoenix in January, and
licensed, Greene logged 500 hours of take care of people and work together,” Home Instead tries to match each of Hawaii is her favorite place to travel —
study. Also, she earns 23 continuing edu- Greene said. its caregivers with a particular client’s she’s been there twice.
cation hours every two years to remain Greene also offers doula services for needs based on an assessment the cli-
up-to-date in her chosen field. pregnant woman. A doula is a trained ent fills out, Clark said.
Today, Greene is owner of Bella Spa and experienced professional who pro- “We know our caregivers well and
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Bella Spa offers a variety of services, before, during and just after birth; or who Ave. in Athens and in Maryville, Tenn. ATHENIAN.COm
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during the postpartum period.
her oldest client is 94 years old, and “we Greene said the next birth she is Home Instead participates every A pICTURE lISTINGS.
even do a children’s massage.” scheduled to help with is planned for year in “Be a Santa to a Senior,” which
“I couldn’t do it without the girls,” January in Chattanooga.
Greene said, mentioning Casey A longtime Meigs County resident,
Eisenmenger and Sheila Womac. “The Greene and her husband of 32 years,
three of us share everything.” James, have one daughter, Kristen, a chef. We Salute ALL Working Women!
All three women are certified massage In her spare time, Greene participates in
therapists, and Eisenmenger is an aesthe- local health fairs, and has donated her You Haven’t Seen Assisted Living
Greene has worked in this area more
services for various causes.
“I’m an avid reader – I love to read,” Until You’ve Seen Us!
than eight years, including more than six she added.
years working with Lisa Brown Massage. Greene said that five years from now
“I worked with Sheila and Casey at she expects to still be in business in
Lisa’s,” Greene said. Downtown Athens.
She was voted “Best of the Best” mas- “We want to add some services,” she
sage therapist earlier this year, and was said, adding she plans to keep prices
also selected as the best in The Daily competitive “so everybody has an oppor-
Post-Athenian’s Reader’s Choice poll in tunity to experience massage therapy.”
2009. Bella Spa is open Monday through
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away from the workplace, as well.
ª I like to read, relax by the pool or trav-
el,º said Lowe. ª I think everybody needs
time away ± it' s rejuvenating and keeps
Continued from A13 everything fresh.º
clerking in a record store ± ª when they Lowe says the decision to work was
were called record stores,º she said. not an either-or one, but a combination
Around age 20, she ventured into the of personal choice and necessity.
electronics and appliance field where she ª For me it' s both ± I enjoy working,
has been ever since. but have a great appreciation for those
Along the way
she acquired her
and they have
Stacy Lowe has worked more than
one son, Mike, 16 years in the retail business.
having a family can be difficult at times, women who choose to stay home and
but you learn to cope with the balancing raise a family,º said Lowe. ª In today' s
act. financial times, it' s also necessary if you
ª There are times, with the hours you want to enjoy a certain lifestyle and pro-
work in the retail business, that you' re vide for the needs of your family.º
going to miss out on some things at At this point, Lowe has no intention
home or school ± it' s inevitable,º said of altering her career plans or leaving the
Lowe. ª You just do the best you can and employment of Mike Murphy at Plaza
understand there aren' t enough hours in Electronics.
the day to get everything done. ª I enjoy my job and have a boss who
ª It seems these days, for the most part, make me feel valuable ± that' s important
we' re able to do both better than we used to me,º said Lowe. ª We' re like a family
to ± I guess we have more experience at here ± it' s a pleasant working environ-
making the necessary adjustments.º ment.
Lowe does admit to enjoying herself ª I' ll continue to work as long as I can.º
Continued from A13
to New York on her first purchasing trip. Fine Gifts from Jody Rogers, and seven
ª I didn' t even know what a purchase years ago bought their North Jackson
order was,º she said. ª They just put me Street building. They were drawn to
on a plane.º Athens because her mother, Nancy
Greek worked as a gift and holiday Mahery Williams, is from here. Her father
merchandise buyer for three-and-a-half is Harry Williams.
years, and McClures taught her that cus- Although Patti Greek is not a McMinn
tomer service and gift wrapping were the County native, she has numerous rela-
top priorities in retail. She calls the for- tives here, including her mother' s Mahery
mer McClures store a ª mini-Nordstrom.º relatives as well as the Nankivells. Her
She moved to Dallas to get married to .O.
grandfather, F Mahery, founded Athens
Jim, and worked for Crabtree & Evelyn Stoveworks, and her uncle Charles
as a store manager. She was promoted Mahery drew calendar scenes of McMinn
and opened stores for the chain, and County landmarks for Citizens National
the family moved to Woodstock, Conn., Bank. Reproductions of those drawings
where she eventually became director are on sale in the shop in various formats.
for the U.S. retail division, overseeing Greek is involved with the Tennessee
117 stores. Crabtree & Evelyn was sold, Overhill Heritage Association, Downtown
and so the couple, both of whom worked Business Association and the Creating
for the chain, left and set their sights on a Rural Entrepreneurial System in
Athens, her mother' s hometown. Tennessee. She is vice chairwoman of
The Greeks moved to Athens in the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce,
June 1996 and opened their store in and a member of Mars Hill Presbyterian
September. They bought William Rogers Church.
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Bunny Fisher Browder Photo by
She knows the value of the
newspaper in the classroom
Lu Shep BaLdwin University of Tennessee own creative newspaper activ-
The DPA NIE Coordinator (Knoxville) student mail- lessons and ideas with ity guide
box starting with my other teachers and Lu in her
Bunny Fisher Browder first day of college. After Shep Baldwin, The DPA class-
is a DPA NIE teacher at I began my education NIE Coordinator. room.
Westside Elementary courses at UT, I somehow “Numerous DPA NIE
School in Athens. She has knew that newspapers sponsors have visited her
been a teacher at Westside were going to play a large classroom and have not
Elementary since 1985, part in my future career only observed but partici-
initially hired as a Title I as a teacher. I saved a lot pated in NIE lessons with
teacher. Browder has been Browder and her students.
teaching fourth grade at The sponsors are always
Westside for 20 years. impressed with her NIE standards that include; students learn best when Newspaper costumes
Incorporating news- Since 1985 activities and how obvi- media, selecting sources, actively involved. What are another way that
papers in the classroom Bunny Fisher ous it is that the students and main idea in a visual. better text than something Browder utilizes The DPA
curriculum has been an are eager to be engaged Communication is a new they can hold, read, write for creativity and recy-
ongoing commitment Browder in learning from their standard that includes on, tear, cut, and glue!” cling. She stated that the
that Browder has made is a DPA NIE local newspaper,” stated main idea of a speech and Browder continued. costumes are great for
since she began her teach- Baldwin.
ing career in a Louisiana teacher at Browder comments,
interactive behaviors that
SEE BUNNY FISHER BROWDER, A18
are appropriate for group
classroom in the 1970s. Westside “With the increased rigor activities. An author’s pur-
She knows the value of and higher standards at
having the local news-
Elementary all grade levels, I have
pose is always important,
Kids Eat Free!
and newspapers are a
paper as a teaching tool School. found newspapers to be a great way to teach types of
and as an additional edu- very valuable tool. This is writing such as to inform,
cational resource for her especially true with some persuade, and entertain.”
students. of the new fourth grade “Research shows that
Tuesdays 4:00 - Close
of those DPA newspapers
“Newspapers offer a diver- and my first students, in
sion from textbooks and the Louisiana kindergar-
provides the students ten class, were introduced
with a “living history” of to reading and writing
their community. When
newspapers are combined
through old copies of The
Daily Post-Athenian.” Free Kids Meal
with school classroom Since The DPA did not
computers, computer have an established NIE
labs, Smartboards, library program in 1985, when
books, and textbooks Browder began teach- Adult Entree
– teachers can present ing at Westside, she had
multilevel and cross-cur-
to secure copies of The
DPA from any resources
When Browder began that she could locate. She
her teaching career in kin- would even buy, with her Ages 10 and Under
dergarten in an inner city own money, 50 copies, at
school in Louisiana, she a time, of The DPA so that
was given a plastic crate of every child could have 1804 Dine-In Only
supplies which included their own newspaper copy Decatur Pike No Other Discounts
some construction paper, for the daily lessons in her
a few bottles of glue, a pair classroom. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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11 a.m.-10 p.m.
She comments, lished an NIE program,
“Thanks to my parents, Browder became a contin-
I had received The Daily ual participant in the NIE
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High school job at library has lasted 36 years
Jason Reynolds good jobs in high
Staff Writer Carolyn Melton has been a librarian school,” she said.
Carolyn Melton is a at the E.G. Fisher Public Library daughter, Taylor,
people-person, a trait for over 36 years. recently graduated
that has come in handy from Cleveland State
over the 36 years she Community College.
has worked at E.G. She plans to attend
Fisher Public Library. Library, including the move from
Hornsby Street to the current site the University of Tennessee at
The librarian said she likes get-
on Ingleside Avenue in 1996. Chattanooga after taking a break.
ting to know people and having
The “new” library is larger and Melton said her daughter’s move
the support of her friendly co-
workers. She loves to read, which has more to offer residents of to Cleveland left the house a little
helps her recommend books to city, which has grown during her more empty.
visitors and make them feel wel- career. Now, with so many people “It’s been a big adjustment at
come, she said. unemployed, a lot of people come home … having an empty nest,”
“One day I’ll be on the other to the library to use the computer, she said.
side of the counter,” Melton said. she said. But, Taylor visits on weekends
Her favorite types of books Both she and her husband, and takes part in Sunday dinners,
include black history, romance Chuck, started their jobs in high her mother said. Carolyn Melton
and history, she said. school — he works at Mayfield said she grew up with seven sib- Photo by Jason Reynolds
Melton said she has seen a lot Dairy Farm. lings, and Sunday dinners were a Carolyn Melton has worked for E.G. Fisher
of changes at E.G. Fisher Public “We were both blessed to find big occasion. Public Library for more than 30 years.
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Volunteering: Bunny Fisher Browder
Helping others could Continued from A16
classroom presentations or projects. Browder believes that important Browder has been an active
actually help you Westside Elementary School’s
Character Education Program is
decisions for adult living can only be
made with decision-making skills
member of her church, Trinity
United Methodist Church in Athens,
“Victor.” Browder uses The DPA as and objective information – both of and her community.
Courtesy of ARA Content an educational resource to support which she believes can be gained With retirement in sight, Bunny
the program. through the effective use of the Browder is looking forward to vol-
The health benefits of volunteering are well She has used “Just Don’t Do It”, newspaper in schools. unteer work at Westside Elementary,
documented and include reduced stress and an NIE anti-drug educational sup- Bunny Browder, an Athens E.G. Fisher Library in Athens,
an increased feeling of self worth. It is no won- plement, and copies of the weekly native, and the daughter of the late and becoming more active in her
der that for many people with chronic condi- Kid Scoop student activity page Jim Fisher of Athens and Margaret church.
tions, volunteering can even help maintain or on setting goals and teasing. The Fisher of Athens. She is married The DPA NIE program is a
improve one's physical health. Kid Scoop page is published each to Richard C. Browder, Sr. The non-profit literacy program. It is
Hand in Hand for RA (www.handinhand- Wednesday in The DPA. Browders have three children and financially supported through spon-
forRA.com) is a national awareness campaign Browder wants educators and seven grandchildren. sorships from local businesses and
that encourages people with the painful chronic parents to use their local newspaper Her educational background individuals in the community and
joint disease rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to learn to teach skills other than reading, includes; Ingleside School, McMinn The DPA.
about the benefits of volunteering and share writing, and math. She wants stu- County High School, the University For more information about
their own inspirational stories. dents to use their knowledge from of Tennessee (Knoxville), and the NIE program contact Lu Shep
To take advantage of what your community newspapers to understand the real Louisiana State University in Baton Baldwin at lushep.baldwin@
may offer or to find ideas, try visiting your local world, its potentials, shortcom- Rouge, Louisiana. She continued jonesmedia.biz or 745-5664 ext.
recreation center, YMCA or town hall. These ings, problems, aspirations, and her education with graduate courses 134. Baldwin is also the Director
places post community activities and list where achievements. She believes that from the University of Tennessee of Educational Services for Jones
volunteers are needed. this will help students become (Chattanooga), Tusculum College, Media, Inc., the parent company for
more informed and aware citizens. and Cumberland University. The DPA.
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Sherry Loring Photo by
Consignment store owner Sherry Loring
enjoys being her own boss
Citizen News Editor
For Sherry Loring, owning a business owns Grapevine
was a longtime dream that came true.
She wanted to be her own boss, so she
bought Grapevine Consignment Shoppe
– an established clothing consignment shop. With the state of the economy, she
store – from a longtime friend. has seen many new consignors over the
Loring has owned the Athens busi- past year or two.
ness for nine years. She said making the “A lot more people are consigning
store a success takes a lot of work, but it rather than donating,” Loring said, add-
is worth it. ing she pays consignors at the end of the
“If I weren’t here, I’d miss all the nice month rather than offering store credit.
people I’ve met,” Loring said. At Grapevine Consignment, clothing
She would also miss out on some great for women ranges from casual attire to
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wardrobe items from the shop. jewelry, belts and purses.
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Creating art, beautiful images is part of her everyday life
Andy BrusseAu Friend Muffin” won Best on display at the Robin’s
Staff Writer Photo
by Andy of Show at the Mid-East Nest in Sweetwater. She
Brusseau Tennessee Regional Fair. has sold pieces in England
Local artist Lisa Bell Another piece, “Cowgirls,” and Canada, and recently
had been out of the work- Local won Top 40 at a Knoxville completed a commis-
force for 24 years, but she artist show. Also, she has won sioned piece for a player
is quickly getting back in Lisa Bell several CAL awards and from the Dallas Cowboys.
the swing of things and shows was accepted into the Fuller’s Frame Shop
has quickly established some of Dogwood Arts Festival. is located at 302 Bank
herself as a talented and her work Bell displayed some of St., in Athens, and may
well-respected artist. that she her work at the Etowah be reached by calling
“It’s been going great,” displays Art Walk, and has work 745-7489.
Bell said. “It’s good to have at Fuller’s
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my work in public.”
Bell works out of
Fuller’s Frame Shop
Wednesday through FALL 2010
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to the original and a dozen second solo exhibit at the Color Collection
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She also does some acrylic originals and prints of Bell, who is a currently
work, which is a type of her work. She also fea- running for a seat in the
paint. tures her work on custom state senate.
“My favorite style is Christmas cards, including She recently had a her
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5 ways women can prevent injuries Sherry Loring
Courtesy of ARA Content
Women’s bodies are
1. Brace your
ankles to prevent
5. Get gear made
for women. Why
use equipment made
Continued from A19
“I have clothes from “If I don’t have it, I fig- specials at her store: 25
built differently than sprains. Ankle sprains for men when women’s infants to plus sizes for ure somebody else has it,” percent off, 50 percent off
men’s bodies. This means occur when a ligament is equipment is so read- women,” Loring said. she said. and a $1 rack.
that women’s shoes, stretched or torn. Women ily available? Braces Also, the store stocks Grapevine “We change them every
pants and even women’s are more susceptible to and supports made some items for men. Consignment Shoppe is 30 days,” she said.
socks are constructed to ankle injuries, as they for women are as close “I have three wedding now accepting fall and Grapevine
fit women’s unique pro- have narrower feet than as your local Walmart. dresses,” Loring said. winter clothing, but there Consignment Shoppe is
portions. However, when men, and their heels – in Properly proportioned “I like to have a little of are still great buys on open from 11 a.m. to 5
it comes to braces and particular – are narrower equipment can make everything.” summer items. p.m. Wednesday through
supports, women have compared to the front a huge difference. For Some new arrivals to “I don’t totally clean Saturday. The store is
classically been forced to of the foot. Women who instance, women’s hips the shop include clothing out all my summer stock,” located at 719 S. Congress
make do with equipment favor high-heeled shoes are on average much brands American Eagle, Loring said, adding that Parkway, just north of
made to fit men. must be especially care- wider than men’s hips Hollister, Eddie Bauer, customers who are plan- Brownie’s Restaurant.
For women, men- ful: The higher the heel, and women simply have Abercrombie & Fitch, ning a warm-weather get- For more information,
centric equipment can the more unstable the different proportions all Land’s End, Gap and Old away or cruise this winter or to make an appoint-
be both uncomfortable ankle is likely to be. around. Make sure to Navy. can find clothing in her ment with Loring to
and ineffective, and can
fail to deliver the neces-
sary support that women
2. Support your
knees when you
go running, dancing,
wear apparel and equip-
ment that takes this
into consideration. Men
Loring is originally
from Illinois, and moved
to this area in 1972. She
Loring posts monthly
consign clothing, call
need. Many women waterskiing or even just would certainly never and her husband, Bill,
choose to go without walking around. Women wear equipment built for share their Meigs County
rather than use braces are up to four times more women, so why would home with six dogs and
and supports that don’t likely to suffer tears of you use equipment made two cats. She has one
fit correctly. the anterior cruciate liga- for men? daughter, Trisha, who lives
Companies such as ment in their knees. “Women may have in the Nashville area with
Wellgate for Women are
3. Use protection
when typing, tex-
different needs than
men, but they have the
her husband, Richard.
Loring doesn’t mind
leading the fight to make
women-specific ankle, ting, tweeting or playing same demands when it recommending her cus-
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available. A variety of three times more likely ity, and strength in their if she doesn’t have in stock
knee supports are now to develop carpal tun- equipment,” says Barclay. what they’re looking for.
designed specifically for nel syndrome than men.
women. Because they The modern age is full of
are made for women, not repetitive wrist activities
only do they fit better, that can certainly add up
but they are also more over time. Using a wrist
comfortable and flatter- brace at work or at home
ing to a woman’s body. can help keep pressure
For instance, off your wrists and let
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Why there is no better time to be a female entrepreneur
ARA Content Photo it is today, women with accounting. The advice mater, DeVry University,
by ARA entrepreneurial minds can and insights they gave me is home to five colleges of
While women have Content take a look at the needs of were invaluable,” she says. study with a deep offering
struggled historically with the population and of degree programs
equal pay and discrimina- ask themselves how that prepare students
tory treatment within the
they can help meet Today, women’s labor for a multitude of in-
workplace, national trends those needs.” force growth should be demandyour plan in careers.
and statistics show that She offers three • Put
there’s never been a better
tips for aspiring faster than men’s. writing. Talamonti
time to be a business- entrepreneurs: stresses that having
woman. • Find a mentor. an idea isn’t enough.
According to the Talamonti explains that • Further your educa- It’s essential to put a
Bureau of Labor Statistics once she identified the tion. “Making sure you strong, thoughtful busi-
(BLS), in 1950 about one need for financial manag- have the appropriate level ness plan down on paper
in three women partici- ers within her community, of certification is key,” before executing anything.
pated in the labor force. she sought the advice of Talamonti notes. “Before “Once I developed my
But by 1998, nearly three respected professionals beginning your business, initial business plan, I
of every five women of in her network before consider returning to asked my mentors, both
working age were in the fleshing out her plans of school to get an advanced professional and educa-
labor force. In addition, porate world, Talamonti practical skill that could becoming a financial con- degree in your field of tional, to review my ideas
the BLS notes that wom- realized that she wanted allow me to become sultant. choice. It’s important to be before I implemented
en’s labor force growth to venture out on her own entirely independent,” “When I started think- an expert in your indus- them,” she says.
should be faster than and start a business. With says Talamonti. ing about launching Good try - and your customers Talamonti is passionate
men’s. The Department of hopes of furthering her Talamonti’s success Egg, I spoke with women will want to know your about the opportunities
Labor notes that women knowledge and increas- has led her to encourage in several industries, all background and creden- available for women in
are projected to account ing her business acu- her female peers to follow tangentially related to tials.” Talamonti’s alma today’s economic climate.
for 51.2 percent of the men, Talamonti returned their own dreams.
increase in total labor to school, attending “Now is truly the
force growth between DeVry University to earn best time for women to
2008 and 2018.
According to a recent
article in Newsweek titled
her master’s degree in
accounting and financial
think about starting their
own businesses,” says
Talamonti. “When the
“Women Will Rule the
World,” by 2005, women
“I felt accounting was a economy is changing as
represented more than a
third of people involved
in entrepreneurial activity,
and the number of wom-
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to grow at twice the rate of
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What is a stay-at-home parent really worth in dollars & cents?
Courtesy of ARA Content build-up in ways that can the children.
provide benefits to the • Defining and address-
Have you ever put a of ARA family while the caregiver ing retirement income
dollar figure on how much Content is living,” Gay says. “I have needs.
the stay-at-home parent found that in many cases, • Preparing a college
in your household would There is a combination of term savings plan.
earn for all the jobs they value in (or temporary coverage) • Caring for loved ones,
do? Or how about the staying and permanent insurance including preparing for
adult child who is now at home, may be the ideal answer long-term care needs.
caring for aging parents or too. for growing families who “As a parent myself, I
other relatives? need the coverage but also understand that discuss-
So how much is a stay- want to start the process ing unforeseen life events
at-home parent’s work in an affordable way.” can be unsettling. But
really worth? According to Gay suggests families not having that impor-
Salary.com’s 2010 Mother’s also consider discussing tant discussion can leave
Day Paycheck for Mom’s other financial planning families unprepared and
Job, the time mothers topics when formulat- truly in a place we hope a
spend performing 10 typi- ing a well-rounded plan, family never will be - with-
cal job functions would including: out options,” says Gay.
equate to an annual salary as a working mother, I In addition, 234,000 “Once a family takes • Creating an emergen- “Working with a financial
of $117,867 for a stay-at- know how many different school-aged children are a deeper look at both cy fund and developing a professional can help
home mom. hats that caregiver is wear- watched over by 140,000 the value of the wage- budget that both parents families leverage tools like
Historically, families ing all at the same time, fathers who stay at home. earner and the caregiver, can commit to. whole life insurance that
often undervalue the pri- including caring for and Families reviewing their depending on the family’s • Creating a will and can offer a solid sense of
mary caregiver’s contribu- nurturing kids emotional- financial plans should needs, a whole life insur- assigning guardianship of security for any family.”
tions, and that can lead ly, physically and intellec- look at the value a care- ance policy can be a good
to some troublesome cir- tually, cooking the family’s giver provides the family, fit. A permanent policy
cumstances in the event meals, cleaning the house, and plan for an insurance that provides coverage
racing in between playing policy that gives the fam- for the entire life of the
that there is a disability or
unexpected death and the with the kids and keeping ily flexibility if something owner, may also help cre-
caregiver’s contributions the laundry moving along, were to happen to the ate flexibility for the fam-
are no longer available to
running errands and driv-
ing all over town in the
caregiver. ily through its cash value Working Women!
The result is that same pattern three times
many “stay-at-homers” a day! The truth is that if
have been inadequately you had to pay for each
accounted for in family of those services, the cost
financial plans, leaving can be exorbitant – even
both the financial and prohibitive. Families today Saluting Our
emotional stability of the need to make sure that
family at even greater risk
if funds aren’t available
they not only think about
the value of the hours Working Women Of Today!
to help cope as a family that are being worked
rebuilds. out of the house, but also
“When I talk to fami- consider those hours
lies who have made the being put into working in
decision for one parent to the home – and actually
stay home, I’m surprised assign the true combined
by how often families value that they’re worth.”
overlook the value of The demand for more
the work being done information about the Back row, left to right: Janet Utter, Tracy McDonald, Shannon Adams,
by the family caregiver, role of stay-at-home dad Stephanie Hamilton, Donna Combs, Cyndy Stephens. Front row, left to
right: Melissa Gaynor, Toby Swafford, Courtney Smith. Not pictured:
Open thru lunch for your convenience
whether that’s a man or a has also led to other stud- Michelle Hockman and Robin Long. and all day Saturday!
woman,” says Kelley Gay,
assistant vice president,
Market Development for
ies, in addition to Salary.
com’s. About 25 percent
of America’s preschoolers
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