Welcome IBN’s Local Director: Christine Laureano @CELaureano: Long Island, New York

I am thrilled to introduce you to Christine Laureano, IBN's new Local Director in Long Island! Christine is the founder and Chief Formulator at Ba6 Botanicals. Christine has been connected to the Indie community for years, going back nearly a decade when she led a company called Good Ground Botanicals.

Christine Laureano

I am so pleased to add Christine to the INDIE Team. I asked her to share a few words about what she hopes to experience as IBN's Long Island Director. Here's what she said:

I'm excited and honored to be part of INDIE as the Long Island Director. I have know Donna Maria since 2001, my first involvement with INDIE, and have been inspired every step of the way by her enthusiasm in supporting Indies, their business growth and their lifestyle changes. One of the things that dM said that has stuck with me is “your business has to meet your lifestyle, not the other way around.

As a local director, I'm excited to connect with Indies to help support and mastermind our BIG ideas for success around the lifestyle we dream of. Synchronicity brought me back to my skin care business after several years coaching and consulting women on business, lifestyle and purpose. One of my original skin care clients told me “It's about time!” I renamed, re-branded and relaunched my company as Ba6 Botanicals (pronounced “bay-six”) in October 2010. I feel like I'm home in my business and back with INDIE!

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More are on the way!

I will announce additional Local Directors as they are added in the coming days. For now, join me in welcoming Christine by leaving a comment below. You can also connect with Christine on Twitter and FaceBook.

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.