As you know, I'm rolling out an exciting new opportunity for my IBN members to connect with other INDIEs in their local area, and to help them take advantage of my extensive online media presence. So far, I've announced Local Directors in Baltimore, Los Angeles and also in Northern New Jersey, Portland, Or, and Boston. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Alyssa Middleton, IBN's Local Director in Louisville, Kentucky!
Alyssa has been a member of IBN since July 2008. She holds a Master's Degree in social work, and just last month left a traditional job in public health at the University of Louisville to focus full-time on Vintage Body Spa where she manufactures luxurious spa and vegan baby products. Alyssa is married to her husband of five years, and they have two children. Originally from Milwaukie, Oregon, Alyssa lives in her adopted hometown of Louisville where her husband was born and raised. I asked Alyssa to share a few words about what she hopes to experience as IBN's Louisville Director. Here's what she said:
I love IBN and am such a fan of dM and her dedication to supporting and empowering women entrepreneurs. She and other IBN members have always been so welcoming and supportive when I've had questions or needed feedback. It is a wonderful community and I'm looking forward to connecting with local members and non-members to support each other and have fun while growing our businesses!
If you're in the Louisville area, join Alyssa and other like-minded local small and independent business owners in the Louisville group at our social networking site!
You can also connect in these cities:
Charlotte (guess who's the director there??!)
Newark and Northern New Jersey
New York City
State College, PA
More are on the way!
You can read more about IBN's Local Director Program here. I will announce additional Local Directors as they are added in the coming weeks and months. For now, join me in welcoming Alyssa. You can connect with her at her website, on Twitter at here, and on FaceBook.
What do you think of our new Local Director Program? What suggestions and ideas do you have to help us make it as good as it can be?