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CONTENT<br />

Karen harris 5<br />

catherine duffy houghton 6<br />

keiryn ajayi-obe 8<br />

laura lyon 10<br />

from the editor<br />

Happy Fifth Anniversary to us!<br />

With t<strong>hi</strong>s issue, Blue Water Woman officially turns five years old.<br />

To celebrate, I have “rebranded/redesigned” the magazine, primarily in font and<br />

color. I hope you enjoy the refresh and, of course, the same great stories that are<br />

exclusively written about women in our Blue<br />

Water Area.<br />

The photos on t<strong>hi</strong>s page are a few of my<br />

favorite -- or they are pictures of some of my<br />

favorite people -- from Blue Water Woman<br />

parties and awards ceremonies that have taken<br />

place over the past five years. I am thankful to<br />

everyone pictured (and lots more people who are<br />

not shown here) for all of their love and support<br />

over the past five years...whether it was serving<br />

as my Vanna W<strong>hi</strong>te during an awards program<br />

or helping tear down after a networking party,<br />

everyt<strong>hi</strong>ng you’ve done for me matters and is<br />

appreciated.<br />

Most of all, I would like to thank the 265+<br />

women in the Blue Water Area who allowed me<br />

to feature them in some way in t<strong>hi</strong>s publication<br />

over the past five years. You all inspire and amaze<br />

me. Thank you for allowing me to share your<br />

stories.<br />

advertise<br />

in Blue Water Woman!<br />

it works!<br />

just ask our advertisers!<br />

The ad deadline for the next issue<br />

of Blue Water Woman is November 1, <strong>2016</strong>.<br />

Prices start at just $125 for a business card sized ad!<br />

Our most popular ad size is a quarter page at just $250;<br />

sign a one-year contract and it becomes just $225 a quarter!<br />

What a deal!<br />

For more information, contact Patti Samar<br />

at 810-987-1256 or email her at pjsamar@aol.com<br />

volume 6, number 3 spring <strong>2016</strong><br />

Blue Water Woman is published quarterly by The Write Company,<br />

511 La Salle Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060. Circulation 5,000.<br />

Editor & Publisher:<br />

Patti Samar, owner, The Write Company<br />

Advertising:<br />

Patti Samar at 810-987-1256 or pjsamar@aol.com<br />

Questions, comments or story ideas?<br />

Call Blue Water Woman at 810-987-1256<br />

Mission:<br />

Blue Water Woman is the premiere publication<br />

for women living, working and playing in the Blue Water Area of Mic<strong>hi</strong>gan.<br />

Its stories and features are written and designed<br />

to be inspriational, motivational and encouraging.<br />

www.BlueWaterWoman.com<br />

© Blue Water Woman is the property<br />

of Patti Samar of The Write Company<br />

The Write Company is a writing, grap<strong>hi</strong>c design<br />

and marketing consultation firm.<br />

View our online portfolio at: www.TheWriteCompany.net<br />

Patti Samar<br />

Editor & Publisher<br />

Blue Water Woman<br />

2 FALL <strong>2016</strong> BlueWaterWoman.com

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