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Cheryl’s Cookies

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Founded in 1981, Cheryl’s Cookies has quickly grown a loyal customer following for its quality fresh-baked desserts using only the finest ingredients, including individually wrapped cookies, brownies, and cakes. Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, Cheryl’s Cookies is well-known for its cut-out cookies with buttercream frosting and its selection of specially designed, hand-crafted baked goods for everyday and special occasion gifting. Offerings may be found at Cheryls.com and in retail stores in Ohio. 

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

Cheryl’s Cookies has a long history of supporting women-owned businesses, as it actually started out as a woman-owned business itself. The company’s founder, Cheryl Krueger, helped start the NAWBO chapter in Columbus, OH and thought it would be a great way for Cheryl's to connect with businesses and assist them with their gifting needs. Since then, we've worked closely with NAWBO members to help them find ways to express, connect and celebrate.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them?

Cheryl’s Cookies works with NAWBO’s members through its Business Gifts Services (BGS) group.  Whether for customer appreciation, employee recognition, birthdays, new baby, sympathy, get well or just because the BGS team is committed to helping businesses of all sizes find the perfect gift for every occasion and need.  For more information on Cheryl’s Business Gift Services, and to find out how a program can be specially tailored for your business, please call 1-800-433-1787

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In working with NAWBO members to help them select the appropriate items for their gifting needs, it's all about creating individualized programs.  The BGS team enjoys working collaboratively with members to explore the possibilities and specific goals of each business. Each NAWBO member has a unique perspective on what message they want to deliver and which gifts best represent the sentiment they which to express.

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Cari Jones, Elephant Creative Co.

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I started Elephant Creative Co. in February of 2016.  My experiences working in large firms and for in-house corporate marketing teams always left me feeling like there was so much lost in the communication between account executives and the artists that were making ideas come to life.  I knew I could do it better by building a small company focused on communication first and educating clients on best practices for advertising, design, and branding before the creative process even begins.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

I originally heard of NAWBO from the SBDC but I started hearing more about it from successful women and thought I would check it out. 

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them?

Elephant offers NAWBO members quality graphic design, advertising and brand development services at a discount. We will proudly take 15% off all services for fellow NAWBO members who use Elephant for their design or branding needs. 

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I learned early on that I can’t put myself at the center of every process or I will never get to focus on the client-facing tasks. I still struggle with this, but I’ve learned that prioritizing what is important and asking for assistance for the little tasks helps keep clients happy and restores balance in my day to day business life.

www.elephantcreativeco.com

Sylvia A. Garrett, President/CEO, Sylvia A. Garrett Agency, LLC

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As a Columbus, OH insurance agency with over 50 years in the industry, Sylvia A. Garrett Agency, LLC has provided quality insurance products at competitive prices. Our team of licensed insurance professionals has over 100 years of collective industry experience writing both personal and commercial/business insurance policies designed to fit our customer's individual needs. Our friendly staff will work with customers on a one-on-one basis to develop not only the perfect policy but a lasting relationship.

In addition to personal and business insurance products, we also provide life insurance and financial services. Our mission is to provide exceptional customer service, to empower our community and to protect families and businesses.  Since acquiring the business in 2011, we have doubled our staff, the households we represent and the revenue we earned.  We are committed to giving back to our community.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

Our organization is customer and community focused. We value the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships. The Sylvia A. Garrett Agency chose NAWBO to become involved a strong community of women business owners where we can support each other and to be a resource in the insurance industry. NAWBO also provides professional development opportunity for the Sylvia A. Garrett Agency team. I am one of the founding members of the Columbus Chapter of NAWBO.  I became involved to encourage involvement from diverse women business communities.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them?

Many business owners do not realize that establishing a long-term relationship with your Insurance advisor is just as important as your relationship with your Attorney and Accountant. Having the appropriate insurance assists in mitigating risks, thereby protecting your business investment. We use a consultative approach to insurance by first educating our clients regarding the potential for loss (Business Owners - Know Your Risks!). NAWBO members are offered a free competitive quote analysis. This process involves a detailed Risk Consultation Report.

https://agency.nationwide.com/columbus-oh