We have featured Ask Amy Staging LLC as one of our clients on the move in recent months, and we are proud to announce this small business is getting even more local recognition. Women in Business Networking recently released its annual list of 25 Women to Watch which includes Ask Amy Staging’s very own Amy Zumberger! The following is Kathy Druffner’s nomination write up about Amy.
Amy Zumberger and Ask Amy Staging LLC is an Accrediated Staging Professional (ASP®) now serving the Miami Valley area. Amy Zumberger is among the network of more than 21,000 Real Estate Agents and professional Home Stagers worldwide, who are providing sellers with the knowledge and tools needed to sell their homes faster and/or for more money. Amy Zumberger has completed the Accredited Staging Professional Course provided by StagedHomes.com, where she received hands-on instruction and was required to demonstrate techniques by staging a home that was listed on the market.
It has been an amazing inspiration for me and many others to watch her progress over the last few years. She’s been building a business that’s dynamic and flexible. She is always professional, always upbeat, and extremely creative. I’ve experienced first-hand the delighted surprise of clients who return to their homes to find their spaces transformed after Amy and her crew have staged the home.
She is a devoted wife and mother and carries this over into her business. She cares for clients as if they were family. She is always conscious of the struggles, especially for Seniors, when letting go of a dearly loved home and sentimental possessions. She handles these relationships with tact, firmness, and a sense of humor.
Amy has been a member of WiBN since 2011 and was honored as Ambassador of the Year in 2013. She has served on both the Gala and Conference committee for the past several years.
Amy Zumberger is an excellent candidate for the 2014 Women to Watch. Many of us have been watching for quite a while!
Re-posted from DDP Fast Facts about your downton – January 15, 2014
New Downtown Salon Celebrates with Grand Opening Owner and Creative Director Joshua Ladner’s passion for the intricacies of creative cut and color is evident in his new downtown venture, Salon J. Ladner. Located in the St. Clair Lofts at 37 S. St. Clair St., this new addition to the downtown business community will celebrate its recent launch with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration this Friday, January 17.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. and, from
5:00-10:00 p.m., Ladner will host a “Hair Journey Celebration” to kick off 2014 in inspired style. Trained at the Paul Mitchell School, Ladner invites fashion-forward individuals to usher in the New Year and embark upon “a hair journey at your downtown exclusive Paul Mitchell salon.”
Currently, Salon J. Ladner employs three staff stylists and one intern. Appointment times may be reserved via the salon’s online booking service, available at salon.jladner.com. For more information, call 220-9441.
SBDC client, Coni Brigner’s love of baking and sweets has ignited her entrepreneurial spirit and this spring she has plans to begin operating a food truck, Sweets on the Streets, in the Dayton area. She was featured in the January 1st edition of the Dayton Daily News. Check out the article and her Kickstarter video and campaign.
Sweets on the Street will offer Coni’s famous chocolate chip cookies, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, salted caramel cake, cinnamon rolls and 30 types of sweet treats as well as a few savory items, like gourmet grilled cheese and crepes.
After nine months of research about products and the development of a marketing plan, Connect2Docs officially launched in March 2012. This local small business provides its clients with telemedicine, medical negotiation, and prescription discount card services.
When the company first started, the clients were primarily located in the Dayton metro area. After a few months Connect2Docs secured customers throughout the state of Ohio. Now, 18 months into this successful business venture, the customer base continues to grow. Connect2Docs currently has agents and customers from Alaska to Texas, Michigan to Florida and California to the Carolinas and it continues to grow even in this slow economy. Additionally, the customer base is very diverse, and includes individuals as well as trade associations with thousands of member companies.
Connect2Docs is anticipating a very significant amount of growth over the next eighteen months as many individuals, companies, trade associations, and governmental agencies are learning about the business and the convenient, affordable access to healthcare it provides. Connect2Docs has also added several new services for its members, helping the company to continue providing an exceptional value to all its customers.
For more information on this rapidly growing small business please check out their website www.connect2docs.com
As a pilot for the Air Force, Jim Kreinbrink of Beavercreek was accustomed to exciting challenges every day.
“I served in the military for 12 years and flew different aircraft from 2002-2010,” he said. “I came to Wright Patterson in 2010 and worked as a liaison for engineers at the base but after so many years, I was ready to try something different.”
What the business does: CPR Cell Phone Repair, located in Centerville, opened its doors last November.
“We are a cell phone and small electronics repair business,” he said. “We keep a lot of popular brand parts in stock so we can often turn around repairs very quickly – sometimes within an hour. That’s important because it’s tough for people to be without their phones for very long.”
Kreinbrink’s business also offers more complicated repairs and they have some retail items in the store. There are three full time employees currently – two technicians and one salesperson.
Read the full feature story in the Dayton Daily News
NEW: Story featuring Jim in the Dayton Business Journal
On October 9th Ask Amy Staging celebrated the official Grand Opening of its brand new showroom located at 212 W. State Street in Botkins, Ohio. The new space will be dedicated to selling Ashley Furniture at a great price. Ask Amy Staging was launched by owner and operator Amy Zumberger in May 2011. Since then the company has provided its clients with home staging, redesign and senior downsizing services.
Ask Amy Staging specializes in staging homes for sale and is committed to creating stunning results in either occupied or vacant homes. The company’s goal is to help make homes appeal to the widest variety of buyers, enabling it to sell quicker and for top dollar. In addition, the Ask Amy Staging redesign service assists clients in selecting new paint colors, purchases, and furniture placement.
Since launching, Ask Amy Staging has doubled its client base and service area through the acquisition of Debra’s Designs Home Staging and Redesign of Springboro. In the past two years the company has also gained accreditation through the Better Business Bureau, been featured on the WDTN Channel 2 News and Dayton’s B2B magazine, and received Ambassador of the Year through WiBN.
Please check out this growing small business by visiting www.askamystaging.com
Leslie Edmunds was loving her career as a registered dietitian at two long term care facilities in the Dayton area in 2011. She enjoyed helping the geriatric population, but felt she could make more of a difference with her own private practice. She started daydreaming of being a small business owner and began utilizing the Small Business Development Center at Wright State University. With the Center’s help, she gained the knowledge and confidence to make the leap of faith into the small business world! She opened her private practice, Healthy Hearts Nutrition LLC, in February 2012.
Leslie provides nutrition and wellness counseling for numerous medical conditions, delivers worksite wellness services, and offers nutrition consulting for companies nationwide. She has found her passion! Numerous local doctors and healthcare practitioners refer patients to Leslie. She also enjoys cooking and blogs weekly on her website. Her office is located in the Historic Bushnell Building in downtown Springfield. Leslie grew up in Springfield, and is fortunate to be living her dream with hometown pride.