About Us

JULIE BRIGGS:

I am a serial entrepreneur, blogger, DIY-er, voracious reader, music lover, foodie, wine aficionado, avid party thrower and closet Parrot Head.

I am currently the Events Director for Catering at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the blogger behind Live From Julie’s House.

I am the former marketing and hospitality director of the NY State Blues Festival, Transportation Director of the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, planning committee member of the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS), chair of the WISE Symposium planning committee, chair of the WISE High Altitude Marketing committee, president of the Women Business Owners Connection, a Vera House board member and creator and contributing columnist for the Post Standard’s “Ask the Entrepreneurs” column for 8 years. I have been a guest speaker at the WISE Symposium and Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management on guerrilla marketing tactics for small business.

Recipient of the 40 under 40, Women in Business and WISE Distinguished Entrepreneur (now Ann Michel) awards.

I am the only person I know who doesn’t drink coffee. 😉

 

Joanna JewettJOANNA JEWETT:

I am a ‘marketing goddess’ who specializes in fundraising and event planning.

Having done my time in media sales, I happily ‘hopped the fence’ six years ago to become the Director or Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications for The Centers at St. Camillus. In May of this year, I left St. Camillus and am now the Director of Development and Marketing for Arc of Onondaga.

Known for my keen organizational skills, uber-positive attitude, and creativity, I have built a reputation as a ‘go-to’ idea person who can conceptualize and execute.

I am a former board member of the NY State Blues Festival and Harborfest. I am currently the co-chair of the Marketing committee of Safe Kids of Upstate New York, led by Golisano Children’s Hospital.

As a professional vocalist with CNY bands Funkadelphia, The Mix Tapes, and formerly with party band The Critics, I have emceed countless events and weddings. I am adept at working with musicians and other creative personalities.

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