Catena Creations anniversary: Two wonderful years

Thanks to author Anne Rice on Facebook, I found a great quote in a great column by Gail Collins of The New York Times. Her column is about the 90-year anniversary this month of women getting the right to vote.

She points out in the column that behind the suffrage celebration was “a 70-year slog” of people taking risks, rallying support, changing minds. And getting the last final vote from a 24-year-old Representative who decided that he had to obey his mama and change his vote. (Really.)

As I write this blog entry today, Aug. 21, I celebrate the second anniversary of the day I decided to start my own business. Because of that, I especially appreciate this wonderful quote from Ms. Collins’ column:

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A new office with an ocean view

We have finally completed our basement makeover, and Catena Creations has a new office to show for it.

The color scheme was based on the photo mural we hung up in April. Three shades of turquoise/blue were used on the walls, stairs and trim. Beige carpet became the “sand” for our beach. Seven samples of my photography from our Bahamas trip add color to the walls.

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Catena Creations owner featured on cover of Self-Employed magazine

Theresa Cassiday on the cover of Self-Employed magazineLast week I got a great surprise in the mail. I was one of four grant winners featured on the cover of Self-Employed magazine, published by the National Association for the Self-Employed.

I received a $5,000 Business Development Grant from NASE in August 2009. The winners were listed in the May-June 2010 issue. Not only was I listed, but they wrote a separate feature story about Catena Creations and the other three winners featured on the cover.

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