Thanksgiving, a day in which people focus on the things they are thankful and grateful for, was just last week. At A. Victoria MAE, I have several things to be grateful for stemming from these past two years since launching this business and embarking on this adventure as an entrepreneur, mentor, and colleague to many.
November 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of A. Victoria MAE! Two years! I know that may not seem like a lot, but that’s 730 days, 17,520 hours, 1,051,200 minutes, and 63,072,000 seconds. It’s quite a bit of time!
We’re all about growth over here. And we have been growing because of the amazing support of clients, friends, referrals, and much more.
This past year, A. Victoria MAE brought on two students from Central Michigan University’s Public Relations program (my undergraduate alma mater). Being able to provide real-world experience to students through my professional opportunities is a priority for me, personally. Being able to share experiences with these two students has been amazing. I can’t even begin to thank them enough for helping grow A. Victoria MAE. Molly and Alyse – YOU ROCK! Thank you!
When I set out on this journey of growth – growth of a business and growth of myself personally and professionally – I had a few goals in mind, but one that was critical to stand by.
I wanted to work with really awesome people, who knew that I could support their business in a way they needed – strategically! I have always loved doing the work that I do, and surrounding myself with kickass people was a priority. And I have done just that through A. Victoria MAE. I work with amazing people to support the companies, organizations, and brands they have created each and every day.
I love taking their ideas, looking at the big picture, adding a strategy focused around marketing and business growth, and running with it!
For the past two years, I have had the opportunity to work with 22 wonderful clients. Together, we have accomplished a number of projects! Everything from public relations management to events to social media content support. Through collaboration and hard work, A. Victoria MAE has helped our many clients grow.
With the new year upon us, I hope to keep growing. I wish the next two years be as amazing and prosperous as the first two.
“I will keep my face to the sun so I cannot see the shadows; it’s what the sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller
Thank you! Cheers!
Making Ideas Happen,
Ashleigh V. Laabs
Chief Growth Officer & Founder