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The success of our grand opening was, in part, thanks to Karen's quick action in getting us a write-up in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Her work and support made a difference.
— Rebecca Clinger, owner, The Crafter's Studio

"Thank you! You were awesome. Your recent Facebook seminar helped me formulate a vision for how to position my business within the social media space. And you left the crowd feeling good, which is a great skill to have."
Frank Horath
Registered Investment Advisor Representative, Clientfirst Financial

"Thank you, Karen, for the great telephone class on LinkedIn. I have joined at least five new groups, have expanded my connections, and re-established the LinkedIn toolbar in my Outlook, all thanks to your audio session. Good stuff I was able to put into practice immediately!"
Kennerly Clay
Executive Recruiter/Trainer and Business Development Director

"You have given me the basics and the confidence to charge forward and embrace Twitter and LinkedIn."
Sue Brooks, Santa Cruz, CA

"You are so informed and vibrant. Great energy! Thanks again for the Twitter lesson. Your handouts are a good way to get started, so no excuses for me."
Sloane Devoto
Realtor, Coldwell Banker

“Thank you again. Your social media talk was a real hit! Well done and much appreciated.”
Bill Tysseling
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce

"There was a considerable amount of goodwill surrounding your presentation...You have a lot of positive energy and great ideas."
Bonnie Lipscomb
Director of Economic Development and Redevelopment for the City of Santa Cruz, CA

"Good presentation this morning at the Santa Cruz Chamber’s Caffeinated! It deserves at least a half-day workshop. I learned at least 20 new things this morning alone!"
Carol Skolnick
Clear Life Solutions

"It was a great talk, thanks! It was helpful to watch you manage your account on the big screen."
Traci Tompkins
ABC Sedans & Limousines

"Your talk was great. You had a tough job, especially because the people there ranged from newbies to experts."
Tom Honig
Armanasco Public Relations

"Congratulations! You brought us back up to a 5-star rating again for our marketing meet-up. And there were zero no-shows. I would like to get you on the schedule again."
Maggie Barr
Maggie Barr & Associates

“Fabulous class! I never know how much I don't know until I start to learn what I don't know. Thanks again for the great class!”
Carmen Richardson Rutlen
Author

“You have a clear, easy-going style of teaching that I found very effective. What a great talent you have!”
Carol Siegel
Employment Manager, Santa Cruz Seaside Company

“I attended Karen’s workshop on social media and would attend again whatever she presents. It was well worthwhile. She knows her subject and communicated it well.”
Donna Rankin Love
Author

“Thanks for the great class. I really got a lot out of it, and feel others did too. In fact, I went onto LinkedIn and began to set up my account!”
Paula Mahoney
Writer and Producer

“Your class last Saturday was amazingly helpful! In addition to having a lovely persona, you have so much useful information to impart. I am full of ideas as to how to proceed regarding how the get the word out about my present novel when the time comes.
Janice Wittenberg
Author

“Being a complete novice about the business of social media, I was anxious to take her class recently at Capitola Book Cafe. Passion to share what she knows would describe her; I highly recommend her classes!”
Jane Parks-McKay
Writer and Voice-Over Actor

“Just wanted to say thanks again for a very informative presentation this morning. It was very helpful, and I thought you did a great job of giving us a general overview of Twitter in a short period of time.”
Sonia Potts
Bookkeeper

“With so much to cover I appreciated how organized you were and how you stayed on track. Taking the approach of showing how the mechanical features of Twitter could be used for positioning and building our business was particularly helpful.”
Charlie Zimmerman
Publisher, The Wedding Companion

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2011

Four Ways to Enjoy Bicycling in 2012 -- Race, Ride, Watch, Volunteer

December 30, 2011
The long stretch of sunny days in December has many cyclists feeling fit rather than fat during this cold but clear holiday season.

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Race Across America Tests Both Muscles and the Mind

December 2, 2011
Jennifer Kalich had plenty of time to battle her demons, celebrate her triumphs and feel her body firing on all cylinders while she was riding her bike across America over the summer.

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Aptos' Drake's Book on Team 7-Eleven a Labor of Love

November 4, 2011
Cycling is the most constant theme in Geoff Drake's life. "I've been a bike commuter, I've toured the world, I have worked in bike shops and I was editor at Velo News and Bicycling Magazine," said Drake, a member of the Bicycle Trip's race team and senior web editor at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Velo Cruz Ride Lends Hand to Homeless Garden Project

October 14, 2011
Riding my bike through China was a wonderful and sometimes harrowing adventure. During my three weeks exploring the southwest part of the country and Tibet, I learned how to dodge an urban maze of cargo bikes, motor scooters, cars and trucks, all while staying upright on my bicycle.

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Learning the Rules of the Road in China

September 15, 2011
I survived my first bicycle ride in China. I felt like a little kid on training wheels -- scared, uncertain and thrilled, too.

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6 Summer Tips for Fun in Sun Valley, Idaho

After my first visit to Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho, this summer, I had so much fun that I plan to return next July. Here are some things I liked that you might enjoy also!
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Great Cities for Cycling

Biking is a great way to see a city. It's good exercise, easy on the wallet and good for the environment.
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Kids and Bicycles Go Hand in Hand

June 24, 2011
Some of my biggest bicycling fans are under 3 feet tall. When I ride my bike around downtown Santa Cruz, or even when I walk it, little kids stop and stare at me as if I have just landed from outer space. To them, the two-wheeled mode of transport is a miracle of motion and my bulbous bike helmet is an item of intrigue.

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Stormy National Bike Month Comes to a Close

May 5, 2011
As National Bike Month rolls to a close, it's been a bumpy ride for cyclists during the past few weeks on both the local and international fronts.

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