If you haven't yet seen the “Business Women 2008” special supplement that debuted this month within the Snohomish County Business Journal, here are links to make it easy and convenient to benefit from the wisdom of a number of leading Puget Sound business women with powerful lessons to share.

Alice CunninghamAmong them include Alice Cunningham, co-owner of Olympic Hot Tub Company and Jean Thompson, CEO and owner of Seattle Chocolate Company. These are women I am proud to call my clients. Both offer lessons learned while creating lasting and very successful companies. I know you'll benefit from their sage advice, and I invite you to pass it on to others who can benefit. And, if you have comments to share about your own most telling lessons, please share so the readers of this blog can benefit.

Jean ThompsonI love this special section that comes up every year around this time. If you would like YOUR expertise to be seen, heard, and celebrated in the 2009 Business Women special section, declare that as a goal. Then, anticipate the editorial opportunity by suggesting a timely, useful, relevant, and compelling article to showcase your expertise about six weeks prior to the May publication date. Assistant Editor Kimberly Hilden is the decision maker at the newspaper, and you can find her contact information in the “contact us” section of the website.

Oh, by the way, I have an article in this special section, too. Here is the link so you can why building your reputation as an expert makes great sense in the best and the worst of times. I'll be speaking on this topic on Tuesday, May 6 at the Museum of Flight at a lunch-and-learn session taking place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you'd like to attend AND receive the Authentic Visibility Publicity Tips Booklets as part of your event registration, here is the link to sign up now.