Philips

Philips

Job Description: Owner, Designs of Elegance
Education:
SUNY Oswego-B.A. history
Civic Leadership:
Secretary, Preservation and Restoration of Pulaski; vice president, Women in Business; member, Chamber of Commerce; coach, Mexico Youth Soccer; coach, T-Ball; member, Upstate New York Board of Telefloral Florists; member, Pulaski Historical Society

2006-2007 Sponsors

Oswego Health logo
Alliance Bank Logo
Workforce Dev't Board logo
Operation Oswego County logo
Patrhfinder Bank logo

YP Voice Logo

Why is charity such an important part of your business?
"
I think it's important to give back. Pulaski is the community that raised me. I feel it's my turn to pay my dues and give back to my community."
Why are you involved with the Women in Business group?
"I think it's important for women in business to meet and socialize. There are still some brick walls that women have to go up against and it's good to have the support. It's also good to have the feedback and positive encouragement. Unfortunately in this day and age, there are still a lot of people who think women can't have a career and a family."
Was it difficult to start your own business?
"Starting the business wasn't difficult, but the actual process was huge to me."
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

"I was once told that a good florist retires by 45. In 10 years, I would like to have more than one location and hand over some responsibility to a manager. We've been toying with the idea of two locations for a while."

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