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This time of year is a time of reflection and gratitude for many, myself included. I have been contemplating a great deal on where I’ve been, where I am currently, and where I’d like to go. Five years ago, I started working at the local radio stations and thought I had my dream job and in many ways, it was a dream job. I had flexibility with my schedule, was able to meet with many decision makers and small business owners and had a wonderful group of individuals working with me for the success of the business and other businesses. The position afforded me to flex my creative muscles while learning more about marketing as a whole. But a few years into the position, I found myself struggling to see how my vision of helping small business owners aligned with my employer’s vision. This was something I had struggled with before and knew that I could either put my head down and keep trying or leave the position all together. The decision was not one to take lightly, but in the end, I chose to leave for my health. My anxiety was at a constant high, depression had a tight grip on me, and a host of other health concerns were swirling around me. I knew I needed to make a change, but starting a business was not something I had fully considered.

Today, I am grateful for that experience. I am proud to have created a business that truly supports small business owners. More than anything, I am grateful for my wonderful team of individuals who help make Symbiotic Marketing special.

Meet The Team:

Phillip Whitley, owner of Mr. Phab Photos, creates stunning portraits, landscapes, and more. His work has been proudly displayed in many businesses locally and has recently began series of work based on concepts not widely portrayed by traditional media including strong black women, the LGBTQ community, and those with Down Syndrome. His vision of inclusion and acceptance shines through in his work.

Amy Weibley, owner of Weibley Media Consulting, is a graphic design master. With her extensive background in a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations, she brings ideas and concepts to life from logo design to website design and everything in between.

Jenna Kauffman, freelance writer and content coordinator at Chambersburg Neighbors, assists with social media branding campaigns, website design, content editing, and just about anything I may need assistance with. Jenna is my right hand, ensuring businesses quality work at a reasonable rate. Her work affords me the opportunity to continue working on the Symbiotic Marketing brand awareness and has been integral in the growth we have been able to achieve this past year.

I am in awe when I reflect on where I have been and to see where Symbiotic Marketing is currently. My goal of owning a small business that supports small businesses has grown and changed in a beautiful way. I am proud to work with such talented individuals. I am proud of the work we have been able to accomplish for our clients. I am crazy, ridiculously excited to see where we go from here. For that, I am eternally grateful for everyone who has supported this crazy dream and continues to support this dream. I am also eternally grateful for every client that we have been able to help along the way. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey and for allowing us to share in your dream. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for you.