Dreamers into Doers in the Big Apple!

Two years ago today, BrainFry was born…and eleven months ago, I joined the Martha Stewart’s Dreamers Into Doers (DiD) community – a network comprised of mostly women who dream big and do the things necessary in order to see their dreams come into fruition.

In December of 2011, there was a big rush to win a spot (or ticket) to attend the annual DiD event held at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) in New York City.  I remember waking up early and spamming the refresh button with the fervent hope that I would win one of the 80 spots.  Weeks later, I whooped with excitement when lo and behold…there sat THE e-mail with the much hoped for invitation.

Fast-forward…the event was held over the course of the last two days (March 6th and 7th) and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have met a few of the many talented ladies who traveled the distance to attend this Dreamers event.

Jessica and Stephanie (the HopeFULL Company)

Sarah (Dreamers Joy), Janet (Sweet Temptations) and Khaliah (The Party Muse)

Not only were we given the opportunity to share our experiences as small business owners with each other, but we were welcomed into MSLO by quite a number of Martha’s staff – Darcy Miller (Editorial Director of MS Weddings), Inbar Barak (Product Development) and Meesha Haddad (General Manager, Editorial Operations) to name a few – and we were offered the opportunity to absorb a wealth of information that related directly to how to grow our small business through social media and digital marketing.  I personally gained a lot of insight from the presentations of Terri Shapiro (Deluxe Corporation), Bryan Petroff & Douglas Quint (Big Gay Ice Cream).

Me (BrainFry) with Darcy Miller (MS Weddings/Celebrations)

Between and during presentations, the MSLO staff – excellent host and hostesses – made sure that we were fed; thereby, avoiding a stampede of hungry women *lol*.

Breakfast, Day One

Menu and Table Setting, Day One

Afternoon Snacks, Day One

Here, I will end the coverage of Day One at MSLO!  Stay tuned for more…photographs from the Martha Stewart Show taping and the second day of MS DiD 2012!

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