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Discover Southern Excellence

The Magnolia Letters Southern Business Sponsors

We are proud to showcase our handpicked selection of businesses that encapsulate the spirit of the South, a region known for our rich heritage, diverse culture, and unwavering sense of community. From charming local boutiques to thriving online ventures, these establishments embody the warmth, creativity, and innovation that define Southern entrepreneurship and we are honored to have their support.

Simply click the links below to explore their products and services, and embark on a journey that celebrates the heart and soul of the South.

Interested in having your Southern business showcased? Just send us an email at Info@TheMagnoliaLetters.com and we’ll get back to you with all the details.

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Exploring Our Featured Businesses:

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MyStoryographer founder and Georgia native Joyce Beverly has been in the storytelling business for 40 years. Much of her career was in community journalism including as Publisher/Editor of Fayette Woman magazine in Fayette County, Georgia. Joyce has been telling people’s stories for decades. In fact, she’ll say it’s been her mission “forever”!

While some memoir writers focus on the rich and famous, Joyce loves to capture the story of neighbors, friends, and regular people in our community – people she refers to as everyday heroes. Joyce fervently believes every person has a story, your story is important, and you must share it.

Video content strategist, coach, and founder of GetNoticedWithVideo, Tanya Smith personifies the genuine friendliness and open-heartedness that characterizes so many Texans. Tanya works with coaches and course creators to amplify their voice and “embrace their face” on video so they can stand out online, serve more people, and sell more of their services.

She has a knack for simplifying complicated strategies into actionable steps and a fierce passion for helping others realize their potential. Tanya leaves every audience with empowering tools and the confidence to use on-camera content in a way that will support their business goals and expand their reach.

Tanya’s perspectives have been featured in-person and online for various national organizations, publications, and events, with high-profile sponsors such as Rocks Digital, Speakers Magazine, Social Media Marketing Society, and the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES).

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Heartspoken, founded by Virginia native Elizabeth Cottrell, is a lifeline for those who want to learn how to write personal or business notes that truly speak to the recipient. Whether that’s conveying your best wishes on a special occasion or comforting someone in the throes of loss, Elizabeth’s award-winning book, Heartspoken: How to Write Notes That Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire is your secret guide, one that will gently teach you how to always know just what to say.

Elizabeth, who lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is dedicated to promoting the #HeartspokenMovement of kindness and authentic connection. She is available for podcast guest appearances, as well as occasional speaking opportunities.

Vicki Peel, North Carolina native and the founder of HerLifeHacks, has dedicated her career to helping people find comfort and purpose in life and at home, drawing inspiration from her grandmother’s essential life lessons. With a background in home management and educational administration, Vicki continues her journey of intentional living and lifelong learning.

As women navigate a world of unprecedented complexity and change, retirement and empty nesting can bring limitless possibilities but also uncertainty. Vicki is here to provide insights, support, and a curated set of resources tailored to the aspirations of women in these life stages.

Join Vicki on her website and YouTube channel to discover valuable insights, life “hacks,” and resources designed to help women retirees and empty nesters create the lifestyles they desire.”

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BuiltforJoy’s founder Gina Parris lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and although she’s not a native Southerner, she embodies every bit of the warmth, grace, and charm her adopted city personifies. Not only is Gina an inspiring speaker and accomplished artist, but she is a sought-after high-performance mindset coach as well. In fact, she was so effective at helping professional athletes, that her own son “hired“ her when he was a college player, and improved enough to make the Major League Baseball draft!

Today she uses her considerable skills to help creative mid-life women turn stress into strength for their most joyful season yet. As a speaker and coach, Gina’s trademarks are her sense of humor, her high energy level, and her absolute passion for results, all fueled by her unwavering belief in her clients and their Creator.

Lorraine Lane, founder of Lane Business Consulting, is known as the Results Coach. Her entrepreneurial spirit was evident at the age of ten when she started a potholder business: developing, producing, and selling the product all on her own. Lorraine says that counting the money was the most fun! Today, Lorraine’s clients include local and global business owners and executives in many diverse industries.

As a Human Resources and Training manager in high-tech, she helped develop her company’s managers and staff into a strong, results-driven team. Her programs, trainings, and events include Leadership, Customer Service, developing and delivering Business Presentations, Effective Recruiting and Hiring, Networking and Referral Generation, and more.

Lorraine facilitates a weekly local Chamber of Commerce networking group, is a sought-after speaker for various summits and events, and has won awards for her service in local chambers and community organizations. She is the author of Business-Building Referrals and is co-author of Get It Right or You’ll Regret It, with her partner Jay Michlin. Lorraine resides near beautiful Tampa, Florida.

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