Karen M. Fortsch

Karen Fortsch
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Karen M. Fortsch's Biography

Type Of Business:
Independent jewelry dealer
Marketing Area:
Regional; National
Expertise:
Creation of beautiful jewelry, particularly in sterling silver
Major Product/SVS:
Jewelry designer with semiprecious stones in silver and gold; Independent sales for a large jewelry company
Hobbies/Sports:
Animals; Caring for her cats and dogs; Cooking; Pairing her food with wine; Taking cooking classes; Bicycle riding for exercise
Education Degrees:
Associate Degree in Human Services (1981)
Affiliations Awards:
Auxiliary Member, Local Fire Department
Industry:
Jewelry Design
Date of Distinction:
4/17/2013
What do you feel separates you from the rest of the professionals in your industry?:
She stands out because of the passion behind what she does; the fun in this hobby; a way to make money having fun; she loves people and constantly meets new people. She has taken a hobby of designing jewelry that she has done for 20 years and has now figured out a way to make an income doing it.
What has been the most outstanding thing you have done thus far in your career?:
The most gratifying aspect of her career is making the money from her business, which enables her to enjoy the nicer things in life.
How would you like to be remembered by your peers?:
She would like to be remembered as fun loving. She is definitely a people person, loved whatever she does, and to laugh and smile.
If you could solve one problem in the world today, what would it be?:
She would stop animal abuse.
Charity:
Active Community Member; Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for her Community; Cystic Fibrosis and Thyroid Cancer Organizations
Number Of Years In Profession:
21
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her love for meeting people. She loves what she does, both making and selling jewelry.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because she has been making homemade jewelry for 20 years, so becoming a rep was a natural evolution for her.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Talking to potential clients who might book parties; Booking her own parties for selling jewelry; Checking the website for updated instructions or newly announced promotions and events; Conducting in-home and online parties nationally
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Fortsch will be growing the business, and making her jewelry sales more lucrative as she broadens her sales potential.
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