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When I reflect on the three women I get to introduce you to this month, the words that come to mind are tenacious, inventive and opportunistic.  Many people looked to find the biggest rock to climb under during 2020, but not Liz, Dawn and Elise Ann.  These ladies took the bull by the horns and made some lemonade!  The more I talk to people in 2021, there is a spark.  The ones who embraced what everyone was going through in 202 and pivoted are the ones that are really starting off 2021 with a bang!  Get ready to be inspired. I know I am!

Liz Frayer, Intrepid

“As part of a culture-driven business, I was challenged to maintain and elevate our team dynamic despite a worldwide pandemic. It’s very difficult to keep a closeness at the same time as physical distance. However, “creativity is birthed from necessity” as they say. Client discussions in our parking deck, distanced field days, virtual book clubs, outdoor scavenger hunts and Feel Good Fridays have become part of our new, expanded team activities. We sell insurance, but we’re in the people business.  Keeping employees happy, healthy, and most of all, connected, is my biggest accomplishment this past year.”

Dawn McFarland, M & M Benefit Solutions Insurance Services

“2020 was such an eye opener for me, as it was for many.  I have spent a lot of time volunteering in my industry and it took several years for me to find the right entrepreneurial fit.  Now that I have, helping people navigate their Medicare options, I can relate to the saying “love what you do for a living and it will never be a job!”

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