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Thank You for the Greatest Honor of My Career

Didn’t See This Coming: “2010 Phoenix Advertising Person of the Year” No one was more surprised than I Saturday night when the American Advertising Federation – Metro Phoenix announced the Ad Person of the Year. I was a bit of a deer in the headlights during my acceptance speech, so I thought I’d take another shot at it from a chair lift in Telluride, CO. A “Thank You” from the 2010 Phoenix Ad Person of the Year from ParkHowell.com on…

“High Speed, Low Drag,” and 13 Other Tips to Running a Sustainable Business in this Economy

I was blessed with the name Park. It gets attention. No, I’m not Korean. And in some future post, I’ll tell you where it came from. For now, I thought I’d give you a little more background on the guy behind the name. The following are my responses to the Phoenix Business Journal’s “2 Minutes With” section that just ran. Does that mean I only have 13 minutes of fame left? And of course, all of my best lines ended…

What I Learned Peddling a Bike

Life as an entrepreneur started for me in front of the TV set in 1972 in Woodinville, Washington.  I was watching the Coyote Roadrunner Hour when my dad interrupted my Saturday morning ritual to entrust me with the sale of my sister Melody’s blue Schwinn bike.  She had graduated to riding horses.  Being the only girl of seven kids, none of us boys would be caught dead on it.  With that many siblings, our parents were constantly on the run…