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How the Ottawa Business Journal made me into a cover girl

January 20th, 2009

Yes, that is indeed my mug on the front of the January 9th issue of the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ). No clue how a friendly story about a t-shirt designer edges out the Nortel bankruptcy protection story… but I’ll take it!

Last week, I was contacted by Elizabeth Howell from the paper, and then a photoshoot and a phone interview later… ta-daaaa! All this came about because of a friendly family I met at a craft fair I did in November; the Dad of the fam is Jeff Pappone (motorsport correspondent for the Globe & Mail), and he very kindly suggested my t-shirts as a story to Elizabeth. Many many thanks, Jeff :)

I’m writing about this so soon after the journal hit the stands because neither “m chen wears” nor my website was printed with the story… so I’m hoping that if there are any souls out there who read the article and were intrigued, a simple google search will bring them to this blog post.

Another point of note… the photo credit for the shot of sweet Logann on page 11 goes to my partner-in-crime, John Bagnell. Here’s the original pic — lurrrvely:

As an aside (though still related) — my facebook group hit 412 members last week. For being member #400, Bonnie Homewood is getting an m chen wear of her choice. Congrats, Bonnie!

Oh, and one more thing… I thank my stars constantly and deeply appreciate all the support, attention, encouragement, interest and help I’ve gotten from friends, family, new acquaintances and strangers. Merci merci!!! I might be the luckiest person I know.

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  1. January 20th, 2009 at 07:22 | #1

    Where’s the damn story online?! Gack.

    Congrats, covergirl. PS: Who shot the cover photo?

  2. January 20th, 2009 at 08:12 | #2

    Wow, congrats!! That is very cool!

  3. January 20th, 2009 at 11:40 | #3

    Congratulations – I’m so proud of you! ;-)

  4. January 21st, 2009 at 11:19 | #4

    woohooo! you’re so wonderful! so excited for you, nicey! it’s much deserved, sweetie!! good on ottawa to hail you!

  5. January 22nd, 2009 at 05:38 | #5

    Wow, that is so cool! Congratulations!!! And, yes, I do type like a demon! LOL :) Thanks for stopping by.

  6. January 22nd, 2009 at 10:51 | #6

    Wow – what a cool feature – congrats!

  7. January 22nd, 2009 at 11:40 | #7

    Great blog post. Those photos are terrific! The article in the newspaper is very well written and so informative. It is so nice to get to know you better via all your wonderful accomplishments written about in the article. What a super networking environment you have established. WTG Emily! Thanks for sharing.

  8. January 23rd, 2009 at 07:30 | #8

    Woohoo! Lookachoo! Super awesome you. You’re well on your way to becoming a local celebrity. Soon people will be bidding against each other to have lunch with you!

  9. January 23rd, 2009 at 15:44 | #9

    Congrats! So pleased to feature you also, keep up the lovely work!

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