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You're IT Your Stories Ink!
Four questions with Karen Reddington Sackowitz, Principal Storyteller at Your Stories Ink
Why did you start your business?
As a writer and journalist, I've always been fascinated by the stories people have within them. From the subject of an article to a person I meet walking down the street, there is always a story, be it fascinating, hilarious, inspiring, heartbreaking...I never tire of it.
In launching Your Stories Ink, I wanted to offer others the opportunity to capture the stories of those they love. An aging parent or grandparent, a beloved friend, or even themselves. Stories fade over time, over generations; and they're simply too precious to let that happen. I pride myself on offering a highly personalized process to capture those stories so they can be treasured and enjoyed for years to come. It's honestly a dream come true to be able to provide this through Your Stories Ink.
Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”
...urge everyone to truly think about what stories are important to them and to take steps to preserve them. Sadly, "Maybe later" can often be too late; but "Let's do this" brings such joy to everyone involved in the process.
What is your best selling product/service?
Capturing the stories of aging loved ones through books or transcripts. These men and women lived through times we've only experienced in history books; hearing their stories, we can learn what it was like to ration goods during World War II, or fall in love before being deployed, or escape communist rule with only the clothes on your back. Their captivating stories will be a source of inspiration for generations to come.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
I love supporting and working with Wilton businesses!
- Local Soul invited me to display my samples and chat with customers on a Saturday afternoon during the holiday shopping season.
- The Wilton Chamber of Commerce has been a huge help in marketing Your Stories Ink locally.
- Wilton Stay at Home will be running a Your Stories Ink ad in their annual directory this year.
- Wilton Women's Club will have a Your Stories Ink ad in the program at their spring fashion show.
- Wilton Magazine gave a nice shout out to Your Stories Ink in their holiday issue.
Finally, I nominate Gini Frank Fischer, who is a phenomenally talented portrait artist here in Wilton. You can see her work at www.ginifischer.com
Visit Your Stories Ink online here.