WomensNet News

June 2nd 2009

Stationery Designer is Latest $500 Grant Recipient

Stationery Designer is Latest WomensNet.net Grant Recipient Andrea Sholders of Virginia Will Use $500 Grant to Buy Photography Equipment

Fairport, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 — Womensnet.net (www.womensnet.net) today announced the latest recipient of its Amber grant, given quarterly to women in the process of starting or expanding their own businesses. Grant funds of $500 may be used to cover start-up expenses, such as buying or upgrading equipment, hiring consultants and advisors, joining professional organizations, or paying for advertising and marketing efforts.

Andrea Sholders of Manassas, Virginia, who runs Invitations by Design (www.invitations-by-design.com (www.invitations-by-design.com), was selected as the first winner of 2009. Sholders established her business in 2005 after experiencing difficulty in finding just the right invitation for her own wedding. Soon after, friends and family began hiring her to design their stationery and invitations as well. In 2008, she added photography to the mix to further personalize each design. Now clients can include a photo of their newborn on a birth announcement or a couple’s engagement photo on a wedding announcement she designs, for example.