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Women In Horticulture
05/27/2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to learn how Suzi McCoy founded her public relations company in the late 1980’s, and how the company, Garden Media Group, a top 10 PR firm in the Philadelphia area, is under new ownership three decades later. Taking the reins last year, daughter Katie Dubow continues to fulfill their mission of working with like-minded companies to grow their business and inspire Americans to live a healthy gardening lifestyle. We will discuss what it is like to work with immediate family members, the rewards and challenges of being women in business, their approach to creating a company culture, and more.
More about Suzi…
Suzi McCoy is the recently retired past president of Garden Media Group out of Kennett Square, PA. She has worked in both agency and corporate marketing and public relations firms prior to forming her own companies. She is known as an idea generator, planner and key buzz maker who is well known in garden writing circles. During her career she was active in Garden Comm, a member of the National Gardening Association, American Horticultural Society, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and NICH. She is a highly regarded speaker and was named a Top 50 Business Woman in Pennsylvania. Suzi has been involved in both business and non-profit organizations. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s of Journalism, specializing in public relations and advertising. Now that she has passed the company reigns to her daughter, she is spending time with her husband and grandchildren and enjoying traveling, painting, playing golf, volunteering, and reading to dogs at the Humane Society.
More about Katie…
Katie Dubow is president at Garden Media Group, a public relations firm specializing in the home and garden industry. Find her enhancing brands’ reputations, building killer campaigns and launching new products at the firm’s headquarters in Kennett Square, PA. Katie is also guest host on QVC for the plant brand Cottage Farms, speaks and presents on topics around the world, such as the Garden Trends Report and Marketing to Millennials. Find her @KatieGMG