Author: Kate Austin-Avon

This morning I presented a seminar on Developing Your Brand.I was fairly terrified, but I think it went pretty well. I got some chuckles and good feedback afterward. If you were there, thank you so much for coming, and I hope you got something out...

This morning, two hours ago, Advokate won the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce's Independent Business of the Year award.  I think it's a story about how nothing goes to waste; that cliché of everything happening for a reason. If my life didn't go exactly the way...

Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe holds a special place in my heart. It's where I met my husband Cory for the first time, back even before he hosted their open mic, which he did for more than two years. Rock Hill and Wallabee's Jazz Bar is where...

I know what you're thinking. "Two blog posts in one week!? Madness!"But I'm realizing that I haven't announced that I'm back to work after my maternity leave and perhaps ought to say something about that. Like, for example, "Hello! I'm back from maternity leave!"So: Hello!...

And we're off! For those of you just tuning in, Advokate owner/operator Kate Austin-Avon is nine months pregnant. The latest development is that he's breech (stubborn little bugger). So now we're talking about a scheduled C-section, likely for August 22, which is just exactly two weeks...

A few weeks ago I received a call from an ambassador with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, letting me know that I've been nominated as Independent Small Business of the Year. Whoa! I've been more than happy with my daily recognition that comes in...