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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!...

Erika Austin (www.erikaaustin.com) is a consultant for Advokate. We asked her to write a blog post about Google Places.Google Places is a free way for businesses to verify their businesses location and provide more information to their customers. You are able to edit your business...

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...

I've been putting off figuring this out because I just can't imagine taking time away from Advokate, but it's inevitable -- I'm having a baby in August (or maybe September - my due date is August 29, so who knows!). No putting that off!The balance...

Well, today was one for the history books. Advokate was nominated for the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce‘s 2012 Independent Business of the Year Award! ...

I’m figuring out this maternity leave business. It’s a tricky animal. I’m a one-woman show here and quite like it that way so far, but I’m coming to realize that for the first few months with Baby Austin-Avon around, I just won’t be able to...

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...

A potential client mentioned yesterday that she just started following my Advokate blog and commented that I haven't updated in a while. Perhaps it's time to mention the reasons behind that. One of them is that Advokate is rocking and rolling right along and it's...