by Melinda Stone, Managing Partner at Welcome Express, Inc.
“Once upon a time,” I had a career in advertising—specifically in the electronic components market. In 1984, that industry lured me out of my comfort zone in Ohio and brought me to California—where two years later I would meet my future husband, who was also in the electronics industry (but I digress; that is a story for another time).
The electronics field was a bit slow after the terrorist attacks of 911 and having had a good run, I decided to embrace a new career and started a pet-sitting business. During my first year in that field a well-established pet sitting company in Laguna Niguel shared that their best source of new customers came from Welcome Express. I immediately researched this interesting opportunity and became one of the sponsors of the welcome package in my local community. It’s hard for me to realize that was 10-years ago this month! After a short while, I was bringing other business owners on board with my personal testimony of how well it was working for me…which led to my much larger involvement with Welcome Express.
So . . . (long story short) the owners of Welcome Express recruited me to work for them – and the rest is history!
Welcome Express, Inc. Orange County’s premier welcome service since 1986 – introducing businesses to the lucrative newcomer market. With 3 print and 3 online products, WEI also produces the new online local search tool: OrangeCountyResourceGuide.com and a relocation guide/newcomer directory “Home At Last”
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