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Sandhills Veteran-Owned Business Guild Names New Director for 2019

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March 20, 2019
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – The Sandhills Veteran-Owned Business Guild named Kasia McDaniel, owner of Blue Diamond Staging & Design, as the Director and Deborah Davis as the Deputy Director for 2019.

The Sandhills Veteran-owned Business Guild (SVBG) is a young organization that started in November 2017 to help support other veteran-owned businesses and military-spouse owned businesses in the Sandhills. Its mission is to “educate the community about veteran-owned businesses, mentor members and aspiring member business owners and develop a sense of camaraderie that can make all veterans in the Sandhills better citizens through entrepreneurship.”

Kasia McDaniel, who is also a Chamber Ambassador, is an Air Force veteran after serving almost 10 years as an Information Technology (IT) Officer. She later changed careers to become a Home Stager and Certified Interior Decorator in 2013 and started her own home staging business. McDaniel was part of the initial Veteran's startup group in the Sandhills and is excited to continue spreading the word about SVBG. “Many people don’t know there are many veteran-owned businesses in our area and they want to support them. This is a great way to let the public know which company is connected to the military.”

Deborah Davis, owner of Social Butterfly Event Planning, is the Deputy Director for the Sandhills Veteran-Owned Business Guild. She spent 6 years with the Army and 2 years in the Reserves as a Medic, Optical Technician and Optical Lab Specialist. After an honorable discharge, Davis became a licensed optician in 1983. In 2011, she opened her own business called Social Butterfly Wedding & Event Planning, which has taken her up and down the East Coast. When asked why she joined SVBG, Davis says, “I enjoy being part of anything that has to do with Veterans, as we all share a special bond.”

If you are a veteran or military-spouse and would like to be part of the group, please visit https://sandhillsveteranbusinessguild.wordpress.com. 
Contact:
Kasia McDaniel, Home Stager
(910) 745-0608