January 24, 2013 | 0 comments
KW Home would like to give a big high-five to Marlies Stoddard, owner of Nash Gallery and fellow Quintessence Easthampton member, for her well-deserved Business Person of the Year Award from the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to managing Nash Gallery, Marlies is an active, effective member of several small business and arts committees, such as the ECA+, Quintessence Easthampton and the Easthampton Cultural Council. She organized the monthly Art Walk Easthampton before it became part of the ECA+. She was also recently nominated to sit on the board of the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to committee work, Marlies understands that revitalization happens when you develop a healthy synergy among old and new business talent, and strive to do right by the community. She’s very supportive of many new businesses in town. She appreciates the city’s inherent “edge”, and encourages the risk-takers for starting a new business or art project in town.
Easthampton’s arts and small business community has come into its own thanks to people like Marlies.
Thank you for all of your hard work.