September 17, 2010
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Touhey Speaks In Vegas For International Convention &
Locally for West Coast Women’s Show
Courtenay, BC— The Canadian Call Management Association (CAM-X) and the Western States Telemessaging Association (WSTA) are hosting a joint convention in Las Vegas in October, and Carolyn West-Price Touhey, owner of Comox Valley’s SmartBiz Strategy, will be there.
An award-winning marketing consultant, Ms. Touhey is the featured presenter on Marketing Monday. She will present six back-to-back workshops on various marketing topics, including: branding, client relations, advertising, direct selling, trade show marketing, and public relations.
In addition to speaking at this international conference, Ms. Touhey is also a featured presenter at the West Coast Women’s Show in the Valley on September 25.
Founded in 1964, CAM-X is an industry trade Association representing Call Centres and Telephone Answering Service companies from coast to coast across North America who work together to share ideas, develop new technologies and network with their peers in order to continue the growth of their businesses as well as that of the industry. CAM-X members are leaders in the field offering the most progressive of solutions available in today’s call centre environment.
Ironically, Ms. Touhey and her husband “discovered” Vancouver Island in 2004 when CAM-X’s sister organization, the Association of Teleservices International, featured her marketing presentation at their annual convention in Vancouver.
After moving to the Comox Valley from Maryland in 2006, Ms. Touhey opened SmartBiz Strategy while also keeping her US consulting clients. SmartBiz, which was named 2010 Business of the Year by the Comox Valley Home-Based Business Association earlier this year, is a member of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Business Network, and the Home-Based Business Association.
Ms. Touhey, who earned her MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore 20 years ago, has taught hundreds of workshops for entrepreneurs, written more than 200 marketing articles for various publications in North America, and taught undergrad and graduate students at Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University as a member of their practitioner faculties. She continues to write and teach her programs in the Valley through NIC and other organizations.
In addition to SmartBiz, Ms. Touhey and her husband also own award-winning Two Eagles Lodge, a B&B and vacation rental in Union Bay.