Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 8, 2009
Detour Productions, LLC and SWWAN(R) Inc. (Single Working Women's Affiliate Network) today announce their partnership to help rising numbers of single and divorced women and men understand that "romance is accessible" every day. Detour's inspirational publications, products, and celebratory events invite everyone to experience the joy of romance. SWWAN members will now receive a 15% discount on all Detour products.
Detour Productions, LLC, a publishing and entertainment company, is one of the founding partners in the SWWAN vendor program. The mantra for Detour is "romance is accessible" for everyone.
The number of single working women is rising consistently. Recent Census Bureau numbers show 54 percent of the 92 million unmarried Americans over age 18 are women--divorced, widowed, or never married. And because women still make, in general, only about 70 percent of what men are paid for the same work, SWWAN is in the process of building an AARP-style program throughout Chicago and nationwide in which members receive not only discounts but also proven trusted service from a select group of vendors.
"Romance begins within you," says Jacquee Thomas, authoress and founder of Detour Productions, in Chicago Illinois. "Know yourself first, and then you'll do best at finding romance in everyday life. Detour products and events inspire you to make a habit of drawing romance from your environment."
Ms. Thomas is a powerful example of what a single working woman can accomplish today. She founded her business, Detour Productions in 2008 as a one-woman show. In every aspect of her startup business she learned by doing. "For our first product, a poem book, I had to make every decision--from the design, layout, and binding of the book, to planning and marketing the events, and to marketing and distribution."
As for being a SWWAN founding member, "I love being a woman for many reasons," Ms. Thomas says. "However, single working women face challenges most men and most married women do not comprehend. I'm pleased that SWWAN is building a support network designed to help members encourage, enlighten and educate one another. Whether we are single temporarily or for life, SWWAN is a nice haven."
"Jacquee Thomas has been with us from the beginning as a founding member," says Barbara Payne, founder and chairman of SWWAN. "We are delighted to now welcome her business, Detour Productions, as a vendor partner. Her approach to bringing romance into everyday life is a perfect way to enhance the single lifestyle."
About Detour Productions and Jacquee Thomas
Detour Productions, LLC, founded by authoress Jacquee Thomas in 2008, is dedicated to providing books, products and experiences that bring romance into everyday life.
The debut book is a poem book titled Growing Up (the pain, the joy, the discoveries). It's designed as a coffee table book and gift book, with a catching cover design and a red ribbon bookmark. The poems are easy to read and engaging. It makes a perfect gift for birthdays or Valentine's Day.
Detour also offers a free quarterly e-zine, a weblog titled "Vignettes," and occasional events to launch products. Events are designed to be romantic and fun. The recent launch for Growing Up featured tasting of 'wines from romantic countries,' live music, and a raffle with romantic prizes like a private wine tasting at WineStyles, dance lessons at Arthur Murray studios, and dinner at the historic Pump Room.
SWWAN members receive a 15% discount on Detour products.
Jacquee Thomas is known as Jacquee T. She is the authoress of the historical, paranormal novel A Poet's Moon, former columnist for the newspaper column, "Letter from Chicago," and devoted romantic. "Three things are as much a part of my identity as my name," she says," "Woman, writer, and romantic." She founded Detour to publish her writings, and to spread her message about accessible romance.
For more information and to see the full line of Detour Productions offerings, visit http://www.detourproductions.biz.
Founded in 2006, SWWAN is dedicated to promoting the good health of all single working women by providing them a place to connect with each other, by finding and sharing worthwhile resources, by negotiating discounts and deals on necessary products and services, and by supporting research and policy to ensure that single women have equal opportunities as well as a fair voice in the workplace. SWWAN also hosts the SWWAN Dive Internet radio show http://www.swwan.org/swwan_dive/ and publishes the SWWAN blog at http://www.swwan.org/blog/. For more information, visit http://www.swwan.org/.
SWWAN approved vendors include retail business services, fine jewelry repair, groceries, hardware, dry cleaning, repair services, auto mechanics, and so on. Each vendor offers something special to SWWAN members--special discounts, extra services, guaranteed good service, and other needs. Vendor offers have included free oil changes and inspections from a local auto service company; discounts on grocery deliveries; a free week's health club membership; and discounts on website services.
"Our vendors are building visibility among a new target audience of potential customers," says Ms. Payne. "The discounts and special services are a great way to attract new customers from among the growing population of busy single moms and single and divorced working women."
The SWWAN tagline is "Enhancing the single lifestyle--and making the world a better place for all!"
For additional information on Single Working Women's Week and SWWAN, visit http://www.swwan.org.
Next Single Working Women's Week- August 2 to August 8, 2009