Women Presidents’ Organization Member Wins FORTUNE Small Business Magazine “Best Bosses” Award

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Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president of the Women Presidents’ Organization, a membership organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales, announced that Margie Traylor has been selected by Winning Workplaces and FORTUNE Small Business magazine as one of 2005’s “Best Bosses.” Traylor, a member of WPO’s Phoenix chapter, is the CEO of the e-marketing consulting firm, Sitewire Marketspace Solutions. Traylor was chosen from 100 nominees nationwide as a business leader who has demonstrated innovative practices that are focused on maintaining an energetic, positive workplace environment as well as generating high-performance results.

“I am honored to be named among this year’s best bosses,” said Traylor. “At Sitewire, our management team has always emphasized the importance of developing a tightly knit, dynamic workplace that nurtures both the personal and professional growth of each employee.”

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) is a membership organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. Each WPO chapter of this nonprofit organization serves as a peer advisory group and empowers members to achieve increased business and financial success, as well as individual growth. Local chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator who organizes meetings of the peer advisory group to focus on important business issues and cutting-edge business trends. The Women Presidents’ Organization is unique in that it connects top women entrepreneurs locally –and internationally – with greater personal and professional success. WPO member businesses have an average of $12 million in annual revenues, 113 employees and 18 years in business. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit the website at http://www.womenpresidentsorg.com.

About Sitewire Marketspace Solutions, LLC:

Margie Traylor and Bret Giles founded Sitewire Marketspace Solutions in 1999 as an e-marketing consulting firm focused on customer attraction, conversion and retention through strategic marketing, Web application development, loyalty marketing as well as solution support and management. Since Sitewire’s establishment, Bret and Margie’s innovative leadership have created a positive, dynamic workplace where internal camaraderie and involvement in the local community is as important as achieving company goals. For more information on Sitewire, please visit http://www.sitewire.net or call 480-731-4884.

About Winning Workplaces:

Winning Workplaces is a national nonprofit that helps small and midsize enterprises – the cornerstone of the American economy – create great workplaces. Research and practice show that people-friendly workplaces are better for employees, profitability, and society at large. Based in Evanston, Illinois, Winning Workplaces offers expert and affordable consulting, training, and toolkits; the “Best Bosses” recognition program; and a free online newsletter and clearinghouse on best practices for workplaces: http://www.winningworkplaces.org.

About Fortune Small Business:

FORTUNE Small Business is edited and published by Time Inc., and is circulated in partnership with American Express. One million small business owners receive the magazine through a special offer, as a benefit of their membership in the American Express OPEN small business network. FSB publishes 10 issues a year, and is available at selected newsstands and bookstores. Each issue provides hard-hitting, informative, inspiring coverage of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy – small business.

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