Artist Judith Z. Miller of Sticks & Stones, a Park Slope Brooklyn NY woman-owned business, today announced that she has been selected by British Airways as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner and has been awarded travel to anywhere in the world to conduct vital business meetings as well as attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity business conference. This award is part of the British Airways Face-to-Face program, which provides small business owners and entrepreneurs the critical tools for building business relationships abroad and stimulating growth through the power of face- to-face interaction.
Ms. Miller’s campaign to support her travel can be found at: Sticks & Stones Goes Global!: http://www.indiegogo.com/Sticks-Stones-Goes-Global?a=64975&i=addr
“I am thrilled to be part of the prestigious group of entrepreneurs who were chosen by British Airways as a Face-of-Opportunity winner,” said Ms. Miller. “This flight will give me the chance to meet and study with indigenous artists and local shaman in Thailand, which is vital for my personal development as an artist and ritual healer, and the growth of my business in 2011.
Before taking off for Thailand, Miller will attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity conference in New York City on Feb. 2, 2011 where the company will receive free counsel from top influential international business experts while networking with venture capitalists, renowned entrepreneurs, media and other small business owners including Ms. Miller.
Miller continues, “I plan to travel to Thailand, a country with a centuries-old tradition of woodcarving, in order to meet and study with indigenous master wood carvers and native shaman. My goal is to increase my technical proficiency, deepen my work as a healing ritual artist — and document the experience on video. I will also learn about international commerce from the British Airways sessions, make global connections with the other contest winners, and explore ways to exhibit my work overseas.
The conference, which includes an introduction by Simon Talling-Smith, Executive Vice President Americas, British Airways, and keynote speeches by Rhonda Abrams, best-selling author and USA Today small business columnist and Bill Rancic, best-selling author and first season winner of The Apprentice, will provide Sticks & Stones with additional tools in business planning, marketing and travel to assist the company in its strategy to exhibit and sell artwork internationally.
“We are very excited for this phase of the program and for the 250 small business owners who, beyond the educational resources already provided through the Face-to-Face program, now have the opportunity to fly British Airways overseas to conduct vital face-to-face meetings for their business,” said Simon Talling-Smith. “Each of the winner’s stories is uniquely inspiring and our hope is that the program is a powerful catalyst in ensuring lasting and fruitful businesses for them.”
Brooklynites may recall Ms. Miller’s three-month solo in 2007 in Prospect Parks’ Audubon Center in honor of Arbor Day at the Boathous which drew over 8,000 visitors and profiles on both NY1 and in The Daily News. To view images of Ms. Millers’ artwork and contribute to the fundraising campaign to support her trip to Thailand, go to:
About British Airways:
British Airways is one of the world’s largest international airlines. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its codeshare and franchise partners, the airline flies to more than 300 destinations worldwide. Also, one of the world’s longest established airlines, it has always been regarded as an industry-leader. British Airways flies its customers at convenient times to the best located airports across the world.
British Airways is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines with its principal place of business is London with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. It also operates a worldwide air cargo business, largely in conjunction with scheduled passenger services. The airline operates the majority of its domestic UK, international and intercontinental flights from its home at Terminal 5, Heathrow.
Whether customers are in the air or on the ground, British Airways takes pride in providing a full service experience.
Additional information on Face-to-Face is available by visiting the airlines website, ba.com/facetoface.
Jacquelyn Einaugler for British Airways
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Sticks & Stones Goes Global!: http://www.indiegogo.com/Sticks-Stones-Goes-Global?a=64975&i=addr