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  • From our Community Marketing Partner

    Vicki Curlett|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    When I started with The Nugget almost six years ago, the term sales was on the display advertising employee’s card. Generally speaking, through the many sales and marketing jobs I have held for 45+ years, I have always shied away from the term sales because, in my view, I don’t sell, I help people make buying decisions. So I asked that my title be changed to Community Marketing Partner because that is exactly what I hope to be. My goal is to come alongside businesses to help them grow. Whether big business or small, each has...

  • Dark days of September 2001 set a path to Central Oregon

    Vicki Curlett|Updated Sep 8, 2021

    Long before my coming to The Nugget, I had my own business in strategic meeting, incentive, and special events planning, working mostly with corporations and mid-size businesses. For nine months prior to September 11, 2001, I was at work on a custom-designed incentive trip for a client in Michigan that was taking 200 people on a trip rewarding them for their sales efforts with his distributorship. The destination for that group was Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’d made several trips out to New Mexico as I planned the trip, and t... Full story

  • Feeling overstuffed after the holidays?

    Vicki Curlett|Updated Jan 21, 2020

    “Stuff” happens. We are all Consumers with a capital C. What comes in the front door rarely results in something going out the back door. We save everything because “we might need it someday.” We take great pleasure filling in our time going shopping or to garage sales in pursuit of a deal. And then, before we know it, we’re left feeling overwhelmed and overstuffed and don’t know how to start to fix it. But fix it we must. Clutter and disorganization is stressful; and stress is not good for us. Getting rid of stuff is li... Full story