Are You An Oakland Township or Lake Orion Business Owner?
Get to know Patch's Julie Klotz, the ad manager working with businesses in your community.
One of Patch's goals is to make life ridiculously easy for our communities, and that includes businesses.
To that end, we’d like to introduce Julie Klotz, Patch's Ad Manager for Oakland Township, Lake Orion, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Shelby, Utica, Troy and Clawson. She comes armed with ridiculously effective advertising deals that should fit most any budget.
We caught up with Julie recently to ask her a few questions:
Where did you grow up and go to school? Do you have family?
I grew up in Rochester Hills and I went to Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills. I went to Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA, and Michigan State University. I have four boys, ages 19 through 4 months. I have been married for four years to my husband, Bill.
What’s your experience?
I have experience in advertising agencies, outdoor advertising and radio. My last position was with autotrader.com.
What are your personal hobbies and passions?
I love to spend time with my boys, going to sporting events, golfing and hitting local restaurants in our town. We think it's important to support local businesses, so that’s why I’m excited to be working for Patch.
What are the biggest obstacles facing small businesses today?
I think small business owners have a hard time branding themselves, and telling people who they are and what services and products they provide. Communities want to support them, but they don’t always know who they are, where they are and what they do.
How can you best help small businesses become more successful?
I listen to what business owners want to accomplish and partner with them to make it happen. We have many ways to do it to fit every budget.