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Shandi Brinkman and Gay Watson (Provided)

Shandi Brinkman and Gay Watson (Provided)

(West Plains) – Ozarks Medical Center’s Gay Watson and Shandi Brinkman are donating their time and expertise to the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) to help small businesses gain more customers in today’s economy. They are facilitating an OzSBI Professional Workshop, “Who Are You? Building Your Brand” on Thursday, November 14, from 6-9 PM.

Gay Watson is the Senior Executive Director of Marketing, Planning and Public Relations for the Ozarks Medical Center. She has more than 11 years’ experience as a hospital director and more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales. Shandi Brinkman has been the Media Relations Specialist for the Ozarks Medical Center since 2008. Prior to that time, she spent five years as a journalist.

During the workshop, business owners, managers and employees will explore innovative ways to strengthen customer awareness of their businesses. A company’s brand is the first thing that comes to mind when customers think about a business. Facilitators Watson and Brinkman will describe specific steps to strengthen a company’s brand reputation and reach new customers.

The workshop costs $35 for non-members and $20 for OzSBI members. The deadline to register is Friday, November 8. Registrations received after the deadline will cost an additional $5 for both members and nonmembers.

To register for workshop, go to, call 417-256-9724 9 AM to 4 PM, or email


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