cathrine. cAnything is possible with vision, passion and persistence. No one exemplifies this more than the indomitable, Sam Walton. He grew one small retail store in 1947 to the global Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. My guest, Catherine Corley – Vice President for Member Services shares the passion and mission of Sam’s Club being “in business for small business.” Change is the only constant in business and in life and nothing illustrated that more than the economic downfall beginning in 2008. Leadership at Sam’s Club knew they had to be more than a bulk savings depot to help small businesses survive. Sam’s Club pursued data analysis and engagement with their members to better serve them as a multi-purpose, leading-edge resource. This makes Sam’s Club THE club for the small business community – whether a member, small business supplier, showcase vendor or potential grant recipient. Join us on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel for Host Chris Efessiou for his new episode “Set a Path for Success, and Stay On It!” Thursday, February 27th at 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET, to listen and ask Catherine Corley your specific questions.

Catherine Corley is currently Vice President of Business Member Services at Sam’s Club, a $56 billion plus division of the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, Inc.  With over 20 years experience in business-to-business marketing, she brings a unique blend of strategy, marketing and financial expertise to her role of ensuring Sam’s Club is meeting the needs of small business members. Sam’s Club serves millions of small business members. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Catherine worked for Tyson Foods, Inc holding VP roles in strategic planning and foodservice marketing and received the “Emerging Leader” Award from the Women’s Foodservice Forum for her leadership at her company and contributions to the industry. Catherine serves on the Small Business Development Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Visit Sam’s Club.



Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood will be a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships.  It will also discuss the use and usefulness of proper parenting skills as training to entering or re-entering the workforce. Chris along with his guests will share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners. You will have an opportunity to suggest topics that you want us to discuss and as a result our show will always be relevant to you. Straight Up with Chris is broadcast live every Thursday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.