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Great Lakes Woman is the premiere site for women living, working and playing in the Great Lakes states. Its stories and features are written and designed to be inspirational, motivational and encouraging. Great Lakes Woman takes great pride in sharing the stories of women from across the Great Lakes states and is thankful to those who have so openly and generously allowed us to tell their stories.

Great Lakes Woman is published by The Write Company, a writing, graphic design and marketing consultation firm located in Port Huron, Michigan and Blue Water Publishing, LLC.

Great Lakes Woman and The Write Company are both owned and operated by Patti Samar, a marketing, public relations and communications professional who has worked for a diverse collection of organizations that include educational, financial, health care and governmental institutions.

Samar is an award-winning writer and graphic designer whose work has garnered awards from organizations such as the Detroit Press Club Foundation and the Associated Press, among others. She holds both a master of arts degree in English and writing and a bachelor of science degree in English from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

Samar resides in Port Huron, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Huron with her husband, Dale Hemmila. Both are displaced/transplanted Yoopers who enjoy spending time with family and friends in both of Michigan’s spectacular peninsulas and in all of its Great Lakes.

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