Susan Ratliff Named Finalist for 2007 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Cary, NC, April 24, 2007 --( Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women Magazine, has announced that Susan Ratliff is a 2007 Enterprising Women of the Year Award finalist. Ratliff is president of Exhibit Experts, an award-winning tradeshow exhibit dealer based in Phoenix, Ariz., that provides commercial-grade display exhibits, kiosks, counters, banners and accessories that allow companies to maximize their tradeshow presence and effectiveness. Her company represents major exhibit manufacturers, including the Featherlike brand of displays, and is the third-largest distributor in the country for that supplier.

In addition to her business success, Ratliff created an event in 2005 called the Women Entrepreneur’s Small Business Boot Camp; a yearly event dedicated to women-owned micro-businesses. The event is a day of celebration, motivation and education for women in business with under 10 employees.

The Enterprising Women of the Year Award honors the country's finest women entrepreneurs and their remarkable success. The award also recognizes winners as leaders who have mentored and given back to other women in business, and have had a profound impact on their community. Award finalists and recipients were honored at a gala dinner on Feb. 23 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

“Susan is an outstanding entrepreneur who has dedicated her time to give back to women entrepreneurs and her community,” said Smiley, “We are proud to honor Susan for her remarkable accomplishments.”

About Exhibit Experts:
Susan Ratliff, President of Exhibit Experts, is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. Her business provides superior tradeshow display products, creative graphic designs, exceptional service and booth staff training that helps her clients increase profits and capitalize on marketing opportunities at tradeshows and events. Susan is a nationally-recognized authority on exhibit sales and marketing techniques and a popular seminar presenter. She is the author of three books and numerous articles on the subject, including “How to Be an Exhibit Expert, Making Money at Tradeshows, Job Fairs and Events.”

Susan started a home-based business in 1989 and learned her trade show talents from the trenches, selling personalized children’s books on weekends at swap meets and craft fairs. Her first book, “How to Be a Weekend Entrepreneur” was a chronicle of those experiences. As her knowledge of exhibiting evolved, she expanded her goals, sold the book business and started Exhibit Experts in 1994. Her company represents major exhibit manufacturers, including the Featherlike brand of displays and is the 3rd largest distributor in the country for that supplier. Her entrepreneurial talents and display designs have won numerous awards and recognition. For more information call visit or call 602-437-3634.

About Enterprising Women Magazine:
Enterprising Women, headquartered in Cary, NC, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. For more information, please visit or call 919-362-1551.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.

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Patty Briguglio