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Samantha Gernhart

I’m Samantha Gernhart – and award-winning Marketing Specialist based in Brantford, Ont. For over 15 years, I’ve helped businesses and organizations across Canada reach more customers and generate more revenue with highly engaging and powerful marketing tools and strategies. Connect with Samantha @  https://www.claritydesigns.ca

Award-Winning Marketing Specialist, Samantha Gernhart

Tell us a little something about your business...

I am the owner of Clarity Marketing & Design, a marketing and web design agency in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. This past summer, was my 15th year in business. I started my business right after high school at the young age of 18. I am also a wife to a veteran RCMP Officer and a mom to 3 kids. I help businesses and non-profit organizations all over Canada with their marketing, graphic and web design needs.

Over the years, I have had well known clients such as the Surrey School Board, BC Youth Week, City of Burnaby, Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, WestCoast Families Magazine, UrbanBaby Magazine, BC Library Association, MS Society of Canada – BC Division, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and Travel Columbia Valley.

When was your lightbulb moment?

Before moving to Ontario in early March 2020 from British Columbia, I had a full time employee job in the hospitality/tourism industry at a resort as the Sales & Marketing Manager. I was at the highest position I can have in that industry for marketing. While I was thinking about taking the position I was offered, I thought… “This is it! This is why I’ve had my business for all these years. To get me this management/director salary position”. WELL! After doing that for two years, juggling daycares and nannies for my 3 kids, a business on the side, and a full time position… It was NOT what I wanted. It was a rough two years trying to do it all. So, once we moved to Ontario, I discussed with my husband that I was not going to be getting a full time job. I would just stay with the business and go full force. I just juggled all that for two years and it really didn’t work. I missed out time with my kids and my stress level was through the roof. My business has done amazing things for me and anytime I think I should be on a different path it brings me back every time. I am where I should be right now.

What are your three words of advice?

Community – Family – Adventure
Community: for us small businesses we’d be nothing without our community.
Family: family comes first and is all that is left at the end of our time.
Adventure: Life is short. Go on those adventures. Live!

Remember:
Balance is impossible: Do not strive for “balance”  It’s impossible and that’s ok!
Thinking there can be balance between EVERYTHING you do just adds stress that you do not need.

Three words of advice...

Community – Family – Adventure

I’m Samantha Gernhart – and award-winning Marketing Specialist based in Brantford, Ont. For over 15 years, I’ve helped businesses and organizations across Canada reach more customers and generate more revenue with highly engaging and powerful marketing tools and strategies. Connect with Samantha @  https://www.claritydesigns.ca

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