Excited about Patch? Want to know how to use it to benefit your business or organization?
The woman to call is Tracie Grodi.
She recently joined our team as advertising manager for Cartersville Patch and several nearby Patch sites—Acworth Patch, Canton-Sixes Patch, Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch, Northeast Cobb Patch and Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch.
A Woodstock resident and Cherokee County native, Grodi and her husband of nearly nine years, Michael, have three children—Keeghan, 16, a Sequoyah High School student; Parker, 6, a Mountain Road Elementary first-grader; and 21-month-old Georgia Grace.
Back in the Peach State for three years now, Grodi in the last eight-plus years has called several cities home—Scottsdale, AZ; Chicago, IL; and Orlando and Stuart, FL.
Grodi came to Patch with about 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing and a knack for helping her customers grow their businesses.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-315-2013.
Along with hubby Michael, Grodi operates Cherokee Seniors Helping Hands, a nonprofit the couple founded to benefit senior citizens and new mothers in Cherokee County.
Learn more about our new ad manager with this short Q&A:
Patch: As an advertising manager, what's the best part of your job?
Grodi: Being given the opportunity to help consult with local business owners on growing their businesses. Online advertising allows a small business to market themselves with large, national companies. Before online advertising came along, that wasn't a possibility.
Patch: What do you find special about Patch?
Grodi: Patch is so incredibly local and has such a social media feel to it. Our readers are very involved with Patch on a daily basis.
Patch: What do you think of Cartersville?
Grodi: It's definitely cozy. The people are so warm and knowledgeable and the downtown is wonderful. Driving though downtown is like driving through a downtown 20 or 30 years ago with all the local shops. I love the people and their stories and I love the downtown.