“It’s really easy for me to see the ‘specialness’ in our small, local business communities – I want them to succeed so badly!” Native Rocklander Christine Gritmon is a superfan and cheerleader of the local business community in Rockland County and the general Lower Hudson Valley region. Watching her in action on social media, or out and about town on any given night of the week, it is very apparent that she found her true calling when she decided to start Christine Gritmon, Inc., which focuses on social media and digital marketing strategy for small businesses.
Having studied film and screenwriting at Vassar College, a career in marketing wasn’t an obvious choice. But after a stint at the Journal News, she got a taste of the world of small business, and saw the opportunities in personal branding and social media that many were leaving on the table. Thus, Christine Gritmon, Inc. was born.
“I love hearing people’s stories and passions, and helping them to help themselves succeed,” Christine says when explaining why she loves her job. She helps small business owners (and individuals) toot their own horns, promote themselves, and communicate with (not just to) their clients where they already are: online.
Christine is very willing to share her insight, as well as keep her clients (and anyone who follows her on social media) up-to-date on the latest industry trends. She says people are always surprised to learn how much data and how many tools are available for free. She believes very strongly that there are resources everywhere, and even goes as far as reframing her competitors as collaborators, mentors, mentees, and people to talk shop with. In other words, “Success is not a zero-sum game. I want us all to win!”
In addition to nurturing and growing Christine Gritmon, Inc., Christine is also a civically-engaged gal-about-town, who, when asked about her hobbies, responded, “Is schmoozing a hobby?” She lives in Pearl River with her husband and two children.
If you are interested in trying Christine’s services, she is offering a special promotion for RBWN members only: a 30-60 second promotional video for social media, including a short shoot on-site and on-camera interview. She can be reached at Christine@gritmon.com.