Thursday, March 18, 2010

Basketball fans!!

A.W.O.L. friends -
We would like to extend this discount to all of you!

Enter AWOL in the purchase code section, and you will receive $4.00 off of the New York Liberty May 16th game!

You can also get $10.00 off for the Clippers game on April 4th if any of you happen to be in Los Angeles!

Check out Netball America when you are purchasing your tickets!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pics from May 20th Networking Event at Vig27

We had another GREAT networking event last month at Vig27 and look forward to getting plans under way for a Q3 event in early Fall. We've posted feedback from our last two events below, along with fun pics from our May 20th event - thanks to all who participated. We look forward to seeing you again...and hearing from you in the meantime!

  • "Keep up the wonderful, positive energy in connecting talented & successful people...glad to be a part of it!"
  • "I really enjoyed this event since there were people from different industries and different areas. It's always great to meet new people and learn new things."
  • "Great idea!"
  • "Thank you for having me. This was a great event and I met a lot of wonderful people. I will definitely be at the next A.W.O.L. event!"

Friday, May 15, 2009

A.W.O.L. Logo!


Vote on your favorite! Tell us what you think by commenting on this post or emailing us at

A big thanks to Angel Edwards! the orange loft decorative art & design co.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Join us May 20th at VIG 27!

To RSVP, just send us an email:
We look forward to seeing you!

Check out Vig27

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What's in a Brand?

Some might consider your brand your most important asset. It is how you capture and depict that certain something that sets you apart. If you get it right, people around you will immediately recognize who you are and what you offer.

However, if the necessary time, insight and assessment are not applied, your brand can leave people confused, or worse turn them away.

In the life of a new organization or company, a brand can also set the stage for the audience. With all of this in mind, we have been collaborating to identify the A.W.O.L. All Walks of Life TM brand, and we wanted to share this process with you, our inaugural members.

Our first step was to answer some questions about who we are and what we offer. We recently went through a branding exercise to assist us in this. The conversation and feedback that the following questions stimulated have been vital in working toward our brand and getting all of us on the same page.

Please take a look and comment directly to this post with your own responses to each question. We would love to hear from you and learn about your own ideas for A.W.O.L. All Walks of Life TM.

What is A.W.O.L.? What is our vision for A.W.O.L.?

· Platform or Forum for people to share ideas and network

· Place where professionals can have a voice

· Forum to showcase ideas, talents, accomplishments

· Online workshop…possibly a critic’s corner

· Channel to meet/network with new people

What are A.W.O.L.'s Values?

· Integrity and Accuracy

· Safe environment to share ideas

· Professional and/or Creative

· Open Minded – encourages different perspectives

· Fun!

What is A.W.O.L.’s Target Demographic?

· Both genders

· Established Professionals

· Upstanding citizens (ethical)

How would you describe A.W.O.L.?

· Opportunity generating

· Creative

· New experiences

· Fun

· Inspirational

· People connecting

· Marrying traditional and non-traditional

· Getting out of your comfort zone

· Finding new and better ways to do things

What Car would A.W.O.L. Be?

· A Volkswagon Cabriolet Convertible – creative, quirky, fun


· A Prius – smart, new, combines traditional and new ideas

What Colors represent A.W.O.L.?

· Green – infers wealth, environment, military…

· Deep Purple or Magenta – non-traditional and rich

· Orange - Fun, quirky, attention getting

· Possibly black and white as base colors with splashes of other colors

So now what?

Now the fun part begins. We are currently creating a visual identity that will capture all of these attributes and truly represent A.W.O.L.’s core offerings and personality. In the coming weeks we plan to reveal three logo ideas and will give you the chance to vote on your favorite image. We’ll then reveal our new logo and visual identity at our next networking event, scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th in NYC (location to be announced shortly).

We look forward to your responses – have fun with it!

In the meantime, have some fun with this branding exercise and post your ideas! As always, you can comment directly to this post, or email your ideas to us and we’ll post them for you:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Good to be GREEN

On St. Patrick's Day it's hard not to be Green!

Green is a positive color generally. It symbolizes growth and prosperity. For the last few years it's been very fashionable and certainly eco friendly to be green. And with the economy in the state that it is, well, we'd all certainly like to see a bit more green in our pockets and bank accounts!

If you are jealous you might be green with envy. If you aren't feeling well, you might be green around the gills.

At Christmas time, the evergreen is our favorite tree, and we like to spruce up our homes with greenery to get in the holiday moood.

The Emerald City is the always hopeful, beautiful fantasy that beckons us along the yellow brick road, and in the Justice League Green Lantern is our socially conscious hero that is the guardian of the universe!

There are a few of us who are part of the Green Party, and those that aren't, well we like the idea of Grass Roots politics which is always a little green on the ends!

If you flickr "green," you will see a stunning visual array of trees and snakes, houses and birds, landscapes and frogs. You will see chartreuse bikinis and lime wedges, and find shamrocks to match the leprechauns out in search of luck and fortune.

So on this day of Irish Luck. Do find a moment to don a green thread and drink a green beer, because tomorrow the rest of the rainbow will be back in competition, and you might find yourself a bit blue.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A.W.O.L. in Times Square

Did you watch President Obama's speech to the joint session of Congress?

What did you think about it?

What do you think about the stimulus package?

Is the state of the economy affecting you and the way you are spending money?

Muida Tayman, a professional editor and producer, and Carol Gretter, an Architect and founder of A.W.O.L. - All Walks of Life™ took these questions to the streets of Times Square, talking to folks from all walks of life – including an Economist, a Green Energy Consultant, a Social Worker and a Retired Financial Planner. Watch the interviews to hear their interesting and often surprising responses.

Video produced and edited by Miuda Tayman ( in coordination with Carol Gretter and A.W.O.L. – All Walks of Life. ™

A.W.O.L. - opportunities are everywhere.