About Monica

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

I am Monica Dennis, a small business owner, with over 10 years invested in the creation and building of my company, Village Works Enterprises LLC. Village Works brings culture and community together in their product – greeting card jigsaw puzzles, children’s puzzles and customized puzzles. My business partner and I started with no previous business – or jigsaw puzzle manufacturing – experience to guide us.

In addition to the business, I am also a wife of nearly nine years and mother of 2 children whose existence helped to release and energize my entrepreneurial spirit.

Other stuff about me:
  • I am a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., a group of business and professional women with the common goal of promoting excellence in business and serving the community. 
  • In college I was also a member of Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, so I guess it's fitting that I eventally...
  • ...served in AmeriCorps (the National Peace Corps started by former President Bill Clinton) working at a social service agency for a year and helping people whose lives were disrupted due to financial crisis. 
  • I spent that same year working as a chaplain intern, learning how to help individuals and their loved ones during times of stress and confusion.
  • I have worked as a copy editor for a newspaper.
  • I have worked first as a sales clerk, then I was asked to be assistant manager at a Dress Barn, all while I had a full-time job, thus my eventually deciding I needed to give up the part-time job.
  • I get bored easily and need to keep busy.
I have over 18 years of writing and editing experience, so a blog? Good idea! So far I have had my flash fiction work published in the online flash fiction magazine, Word Riot, and some business-related pieces in several place. You can see those on my About My Writing page. I am working on a book too, but more about that on a page that's soon to come.

If you're on LinkedIn, so am I - http://www.linkedin.com/in/monicaydennis
If you tweet, so do I - http://www.twitter.com/jigsawverbiage
If you're on Facebook, so is my business - Village Works Enterprises LLC
If you want to hear my partner and I talk about our business, you can do so by clicking here.

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In other news, I am so very happy to be a part of these organizations and groups. If you are too. Find me!