When our clients, alliance partners and suppliers talk about us, they say:
"Karen Dortschy is one of the brightest thinkers in the area of marketing that I have worked with during my 26+ years in the printing/advertising industry. Karen’s wealth of knowledge from owning her own printing company to working for a world-wide corporation has provided the experience she needs to support your organization. Whether you are searching for unique marketing ideas that cut through the clutter of other messages or significant ideas to help reduce your overall expenditures to helping you gain more for you marketing dollars – reach out to Karen and her capable team. The value the Karen will bring to your organization will be both strategic and tactical – and this is what counts."
Karen Kaufman, Executive Vice President, ImageMark Business Services, Inc.
"Karen, your program at the North Carolina Main Street Conference (February 2013) was a hit! We had many positive comments regarding this presentation; it was very well received. You nailed the topic! It was a pleasure having you speak. Many thanks!"
Diane Young, Executive Director, Concord Downtown Development Corporation
"Karen Dortschy is the consummate professional; she has the ability to manage multiple high profile projects within budget, on tight deadlines and with attention to the smallest of details. Karen is a passionate achiever; she loves her work and would be an asset to any organization. My projects and experiences with Karen resulted in successful outcomes thanks to her excellent communication and management skills. It is a pleasure to deal with such an
Marilyn Trockel, Account Executive, Loftin & Company
"Karen is an amazing speaker and challenges users to think outside of the box. She is genuine, intuitive, straightforward and extremely innovative. Karen is a great communicator and drives others to be motivated and successful in their endeavors. She is also a great mentor."
Angie Marlowe, Legal Accounts Administrator, Husqvarna
"Karen is very creative in her approach to branding, and her meticulous focus on consistency across all communications is unique…and much needed. She is extremely organized and pays close attention to detail; in fact, I often call her the “typo queen”. She devotes 100% of her effort to every project. Karen is an outstanding professional and her work ethic is beyond reproach."
Cindy Carney, Owner, CC Fitness Training
"If you are looking for new, unique and creative solutions for growing your business, Open the Door Group is for you!
I've had the pleasure of working with Karen Dortschy for many years, and I am very impressed with her ability to provide cost-effective results and her readiness to offer new ideas and perspectives. Karen is an outstanding professional and devotes 100% of her effort to every project. She is very knowledgeable about ways to create the most effective product, and always strives to offer several cost-saving options. If you want outside-the-box solutions with inside-the-budget results, contact Open the Door Group. I highly recommend!"
Sandra Langton-Smith, Owner, Painted Pony Studios
"WOW! I'd like to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to Karen. I put a plea for help on Facebook and she answered. Her brilliance
in marketing and problem-solving saved me literally over $3,000! She worked within my budget and the end result is a GREAT project completed that will leave me with more profit in the retail program we're rolling out. Friend Karen and "like" her FB page, and grab a coffee consultation or Skype consult with her. She can do amazing things for you and
Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, President, Top Notch Files
"I have nothing but praise for Karen for her incredible turn around in preparing my proposal to the Independent Film Week Project Forum. Knowing nothing about the project, she created a polished, professional proposal for me in a remarkable four days! Thank you."
Cristina Cassidy, Owner/President, Cristina Cassidy Productions
"Just sending a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your presentation at Toastmasters TLI (training). My husband Mike and I are members of Union County Toastmasters. Mike has his own business, and I'm planning on using many of your tips for both our club and his business!"
Karen Stine, Office Manager, Indian Trail Pharmacy
"I have known Karen Dortschy for eighteen years, and worked with her for about five of those years at a major
electric utility in the Southeast. Karen is creative, energetic and innovative. She's an out-of-the-box thinker who
gets things done!"
Terri Andrews, Director of Public Affairs, McGladrey
"I have been honored to work closely with Karen for years, and believe I am uniquely qualified to speak on her behalf.
As a client of my previous printing company, Powerhouse Color, for more than 10 years, I refer to Karen
as the “Dean
of Printbuying” in Charlotte. She is the most knowledgeable print buying professional that I have ever worked with.
She has very creative yet pragmatic ideas, and is an excellent communicator,
both as a creative writer and articulate speaker. She has formed an exciting, high-energy team that is truly expert in
all arenas of business planning and
business communications, including extensive knowledge of marketing and printing.
Above all, she has very high
ethical and professional standards."
David Ginn, Vice President of Sales, Westmoreland Printers
"Karen has awesome insights to a finalized, totally congruent marketing package. The message has to be consistent. She has powerful insights and experience. I have met few social media "experts" with the insights and courage that Karen shows. She is a value-driven lady to add to your contact list...if you seek serious help."
Barney Barnum, Principal, Leading Edge Coaching
"Karen is a consummate leader, team player and professional.
She is always willing to assist, mentor
and share resources with others.
Her professional skill set and strong work ethics are really inspirational.
Additionally, Karen is a captivating speaker and presenter. While at the podium, she engages
and retains the attention
of the audience by leveraging her charm and storytelling powers.
She has the ability to extract life lessons from personal anecdotes, and mundane everyday tasks.
Nohora Yoder, Business Control Specialist, Bank of America