MARIA L. NOVAK started her business in 2008 after 15 years’ experience in the marketing and sales industry as the sole sales representative for a Pennsylvania payroll company, growing their client base by over 500%. She is an active member and ambassador for the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Latino Luncheon Group of West Chester, Neighbors in Business of the Glen Mills Area, News4Women and Polka Dot Powerhouse. She is a monthly columnist for Chadds Ford Live, writing their “Boost Your Business” marketing column. She is also the former managing director of the Delaware chapter of eWomenNetwork. Creating, developing and conducting this division of a national organization strengthened her knowledge of networking, event planning, fundraising and small business development.