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Murfreesboro Magazine’s Woman in Business EventOld Friends say “Hello” to Becci
Along with other influential business women Becci Bookner was selected and honored as one of Murfreesboro Magazine‘s, Woman in Business recipients. With the Rutherford County achievers and community supporters and friends, a luncheon was held at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro on March 1, 2012, to recognize these important business people. This annual event presented by the magazine was open to the public and well-attended.
Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence
Becci Bookner attended the Nashville Business Journal’s “Woman of Influence” event, held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville. Nashville Business Journal invited Becci to judge the 2012 Women of Influence She was the recipient of the 2011 award in the ‘Entrepreneur’ category. In thanking Becci for her assistance in the selection of the candidates and winners, the Editor, Lance Williams said, ”Your input was invaluable and you chose a great group of winners and finalists.” When told the Business Journal planned to highlight ”the group of judges in this year’s program, ” Becci Bookner said, “Family Staffing Solutions, Inc., is proud to represent our community and be associated with the Nashville Business Journal.” Becci added, “It was not an easy task because there are many worthy women executives to choose from in the greater Nashville Metropolitan area.”
“Santa Claus is a Senior Citizen” by Nancy DeGennero, Rutherford County’s Daily News Journal, December 2, 2011:
“Although he’s a big hero for many a child, he’s also the “ultimate icon” of Christmas for all ages — especially for the “aging olders” — if you really think about it, said local author and entrepreneur Becci Bookner. ”He’s a bit too heavy, he has a round waist, white hair, but he’s such a symbol of joy, ” said Bookner, a former educator who recently published “Something about Christmas.”
The book, which is small enough to fit neatly in a purse, imparts wit and wisdom Santa can teach us. “He sees the worst and he sees the best, yet he maintains that a plate of cookies and a glass of milk can solve a lot of problems, ” Bookner joked. “Of all the holidays, Christmas is probably the happiest. But for a lot of people, it’s the time of year they get depressed, ” said Bookner, who owns Family Staffing Solutions Inc., a company that provides care and assistance for the aging. Loss of loved ones, distance from family, isolation, in this book, the author encourages readers to remember the enthusiasm Santa embodies and translate it to the “Christmas within us.” “If you don’t have family here, there are still things you can do to have joy … and find other ways to celebrate the season, ” Bookner said. Don’t get caught up in the “entrapment” of gifting.
Another section of the book is a collection of inspirational sayings she has appreciated over the years. Bookner hopes these will stick with readers, from “smile more often” to “opportunities are everywhere; find them.” “Sometimes one-liners are more powerful than two or three paragraphs, ” she said. More of this story can be found on website.