laurie cohenABOUT ME

Laurie Cohen,Owner

Deerfield Marketing Associates, Inc.


I am a self taught computer geek and entrepreneur. I love to learn and I love to help others learn. I have combined my computer skills with my performance experience to create classes and speaking events for Seniors like me.

  • Owned and managed successful business for 13 years
  • Performed for children’s parties for over ten years.
  • Strong creative writing skills in all forms of business communications including web content.
  • Able to multi-task, organize and manage projects and people
  • Ten years experience creating, copy writing and supervising a leading website
  • Proven record of success in marketing, communications and computer skills
  • Over 40 years of work experience
Owner, Deerfield Marketing Associates, Inc. Present
Vice President, Veeco Manufacturing, Inc. October 1999- Retired 2018
  • Joined family owned business as Marketing and Website consultant with specific goal of creating new opportunities of growth for sixty year old company
  • Successful productof new corporate image, logo and identity package for both print and web media
  • Hands on creation of print advertising, direct mail, copy writing, website administration Worked with developers to create e-commerce website.
  • Excellent rapport with graphic artists, printers, photographers, magazine editors, mailing houses and any other marketing related personnel.
  • Raised ranking among industry professionals to third in the country.
Computer Trainer, Laurie Cohen, Inc. September 1995-September 1999
  • On-site set-up and training for computer owners
  • Taught adults and children how to use practical, everyday computer applications such as Microsoft Outlook and basic word processing, spreadsheet, database applications
Owner, Kreative Parties, Inc. September 1980-September 1993
  • Created and managed full-service children’s entertainment service, party goods store and party planning service
  • Worked with clients to plan weddings and children’s parties including creation of theme, implementation of decor, entertainment, food, gifts and related services
  • Managed schedules for over 50 performers throughout Chicago and Suburbs and performed a Music and Imagination Class for children
  • Sold successful business at a profit

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