ABOUT EILEEN TROMBLEY GLICK
Born and raised: St. Clair Shores, MI (metro Detroit area)
Attended: Lakewood (K-2), St. Lucy (3-6), and St. Isaac Jogues (7-9) elementary schools, Regina High School (9-12) in Harper Woods MI,
and Center for Creative Studies (art major) in Detroit MI.
WHEN & HOW I GOT MY CAREER START...
In 1959, at the age of 11, Santa brought me a new typewriter. My first project was a single-copy newsletter called The Daily Home. The front page was a narrative about my family's Christmas gifts, and on the back, a list of the local (Detroit area) TV programs.
So began my career in publishing.
Sometime during 6th grade (1960), I got an "A+" (rare for me) on a history report about King Charlemange where I'd included several drawings I'd done. I amazed myself at how well they'd turned out.
Till then, I had no idea I had any artistic ability.
So began my career in art and design.
During my four years at Regina, I majored in art and won several awards, including a Scholastic Art Award.
In the years that followed, I attended the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts (now the Center for Creative Arts) and the Atlanta College of Art.
THE EARLY WORKING YEARS
Two years with J. Walter Thompson Detroit in public relations.
Five years as Graphic Arts Manager for Hyatt Regency Atlanta
and co-editor of the employee newsletter.
Five years with Diamond's (now Dillards) as a Retail Trainer, Communications Specialist, Advertising Designer and Production Manager.
Eight years with Broadway Southwest (now Macy's) as an
Advertising Designer and Production Manager.
In 1986, while working fulltime for Broadway Southwest, I formed
Parallel Productions, a homebased picture frame and poster business. After eight successful years and more than 200 customers later, I sold the business lock, stock and barrel.
In 1992, I co-founded and was president of the HomeBased Business Association of Arizona ("HBBA"). At its peak, membership reached nearly 225. I served as editor and publisher of the association newsletter and annual directory, was a frequent guest speaker and seminar leader, and wrote a monthly column for the Arizona Business Gazette.
In 1998, HBBA was merged with the Arizona Small Business Association to formed the Home Business Council. It continues
to this day under new leadership.
In 1995, I accepted a position with Bowne, considered at that time to be the world-wide leader in financial print. In 2011, the company was sold to RR Donnelley. Granted, it's not the creative atmosphere I prefer --
in fact, my job is computer technical -- but, it offers a lot of bennies that allow me to do the fun things I really enjoy, like traveling.
"You Know You're From Detroit If..." Aside from maintaining the
with more than 2,800 subscribers, moderator of a number of
In 2011, I started yet another enterprise, www.LoveMyCasita.com, featuring products such as personalized decals, nametags and such.
Phoenix AZ has been my home since 1979 and I honestly can't think of anywhere I'd rather live. It's a breathtakingly beautiful state that
My two adult children, Marchelle and Todd, their spouses, and my four grandchildren live in South Pasadena CA and Pasadena CA, respectively.
For details about my Detroit and St. Clair Shores, MI roots, click here.