Jane Sutter, Owner of Sutter Communications
Jane Sutter has been “wild about words” – the motto of Sutter Communications – since her mother began taking her as a toddler to the public library and reading books to her. Jane started her career as a writer, editor and publisher when she co-founded her school’s newspaper, The St. Paul Hilltopper, in the eighth grade. She grew up to be an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, blogging and managing at newspapers, magazines and web sites around the country.
Jane spent 13 years in top leadership roles at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., including as managing editor, deputy editorial page editor and general manager of Rochester Magazine. She is the past president of the New York State Associated Press Association. Jane founded Sutter Communications in 2015. “My specialty is using a variety of communications tools to help businesses develop strong messaging and find more clients and customers. I also have a passion for helping writers to fulfill their dream of writing and publishing a book.” Jane is the author of the book Sutter’s Sodas Satisfy: A Memoir of 90 Years of Sutter Drug Co., published in 2015 and selected for inclusion at the Self-Published Book Festival in Rochester. Also in 2015, Jane edited and published the book In My Corner: Beating The Odds With Help From My Friends by Rochester businesswoman Angella Luyk. Jane holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Sutter Communications Associates
Tamara MacDuff has had a varied career spanning from the music industry to the funeral industry and now into the digital and social sphere. Tamara is the owner and Social Media Contessa at Web-Moxie Media where she empowers business owners with content and social media strategies to get them into the right place online to remain competitive and achieve their business goals. Tamara grew up in the funeral home industry; her grandfather began the family business more than 50 years ago. Even today, she leans on his fundraising quote to “Think Big & Build.” She uses this as one of her guidance tools when creating strategies to assist her clients. Tamara’s first business was managing unsigned rock bands in Rochester, N.Y. She then worked in the funeral industry for 20 years before launching Web-Moxie Media. Tamara’s varied experiences allow her to have a deeper connection and understanding of what it takes to start, run and grow a business and how to “fail forward.”
Sarah Crupi is a designer and journalist with more than 15 years of experience as a creative director, page designer and editor. She currently is a marketing and communications manager at a nonprofit organization. Previously she was an editor at The Democrat and Chronicle, a Gannett newspaper, in Rochester, N.Y. Sarah loves designing the printed page − from newspapers to magazines to books − and appreciates strong photography and creative writing. Sarah’s designs have graced the pages of not only The Democrat and Chronicle but also Rochester Magazine and Canandaigua Magazine. Sarah also designed the book jackets and inside pages of the books Sutter’s Sodas Satisfy: A Memoir of 90 Years of Sutter Drug Co. by Jane Sutter and In My Corner: Beating The Odds With Help From My Friends by Angella Luyk.