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AskPatty in the News, August 2009

Published Sep 1st 2009, 4:12am by Jody DeVere in Articles Pressroom

August 1, 2009
Jody DeVere and at "Cruising Into Summer"
Ten Gas-Saving Tips Before You Hit the Road 
Whether you're packing up the car and taking the kids on a road trip or driving around town on a "staycation," the summer season beckons us to venture out and enjoy the warm weather.  Whatever your plans this summer, it often means putting a few extra miles on your car and paying more at the pump.
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Jody DeVere and video at AutoNetTV "A Female Friendly Environment for Tire Service and Repair Shops"
Jody DeVere, President and CEO of, has filmed a series of videos for AutoNetTV's Pro Channel.  In this episode, Jody discusses creating an inviting, female friendly environment in your service center.
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August 6, 2009
AskPatty's Jody DeVere Interviewed on
Have you ever felt intimidated, or worse, been made to feel stupid, when buying a car or dealing with a garage mechanic? The website was set up as a safe place for women to get advice on car-buying, maintenance and other related automotive topics. In addition, the company has developed a network of Certified Female Friendly retailers across the U.S, who are held to a high level of customer satisfaction for women consumers.

Jody DeVere the President and CEO of is a passionate advocate of empowering women, but it was the challenges in her personal life that led to her becoming the fearless woman she is today.
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Certified Female Friendly Retailer Curry's Auto Service on News Channel 8: "Let's Talk Live!"
This particular episode was called "Why one certificate guarantees women a trouble-free tune-up!" and discussed Curry's Auto Service being recognized as the first Female Friendly aut repair business in Virginia by
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August 19, 2009
AskPatty and Jody DeVere at "Word-of-Mouth Advertising - What Are Women Saying About You?"
In today's market, brand loyalty isn't what it used to be, especially when it comes to women customers. Women make purchases because they believe you're selling something they need and perhaps saving them money, but they know they have many options. A single bad experience with your business can result in her making a decision to take her business elsewhere. Your products or services may be similar to that of the competition, but the quality of your overall customer service can be why she will prefer to buy from you.
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