Women in Business: Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer

Aundréa finds inspiration where others see challenges. Upon returning to her hometown in the Mahoning Valley after launching and honing her journalism, advocacy, and event skills in New York and Washington D.C., she felt called to rekindle the ethnic traditions of food, family, and music that bind a community together.

Bolstered by this success, she wanted to bring that same enthusiastic passion to other organizations and founded Marquee. This consultancy specializes in both marketing and event planning for commercial and nonprofit businesses with distinctive capabilities in fundraising and creating unique experiences.

Marquee’s team can create, organize, and market special events for clients and provide the graphic design, website creation, social media management and digital and traditional advertising to promote them.

Leading a state-certified woman-owned business, Aundréa recognizes the meaningful contribution all Valley women make while simultaneously balancing work and family. Experience has taught her that you can passionately do it all – just not all simultaneously.