Q&A: Deanna Doane, Owner of Click Canyon and a Current Member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors
Deanna Doane is the owner of Click Canyon, a digital marketing agency based in Wayne, PA. Together with her husband Brent and their team of strategic partners, Deanna works directly with her clients to build their presence online through websites, email marketing, paid search and social media. She loves to focus on the creative side of things.
Prior to launching Click Canyon, Deanna garnered extensive experience in sales and marketing, quality control, purchasing, and merchandising across numerous industry segments, particularly the retail sector including QVC and Hallmark
Corporation. Additionally, the role of business owner has led Deanna to serve on several area boards for organizations that are near and dear to her. Presently she serves as the Vice President of the Wayne Business Association and Board member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Previously she served as a founding board member of Femfessionals of Philadelphia and also on the board of the Community Outreach Partnership. Community Outreach Partnership connected her with her favorite volunteer role- serving with her family 6 times a year at the Wintershelter Homeless shelter in Philadelphia.
Through all of these different positions it has allowed Deanna to do what she loves – connect people.
Deanna is a graduate of Philadelphia University where she majored in Textile Management and Marketing. She is a nearly lifelong resident of Wayne, PA with a few breaks living in Southern California, Atlanta and Kansas City. She is married to Brent Doane, her business partner, and they have two sons, Harrison and Charlie.
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce asked extraordinary women who lead their organization to share a little bit more about their selves, advice they may have for women in the workplace and if there are any women in history who made an impact on their journey.
Continue reading to learn more about this inspirational woman who is making a historical impact in Delaware County’s business community:
Click Canyon Digital Marketing Agency
How many years have you been with your current company/ organization?
Why do you believe your business/ organization a Chamber member?
We joined because DCCC offers a great cross section of small and medium sized businesses in Delco and the region and often we interact with owners and decision makers.
What has been the most valuable aspect of your Delaware County Chamber of Commerce membership?
We have grown our business, we have made many connections and friends in the community and gotten more involved in the community.
What advice she would give to a young woman starting out her career?
Always be open to new opportunities. Job descriptions are guidelines- learn as many skills as you can. Be aware and get to know people around you. You get ahead by hard work and your network. Network at peer level as well as look for those that can mentor you. Those people will help you grow and advance your career.
PS... Be on time. All the time. Get yourself personalized stationery and always take time to write a thank you note.
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, can you identify a woman in history that has inspired you and explain why? *
Estee Lauder. She began from her interest in skincare and beauty. She started with her husband and they worked as a team. She was ahead of her time in marketing to women and realized the need for quick and effective skincare. She is known as a strong, gracious leader who used her "woman-ness" to her advantage.
“Be strong. Be confident. Be the star of your own life.” – Estée Lauder
Can you explain any obstacles you have faced as a woman in the workplace and how you got past them?
I started my career when things were starting to shift for women , but there was still an element of mostly men in the textile and garment industries where I began my career, so sometimes I was treated more like a "daughter" by men and not always challenged. I worked through this by asking for more work and proving my capabilities. Thankfully, women have pushed to be on equal playing field in pretty much all industries now.
Can you share any tips you have for woman who are trying to make it to board of directors’ position?
Get involved and network purposefully. Don't always be on the take asking people to give you business or buy your service. In giving of yourself - your time and talent, you will be noticed by those who sit on boards.
Tell us a little bit more about what motivates you.
First, my family. My husband and sons are my greatest joy. I love that I am able to give time to them and support my sons in their growth. Secondly, doing new things and getting involved in the community. Each day is an opportunity to grow and to support others.
Are you involved with any other community organizations or charities?
I am the vice president of the Wayne Business Association and sit on the board of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania Foundation.