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Recognizing Oswego County Selects Greutman as December Community Champion

OSWEGO, NY – Recognizing Oswego County’s community champion for December is Lauren Greutman.

Each month, ROC uses this recognition effort as a platform for emphasizing the amazing work that is happening in Oswego County to promote the health and wellness of children, families and adults. The theme for December was financial wellness.

Members of Recognizing Oswego County present Lauren Greutman with the award for Community Champion for December.  From left, Abby Jenkins-Wrolsen, Alis Sefick, Lauren Greutman, Dawn Metott, Brandon Morey and Inga Back.
Members of Recognizing Oswego County present Lauren Greutman with the award for Community Champion for December. From left, Abby Jenkins-Wrolsen, Alis Sefick, Lauren Greutman, Dawn Metott, Brandon Morey and Inga Back.

Greutman runs www.IAmThatLady.com, a website that helps people be wise with their finances through budgeting and coupons. She is the frugal living expert for channels 3,5 and 9 and writes articles for Syracuse Woman’s Magazine and the Post Standard. She also is known nationally and has been featured on WNBC, CNN, oprah.com and other media outlets.

Greutman started meal planning and couponing when she lived in North Carolina.  She said there were good resources there to help her, but didn’t find a similar set of resources when she moved back to Oswego. She started IAmThatLady to teach local people how to save money, get out of debt and be responsible with their finances.  She says the key is for people to learn how be intentional with their money.

This month’s nomination for Community Champion came from Greutman’s sister, Laura Kain, who was ROC’s November Community Champion.

Upon hearing of her nomination, Greutman said it was a huge honor. She has received national recognition, but said, “I feel more satisfied being recognized at the local level.”

She said she loves living in Oswego where people care about their community.

Greutman offers grocery savings coupon seminars about four times per year.

She is planning to offer a seminar in Oswego in February and advises anyone interested in attending to visit http://www.iamthatlady.com/?s=seminar where seminar dates are updated regularly.

Greutman also has a book coming out this spring that focuses on helping people get out of debt.

Recognizing Oswego County focuses on the positive things that are being done in the community. Each month, the group selects a theme.

Guest speakers are invited to attend monthly meetings to share the good work they are doing and nominations are solicited for Community Champions.

To learn more about positive things that are happening in Oswego County, check out Recognizing Oswego County’s Facebook page or contact Abby Jenkins at [email protected]