Local media consultant values—and pours her time and energy into—area small businesses
Prescott Woman Magazine interviewed Linda Thein, Integrated Media Consultant at Great Circle Media and member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. We learned about how much she values family, freedom, and opportunities to grow.
PWM: For how long have you been a member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce?
Linda: I returned home to Prescott in 1989 and went to work for KUSK Television in Prescott and Phoenix. KUSK TV, and every company I have worked for since has been a member of the Chamber.
PWM: Tell us about what brought you to Prescott.
Linda: I left my job selling billboards in downtown Los Angeles to move back to Arizona. Excited to get a job selling the A’S, Padres, and Giants, in addition to the Arizona Wildcats, BYU, and Navy football and basketball through KUSK. The company’s Creative Advertising had offices in Phoenix and Prescott and broadcast throughout the State. When AZTECA bought KUSK in 2000, I left the company and went to work for the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe as the Marketing Director for Bucky’s and Yavapai Casinos until 2010.
In 2012 I went to work at Cable One in the TV advertising division selling Cable TV networks/ digital and long- and short-form video.
PWM: What about the Prescott Chamber is different from other organizations in the area, and what do you personally enjoy best about being part of it?
Linda: I enjoy working with all three Chambers. I like the Women in Business luncheons. I also try to attend the Wednesday Warriors group and the various mixers. It is a great way to connect with clients outside of work.
PWM: Do you serve in any additional roles within the Chamber?
Linda: I was on the Chamber board for 10 years and served an additional four years on the Chamber Foundation Board.
PWM: Do you have family here? Children? Other activities in which you participate?
Linda: My husband Bob Golosewski and I raised both of our children in Prescott. They’re graduates of PHS; Jayce is now 30 and Shay is 27. We have two grandsons and a granddaughter, and we are expecting a new grandbaby in May.
PWM: How are you involved in the community?
Linda: I have been involved in the community serving on various fundraising boards for the past 20 years. I served on The Chamber board, Prescott Area Leadership board, co-chairing Man & Women for four years. I also served on Prescott Center for the Arts’ board, the NACOG workforce board, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona board, and a few others. Five years ago, I retired to help care for my mom, who passed in 2022.
PWM: What else do you want to add that people might not know about you, or what you do/offer?
Linda: I recently returned to work for Great Circle Media. We represent eight radio stations that broadcast throughout Northern Arizona. We also have a digital suite of products.
I have a degree in Advertising and Marketing from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, and I am a certified Media Buyer. I have bought or sold all forms of advertising.
I really enjoy working with small businesses; I believe every business that offers employment and serves the community is the lifeblood of every community. I can assist with planning, budgeting, and creating a well-rounded media strategy.