GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing celebrates 15 years with live TV ribbon cutting.


15th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on WDTN-TV2 Living Dayton – From Left, GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing Creative Director Gery L. Deer, Living Dayton host Shaun Kraisman, and GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing Business Development Manager, Karen Schroeder.

DAYTON, OH – On Thursday, September 5th, GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing in Jamestown celebrated 15 years in business with a televised ribbon cutting event on the set of the WDTN-TV2 daytime talk show, Living Dayton.

In March of 1998, Gery L. Deer, of Jamestown, started the business from the spare bedroom of a London, Ohio apartment. Originally called GLD Enterprises & Productions, the company had two areas of focus: on-site computer support and entertainment development. It later expanded into variety talent placement and commercial public relations services.

The name and focus have changed slightly over time and today GLD Enterprises Commercial Writing specializes in communications services for all types and sizes of business including commercial copywriting, public relations and marketing consulting. The company also has two separate divisions for IT support and entertainment development, each serving a limited and exclusive clientele.

In addition to the anniversary celebration, the firm is also launching a totally re-designed website at and recognizing the addition of its first outside sales and business development specialist. Karen Schroeder joined up in August to help develop house account projects and provide a liaison to the growing community of women-owned companies in the area.

GLD_RIBBON_CUTTING_PRNT_SCRN1An award-nominated freelance writer and entrepreneur for more than two decades, Deer has served as the on-air business expert to the Living Dayton program since it started in February of 2012. His educational background is in engineering and writing, but he learned his business sense from his family’s entrepreneurial history.

“We’ve had to make a great many adjustments to the business over the years to keep going, sometimes even altering it into a part-time status,” Deer says. “But this is an important milestone for us and the local economy, particularly since we hire so many other freelance professionals, from graphics artists to research analysts.”

Deer says his company is one of the most streamlined independent businesses in the area. “We do everything we can to save money, get the most from our efforts and act as a partner to our customers in their long-term success,” he says. “We are grateful that we have such a loyal clientele and we hope the next 15 years give us the opportunity to help more Miami Valley businesses succeed and grow.” Click here to watch the full video of the event.

Gery L. Deer (center) with Living Dayton hosts Vanessa Freeman and Shaun Kraisman on the set after the ribbon cutting.

Gery L. Deer (center) with Living Dayton hosts Vanessa Freeman and Shaun Kraisman on the set after the ribbon cutting.