Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Sword of Joy Consulting, 10109 E. 63rd Street, on Tuesday, September 18. On hand to congratulate Tina Joy Cochran, Director of Sword of Joy Consulting, were Raytown Mayor Michael McDonough; Vicki Turnbow, Raytown Chamber Director; Chiki Clevenger, Incoming Raytown Chamber President; Pam Clark, Dr. Bill Tenny-Brittian, Robert Atkins, and many others.

Tina Cochran has earned a Masters in Human Resource Development, a Bachelors degree in finance, and has a background in organizational development and a small business owner, developed Sword of Joy Consulting to help Christian business owners and non-profit organizations to be more competitive, grow their business, and grow in faith.

Cochran is a published author, trainer, and coach, and is the founder of Alpacas for Autism, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on providing marketing and sales support to creative fiber artists living with autism. She is a mother of three and grandmother of four. Tina lives with her husband in Raytown. Says Tina, ” Most people retire to the lake…we retired, sold our farm and retired to Raytown. And you can quote me on that!”