Preston Argus - The Name
Preston is the name of a retired racing greyhound, who was in the money for 48% of his races, despite being forced to run on an injured leg.
Argus is Odysseus’ greyhound – the only member of the household who recognizes Odysseus upon his return.
Preston Argus brings that same fidelity and dedication to your projects.
A portion of our annual profits is donated to Greyhound Rescue of New England to support other greyhounds in need.
Samantha Chmelik - Principal & Public Historian
As Principal of Preston Argus, Samantha Chmelik uses her expertise in project management and her background in strategic planning & competitive benchmarking to help cultural and historical organizations implement their missions. She has worked and volunteered at libraries, museums, and non-profit organizations for two decades.
She has authored articles about benchmarking and strategic planning for such publications as Intelligence Insights, The Boston Herald, and Information Outlook and has spoken about those topics at The Market Research Event, Internet Librarian, and AIIM Expo. Her historical research has been published by the German Historical Institute and been presented at the Organization of American Historians and Business History Conference.
Ms. Chmelik has a Master's Degree in Public History from Loyola University, Chicago, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois – Chicago, a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science from Wellesley College.