FIRST DOLLAR OF PROFIT — Sierra Rathbun, CPT and owner of Sierra Whiskey Fitness, accepts a First Dollar of Profit award from Lori Frieden, of Coldwell Banker Faith Properties and a board member of the Rome Chamber of Commerce. “It all started in the Summer of 2018 after returning from serving abroad in the Air Force. The first thing on my to do list was to get a dog. I got to pick up my new best friend, Whiskey (a.k.a. The Fluffy Golden Monster) soon after. Since that day, she has been my coach and workout partner. I found that having a dog only increased my physical activity and improved my mental health.” Fast forward to 2021, Sierra Whiskey Fitness was born with a focus on embracing fitness as a lifestyle. Rathbun, an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, seeks to help individuals identify goals and help design and guide them with a custom exercise program. For information, go online to, on Facebook @sierrawhiskeyfitness or call 315-335-3117.    (Photo submitted)