So often at the moment we hear the phrase ‘these are unprecedented times’. But what does that mean, exactly?
When you get up close and personal with Ryan Denny, owner of Trash Transporter, you have an immediate sense of old-fashioned courtliness peppered with boy-next-door familiarity and “aw-shucks” chuckles (the best combination of city slicker meets cowboy). Ryan radiates decency, and it’s no surprise that his company, Trash Transporter, is enjoying a 25% growth year after year. Neither is it a surprise that his man-on-the-street marketing style is a stealth weapon that performs.
From social media and digital marketing strategy to conversational design and app development, Ferdinand Mehlinger of Bluoo Digital is a versatile leadership consultant with a glint in his eye, a ready smile, and some serious glow factor. The man simply vibrates and lights up when talking shop.
The talent factor of Aljolynn Sperber is something to wrap your head around. This vibrant entrepreneur, about to launch Lady Box, her boldest venture yet, has expertise in everything from influencer marketing, SEO strategy, and crisis communications to public speaking and talent management.
Genteel and merry-eyed, with a princely yet professorial demeanor that speaks to his Russian roots, George Sudarkoff radiates story, and speaks softly as he tells it. Except when the conversation turns to Boatzilla, the business he’s been working on at Vibe Coworks through the last 6 Month Startup Kitsap cohort.
What’s an urbanist, you ask? Erik Gonzalez—artist, rebel, designer, community leader—is a living example of a movement that’s taken California by storm. Having expanded this summer to Washington state, he and his team pave the way for communities that want to engage the public through cultural and artistic events. Urbanists Collective focuses on a creative calling that, through education, demonstration, and outreach, showcases art as it happens.
There’s something both understated and dazzling about photographer Brittany Kelley. Maybe it’s because she hails from Texas (“Don’t mess with…”), or it could be that she artfully stills her mind for her craft. Or is it that she’s tall and blonde and witty, a wordsmith in her own right, who also comes across as truly steadfast when it comes to character? She’s got the right stuff, that’s for sure, in her presence and her passion.
So you’re an entrepreneur running a startup or a small business, and you’re on the lookout for marketing that speaks to the fire in your belly, the passion on the table, the innovation you believe in? It might be time to call Vibe member Katie Crain, Managing Director and Cofounder of Urban Sherpa Marketing Co. whose mission is to make high-quality marketing possible for every business, no matter the size.
The brain burst for girl-next-door Jenny Ingram’s seminal blog happened one morning in 2004. She wasn’t interested in doing a book at the time, but why not try her hand at blogging? Today, Jenny on the Spot has grown from a hobby into a thriving business. Also a YouTube producer, speaker, social media guru and Vibe Host, Jenny is a Vibist worth knowing.
A pint-sized business woman, Jamie DeTavis is a powerhouse with the creative chops to match. Out on the patio at Vibe Coworks, with the sun (yay!) streaming all around us, she shares that we can all be our own power source, sparking electric ideas in the way we live, and in the work we do.
To say that the Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND competition is inspiring is an understatement. Lucky for us, the Kitsap Bank edg3 Center calls Vibe Coworks home, making it uber easy to pop in and chat with Janet Silcott to learn more about her, the edg3 FUND competition and Kitsap Bank’s larger vision for what our region’s entrepreneurial future holds.