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Oct

25

October – Jethro Gillespie

Jethro provided a fresh new perspective with his message as a teacher who let’s his kids do all sorts of crazy things on the first day to explore creativity and release inhibition – here are a few of my notes from the meeting.

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Sep

02

August: Kevin Auernig from Sodalicious

    We loved having Kevin come speak to us and it was an added bonus that he handed out free drink cards to anyone who asked a question!   Here’s a copy of my notes for anyone that’s interested…

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Jul

16

July: Elle & Jared Rowley from Solly Baby

We had another great meeting on Tuesday with the Rowley’s from Solly Baby! We had a fantastic turnout and feel so grateful they came out to Utah to share their wisdom. Elle & Jared Rowley are the owners of the baby carrier company, Solly Baby. Elle started the business in Salt Lake City in 2011, […]

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Jun

12

June Recap: Little Sapling Toys

Since its beginning in 2008, Little Sapling Toys has grown to be the largest toy seller on Etsy and is carried in retail shops around the country. Nick & Kimber run this family business as their sole financial income, designing modern wooden toys and craft them with the highest quality materials in their Huntsville, UT […]

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May

18

May recap: Stately Type

Learn how Dave and Holly Lesue launched and grew their apparel brand—Stately Type—from an idea to a successful business in just 18 months. David Lesue and Holly Lesue are the creative duo behind Stately Type—an exploration-themed apparel brand that they started from scratch a year and a half ago. As a graphic designer (Dave) and quilter (Holly) […]

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Apr

20

April recap: Nate Quigley, Chatbooks

Nate is the Founder and CEO of Chatbooks, a Provo-based startup that creates super easy and super affordable photo books. For example, Chatbooks customers can subscribe to have their Instagram photos automatically printed in 60-page photo book volumes that cost just $6. Chatbooks is taking the hassle and the expense out of memory keeping.   […]

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Mar

13

March Recap: Etsy Panel Discussion

Tonight we had the unique opportunity to have all of our small online business questions answered by successful Etsy shop owners Karleigh Heywood of Badger & Chirp & Rachelle Levingston, watercolor artist. Each has over 6,000 sales, comprising their full time income and we’re thrilled they offered to host a panel discussion Q & A […]

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Feb

12

February Recap: Mary Sauer, painter

Mary Sauer‘s work has been exhibited throughout the United States including over a dozen shows in New York City alone. Mary is a 2014 recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for traditional figure painting and winner of the 2014 Director’s Award at the Springville Museum of Art’s annual Spring Salon. Mary’s art is influenced […]

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Jan

13

January Recap: Steve Vistaunet, graphic designer

Tonight we had the privilege of hearing from Steve Vistaunet! Steve is a creative director, visual designer, and brand architect in the direct sales industry. He is currently the Creative Marketing Director at Ascend Living where he spends his days building brand identity, creating graphic design, and developing social media and marketing campaigns. Steve has […]

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Dec

09

December Recap: Alisha Stamper, photographer

This month we got to hear from Alisha Stamper – a large format film photographer who specializes in fine art portraiture for women and has gained a good amount of attention with her Farmer’s Market Instants. Her work is impactful, meaningful and moving. Alisha spoke on Meaningful Art: Cultivating Authenticity. Here are a few notes from […]

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