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.
Data. Market research. Customer acquisition. Whether you’re a small business owner, startup entrepreneur or nonprofit fundraiser, those three things might well be the holy grail we’re all after. But how do you actually find what you’re looking for when you’re strapped for time and short on resources? The answer lies with a white-haired Wonder Woman you may have seen walking the halls of Vibe Coworks of late. Her name: Peggy Branaman.
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.
With understated elegance, eyes as bright as crystal blue persuasion and an engaging warm-heartedness, Marnie Clark claims the elephant as her spirit animal. As the founder of National Mocktail Week, Marnie’s vision is all about inclusivity. “For those who don’t drink alcohol, whatever their reasons, I want them to be able to walk in anywhere and feel that they have choices that are fun and taste great. Everyone should be able to join in festivities, whether they’re out and about or at home. That’s why I started creating my own recipes. This is a whole new movement for celebrating the good life.”
In another life, Mary Mason may well have been one of those favorite, super-cozy sweaters you inherited from a loved one. Hip and a bit hippy-like; softened with comfort; quirkily colorful yet somewhat low-key. She’s also a statement for metamorphosis, which her new budding consultancy, The Mpath, embraces.
Ed Hallda is a study in contrasts: animated and reserved; quick on his feet and a quietly deep thinker; enigmatic and open; a would-be comedian/actor but a tech innovator by trade. He delivers witty one-liners along with stories that wrap you up, full of color, character and complexity.
Committed to the people and causes she cares about most, Kathryn Owen captures what makes human beings tick—and wildlife, too. As a professional evaluator, her job is to uncover the truth, and it’s one she takes seriously, helping people think clearly about what they’re hoping to accomplish and then figuring out how to make that happen.
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie Moore. Her name has a certain ring to it and, in person, she comes alive with all the bells and whistles of a committed professional. That’s because Maggie’s on the move to help make Olympic Community Health (OCH) a sustaining force—one to be reckoned with, providing strategic care and support services for the locals she and her team look out for across Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties.
Whether you’re changing jobs or launching a company, Brett Eddy is your go-to guy. With a spark of mischief in his eyes and a quick smile, he’s recognized for being an innovative business leader in the Kitsap County boom. Brett’s presence is intensely focused; he’s no nonsense. But he is also motivated by compassion for up-and-comers who are testing the waters of entrepreneurship.
Susan O’Meara is obsessed with wrangling language in ways that help brands, businesses and individuals grow and shine. She’s also mastered the art of ‘living dangerously and thinking magically’, with an international freelance writing and journalism career that might just make you drool.