Sep
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film Screening: Design Disruptors

EXCLUSIVE SCREENING: DESIGN DISRUPTORS


DATE: Thursday, Sept 1, 7:00pm
LOCATION: EMERGE MEMPHIS

Join Creative Works at Emerge Memphis this Thursday night for a free, exclusive screening of the new documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS.

The film reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of 15+ industry-shaking companies, and how they’re using the power of design to disrupt billion dollar industries. Creative Works Conference speaker Jason Mayden of Accel Partners is featured in the film.

Get a never-before-seen look into the perspectives, processes, and design approaches of leaders at industry-toppling brands and discover how these companies are disrupting billion dollar industries through design.


We'll have beer, popcorn, and a room full of forward-thinking creatives.

 

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Aug
26
to Aug 27

Do You Want to Learn How to Tell Your Company's Story?

Creative Works TALK/SHOP No. 3: Storied

Does your creative communicate a story? Regardless of your discipline, understanding the power of narrative can elevate your work immensely. Over two days, discover why strong storytelling can make any message unforgettable. Hear from our three incredible creatives, representing local and national talent alike.

Talks: Friday, August 26th @ 7pm
Workshop: Saturday, August 27th @ 10:30am
Downtown at Emerge Memphis

Get tickets starting at $10

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Aug
15
9:00am 9:00am

Intro To Strategy: Michael Synk

Intro to Strategy

Join us for a morning event with Michael Synk on Monday, Aug 15, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Growth is an issue for a lot of companies.  Sound familar? 

  • “My business is running well, but I feel like we’re in a holding pattern.”
  • “We see opportunity for growth, but all our hard work isn’t making it happen.”
  • “We’re overwhelmed. We’re growing so fast and furious, it’s a struggle just keeping up.”
  • "I’ve created a new enterprise, proven the model, and secured funding — but now my investors are impatient for the business to take off.”

These issues are more prevalent than you might think. Because the skills for creating sustainable growth are different from the skills that got us where we are.

HOW DOES THE SCHOOL OF ROCK AND SAND WORK? 

The School of Rock & Sand is designed to equip business leaders with skills, methods, and mindsets that will unleash growth potential for their companies. Lead by veteran coach, Michael Synk, you and your core leadership team, will participate in four intensive quarterly workshops with up to ten other leadership teams that make up your cohort. We teach the innovative techniques that have been proven to work for companies like yours.  

For more information follow the following links: 

schoolrocknsand.com        http://bit.ly/MBJSchoolRockSand

All attendees will recieve copies of Rock & Sand: A Practical Approach to Business Growth by Michael Synk

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Jul
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Building Your Personal Brand Workshop

Copeland Coaching

Copeland Coaching

Building Your Personal Brand Workshop

YOU'RE INVITED! If you are working to get back into the job search game, this workshop is for you! You are invited to a free Building Your Personal Brand Workshop, hosted by Copeland Coaching. The goal of the workshop will be to help jump start your job search.

WHAT: Job hunting workshop
WHEN: Friday, July 22, 2016 from 2 PM to 4 PM
WHERE: Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee Street, Memphis, TN 38103

Door code: 65160#
 

COST: Free

 

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Jul
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

LOGOS 101 with Trace Hallowell

Explore the foundations of logo concept and design from local acclaimed designer Trace Hallowell of Tactical Magic.

The first installment of our 101 series begins with one of the most visible, memorable, and critical pieces of brand design: the logo.

Join Trace Hallowell for a deep-dive into the conceptual and practical foundations of logo design. Trace is the owner of Tactical Magic, a creative firm specializing in brand identity, and has received too many accolades and awards to count — many for his thoughtful and precise logos.

Non-designers, get first-hand insight into the creative process and strategic thinking that makes a great logo.

Seasoned designers and art directors, take this chance to compare your process and philosophy to a fellow veteran's.

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

CREATIVE WORKS TALK/SHOP NO. 1: PROTOTYPE

TALK/SHOP is a new speaker and workshop series in Memphis from Creative Works. This dual event blends national and local talent to give you access and insight into some of the brightest creative minds around.

The very first TALK/SHOP, Prototype, focuses on starting small, building intentionally, and turning passion into profit.

TALK: Friday, April 29th @ 7pm
Ft. Tyler Deeb of Misc. Goods Co., Louisville, KY
With Jamie Harmon (Amurica) and Jim & Julia Steffen (The Bikesmith)

SHOP: Saturday, April 30th @ 10am (limited seating)
Exclusive workshop with featured speaker Tyler Deeb

Register now at http://nvite.com/talkshop

Tickets include complimentary beer from Ghost River Brewery.

 

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Apr
21
11:30am11:30am

CEO ROUNDTABLE MEETING

Bently Goodwin will be hosting the discussion. Lunch will be provided. Event will start promptly at 11:30am. Meeting place in the Kemmons/Wilson Boardroom on the 1st Floor of Emerge Memphis. This event is open to startups that are past acceleration stage or any company that is in the incubation and growth stage.

The venue is a closed meeting format exclusively for CEOs, executives and owners where they talk about and work on their business issues and problems. This is a facilitated advisory peer group that digs deep on challenging and important issues.

We meet once a month to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues. They are closed & confidential forums of experienced executives who rely on each other for wisdom and counsel. What is said and discussed remains confidential and is not discussed outside of the monthly meetings.

This format is based on the popular VISTAGE Executive Coaching Model and is moderated by a VISTAGE chair Bently Goodman.

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Mar
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

ADOBE Creative Jam

This exciting event will be at Emerge Memphis venue. Event brought to you by Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Works.

Creative Jam is a unique two-part creative experience where design duos compete in a tournament utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud; meanwhile, a group of creative leaders will be detailing their own creative process in the Creative Jam Presentations next door to a large audience.
 
After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to an audience/jury who chooses a winning team.
 
 

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Mar
16
11:00am11:00am

CEO Roundtable Luncheon

Bently Goodwin will be hosting the discussion. Lunch will be provided. Event will start promptly at 11:00am. Meeting place in the Kemmons/Wilson Boardroom on the 1st Floor of Emerge Memphis. This event is open to startups that are past acceleration stage or any company that is in the incubation and growth stage.

The venue is a closed meeting format exclusively for CEOs, executives and owners where they talk about and work on their business issues and problems. This is a facilitated advisory peer group that digs deep on challenging and important issues.

We meet once a month to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues. They are closed & confidential forums of experienced executives who rely on each other for wisdom and counsel. What is said and discussed remains confidential and is not discussed outside of the monthly meetings.

This format is based on the popular VISTAGE Executive Coaching Model and is moderated by a VISTAGE chair Bently Goodman.

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Oct
1
to Oct 3

Creative Works MMXV Conference

 

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

11:30am - REGISTRATION
Food Trucks/Vending (Central Station)

1:00-1:15pm - WELCOME

1:15-1:45pm - SESSION 1 - Gina Binetti

2:00-2:30pm - SESSION 2 - Dan Christofferson

2:45-3:15pm - SESSION 3 - Amy & Jen Hood

3:30-4:15pm - SESSION 4 - Von Glitschka

4:15-5:00pm - BREAK

5:00-5:45pm - SESSION 5 - Matt Stevens

6:00-7:00pm - KEYNOTE 1 - Bobby C. Martin Jr.
(Followed by Q&A)

~7:00pm - END

7:30pm - AFTER PARTY 1
doug carpenter & associates

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

10:00-11:30am - WORKSHOPS (Emerge Memphis)

11:30am - FOOD TRUCKS (Central Station)

1:00-1:15pm - WELCOME

1:15-1:45pm - SESSION 1 - Dan Dickson

2:00-2:30pm - SESSION 2 - Demetre Arges

2:45-3:15pm - SESSION 3 - Kathy Weller

3:30-4:15pm - SESSION 4 - Meg Lewis

4:15-5:00pm - BREAK

5:00-5:45pm - SESSION 5 - Mikey Burton

6:00-7:00pm - KEYNOTE 1 - Viktoria Harrison
(Followed by Q&A)

~7:00pm - END

7:30pm - AFTER PARTY 2
Earnestine & Hazel's

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 - THE FINAL DAY

10:00-11:30am - WORKSHOPS  (Emerge Memphis)

11:30am - FOOD TRUCKS (Central Station)

1:00-1:15pm - WELCOME

1:15-1:45pm - SESSION 1 - Erica Gorochow

2:00-2:30pm - SESSION 2 - Nate Utesch

2:45-3:15pm - SESSION 3 - Andy J. Miller

3:30-4:15pm - SESSION 4 - Nathan & Jay

4:15-5:00pm - BREAK

5:00-5:45pm - SESSION 5 - Dan Cassaro

6:00-7:00pm - KEYNOTE 1 - Jeremy Cowart
(Followed by Q&A)

~7:00pm - END

7:30pm - AFTER PARTY 3
Station 3

 

WORKSHOPS

GOOD TIMES & COLLABORATION

Workshop led by: Dan ChristoffersonDan Cassaro & Nate Utesch

The Good Times and Collaboration workshop (GTAC) is a partnership between Big CartelYoung Jerks and Ferocious Art & Fiction. GTAC is part game and part art project, open to everyone, and a great excuse to hang out and draw with friends. The room is divided into collaborative teams and you are provided with the bare bones essentials needed to illustrate, letter, or visually problem solve under pressure. The exercises you and your team will endure will result in a one-off, printed GTAC Workshop Issue mailed to your doorstep—yours forever alongside the memories we'll make during our time together. Learn more here.

Materials to Bring:

The tools you feel most comfortable with when tasked with illustrating without a computer.

Materials Provided:

  • loose sketch paper
  • pens/pencils

REGISTER NOW

FRIDAY 10:00am-11:30am
Emerge Memphis, Memphis Room

 

WHY T-SHIRTS MATTER & HOW TO DESIGN SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL LOVE TO WEAR

Workshop led by: RealThread

Learn what makes a great shirt and how they can grow your brand! Every participant will have the opportunity to design and vote on their favorite t-shirt design from the class. The winner will receive a free run of shirts, of their winning design, printed back at Real Thread HQ! You will also get some hands on time as we will be live printing an exclusive Creative Works t-shirt design by Brandon Rike!

Materials to Bring:

  • favorite drawing utensil
  • computer with Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Adobe Shape CC (Free App)

Materials Provided:

  • loose sketch paper
  • pens/pencils

REGISTER NOW

FRIDAY 10:00am-11:30am
Creative Works Space, Emerge Memphis #227

 

CREATING VECTOR ART THAT DOESN’T SUCK!

Workshop led by: Von Glitschka

Walk through a systematic process for building precise well-crafted vector artwork. Von will be sharing his process and have handouts and links to reference back to after the workshop. He will also be handing out free stuff and prizes!

Materials to Bring:

Optional to bring your own laptop.

Materials Provided:

  • loose sketch paper
  • pens/pencils

REGISTER NOW

SATURDAY 10:00am-11:30am
Creative Works Space, Emerge Memphis #227

 

SCRIBBLE STORIES: LETTERING WITHOUT A NET

Workshop led by: Kathy Weller

Take a deep dive into sketching quotes! In this workshop, Kathy will share her untechnical and intuitive, yet design-informed methods that define her expressive "Scribble Stories" style of hand-lettered quote illustrations. She will share the initial life experience which helped spark the fire to develop this method, the ideology behind it, and the general principles that define the style. Please come armed with a short quote or phrase of your choice, your favorite pencil and eraser, a sketchbook, and an open mind! (Doodle paper will also be available.) Both experienced and casual sketchers (and super-casual sketchers) are welcome! Just bring your own unique creative spark and an interest and enthusiasm to draw expressive letters, phrases and quotes!

Materials to Bring:

  • short quote or phrase of your choice

  • The tools you feel most comfortable with when tasked with illustrating without a computer.
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Sep
30
8:00am 8:00am

Learn About New Federal Overtime Rules

  • The Great Hall and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn About New Federal Overtime Rules

FLSA Regs that Could Change Your Business Forever

HRO Partners has assembled a panel of talented local Labor & Employment attorneys and HR Executives to discuss the new overtime regulations proposed by the Department of Labor, what they could mean for the future of your business, and what you can do to prepare for them.

Complimentary coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

If you are interested in attending, please register ASAP. Seats are filling up fast.

Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

The event will be at:
The Great Hall and Conference Center
1900 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138  

The event's panel of experts will include:
Cynthia Thompson - Publisher & Editor, HR Professionals Magazine
Jonathan Hancock - Labor & Empoloyment attorney, Baker Donelson
Whitney Harmon - Labor & Employment attorney, Baker Doneslon
Mario Musarra - Compensation Manager, TruGreen
Special keynote by Jonathan Hancock, Labor & Employment attorney with Baker Donelson.

REGISTER at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebjecbly98bcdfa0&oseq=&c=&ch=
 

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Apr
6
to Apr 13

Short Course to Customers: Marketing, Branding, and Sales Integration

Short Course to Customers:

Marketing, Branding, and Sales Integration

You've created a product or service offering, validated your business model, and have the funds to move forward. It's time to land some customers and generate cash flow. 

This EPIcenter Growth Academy Short Course to Customers examines how Sales, Marketing and Branding can work together to land customers and expand your share of the customer's wallet. Upon completion, participants will be able to build marketing processes that fit their product/service and core customers and that move their company forward.

This is a three-session Short Course. All sessions are 5:00-6:30 p.m. Location: Start Co., 88 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103

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Feb
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Tennessee Brewery - LOFT Community

Meeting regarding the development

of the historic TENNESSEE BREWERY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015,  7:30 P.M

AT

THE EMERGE MEMPHIS MEETING ROOM, 1ST FLOOR

516 TENNESSEE STREET, NE CORNER OF TENNESSEE AND G.E. PATTERSON

 

SPEAKER: MR. BILLY ORGEL, DEVELOPER

 

Q & A WILL FOLLOW HIS PRESENTATION

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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Feb
19
9:00am 9:00am

EPIcenter Growth Symposium: Right People Doing the Right Things


EPIcenter Growth Symposium

Right People Doing the Right Things


Thursday, February 19th
9:00 - 11:30 am
Memphis Bioworks Conference Center
20 S. Dudley - 1st Floor

Register here.


Are your people growing as your company grows, or is the growth you desire going to outpace your talent? If the answer is no or maybe, your people could become a major obstacle to growth.

To scale up growth, the people have to scale up as well.  When you have great people, everything else gets a bit easier.

During the Growth Symposium, we'll cover, and help you plan for:

  • Culture trumps strategy. Great culture attracts, builds, and keeps great people.
  • Organizational alignment. This is the right people in the right seats thing.
  • Scorecard vs Job Descriptions. Putting TopGrading Practices to work for your company.

Creating, finding and keeping great people is the CEO's most important task in a growth organization. Don't send your HR person, bring yours with you. 

Once again, we'll be collecting your takeaways and pushing you to set a commitment to act on them.

The outcome?  Forward progress for your organization.

    You can register here.

    For more info about this event contact Michael Synk at 901-488-8172

     

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    Feb
    9
    7:30pm 7:30pm

    Development on the Tennessee Brewery

    Meeting regarding the development

    of the historic TENNESSEE BREWERY

    Monday, February 9, 2015,  7:30 p.m

    at

    The Emerge Memphis Meeting Room, 1st Floor

    516 Tennessee Street, NE corner of Tennessee and G.E. Patterson

     

    Speaker: Mr. Billy Orgel, Developer

     

    Q & A will follow his presentation

    Refreshments will be served

     

     

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    Nov
    20
    12:00pm12:00pm

    6th Annual Core Conversations on Entrepreneurship

      In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The Society of Entrepreneurs and Emerge Memphis are presenting the annual event.  The purpose of this event is to bring together entrepreneurs from all across the area to have lunch together and discuss entrepreneurship in Memphis. Each table will be hosted by a member of The Society of Entrepreneurs. What: Core Conversations on Entrepreneurship When: Thursday, November 20th at NOON Where: Jim's Place, 518 S Perkins Road, Memphis Tickets: To get your ticket, RSVP here.   

     

    In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, The Society of Entrepreneurs and Emerge Memphis are presenting the annual event. 

    The purpose of this event is to bring together entrepreneurs from all across the area to have lunch together and discuss entrepreneurship in Memphis.

    Each table will be hosted by a member of The Society of Entrepreneurs.

    What: Core Conversations on Entrepreneurship
    When: Thursday, November 20th at NOON
    Where: Jim's Place, 518 S Perkins Road, Memphis
    Tickets: To get your ticket, RSVP here

     

     

     

     

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    Oct
    24
    9:00am 9:00am

    EPIcenter Growth Academy Symposium - 2nd Workshop

    EPIcenter Growth Academy Symposium

    Scaling Up Sales

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

     

    Memphis Bioworks Conference Center

    20 S. Dudley, First Floor

     

    To grow the topline, sales has to scale up. In this hands on collaborative session, you'll:

    • Explore the buying cycle that all customers follow
    • Build sales process to match the buying cycle, and
    • Review sales leadership practices that measure effectiveness and spur success

    The outcome: forward process for your organization

     

    Information and registration is here

     

    Upcoming EPIcenter Growth Academy Events:

    • The Buying Cycle and Sales Management 
    • The Growth Workshop: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 
    • The Right People in the Right Seats, Doing the Right Things
    • The Cash Conversion Cycle

    Presented by


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    Sep
    23
    8:00am 8:00am

    EPIcenter Growth Academy Symposium


    EPIcenter Growth Academy Symposium

    Core Customers and Business Disease


    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Memphis Bioworks Conference Center

    20 S. Dudley, First Floor

    In the first EPIcenter Growth Academy Symposium, we'll address common barriers to growth for companies ready to scale up.

    • Examine five Business Diseases that stall growth
    • Identify Core Customers
    • Develop Brand Promises that break through to customers
    • Learn how to use Content Marketing (with your Brand Promise) to pull Core Customers in

    A Box Lunch will be provided.

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    Jun
    4
    11:30am11:30am

    Lunch & Learn

    Establishing and preserving a Solid Partnership

    Join us on Wednesday, June 4th from 11:30am - 1:00pm in the Memphis Room for a lunch & learn regarding a review of common areas of conflict among partners and a discussion of potential arrangements among those partners to avoid such conflicts. 

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