It’s March, and we love that it’s not dark at 5 p.m. now.

We’re already looking ahead to the blissful spring days of basking in the sunshine, opening our building’s garage door every afternoon, and zooming our scooters up 15th Street. 

In the meantime, here’s what kept us busy in February, when some of the days were so cold it actually hurt a little bit.

CULTURE

Say “hey” to the newest members of the Collective!

We’re so thrilled to officially introduce you to Fatos, our newest Client Success Manager, and Nate, our Marketing and Media Director! 

In addition to just being great humans in general, both Fatos and Nate bring an incredible wealth of experience in their individual realms. Keep an eye out for these friendly faces to pop into future meetings with us; we’re pretty sure you’ll love them (and appreciate their brilliance) as much as we do.

COMMUNITY

It’s like “Shark Tank” but nicer.

For the past two years—in partnership with Laramie County Community College, Forward Greater Cheyenne, and the University of Wyoming—our team has helped five Wyoming entrepreneurs prepare to pitch their business concepts during the Southeast Wyoming Innovation Launchpad (SEWYIL) event. 

Prior to this year’s event, we worked with the following companies to refine their business marketing, logo, and pitch deck:

  • Peace in the Wild – Zach Valerio: A lifestyle clothing brand geared towards a younger audience exploring the outdoors on their own. 
  • Fair Housing Wyoming – Paulina Gurevich: A non-profit seeking to educate landlords and other property owners on fair housing practices. Wyoming is the only state in the Rocky Mountain region that does not have an entity (governmental or non-profit) to address these needs. 
  • 1FitPass – Christopher Aden: 1FitPass aims to help independent gyms expand their customer base, compete against the national chains, and give gym-goers more options.
  • Hood Skinz – Joel West: A company geared towards solving problems for truckers, at first by eliminating the noise created on specific Peterbilt semi truck hood assemblies. 
  • Frosty Flake – Marcus Curley: A Software as a Service (Saas) play to aid the snow removal industry.

During the virtual event on February 26th, judges awarded each competitor an allotment of funding to help bring their company to life. (Extra congrats to “Frosty Flake” for going home with the Audience Choice award, sponsored by West Edge Collective.) 

Thanks again to the SEWYIL team (and this year’s competitors) for inviting us along for the ride! There’s nothing quite like being around the buzz and excitement of a new business coming to life.

CLIENTS

A client that’s literally music to our ears.

Sure, prepping to live-stream a Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra performance comes with its fair share of hard work and planning—setting up multiple cameras to find the best angles, ensuring all the video/audio components are “talking” to each other, constantly monitoring the visual/audio quality when the stream begins—but man, is it beautiful to be part of.

CORE VALUES

#keepitreal

This month, for our first installment of “Collective off the Clock,” we highlighted our Creative Director Rocky’s latest adventure:
A photo shoot in Death Valley, CA, with his longtime friend (and mentor) Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown. 

For this latest shoot—a series Russell concepted, featuring Vegas entertainers—Rocky divided his time between helping create the perfect lighting and capturing the magic behind the scenes. 

To see the (insanely cool) final product, check out @dr_brown on Instagram


Thanks for catching up with us!
We’re so happy you’re part of the Collective.

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