Thinc Member Thursday: Paula Kreissler

 Your Business – Healthy Savannah  (the ‘ahah’ moment to entrepreneurial-ship):  Healthy people are happier people – and my passion is to inform folks about healthy choices and encourage them to make healthier choices! Fun Fact about you:. I walk for my health and to that end I walk lots of 5K events in town – but my favorite is walking the Rock N Roll ½ Marathon!  Local or Transplant:  Transplant  Favorite places in town:  all…

What’s your ‘hyperlocality’ awareness level?

Though @typeitoutloud(aka Jessica Leigh Lebos from ConnectSavannah) paints the #yearofthelocal scene so much more eloquently than I ever could, she’s absolutely spot on. Here at Thinc we’re privileged to work among some amazing, local, entrepreneurial minds that flourish in their lanes. The ideas and suggestions from casual conversations with them may just be the hammer you need to break down your current roadblock. To glean from coworking guru, Alex Hillman, founder of Indy Hall, the…

Thinc Member Thurs: John Bennett

Name: John R. Bennett Your Business – I am executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization founded in 2008. I also teach part time in the public administration and organizational leadership programs at Valdosta State University. Fun Fact about you: I was born in the Patterson Army Hospital at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, but grew up in Valdosta, Ga. My wife grew up in New York (and travelled the…

A sustainable workplace

Sustainability. It’s a broadly used word. Some would akin it to how the FDA slaps the word ‘Natural’ on one too many products that are as far from natural as possible. Remember This Video? And while I can understand an association like that, there’s more to the word, sustainability, and its’ meaning(s). Cheers, to the traditional, Merriam Webster dictionary and its’ variance of definitions.  What sustainability means, to the beginners, toeing the fringe of the…

Thinc Local

Savannah. The Hostess City. A place that invites you to walk among history while perusing local shops unique to the city’s canvas. A place where history and innovation are now working harmoniously. Which has led us, as ThincSavannah, to create a quarterly event series: Year of the Local. An evening to bring more awareness to our local companies and promote their products, encouraging guests to incorporate these businesses a regular part of their purchasing lifestyle….

Thinc Member Thurs: Whitney Shephard

Name: Whitney Shephard, Transport Studio Your Business – (the ‘ahah’ moment to entrepreneurial-ship if was one): There wasn’t a “moment”, but rather an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  Savannah has a relatively small market for transportation planning and engineering.  So, it’s not like I could make a move to another firm down the street.  I realized that I needed to create my own job, and I –eventually- realized that I was lucky enough to be…

Music to Savannah’s Ears: Savannah Stopover

One of the more prominent advantages of coworking is immersing yourself within the diverse, creative professional community of like-minded people. The environment lends itself to idea bouncing, immediate feedback and creative solutions, which may not get tapped if you worked solo. ThincSavannah provides a conducive environment for start-ups, work-from-home’rs, small business owners, freelancers and several others who look for flexible, professional, encouraging workspace.  One of Thinc’s goals as a coworking space is to grow and…

Thinc Member Thurs: Seth Michalak

Name: Seth Michalak Your Business – (the ‘ahah’ moment to entrepreneurial-ship if was one): When the start-up I was working for could no longer afford to pay me, I knew I didn’t want to go back to a traditional office job. At that moment I started looking for clients, and SM Consulting was born. Fun Fact about you: I used to get paid (very poorly) to be on the radio. I still want to get…

Year of the Local Recap

The day began with a quiet air of anticipation. Everyone piddling around the office as usual, and the little details on my end had yet to be fully surmised. A flurry of steps. A tornado of equipment and bodies. An air of urgency filled the space.   It was 4:30p.m., thirty minutes prior to the event‘s ‘official’ open, and things were still being finalized throughout the space. As my first event, seeing this, I was…

ThincMemberThurs: Brady Cannon

Name: Brady Cannon Your Business – Technology Association of Georgia http://www.tagonline.org/ Fun Fact about you: While I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I walked half way across the Republic of Moldova. Local or Transplant: Local Favorite places in town: Russo’s Seafood, Al Salaam Middle Eastern Deli, my parent’s front porch. Current project:TAG Savannah is hosting a Field Trip touring SCAD’s campus Friday, January 31st.  The tour will feature in depth perspective from SCAD faculty and…