September 16, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come listen to an impressive panel of Professionals from Central MN who have been part of establishing a successful business in the area. These individuals are the hustlers, dreamers, doers, movers, and shakers that have built brands and communities of their own. How did they do it? What did they learn? What advice do they have for others?
Date: 09/16/19, Monday
Venue: Bad Habit Brewing Company
Time: 5:00-7:00 (5:00-5:30- Social, 5:30-7:00-Talk)
Ashley Green of Green Thumb Etc. got her start as an artist from a very young age. She got her professional start in artistry as a floral designer in 2009, and as her passions evolved, so did her career. She fell in love with the puzzle of furniture, began her business with accent seating in 2013, and grew her product line in 2018 to include wedding and event floral. She now spends her days immersed in her craft of unique furniture reupholster, creating beautiful bridal arrangements, and living her best life. You can find her work at greenthumbetc.com or on instagram @greenthumbetc
Luke Riordan is the CEO and Founder of DAYTA Marketing. DAYTA Marketing opened in 2012. Since then DAYTA has grown from a team of 2 to 32 and counting. With a large team of experienced marketing and digital recruitment professionals, DAYTA’s consultative approach has created over 150 subscription-clients who partner with DAYTA to help their organizations grow. Luke and the DAYTA Team have been recognized for the following achievements: A four time recipient as a Top 100 Company to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine DAYTA consistently ranks in the top 5% of Google Ad Partners Emerging Entrepreneur award by the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce Minnesota’s Young Entrepreneurs 35 and Under by Minnesota Business Magazine And a 5 Under 40 award from the St. Cloud Times Luke also serves as a Board Member of Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, and is chair of the Talent Committee at the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation. Luke earned his degree from Saint John’s University in 2011 and lives with his wife, Karli, and his two sons in Sartell, Minnesota.
I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in South Dakota but travel regularly through the Midwest and beyond. A little back story on who I am, I am tomboy at heart, I used to love playing down by the swamp and most days would come home barefoot, covered head to toe in dirt. It was in college where I would meet my now husband, photograph my first wedding, quit brushing my hair and begin to understand what my dad meant when he said, “Mariah, you’re an entrepreneur, you’re never going to work for someone that long.” I tried to prove him wrong but eventually realized, I was the daughter of a “serial entrepreneur” as my sister likes to put it, and that it was in my blood too. I picked up a camera long before I ever realized I would become a photographer. I documented some of my favorite moments as a kid, learned what a selfie was, and photographed one of my teammate’s weddings. When I realized that I was documenting the in-between moments of my own life, I realized I wanted to do the same for others. Now, here I am with a dream to document the most incredible moments of our lives with the hope that my clients can cherish them for the rest of theirs.