Common Grounds | Coffee + Connecting + Evansville Storytelling

 

Common Grounds is a weekly event focused on bringing innovative people together for a superb cup of local coffee and a 5 minute story about some of the great innovation, entrepreneurship or exciting projects happening in our community. 

Our goal is for you to leave Common Grounds excited about the interesting people you just met and anxious to repeat the story you just heard. All are welcome! Join us for the entire event or come and go as you please. Also, if you have in interesting story to tell - we'd love to hear it. Contact us

***NOTE : Common Grounds will be hosted in the 1st Floor Media Suite until 9/25 while cowork space is under construction! and then 8/14 it will be hosted on the 4th floor - due to scheduling conflicts.

Upcoming Stories

TUESDAY, 8/7 – Mike Labitzke - The NEW Water & Sewer Treatment Facility
The Downtown Design Review Committee approved plans for the new water treatment facility downtown, to be built where the current Kids' Kingdom playground is. In addition to the new pumping station and multi-purpose building, this area of Downtown will now feature a Splashpad, two new sets of public restrooms, an overlook on the river and public space above the water treatment facility, and improvements to the greenway trail, including more parking.

TUESDAY, 8/14 –**Cowork Evansville Spotlight** Jonathan Elfreich – This month’s Innovation Pointe Coworker Spotlight features Jonathan Elfreich and his startup story. (**NOTE:  Held on 4th floor @ Innovation Pointe)


TUESDAY, 8/21 – W2DO Events App – Chris Johnson, Delisa Payne, and Zack Synder are an elite team of tri-state millennials, who came together to create an incredible company, which in turn created an extraordinary mobile application and movement. Come hear about their company and W2DO!

TUESDAY, 8/28 – Courtney Johnson
Evansville native and local entrepreneur Courtney Johnson wanted a way to give back to his community, so he created an organization that allowed himself and others to do just that. Come learn about Young & Established (Y&E) and its mission to inspire and motivate while addressing the challenges young people face every day.

TUESDAY, 9/4 – Mickey's Kingdom
Last month you heard from Mike Labitzke on the new scenic water & sewer treatment facility going downtown - but did you also know about the 20,000 sqft community playground? Mickey's Kingdom will be built in place of Kid's Kingdom on the riverfront downtown, right next to the museum. Come hear from Jenn Evans and the Mickey's Kingdom team about the playground and how you can help build it!

TUESDAY, 9/11 – E is for Everyone
You've seen it on billboards around town, banners on street lamps, stickers on cars, and all social media... what is the blue "E" all about? The E is for Everyone team will speak today about this branding initiative to connect, contribute, and celebrate not only our great city of Evansville, but our region!

TUESDAY, 9/18 – Amy Bolek
Each month, we highlight a unique coworker from Cowork Evansville to tell their story. This month's Coworker Spotlight series features Amy Bolek, owner of small business Bolek Grant Writing. Come learn about what influenced Amy to start freelancing 12 years ago and formalize an LLC in 2013.

TUESDAY, 9/25 – Tri-State Cylinder Head (TSCH)
With over 22 years of experience, TSCH has become an industry leader in providing quality service nationally. Tri-State Cylinder Head, located right here in Evansville, has dedicated their work to re-manufacturing cylinder heads Domestic, Import, and Heavy Duty Diesel. In addition, high quality cast iron cylinder head welding and repairs for the production engine re-manufacturing industry. Come hear about this family-owned and operated business that has served throughout the United States.

Event Format:

7:30 a.m. - Door Open, get your cup of Evansville Coffee Company coffee

8:00 a.m. - 5 minute or less story highlighting something innovative, entrepreneurial or simply positive happening in our community.

8:30 a.m. - Party's over - but we won't kick you out.

You are welcome to come and go at any time.

Great Coffee, Great People and Great Stories about Evansville Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Made possible through the support of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville Special thanks to Tim Piazza and Evansville Coffee Company AND The Arts Council of Southwest Indiana.

RSVP HERE 

Event Format:

7:30 a.m. - Door Open, get your cup of Evansville Coffee Company coffee

8:00 a.m. -  5 minute or less story highlighting something innovative, entrepreneurial or simply positive happening in our community.

8:30 a.m. - Party's over - but we won't kick you out.

- You are welcome to come and go at any time -

Great Coffee, Great People and Great Stories about Evansville Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

RSVP

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  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • 1st Floor Media Suite @ Innovation Pointe
  • 318 Main St, Evansville, IN 

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