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!

Upcoming Stories


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.

TUESDAY, 10/2 –  Mike Sandefur – Third Millennium Project

Want to hear about one of the most significant advancements in the evolution of human shelter? Then come hear from Mike Sandefur, the Senior Project Manager at 3rd Millennium Project, as he talks about his patent pending Thermal Wall Technology (TWT) and the societal benefit that inspired him to take on this project 4 years ago.

TUESDAY, 10/9 – DeAndre Wilson – Turn Table LLC

Turn Table, LLC is minority-owned food catering company bringing a one-of-kind take on American cuisine to Evansville -- with a blend of music and experience. Come meet DeAndre Wilson, Entrepreneur and Hospitality Professional, as he talks about the collaboration, innovative business model, and story of Turn Table.

TUESDAY, 10/16 – Clint Tepe – Nexus Growth Coaching

His career began in the IT/Web Development world, both as an employee and as an entrepreneur. Now, entrepreneur Clint Tepe returns to Innovation Pointe as the owner of Nexus Growth Coaching, where he helps small and medium businesses create a cohesive marketing plan. From startups trying to identify themselves and conduct early market research to established businesses looking to automate lead generation, they have solutions.

TUESDAY, 10/23 – Alissa Fricke – Coworker Spotlight

Every month, we highlight a coworker from Cowork Evansville to tell their story. This month's Coworker Spotlight series features Alissa Fricke, owner and Principal Marketing Strategist of Thrive Marketing Strategies. After working for several small businesses, as well as corporate and nonprofit employers, Alissa decided she wanted to make a larger, more personal impact. She opened Thrive in 2014 to help small business owners provide more, hire more, and do more for their local economies – and she’s doing just that. Come meet Alissa and learn what Thrive is all about!

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

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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