Before our community of ambitious entrepreneurs + creatives hit the ground running for 2015, Made and Mind wanted to first take an evening to celebrate a successful year.
In 2014, we held six meet-up events where collaborations were formed, new friendships were made and some serious business goals were tackled. We (Ciera and Kristy) felt like it was time to pause and raise a glass to relish in what we and our members have accomplished.
Throughout the year we’ve heard all about your mini-wins at our letter press workshop, floral arranging demo and while making truffles for the holidays, so we know that you are making some serious headway too.
First off… Cheers to you! Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back every so often.
Also, we would like to extend a very gracious CHEERS to all of our amazing volunteers + generous local businesses who have sponsored and partnered up to make it all happen… we couldn’t have done it without you.
Our ‘Toast to the New Year’ event was possible thanks to a major sponsorship contribution from Bing! Made in Mind was able to offer the ‘Bing Sparkler’ champagne cocktail, snacks and fun little details for this complimentary event. Thanks Bing!
We announced our most ambitious Made in Mind venture, Kristy + Ciera are teaming up with Justin Shiels (a creative strategist and founder of goinvade.com) to bring the first creative entrepreneur conference to New Orleans in Fall 2015.
Behind the scenes we’ve been pulling together big plans to serve our community on an even larger scale… we can’t wait to share in a future post.
Ciera Design displayed her brand new ‘Make it Count’ art prints which later became a giveaway. You can also find them in her Etsy shop.
Kelly Freeman is a New Orleans designer and owner of Kelly Draws. Her hand-drawn lettering and signage for the event helped us set 2015 goals for the New Year!
Members anonymously declared the biggest projects they want to tackle in the coming year and clipped them on the screen.
Kathleen Currie, fellow business owner and creator of Smoke Perfume donated an assortment of her hand-blended fragrances as a giveaway.
All of the fantastic photos from this event are by photographer: Trevor Mark. Trevor’s creative business is shooting weddings, events and life’s greatest moments.
To connect with other members from this event follow #MadeinMindSocial and #ThanksBing on Instagram. You can also find our handle here.
We’d love to stay in touch! If you want to get invites on the latest creative meet-ups and get updates on the creative entrepreneur conference (coming this Fall) click here.