As we are finalizing details, selling tickets and gearing up for our next Ivy Event, Shakers & Makers, we thought it would be a fun to share about our panel speakers here! We want people to come the Shakers & Makers knowing simple things about who our speakers are. We know that in order to make a panel worth it for you, we need to provide you with people who are excited, passionate and educated on what they do so you get the most out of your experience. Today, we are introducing Samantha Thompson, owner of Standard Wax.

Who are you? Samantha Thompson

What do you do? I run a home fragrance company called Standard Wax

When did you start? 2012

What inspires you? Travel – seeing new places is endlessly inspiring

What is your favorite movie? if I’m being honest, 13 going on 30

What is your favorite restaurant in Arizona? FnB

Best thing to do on a Saturday? Watch crappy TV in my PJ’s (or bike around Tempe!)

Why do you think someone should attend Shakers & Makers? To get a new perspective on what it’s like to run a creative business in AZ, instead of the sugar-coated bits we see on social media.

To learn more about Samantha and hear how she started her business and what pushes her to set goals, follow through with them and continue learn how she operates business a little more, please join us at Shakers & Makers on May 10th! Tickets are still available and you can get yours here.