Shakers & Makers Panel with The Ivy Event

The Ivy Event Shakers and Makers Panel with Standard Wax New Darlings Jar of Buttons Finding Arizona Podcast Tremaine Ranch in Phoenix AZ
Continuing to carry out our mission to bring together the Phoenix community and make networking something we all look forward do, we recently hosted our Shakers & Makers panel through The Ivy Event. We were excited to host a night of thoughtful conversation, food, drinks and networking. With such great community leaders in Arizona, we knew we had a great idea of who we wanted to sit on our panel. Our attendees learned from local entrepreneurs including Samantha Thompson owner at Standard Wax, Brendan McCaskey owner at Jar of Buttons, Christina + Robert Martinez owners at New Darlings, Jose Acevedo owner at Finding Arizona Podcast and myself, co-owner at Tremaine Ranch. The night included a guided Q+A, listening and learning from both the male and female perspective of business owners and creative entrepreneurs in Arizona. Once of the biggest reasons we were excited about Shakers & Makers was to invite creatives and entrepreneurs to listen from people in different industries.

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Meet Shakers & Makers Panelist Jose Acevedo of Finding Arizona Podcast

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 to 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 Jose Acevedo, the owner of Finding Arizona Podcast.

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Meet Shakers & Makers Panelist Samantha Thompson of Standard Wax

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.

The Ivy Event Happy Hour with Iconic Cocktail Co.

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If you’ve been following us for some time, I am sure you’ve heard of The Ivy Event. If not, let us explain… One of the reasons we started The Ivy Event was because we know networking and getting out of your comfort zone is super hard. We totally get it! It’s hard to introduce yourself or strike up a conversation with a stranger… but that’s one of our goals with The Ivy Event. We want our guests and friends to come, have fun, make new connections that actually mean something, all while enjoying a night surrounded by like minded folks. If you’re not sure if this is a good fit for you, we invite you to give it a try. We recently wrapped up our last event which was a happy hour night out hosted with our friends at Iconic Cocktail Co.

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The Ivy Event: Sunday Funday with Iconic Cocktail Co.

We are SO thrilled to share that our next Ivy Event ticket sales are LIVE!

WHAT: The Ivy Event: Sunday Funday with Iconic Cocktail Co.
WHEN: Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2:00pm 6:00pm
WHERE: Graduate Tempe, 225 E Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA⠀
WHO: Creatives, entrepreneurs, and influencers from around Arizona (21+ only – ID’s will be checked at door and guest will receive wristband for event, no ID, no entry)

DETAILS:
As part of our ongoing process with The Ivy Event, we are excited to announce our next collaborative event with Iconic Cocktail Co. & The Graduate Tempe! This Sunday Funday event is the pool party you’ve been waiting for. With colorful decor, insta-worthy floats, delicious appetizers, yummy (& custom) made cocktails/mocktails from Iconic Cocktail Co., you’re bound the have the BEST, last day of summer! Don’t forget sunglasses & a towel!! Swimming is HIGHLY encouraged!

Tickets Include:
Entry into Graduate Tempe Pool & Tapacubo Restaurant
2 beverage tickets for crafted cocktails/mocktails by Iconic Cocktail Co.
Lite Bites from Tapacubo
Cotton Candy Bar from Tremaine Ranch
Sunscreen Bar to keep you safe and covered
Takeaway gift from Jar of Buttons

Interested in purchasing more tickets for Iconic Cocktail Co.? Tickets will be available for additional beverages at 1 ticket for $4.00 OR 3 tickets for $10.00. 25% of funds raised from additional tickets purchased will be donated to HALO Animal Rescue. Located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year. They are a no-kill facility, which means they never euthanize an animal because they have run out of room, but it also means they are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time. The animals are lovingly cared for while they are prepared for adoption, and then they are adopted into loving homes. We believe in this charity and it’s purpose, and are very excited to raise funds to donate.

The Ivy Event is excited to promote growing a stable and healthy creative community that is lush and grows rapidly when surrounded with like minded individuals who are interested in building supportive friendships, establishing new relationships and supporting local business. The Ivy Event is ready to create a network of roots within the creative industry.

The whole point of our events is to put some empowerment in this world! We want you to feel awesome, shine on and dedicate one whole night to celebrating the powerful creative person that you are, and also meet some new friends who are all about supporting and empowering each other. No pressure, no expectations! It’s one hell of an event and a chance for you to meet some other creatives from your city, introduce yourself and make new connections that actually MEAN something, all while having a great time!

To get your tickets before they’re all sold out, click here! Hope to see you on September 17th, for our farewell to Summer event!

All photographs from this post were taken by Christopher Galli. To view more of his work, click here!

The Ivy Event: Happy Hour with Prickly Pear Paper

As part of our ongoing process with The Ivy Event, we were so excited to roll out some small events to continue to grow the community and create a safe space for people to come, mingle with others from their city all while in a fun, curated and comfortable setting. 

If you’re looking for a community event, we hope that you consider joining us at any of our events through The Ivy Event. We encourage our attendees to branch out, chat with new people and introduce themselves to other creatives from around Arizona. It isn’t easy to network, but we want to create a safe & FUN environment for our guests to feel comfortable enough to do so.

Tickets included hand crafted cocktails by Iconic Cocktail Co., beer from 12 West Brewery, food from The Uprooted Kitchen and Fire & Brimstone, a cute take way gift featuring custom buttons from Jar of Buttons and one free raffle ticket.

We raffled off a ONE NIGHT stay at The Graduate Hotel in Tempe, breakfast for two at The Normal Diner, as well as a box with local goodies! All funds raised from our raffle were donated directly to the Central Arizona Shelter Service.

The Ivy Event is all about promoting and growing a stable and healthy creative community that is lush and grows rapidly when surrounded with like minded individuals who are interested in building supportive friendships, establishing new relationships and supporting local business. The Ivy Event is ready to create a network of roots within the creative industry.

The whole point of our events is to put some empowerment in this world! We want all of our guests to feel awesome, shine on and dedicate one whole night to celebrating the powerful creative person that they are, and also meet some new friends who are all about supporting and empowering each other. No pressure, no expectations! If you want to dress up great, if you want to come as you are, fantastic. This is not for anyone but YOU! It’s one hell of an event and a chance for you to meet some other creatives from your city, introduce yourself and make new connections that actually MEAN something, all while have a great time!

Take a peek at our photos from the last event we host at Barnone AZ in partnership with Prickly Pear Paper, photographed by Constance Higley. To see the full gallery, be sure to check out our gallery.

Interested in attending our next event? Save the date for September 17th, 2017 and check out our events page for more on the schedule!