Our first Rock Paper Simple Hangout… join us at SquidLips!

Rock Paper Simple at SquidLipsSo we got to thinking and decided we needed to infuse more fun in all of your lives! Okay, fine… we decided we wanted to have more fun and figured we’d just invite you along for the ride. So, starting in September, we will be having monthly Rock Paper Simple Hangout days where we go and do something fun on a Friday evening and invite our friends, clients and colleagues along.

On September 11th at 4pm, cut out of work a bit early and join us at Squid Lips for our first Hangout. Enjoy good food and drink (it’s happy hour, so you won’t go broke), some great networking and just hangout with the Rock Paper Simple team. We plan to share plenty of laughs and good times… so don’t miss it! When you get there, ask for the Rock Paper Simple crowd

Upcoming Rock Paper Simple Hangouts include hitting the beach (you better believe frisbee and volleyball will be involved) and an outing to the bowling alley to see if Russ is really as good as he says he is. Stay tuned!

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

Walking a mile was awesome!

I was honored to join Sheriff Ivey, business leaders from across brevard and various police officers in walking a mile in high heels to spread awareness of domestic abuse and raise money for our local domestic violence center, Serene Harbor.

I asked for your help in raising money for the event and am humbled that so many of you gave! Thank you for being a part of helping a good cause in our community here in Melbourne, Brevard and beyond.

For those that wondered… I actually didn’t do half bad. True to my competitive nature, I made sure I was up front of the group and I refused to stumble. No falls… oh, and I danced to pretty woman. Although, I’m not really sure if I am proud of that or not!! I will say that one mile seemed alot longer than I thought it would be, haha!

Here’s an article about it: Read about it on Space Coast Daily

Here are those pictures I promised.

I’m going to be walking a mile in heels! (no joke)

So Serene Harbor, a domestic violence shelter here in Brevard County, is having their Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise funds to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

We firmly believe that as a company we should be doing what we can for and in our community, so being involved was a no-brainer. I also believe strongly that as a Christian I am to love my neighbor and make an impact on those around me… again, making this a no-brainer. I might not be able to stop the violence by myself, but perhaps by coming together with Serene Harbor, the rest of our team here at Simple, Sheriff Wayne Ivey and others like them, we can make a difference in this cause!

That said, Scott and I will be representing as Team Rock Paper Simple and will be walking in high heels on the 30th. We truly hope you will consider sponsoring our team so we can raise as much as we can for Serene Harbor… and while you are at it, why not join us in our walk!? Come on now… we are walking in heels; that alone deserves a donation and even better that it will benefit a great cause.

So what are you waiting for?! Click the shiny yellow Paypal button below and sponsor our team!!

 

Not convinced? Think I’m making all this up!? Watch the video below from our Sheriff, Wayne Ivey.

 

About Serene Harbor

Serene-Harbor-Logo1For over 20 years, Serene Harbor has offered safe refuge and provided life changing services to more than 25,000 women and children who were victims of domestic violence in our community. Our vision is a community that is educated about and welcoming to victims of domestic violence and their needs. Our mission is to be a leading advocate for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in Brevard County through intervention, prevention, social change, information, enlightenment, education and engagement of our community. -Visit their website

 

Don’t forget to sponsor us by clicking below!

 

The Amazing Space Coast Free Day

We had an absolute blast at the Space Coast Free Day, an event to benefit the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation. Teams from across Brevard County raced to compete in zany games and challenges at businesses all around the community. We setup a silly game for teams to work together to catch as many of our orange stress balls as possible. One teammate tossed them out the second story window as fast as they could, while their teammate tried to catch them in a basket in the grass below. Of course we wired a GoPro and an iPad so the player upstairs could see their target!

Days like this remind us just how awesome it is to be involved with our community and not get lost in the day-to-day mundane web design work days. We met so many wonderful people and maybe we didn’t make any new websites or sell anything… but we sure as heck had a whole lot of fun!

(oh, and we won Best Sponsor… so it was even more awesome!)

Here’s a great video of the day!

And here’s some of the pictures of the teams!

Having an Awesome Day with some really cool people!

Posted by Rock Paper Simple on Saturday, March 7, 2015

Talkin’ Marketing at the Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

Joshua Adams - Melbourne, FloridaWe had a blast at the fourth annual Entrepreneurial Summer Camp sponsored by the Women’s Business Center and Junior Achievement of the Space Coast at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

The Entrepreneurial Summer Camp was a five day event for youth aged 13-18 years, and various local business owners and entrepreneurs presented business and entrepreneurial concepts in fun and interactive sessions.

I went in and tackled Branding & Marketing and gave the kids our “Seven Steps to a Marketing-Focused Website” talk and showed them how to make sure a website works for your business or venture and chatted a bit about ROI and what it means to make sure that every dollar you spend on your business has a purpose.

It was so much fun and I remember particularly one young girl who had a wallet-making business, where she made wallets from duct tape. Another young artist-turned-entrepreneur tried to sell me a wall mural for our office! If we hadn’t already had everything all done and setup here, I would have taken him up on it… he had a great pitch!

Part of business, part of the entrepreneurial dream, is to be able to make a difference and accomplish things you have a passion for and these kinds of events are just an example of that. As a business owner, I am able to participate in sowing seeds into these kids lives, give them insight into what it is like to run your own business and to give them some advice about marketing and branding. They may not be ready to use it, but it gives them options for their future and what are we if we neglect our coming generation?

I’m proud that we can be involved with local organizations like the Women’s Business Center and Junior Achievement and make a difference in our community and some kid’s lives!

Now go out and find a cause… find a need and give back to your community! Sometimes it’s not all about the dollars and cents as much as what kind of impact you make around you while earning those dollars and cents. I truly believe that so many of our business community’s business leaders have been incredibly influential and moving us all forward and I believe that many more have yet to contribute only because they don’t realize how much of a difference thay can be making.

Have an awesome day and keep moving EVER FORWARD!

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