Member Spotlight: Kimberly Lovelady

Member Spotlight: Kimberly Lovelady

Tell me a little about yourself.
I have a health and wellness consulting firm that helps people make small changes in order to improve their lifestyle. During my other time when I'm not busy, I am a mother to two lovely boys. One is in college . . . and my youngest is in middle school. I'm married. We are getting ready to be empty-nesters. . . . I volunteer all over the place.

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Made at theCO: Wooden Chess Set

Made at theCO: Wooden Chess Set

This week’s Made at theCO is a simple guide on how to make a wooden chess set. Chess is one of the most played games on this planet. It comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. However, there is something intriguing about a handcrafted chess board made out of wood that makes you want to play over and over again . . . even if you don’t really play chess (like me)!

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Ben McCarver’s VEX Competition Experience

Ben McCarver’s VEX Competition Experience

Ben McCarver found love at first sight after attending a robotics meetup at theCO last October.

Kabao McCarver, mother of Ben McCarver, took note of Ben’s interest in engineering from an early age. 

“Ben was inclined to all things engineering from an early age. Before he could walk, he was trying to figure out how things fit together, mostly by first tearing them apart,” Kabao explained. “His involvement in robotics gave him the ability to express his interests in a new way.

“He kept the name, Ben the Destroyer, until a few years ago when it seemed like overnight he went from ‘breaking’ everything, and all of the sudden he was the one we called on to fix everything.”

Soon, after only days of robotics experience, Ben entered the VEX Robotics State Championship Competition held in Brentwood, Tennessee, against his mother’s wishes.

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How to Build a Meetup

How to Build a Meetup

You can learn anything! At least that is the premise around a meetup—a gathering place for people who share and express a common interest.

CO:mmunicate meetup facilitator, Kevin Adelsberger of Adelsberger Marketing, explained his philosophy for meetups. “A meetup is a low-investment opportunity for people to learn more about something they like or find a community of like-minded people. Low investment meaning no cost and little time commitment that will hopefully spark your interest and cause you to dive deeper into the subject.”

The community at theCO has found ways to master the meetup. Here’s how.

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Early College High: Skills Worth Hiring

Early College High: Skills Worth Hiring

Early College High is leading the way in developing skills worth hiring in today’s tech era. Linda Thomason’s computer coding class is something special. High school students are acquiring an indescribable desire for code through Dev Catalyst, a technology education program offered by theCO.

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