Suzanah Furtick came to Jackson with her husband two years ago, after his job relocation, and she brought with her the hope and intention of developing the art community in the city. As a quilter, and former professor at Memphis College of Art, Suzanah knows the sweet familiarity of fellowship that art can bring. Disheartened by the seeming lack of art company, she began the CO.STARTERS program in the beginning of May to learn more about the business side of being an artist, and also learn how to create a center or group for local Jackson artists. Along the way, she met like-minded artists, and by the end of August, she had put together a meetup at theCO called “Art Collective.” The first meeting had over 30 attendees, further proving there are artists in Jackson also seeking community. And Suzanah had delivered.Read More
Austin Thompson graduated from high school in 1995, joined the army, and became an M1A1 Abrams Systems Mechanic. Which he says “is just a really fancy name for tank mechanic.” After basic training in Fort Knox in Kentucky, he got married just before being stationed in Korea for a year away from his family and wife. He sustained a back injury during a training accident in Korea, and was sent to Fort Raleigh in Kansas, where he got medically discharged.Read More
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.Read More
Yet another year has come and gone as if 366 days (Leap year, remember?) never stood between it. However, a lot can happen in a year, especially if you’re running a business. theCO wants to be the first to congratulate you and your business on all that you’ve accomplished. We also want to be the first to encourage those wishing their ideas would just take off: there is never a better time to start than now! We’ve been busy, but have you? A new year is the perfect chance to get your priorities straightened out and realize there are a lot of helpful resources right in your own backyard. These resources happen to live in a magical world called theCORead More