Your Competitors and Me

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  • TV commercial for local business, to air on “We Care” broadcast.
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Today’s Dawn Sky – Free Wallpaper

In case you missed it, or just didn’t have the time to soak it in, here is this morning’s beautiful sky, before the sun came up. Click it and you can see it full size, set up to fit a widescreen monitor. Allan James (z92five) mentioned on the air that it looked “like a volcano.” I grabbed my camera. Enjoy.

Dawn 2010-09-14

Dawn September 14, 2010

Networking Notworking?

If you’ve been attending networking events, but you don’t feel like you’re getting everything you could out of the experience, then this may be just what you need. Scott Pumphrey (Rainmakers, Team MonaVie) initiated a sort of “Networking 101” series this morning at The Vault, a new coffee shop in downtown Kokomo.

Scott Pumphrey at The Vault

Scott Pumphrey Leads at The Vault

The workshop was well-attended, but there’s still room for you, someone else in your organization, or those just starting out in business. It would also be a great way to learn about networking if you’ve never been to such an event in your life. Membership in a networking organization is not required.

Set the “repeat” feature in your calendar for a 1-hour session every SECOND Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. at The Vault, 223 N. Main in Kokomo.

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Live Music Is Better

That’s what a former coworker of mine would always say, and I believe it to be true. To check out some live, original music, and possibly some tasty covers, you can see Loveless Root (pictured) at the Tipton Pork Festival* on Thursday, 9-9-10, from 8-10 p.m. on the Pizza King Stage. I heard Loveless Root play at this year’s Backyard Grillmaster Challenge (United Way Taste of Kokomo), and enjoyed their jam-band-oriented vibe.

Loveless Root

Loveless Root at the Backyard Grillmaster Challenge

Jesse Bieber (on the right)  describes Loveless Root as blues/rock/jazz/folk fusion. If that’s too many slashes for you to follow, just note that some of their influences have been The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, and Pink Floyd.

I spoke with Jesse recently, and he is passionate about creating and performing original music with his Loveless Root band mates and other area musicians. He’s also committed to bringing more original bands to the Kokomo area.

If Thursday is short notice for you, another opportunity to hear Loveless Root will happen this Saturday afternoon (9-11-10) at The Elbow Room in Kokomo. First, Josh Mast plays from 3-4 p.m., then Loveless Root from 4-5:30 p.m., followed by Barrel of Monkeys from 5:30-7 p.m.

I give you permission to go and have a great time. Now, you have no excuse to miss.

*A “Hoosier Hafta” – something you gotta do because it’s unique to Indiana.