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Lindsay Kinkade: Design RePublic

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Combining her skills in journalism and design, along with her passion for urban planning and community building, Lindsay Kinkade created Design RePublic, a collaborative effort to help Phoenicians decide what kind of downtown they want. With the use of easy-to-use tools and a gallery full of portable gear, Lindsay encourages citizens to discuss what they want […]

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The Meetings Concierge: Once Call is All You Need

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Its rare to meet somebody who is truly passionate about what they do for a living. Nancy Nachman of The Meetings Concierge is a shining example of a person who loves their job. The Phoenix-based destination management company has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and provides top tier service at no cost to you.

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Kim Kunasek: Pop-Up Store Expert

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Kim Kunasek and Rizal Oei are the brilliant brains behind the world-renowned Oei Design (pronounced “we”), a design company that specializes in consumer environments and retail entertainment. Some of their biggest clients have been Build-A-Bear Workshop, Ridemakerz, Toyota, and Roy’s Pacific Rim Restaurant. Kim and Rizal have been all around the globe designing retail stores, restaurants, and art exhibits. Recently, however, the two have been working on one of the most groundbreaking new trends in marketing: the “pop-up store.” It is essentially a shop with a shorter lifespan than other retail stores; the goal being to to deliver a limited-edition item to a niche group of consumers. Words by Nerds was able to catch up with Kim and find out more about why the pop-up store is going to be the next big thing for corporate retail marketers.

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