Archive: Company Events
The IZEA office is closed today as we prepare for Tropical Storm Fay. Those who can will be working from home. The storm is a few hours from hitting us, wish us luck.
I a very excited to announce that Metromint has joined our list of sponsors at IZEAFest next month. Metromint is a mintwater, it's all natural and good for you. The product is made from real mint.... the primo stuff...fresh, flavorful and pesticide free. Mint has been shown to ease nausea and vomiting, improve digestion, improve bad breath and ease stress. Ali Crumley swears by it and says it's great for all you expecting mothers battling morning sickness. Sounds like it could also be the miracle hangover cure. They combine the mint with purified water for a unique taste that is out of this world.
Have you tried it? If not you will have your chance to try all the flavors at IZEAFest! They are providing us with enough product for everyone at the show. You'll be able to taste peppermint water, spearmint water, lemonmint water, orangemint water, chocolateminy water and cherrymint water.
If you haven't registered for IZEAFest it's not too late! Get your butt in gear : )
We've got two more new amigos for the upcoming IZEAFest event, and they are:
To advance the Central Florida interactive marketing, media and technology community by serving as an association for professional development, education, community networking and overall inspiration for our digital society.
(If you're in the Central Florida area and fall into any of these areas, I strongly encourage you to sign-up at doterati.com.)
BlogOnExpo is a free online conference for bloggers, kicking off August 11th and lasting through the 13th.
Keynote interviews include the team at CrunchGear, John Chow of JohnChow.com (one of IZEAFest's speakers), Neil Patel of PronetAdvertising.com (another one of the speakers at IZEAFest), Muhammad Saleem (the second largest user on Digg and a social media expert), and many others.
Please welcome these two fantastic sites into the IZEA Community!
Things are not only heating up here in Central Florida (have you seen some of the temperatures we've been dealing with lately?), but it's hot at IZEA headquarters as well! This past Friday's IZEA Loco was particularly "crazy" because we celebrated Ted's upcoming birthday, which included a very special cakeplow. This month's IZEA Loco included team challenges, present making, and a whip-cream-pie-eating contest, August's pot luck is gonna be hard to beat.
Here are some photos from the festivities:
To view more photos you can check-out the July IZEA Loco set on our Flickr profile.
The IZEA Team would also like to extend congratulations to the July "RockStars of the Month": Universal McCann San Francisco (Advertiser), Mary Jerzak (Blogger), Mike Donaldson (IZEA "RockStar of the Month").
This past weekend some of the IZEA folks, along with sister company MindComet, gave up their Saturday morning to help a local non-profit organization do some much-needed painting in their facilities. Granted, we were indoors for most it, in the air conditioning, but I think we all felt good about helping those who are a little less fortunate than we.
While I can't disclose the name or location of the organization we volunteered at, I can share some photos I took (and yes, I painted as well). And we quickly learned Annie doesn't like having her picture taken!
Special thanks to the following folks for giving up part of their weekend: Andrew, Annie, Colleen, Crystal, Jamie, Josh, Lisa, Stuart, Vance, and Karen (for helping coordinate the volunteer activities).
We're thrilled to announce the addition of two new partners to our social media conference, IZEAFest. They are both great sites that offer resources to bloggers and social media enthusiasts. Please take a few moments to visit their websites to learn more about the services they offer, and welcome them to our Community.
DotSauce.com is an exclusive web based magazine for domainers, web developers, designers and of course bloggers! Featuring almost daily updates on innovative web applications, sales and marketing, SEO, blogging resources, domain name industry news and more. You can join their private discussion forum community for the best free resources, video tutorials, available domain lists, coupons, discounts and more.
Pijoo is a blog directory, a social network, and a social voting site all rolled into one. By adding your blog to Pijoo, you can get more hits, more readers, and a whole bunch of new contacts from the blogosphere, as well as being able to track your visitors, build a community around your blog and keep up with the latest posts from other blogs.
Not yet registered for IZEAFest? Click here to sign-up today.
Attention "Lunch with Ash & V" fans:
We're moving lunch to Thursdays! Same time but different day! Grab your lunch box or paper bag and head on over to Stickam.com/RockStartUp at 12pm EST and chat-it-up with us. Here's what you can expect:
- Worldosphere. We spend a few minutes talking about news events and things going on in the world around us.
- Webosphere. There are tons of new websites and blogs that pop-up on the Internet everyday. During this segment we take a look at some of the more awesome ones we've stumbled across.
- IZEAsphere. We cover some of the amazing things going on at IZEA headquarters, that you might not read about here on the blog or on the boards.
Looking forward to seeing you guys! If you have any suggestions about topics of discussion please feel free to e-mail us. You never know...if we use your topic on the air we might even send you a special treat in the mail!
DISCLAIMER:: While we are employees of IZEA, please note we broadcast during our personal lunch hour (because we love engaging with our community). The opinions shared are our own, and are not reflective of our investors, our Founder & CEO, or any other members of the IZEA Team.
Thanks to all the IZEA Team-members who participated, those friends and family who voted, and to Ted for continuing to make this a fun-and-enjoyable atmosphere to work in.
3...2...1...the countdown begins!
This is a reminder to vote for your favorite IZEA cubical! Voting closes in less than an hour, at 12pm EST today. You can view photos of the participating Team-members here. Additional photos of each space are in the "Cubico Loco" set on our Flickr profile.
Last night we had a fantastic birthday celebration at Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando. We thought we'd share some photos of the festivities here on the blog; individual photos are located on our Flickr profile.