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Geekdom Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer to Team

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Interim COO to transition to role of Entrepreneur in Residence, Overseeing Startup Programs
 
At a glance: 
  • Geekdom has announced the hire of its new Chief Operating Officer, David Garcia, Jr.
  • Interim COO Luke Owen will transition into the newly-developed position of Entrepreneur in Residence to oversee the Geekdom Startup Programs
  • The new hire of COO and new position of Entrepreneur in Residence showcase growth and opportunity in San Antonio’s flourishing tech district
 
SAN ANTONIO (August 2, 2016) Geekdom has announced the hire of its new Chief Operating Officer, David Garcia, Jr. No stranger to the tech industry, Garcia takes the helm at Geekdom after eleven years as Apple’s Senior Manager of Retail Stores in San Antonio.
 
After seven months as serving in the role of Interim COO, Luke Owen will transition into the newly-developed position of Entrepreneur in Residence to oversee the Geekdom Startup Programs, including Startup Next, Startup Weekend, 3 Day Startup, and the new mentorship program, Mentor Madness.
 
Garcia was born and raised in San Antonio and is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned both his Bachelor of Business Management and his teaching certification in biology. In addition to working with Apple, where he was responsible for recruitment, hiring, talent development, and career paths for team members, Garcia has also held leadership positions with Sears and Gateway. At Gateway, he implemented the rollout of the store within a store concept in partnership with OfficeMax.
 
Owen is also a San Antonio native. He worked for ten years with Rackspace and co-founded his own startup, Trueability, along with other partners. He also holds the role of co-managing director for Startup Next San Antonio, the recently launched accelerator program for local startups. While he will still remain at Geekdom in his new role of Entrepreneur in Residence, he will also be starting a new San Antonio-based business venture in the near future.
 
“As David enters into his new role and Luke transitions into our newly-created role, we are excited in both regards because it means growth for Geekdom, the tech district, and the city,” said Geekdom CEO Lorenzo Gomez. “The foundation of the tech district is strong and flourishing, and there is great opportunity ahead for San Antonians.”
 
Learn more about Geekdom and its team at www.Geekdom.com.

About Geekdom
Founded in 2011 by Rackspace Hosting’s Graham Weston and CoffeeCup Software’s Founder Nicholas Longo, Geekdom strives to provide an inspiring environment for bright minds to explore ideas in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership, and creativity, develop talents, and connect to a community of like-minded people. For more information on Geekdom, visit www.geekdom.com.

 

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Episode 147 | Cassie Peoples – Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at SAGE – San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside

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Today we talked to (SAGE) San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside and Cassie Peoples their Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at SAGE. Learn more about the organization and their exciting event Taste the Dream Gala coming up on January 12, 2019! Cassie Peoples shares vital information for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on the Eastside of San Antonio.

Event: Taste the Dream Gala

When: January 12, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST

Location:

Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St

San Antonio, TX 78209

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-the-dream-gala-tickets-53299581483?mc_eid=29a2bd39ad&mc_cid=49afc9f280

Event Details:

Presented by San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE), with the generous support of University Health System and Valero, Taste the Dream is not your traditional gala. Featuring Chef Jason Dady and six additional local chefs, guests will enjoy cuisine from around the world, as we celebrate diversity through food.

Scheduled the week before Martin Luther King Day, SAGE spotlights the work of economic development on the Eastside to honor the dream of strength in diversity. In line with this, SAGE has partnered with the City’s World Heritage Office to highlight San Antonio’s Creative City of Gastronomy designation from UNESCO. San Antonio is only the second city in the United States to earn this distinction, and the first in Texas.

Food stations throughout the Mays Family Center will allow attendees to enjoy great conversations with friends and chefs. Guests can dance the night away with live music, an open bar, and specialty craft cocktails.

Funds raised by our Gala will be used to support economic development to champion quality of life for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits on the Eastside.


About SAGE San Antonio:

CHAMPIONING BUSINESS GROWTH ON THE EASTSIDE


VISION

We envision the Eastside as a flourishing and sustainable community, with diverse and engaged neighborhoods and vibrant, exciting destinations.

MISSION

SAGE champions investment that improves the quality of life for individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses on San Antonio’s Eastside.

FOUR DRIVING PRINCIPLES ARE:

Advocate for efficient, sustainable growth for San Antonio’s Eastside
Champion small business development
Maintain and promote the area’s history and culture
Provide innovative, progressive solutions to East Side challenges

sagesanantonio.org

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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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December 2018 Issue – Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Vocal Arranger and Minister Stephen Anderson-Day Sr.

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Exclusive interview with Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Vocal Arranger and Minister Stephen Anderson-Day Sr.

Biography of Stephen Anderson

The debut album Affirmation of Stephen is by far the most fitting titles for this singer, songwriter, producer, vocal arranger and minister. Which has been followed up by his SOPHOMORE Project Entitled : In Session. Pt.1 #Liberation. Which is derived from the TRILOGY PROJECT In Session

Elder Stephen Anderson is a native of South Bend, Indiana presently residing in suburban Detroit, Michigan with his two sons; Stephen Jr. (20) and Shawn (17). Who both serve with him in Ministry

Introduced to music at an early age, this minister continues to grow in the grace and knowledge of God and it is evident through his music ministry. The anointing on Elder Anderson continues to be affirmed by God through the success of his ministry efforts. In recent times, Elder Anderson has written, vocally arranged, co-produced also Featured as Guest Lead Vocals on the music project for the two times How Sweet the Sound® winner and Chrysler Corporation Ambassador Larry Callahan & Selected of God. Anderson worked alongside Grammy® nominated producer Alex “ASAPH” Ward on the recent release of Larry Callahan & Selected of God’s The Evolution II album.To his credit, Elder Anderson co-produced the 2011 Chrysler 200 Superbowl XLV commercial that featuring Selected of God. Anderson also co-produced and appeared in the Emmy® Award winning, 2011/12 Chrysler Corporation Christmas commercial. The commercials featured music from thirteen times Grammy® Award winner, Academy Award Winner and platinum selling hip-hop recording artist Eminem. He has been proving to be a sought after Producer. Elder Anderson has Produced 5 Independent Artist Projects. In which 2 of the Artist are The 2015 Nominees for The Rhythm of Gospel Award! Raking in a total of 13 nominations. Eldà & his group Resolved, WON 2016 IGARA (INDEPENDENT GOSPEL ARTIST RADIO ALLIANCE) As Urban Contemporary / R&P or EP of The The Year Eld. Anderson Also served as 1st Assistant Music Director The Full Gospel State of Michigan & Sate Choir Director. Anderson also has served as Assistant Pastor & Co-Music Administrator at Soul Harvest Ministries in Highland Park,,MI

When Elder Anderson isn’t spreading the word of God through music and preaching engagements each year. He’s doing outreach. Hosting Clothes & Blanket Drives for the homeless.
& from that outreach ministry he & his Family has launch The E.A.R Church which has set up camp in Southfield,MI Elder Anderson’s ultimate desire is to please God, holding fast to his favorite scripture found in Galatians 2:20. He strives toward a life of faith, by being a committed husband, father and servant leader.

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Episode 146 | Coach B Michele Talks Being Intentional for the Purpose of Growth

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Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast is Coach B Michele!

B Michele’s Bio

Michele Thomas is an Event planner and Business Brand Coach who helps small business owner to grow their personal and professional brands, through Events, Print and Coaching. After spending a decade and half as an Elementary Teacher and Education Coordinator for Public school in The United states and United Arab Emirates, Michele knows what truly drives conversions, business growth, and branding —and it’s not mastering the marketing $avor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate After 15 years as an educator, Michele decided to follow her dreams and start her own event planning company B Michele Events. She launched the company while still teaching in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2013 with the help of a few friends. She has gained valuable expertise working with agencies, corporate and entrepreneurs in the UAE planning and hosting signature events as the co-founder of MBT Promotions.

After launching B Michele Events, Michele moved to San Antonio, Texas where she boldly made her presence known and began branding her company with the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show. Since then she has planned, marketed and produced over 20 shows in San Antonio and around the country in the past 4 years.

Michele now uses her knowledge of creative marketing, promotions, fundraising strategies, and building professional relationships with the media, sponsors and key partners to help entrepreneurs grow and brand their businesses as the CEO of B Michele Professional Services.

Michele has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets in San Antonio including Black Focus Magazine, Tha1 Radio, KROVFM.com and Engaged. In addition to her extensive event planning and marketing experience, Michele also serves as a mentor to new entrepreneurs.

Michele holds a BSW and MSW in Social Work from Tarleton State University and the University of Houston.

www.facebook.com/CoachBMichele

Hear this podcast on Googleplay, Spotify, TuneinRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Youtube, and iHeartradio

Podcast weekly broadcast location:

Rockafellas Barber Shop (Owner: Rico Rodriguez)

1733 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

Sponsors:

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts
1723 Babock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Bay Bay McClinton of All Sports Speed and Conditioning

www.allsportsfitness.net

All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by D.W. Brooks Funeral Home
2950 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78202
Email: info@dwbrooksfh.com
Phone: 210-223-2045
Website: dwbrooksfuneralhome.com

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