Is Your Networking Shallow?

Whenever someone sends me an invite to a family function I’m quick to reply: I don’t do weddings and I don’t do funerals. This is not entirely true.  I have done plenty of both.  However, I am selective because the amount of socializing at family affairs often overwhelms me.  This struck me funny since I could easily walk into a room filled with total strangers and spend a few minutes with each one.

At a recent family function, my sister-in-law commented on this.  We had returned to small town of Libby, MT where my husband grew up, and I have always marveled at the extensive conversations they had with people they hadn’t seen in years.  My sister-in-law commented that a lot of time was spent keeping strong relationships with the neighbors. She had noticed that relationships were extremely important in places like Libby where the economy struggled to recover.  She contrasted this to Middle Class America were people focus less on building deep relationship and more on getting ahead. Continue reading

We Are Rebranding

It started with a bike.

A beautiful Viper Red Trek Top Fuel 9 I planned on ordering except they didn’t have my size.

The decision to change Pagesculptor Studio’s branding strategy started when I had to customize my new bike to differentiate it from my Bro’s.

So I upgraded to a Top Fuel 9.8 SL. BONUS!

Except it is the EXACT same bike my Mountain Bike Bro purchased a month ago. No bueno. Continue reading

#Mountain Monday July 10, 2017

Pagesculptor Studios has taken on the awesome job of co-directing the 52nd Annual Gold Discovery Run. Felix Pedro struck gold on July 22, 1902, in a creek 12 miles north of E. T. Barnette’s Trading Post. In 1965 the Gold Discovery Run was inaugurated to commemorate his discovery, which led to gold fever and the founding of Fairbanks. Sunday, July 23, 2017 will mark the 52nd Annual running of this unique event, which is part of the Usibelli Running Series.  The race is 16.3 miles starting at Cleary Summit crossing trails and road before ending at Silver Gulch Brewery.

Following that is a regular board meeting of the Fairbanks Cycle Club.  As a triathlete, studio owner Rachael Kvapil has taken on the role of President of FCC for the second year in a row. She believes in contributing to the health of the community through mental, emotional, and physical activity and works with organizations who do the same.

How is your Monday shaping up?