Monthly rundown and hello, May.

Been thinking and reading a lot about brand and brand name and brand position this month, as we’ve partnered with a few individuals to write (or re-write) their organization’s mission, vision, and values. Been thinking – too – about the mission, vision, and values of Bultema Group. What inspires us to take action? To overcome obstacles? To work toward our goals? What do we hope to see or to create for the people we work with? What’s our desired end-state? And what values articulate what is most important to us? And our business?

Make things better. Always, make things better.

Welcome to the monthly rundown and hello, May.

Mission to Heal Charrette: 

Mission to Heal is holding a charrette in Washington DC early next week. And we get to be a part of it. What is a charrette? It’s an intense planning session. It’s key people in one room on one day making strategic decisions about a particular project. About conceptualization, organization, communication (our bit), funding, finances, best practices, ethics, partnerships, etc. There’s a lot of brainstorming. No idea is a bad idea. But it’s not a free-for-all either. Discussion is soon focused and decisions are made. Looking forward to this experience and to talking with some really smart people about some really good work to serve the most remote areas of the world.

Barnabas Foundation 40th Anniversary:

The 40th anniversary event for Barnabas Foundation is next week. Already. Food, flowers, staging, lighting, programming, etc. etc. etc. have been finalized. Thanks to Shannon. Now, we wait. The calm before the storm. Our team is looking forward to a great night (and hopefully great weather) next Tuesday. Eager to celebrate the work Barnabas Foundation is doing to help people live generous lives and to make things better.

Mane Connection Website Launch:

The Mane Connection is a hair salon on the east side of the state. Our team helped build their new brand earlier this year, and this month we’re excited to launch their new website. The Mane Connection folks are a fun group. Creating their not-so-serious, not-so-traditional website was both enjoyable and entertaining. Looking forward to launching soon. Like our Facebook page to see the finished product.

Freedom Materials Website Launch: 

Freedom Materials is a drywall contractor based in Delaware. That means our team learned a lot about drywall over the past several weeks. Not a bad thing. Actually a very interesting thing. Silvio Ferrari founded the company. He has more than 35 years of industry experience. That makes him an expert. And an excellent source for learning. This website is scheduled to launch just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. You can see it on our Facebook page once it goes live.

Stephen’s Children Annual Report:

A year or so ago we launched the Stephen’s Children website, and fell in love with their mission and vision to serve the poorest, most vulnerable children in the slum and squatting areas of Egypt. This month we’re working on building the organization’s annual report. One of our favorite things to do. It’s hugely gratifying to see the good work an organization can do to make things better over the course of a year. Should be complete in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more.

Michigan Avenue Dentistry Photos:

A few members of our team braved Michigan’s “April showers” a week or so ago to take photos of the Michigan Avenue Dentistry team in Holland. You may recall we built Dr. Kross and team’s brand late last year. Launched their new website too. This month we’ll finish up editing their photos and build out their Our Team page. Looking forward to it. This really is a great group of people. It’s always a pleasure to work with them.