Hosting Great Events with Workshop Local

In this episode of The Localist, host Carrie Rollwagen chats with guest Katherine Thrower, the owner of Workshop Local. Katherine shares insights on creating and hosting memorable and effective events. Topics covered include the importance of a suitable venue and tailored amenities, the balance between high-tech needs and personal interaction and the significance of choosing the right client fit. 

Additionally, Katherine discusses promoting events through social media and newsletters, partnerships for expanding event offerings and the concept of curated retreats for deeper engagement. The discussion also highlights the challenges and opportunities of organizing events in a community-centric way, aiming to support learning and connection. Workshop Local is a space that not only hosts events but also fosters community and growth among attendees.

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About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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