The next Breakfast Bites meeting on March 7 will feature Cody Miles, president of Brandcave and Ashore, and Rob Redick, president of Daminfine Inc. and Double Wide Decor, on the topic of The Underground Creative Community. The informal meeting starts at 8 a.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. The talk will start at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be provided. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly meeting of the Georgetown Main Street Program.
Miles and Redick will discuss the often undiscovered creative entrepreneurs in Georgetown, as well as answer questions about what brought them to Georgetown and specifically downtown, what inspires them to create, and what the community can do to encourage more creative small businesses.
Miles is a software entrepreneur and startup enthusiast. He has worked as creative director at one of Dallas’ fastest growing PR firms and marketing director for a national mortgage company. Today, Miles leads Brandcave, a creative agency helping technology companies improve user experience and new customer acquisition. Its clients range from neighborhood pop-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Redick started making furniture as a hobby in the mid-1990s. In 2000, he started making custom commercial pieces and moved into full-time commercial interiors in 2002. He and his family moved to Georgetown in 2008 and his business operations moved here in 2010. Daminfine Inc. and Double Wide Decor have done the interiors of more than 400 grocery stores, libraries, taco shops, blind stores, state fairs, state buildings, hospitals, coffee shops, and offices.
At the March 7 meeting there will be updates from City staff on:
• Art Center and Public Library events
• Convention and Visitors Bureau updates
• Downtown sales tax trends
• City Hall campus project update
• Historic and Architectural Review Commission end-of-year update
• Planning Department end-of-year update
Also, learn about updates from downtown partner organizations and find out about new businesses in the downtown district that have opened or are under construction.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, to Kim McAuliffe, downtown development manager for the City of Georgetown, at (512) 930-2027 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.