Happy Birthday, Gistr!!! August 11, 2011

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Gistr is a web site that showcases events for 20+ marketing, pr, sales and social media organizations in the Twin Cities, all in one place.  Today Gistr is one year old!!  So hop on over and say Happy Birthday, Gistr!!  (By the way, did you know that 33% of gistr’s traffic in year one was driven by social media??  Yay, LinkedIn groups!!  Yay, Twitter!!!)                      


Check out gistr at  or @GistrMN   

Kay Roseland  @KayLoire


Introducing: Steal Fashion!! August 7, 2011

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Hi everyone! My name is Bridget Deehr, @stealfashion. I am guest blogging for @KayLoire and Shareology today. Usually you can find me blogging for, which is a fashion and style site that launched in January 2008. I write about affordable fashion ideas and creating your own style on your own budget. When I hear of a good cause, I feature retailers, like Kenneth Cole, who use their influence to benefit non-profit organizations, such as Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls is an amazing organization that collects new shoes and forwards them to those in abject poverty, while helping to raise donations to support devastated countries. You can check out their other divisions as well, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls.

The Kenneth Cole Foundation is partnering with Soles4Souls for a national shoe drive to help rebuild earthquake-torn Haiti. Bring your new or gently used shoes to a retail store or outlet store, and receive a 20 percent discount off your purchase as a way of thanking you for your generosity. You can also donate $10 at the stores’ checkout or online at  Visit Kenneth Cole on Facebook to purchase a limited-edition T-shirt. For every “like” on their Facebook post, the retailer will donate $1 towards the construction of a community wellness center in Haiti, (up to $15,000). The fundraising offer ends September 16, so don’t let the opportunity to do good pass you by.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Follow Bridget on twitter at @steal fashion or at  (Hot trends on a budget, indeed!!)

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


The Nerdery Retro Summer Open House Extravaganza!!! August 4, 2011

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The Nerdery is famous in the Twin Cities as a great place to work and play.  So when nerds take time out to fire up the grill and invite the neighborhood over to see the new expanded headquarters, it’s a fun time to say the least.  The retro theme referred to a bunch of games brought out of storage:  what Angry Birds???  For Shareology it broke down into games, shirts and photo booth — and away we go!!


Given the growth, both past and future, of The Nerdery, resumes were being taken on the spot.  To help spot the networker of your field of choice, nerds were wearing shirts with particularly helpful backs.  Just a few of the shirts that caught Shareology’s eye:

The photo booth immediately caught my eye.  Ya’ll gathered in front of a screen, it took 4 shots, and they appeared in the tiny, tiny printer as postcards.  Oh, yeah, and they were also sent to The Nerdery’s Facebook page!!!

Couple of last thoughts–I think the machine below is circa 1983ish:

One of the many people-friendly aspects of The Nerdery culture is that it is definitely dog-friendly.  There’s even rumors of a cat or two…

Well, there you have it.  Congratulations to The Nerdery for a great introduction to its new space!  For more information, go to:  or follow them on twitter:  @The_Nerdery

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


Grain Exchange becomes Brain Exchange! August 1, 2011

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Shareology went to one of the all time great parties this weekend!!  CoCoMSP opened its doors to friends and coworkers to celebrate the collaboration of Project Skyway and CoCo to open a new space for coworking and entrepreneurs in the renovated Grain Exchange in downtown Minneapolis.  Many of you have been at CoCoSt. Paul, located across the street from the St. Paul Depot, and soon to be connection on the Lite Rail Line.  Here’s a look at the repurposed Grain Exchange room in Minneapolis; the glory of it is how much remains of its great history:  (Spring and Winter Wheat:  Yeeesssss! note from former farmer.)

CoFounder Don Ball shows off the new/old space

Looks like superb working space for Shareology!!


cofounders Don and Kyle


Finally, the last shot is of decor in the elevators – those are grain elevators, folks!!
The fascinating thing about this space is the homage to the old and the creation of the new, including super organized white crisp furniture and the latest in connections to the interwebs.  All in all, great to see old friends and make new ones!  For more on the party, hit #pscocoparty on twitter, follow @CoCoMSP or go to     Finally, thanks so much to Don and Kyle for inviting me: I had a blast!!
Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

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