Blog & News 2018-06-12T13:17:52-04:00

1701 Community Highlights

Content Brings Community at 1701 Panel

As 2018 continues, so does the Future of Business Series; each panel just as good as the last in its own unique way. From female founders to farming, we’ve had the privilege of hosting innovative, successful business owners that gladly share their knowledge with the community and take time to answer their questions. Wednesday, June 13th, we brought in Ryan Munsey, Jess Horton, Zack Miller, and Jarrell Williams for our latest panel, “Content as a Product: The Rise of Digital Influencers.” This panel discussion [...]

By | June 22nd, 2018|1701 Magazine, Business Insights|

Innovative Ideas Emerge at VDOT Smarter Roads Hackathon

In late April of 2018, 1701 hosted a group of brilliant and hardworking developers who generated innovative ideas and practical solutions using open data. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) presented it’s first SmarterRoads Hackathon in partnership with 1701, ODU, Kimley Horn, and several other sponsors. Developers, planners, futurists, big data lovers, and problem solvers were invited to tackle Virginia’s largest transportation problems with nothing but open data sets, VDOT’s SmarterRoads data portal, and their imagination. Their reward? Street cred, and up to a [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|1701 Magazine, Business Insights|

Tell Your Story with Chris Lane and Cheryl Tan

As the business world changes, so does marketing. Today, the line between personal life and business life is getting smaller and smaller, which means that the who, how, and why of a business is becoming more important for the consumer. Storytelling is how businesses must navigate the marketing waters of the day. This may cause major changes for some businesses, but for those who eat, sleep, and breath storytelling, it means walking in their natural habitat. Cheryl Tan and Chris Lane are two of [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|1701 Magazine, Business Insights|

Finding a Way for Your Team to Win

If your team or organization was a super-hero, who would it be and why? If this question was asked to your team or organization, what do you think they would say? I dare you to ask this question at your next staff meeting. Use it as an icebreaker and then sit back and listen to the responses. You’ll be amazed at what you will learn about your team. Every time I play the Leadership Game, I get excited when this question comes up because [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|1701 Magazine, Business Insights|

Coworking: The Global Movement

Coworking in 2022 projections: United States coworking members will increase to 1,076,000 United States coworking spaces will increase to 6,219 Global coworking members will reach 5.1 million Global coworking space will reach 30,432 Last year, the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) released an article about the future of coworking. They researched the state of coworking spaces and members in 2017 in relation to global trends and found that by the year 2022, coworking will not only be an option, it will be the future. In [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|1701 Magazine, Business Insights|

Local Animation Studio Wins Tenth Telly Award

Sugar Skull Creative won three Telly awards in 2018, two of which were in collaboration with FamilyApp! Out of 12,000 entries from five continents and all fifty states, Sugar Skull Creative (formerly AlexAnimation) won three Telly awards this year! Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council — an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks. The Judging Council is reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates including executives from Hearst Media, [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|1701 Magazine, Business Insights, Uncategorized|

Artist Jeremiah Kille Gives California Flair To 1701 Mural

Last month, 1701 and the ViBe Creative District welcomed Santa Cruz-based artist Jeremiah Kille to Virginia Beach. Jeremiah was one of the 10 artists selected to create a mural during the ViBe Mural Festival presented by Towne Bank. Jeremiah painted the 1701 mural, with a little help from his assistant, our team and many passers-by, over the course of 10 days between May 11th and 20th. He navigated blazing hot days and pouring rain, but managed to finish on time and create a beautiful mural [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|1701 Magazine, Arts & Entertainment|

ViBe Mural Festival Gives 1701 (& Nine Others) A Mural Makeover

Summer is already off to an amazing start with the artistic infusion of ten new murals in the ViBe Creative District. Visible from the Boardwalk to the Convention Center, these large-scale art installations have added fresh vibrancy and a cohesive sense of place to the ViBe. Starting on May 11th, the event paired ten muralists with ten private properties and lasted ten days. By May 20th, the murals were finished and the artists were celebrated for their hard work with a panel discussion and closing [...]

Three Tips to Get You Ready for the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

After what felt like a long winter, the summer time is once again beginning to show its face. For many of us, the summer brings a much-needed dose of Vitamin D, a time to relish in the great outdoors, and hopefully a little bit of vacation built in somewhere to break up the work year. Beginning with Memorial Day weekend, the BBQ season will be in full swing. The great weather presents us with the opportunity to take on new hobbies and mark a [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|1701 Magazine, Community Involvement, Health & Fitness|
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