THE MADE BY PROJECT

Made By is an initiative to grow maker businesses and build community around them as part of a larger effort to support creative entrepreneurs in Memphis & Shelby County.

NOMINATE A MAKER! Do you know a maker who's looking for fame, power and a locally-made trophy? Someone who feels deeply passionate about the future of the Memphis maker community, has seasoned experience as a creative entrepreneur and enjoys giving thoughtful feedback? Nominate them for the Maker Council! We are especially looking of makers who reflect the Memphis mosaic.

The Maker Council will give strategic guidance and advice to help build the foundation to grow creative entrepreneurship in Memphis. Made By is assisting to create the Council and we want YOU to nominate fellow makers for this group—be part of getting maker voices heard!

Please fill out this questionnaire before Friday, June 30th, 2017 to nominate a maker! Self-nominations are welcome. Feel free to reach out to madebyproject@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING HUB PILOT. Are you already stressing out about the impending holiday season? Are you waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, wondering how all your shipments will reach their final destination? Or perhaps you're already having nightmares about product broken in transit...? We're only teasing—it's not time for a full-scale freak out yet! In fact, have we got something for you!

A Pack 'n' Ship Hub pilot is in the works for the 2017 Holiday Season—it will be a game-changer for those who dabble heavily in e-commerce! Made By and the entrepreneurs want to hear from YOU about e-commerce, shipping and fulfillment needs.

Please fill out this questionnaire by Monday, June 19, 2017. Feel free to reach out to madebyproject@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

We believe that makers are vital to our city's identity and must be respected, cultivated, and celebrated.

Your vivid stories, backed by indisputable statistics, will help us answer big questions, make the case for increased investment, and provide a roadmap for that investment that better targets the unique needs of our artisans. That means more spaces to live, work, show, and sell; funding and business services; training and education; and a community that champions both creativity and creative producers.