One of my clients, Growing Spaces, has recently been named “One of the Top Colorado Companies to Watch”. They are currently featured in Cobizmag.org. Here is a snippet of the article:
GROWING SPACES LLC
SNAPSHOT: Based in Pagosa Springs, Growing Spaces produces energy-efficient greenhouses using a passive solar geodesic design for year-round growing.
LEADERSHIP: Owner Michael Parsons started Growing Spaces out of a garage in 1989.
WORK FORCE: The company employed 10 full-time equivalent employees in 2009 and expects to add one or two employees in 2010.
CUSTOMERS: The company has supplied its Growing Domes to more than 1,200 clients in 48 states and 11 countries. Best-known customers include Toyota Motor Co., Shumei Natural Gardens at Rodale Institute and Naropa University.
PIVOTAL MOMENTS: The company cites the “phenomenon of Y2K” as an impetus for people deciding to become more self-sufficient, and the company went from producing 14 Growing Domes a year, to 75. The company launched its website in 1994, putting it well ahead of competitors in e-commerce.
MARKETING STRATEGY: The company’s most successful campaign is its “Tour of Domes” each April in Pagosa Springs when six Growing Dome owners open their domes to the public, displaying fresh herbs, flowers and vegetables when outside it is still snowy. People come from as far as Santa Fe., N.M., and Colorado Springs for the tour.
Growing Spaces has been working with MTECH in developing a robust social media presence with their new interactive blog (http://www.growingspaces.com/community), facebook page and YouTube channel. They are currently re-designing their web site and expanding their marketing initiatives.