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Erik Youngquist

Business owner, Purely Michigan in St. Joseph

Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2016
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 5

Erik Youngquist is the owner of Purely Michigan, a retail store in the tourist beach town of St. Joseph, Michigan. In this PK, Frosted Glassware: A Cautionary Tale, Erik will be talking about opening that store and having no idea what to stock it with! Not until his wife found some old frosted Michigan glassware, and he knew at that point he must chase his 'whale' no matter how many good or bad memories that may entail. 

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A Cautionary Tale of Vending Machines

BY MARK RICKMEIER
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"These machines have a little label on them that says 'Don't shake this Machine.'"

Head Honcho at Table XI (PechaKucha's Web Gugus) Mark Rickmeier brings to Tokyo his show-stopping account of some school day antics gone horrifyingly wrong. What had the potential to be a highschool tragedy became a story of pain, perseverance, and triumph. Here in Tokyo he captures the audience's attention as he recounts the fateful story.

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Glass is HOT!

BY JERRY CATANIA
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass." 

In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.

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Eat. Drink. Beer Happy. - The Journey of Silver Harbor Brewing Co.

BY MIICHAEL GROSS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Michael Gross tell us his story of opening a Michigan Brewing Company in his story called Eat.Drink.Beer Happy, The Journey of Silver Harbor Brewing Co

Silver Harbor Brewing Co has something big brewing. Arriving this Spring learn about how we've transformed a building from 1900 to become what will be St. Joe's very own brewery / restaurant and more about the team behind the scenes making it all happen. Committed to the Mitten, we'll discuss local sourcing and give a sneak peak of our menu, beer line up and more. 
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St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart

BY LANA DEFRANCESCO
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"The only way to shed light on ignorance and resentment is to talk about it."

In St. Joseph - Small Town, Big Heart, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, Lana Rappette, Assistant and Communications Lead for the Whirlpool Creatives Association reveals that St Joseph, MI is far more than just a sleepy summer tourist destination on the shore of Lake Michigan. Sure, St Joseph has its sandy beaches and an agricultural  industry fit for making apple pies, but it also has a thriving, respected and close knit arts community. One that is immune to city borders and has helped heal relationships and restore the beauty in the neighboring city of Benton Harbor. PechaKucha St Joseph was started just one year ago in early 2015. Now all people, everyday people, have a chance to share ideas and fun doing it! The city hopes to fuel a positive and creative culture through its PechaKucha platform.

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Spatial Memory Mapping

BY LYLA CATELLIER
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.

Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!

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Post 911 Restaurant Ruin to BajaGringo Taco Truck Dream

BY KIM JORGENSEN GANE
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Kim Jorgensen Gane is a realtor, writer, producer and "Write2TheEnd" facilitator. She is ALSO the wife of taco-truck-owning photographer, Scott Gane, and she will tell us about their checkered history, and how it led to BajaGringo Taco Truck!

 

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PLENTY Mercantile

BY BRITTNEY MATLOCK
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 25, 2014

Brittney Matlock shares on the lifestyle shop and event venue that she founded in her hometown of Oklahoma City. What began as a big idea to create a retail space that also was an event venue and held community workshops soon came to be called PLENTY Mercantile, located in historic Automobile Alley of the downtown district. Brittney's main role at PLENTY is to rally goods that celebrate origin, process and authenticity and secure one-of-a-kind finds to further the economic circle required to push sustainable retail practices at large.

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Signal: An Appalachian Tale of Home

BY LOCKIE HUNTER
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

Lockie Hunter, in her presentations, signal explores one grandmother's struggle as she comes to terms with growth and expansion in her once small east Tennessee hometown.

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Jump!

BY ADRIENNE ALANE WHITE
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

JUMP! -  Adrienne White is a lifetime yogi, yoga teacher, lover of life, believer in humanity, and tries to practice the art of fearless “jumping”.  She has faith that she will always (in the nick of time) grow her wings on the way down. She started The Collective in Benton Harbor, MI to be a space of community, healing, and a place where deep conversations can be held.  She works every day to stay curious and to listen intently to the siren call of the universe. Serendipity is one of her favorite words.