Once again, we got a stimulating jump-start on our Friday morning, thanks to the Greater Omaha Chamber’s “CreativeMornings”, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. The venue was the Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th St., and the topic was “Serendipity”. The coffee and donuts were good and both the subject and the company were truly inspiring. “Serendipity” was a sellout; the first in the CreativeMornings series!
The Chamber’s Kim Sellmeyer welcomed all attendees and we all got to watch Dylan Baumann, wearing a GoPro camera, make the rounds “high-fiving” everyone in the room to a timer as we watched with glee. Now, our blood was pumping, the coffee had kicked in, and we were ready to listen, think and
The presenter was Katie Kemerling, Chief Marketing Officer at Ervin & Smith, an Ad Age Best Places to Work digital agency. Katie spoke excitedly of several instances of serendipity in her life that have led her to many connections, achievements and people who have had great positive impact on her path. She tries to recognize such special, unplanned, “carpe diem” moments, and advised us to be on the lookout for them in our own lives. We all can think of many moments that elevated us, inspired and intrigued us, that we didn’t see coming. To be open to serendipity, to recognize it and to act upon it, is (or should be) everyone’s goal. Katie gave us some good tips on how to be ready for it, and what to do when it hits.
When you hear stories about serendipity, they have an undertone of delight, pleasure, and sometimes profound transformation. These unforeseen, joyful accidents are often the opportunities we seek and cherish—and above all, they’re moments that we don’t forget.
Midwest Sound & Lighting is proud to partner with the Greater Omaha Chamber to bring you “CreativeMornings”. We used a single, 1KW QSC K-12 powered speaker, an Allen & Heath mixer and Shure wireless microphones to provided crystal-clear, feedback-free sound reinforcement.
My morning take-away was to always be ready for unexpected, serendipitous moments and to capitalize on them; good advice. I’ll volunteer that YOU may well have a serendipitous moment at the next “CreativeMornings” event. I hope to see you there.
Peace, Love, out-JR