Taking Stock Friday

Sometimes, it feels like the days just melt away, but it’s better to be busy than bored. To that end, here are some of the things that occupy my time as of late. Consulting Work I’m very happy to say that the musician employment agreement model I wrote about back in April 2019 is starting to catch on. While I can’t go into nearly as much detail as that article, I …

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Helping Service Organizations Do More For Their Members

Performing arts service organizations have always been among the most intriguing and engaging clients because they always bring a wealth of projects to the table that require creative solutions. Case in point, one of my newest clients is the League of Chicago Theatres (LoCT), which serves more than 200 theatres in what for my money is the most vibrant theatre community in the country: Chicago. In their own words: The League …

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Time To Unveil Something New

While I love working with all my clients, it’s always a bit of additional fun when they are in Chicago, such as the ability to actually experience their events! Case in point, we recently launched the website for DePaul University’s Unveiled music festival. The site soft launched last week and went live yesterday to coincide with online ticket sales. The entire team at DePaul was terrific to work with and they …

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#TBT Venture Event Manager Plugin Is Now Available At The WordPress Repository

Granted, today’s headline is definitely a current event and while having the plugin available at the WordPress repository is a big step, it did bring to mind the past seven years of progress with The Venture Platform that led to this latest development. It seems like it was only yesterday when the entire platform was just getting started: An Invitation To Be At The Forefront Of A Paradigm Shift We enjoyed …

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Introducing Venture Event Manager


It’s time to unveil the project that’s been keeping me busy the past several months: Venture Event Manager, a WordPress event management plugin. Five years ago, I launched The Venture Platform, a hosted, managed web development service for arts organizations and artists. Not long after that launch, my programmer and I explored the potential for extracting the event management functionality and offering it as a standalone WordPress plugin. After perfecting VEM’s …

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