ISLAND is on the Move

After five years as a part of Saskatoon’s co-working community we’re going back to where it all started…sort of.

Let us set the scene. It’s 2011, Facebook is still cool and used by more than just your mom and alt-right uncle. The fifth, and far from final, instalment of the Fast and Furious series is packing the house down at the Galaxy, and LMFAO isn’t just a faint memory…but a staple on Wired 96.3. Around the same time a small web design company called Island is getting their start in a live/work unit on the fourth floor of the 2nd Avenue Lofts.

We’ve come a long way, and done our share of moving around since then…but we’re super excited to announce that we’ve come full-circle and will be moving back into the 2nd Avenue Lofts building! This stay is a little different though – and the commute is a little further than one flight of stairs. We’ve found our dream space on the ground floor with plenty of windows to fill with crazy ideas. The best part of this new spot is going to be its ability to help us even better serve our current and prospective clients, and to continue to grow and maintain our working culture.

We can’t say enough great things about our time at the Two Twenty, and have made a ton of close connections and friends in the past few years at Ideas Inc. Both these places allowed us to grow and shift our business on a few occasions and we honestly can’t say enough good things about them if you’re looking for a place to grow your business. Rumour has it our space in Ideas Inc. is already available…just treat it right for us would ya?

Starting March 1st, our new address will officially be 118 23rd Street East. We’ll be spending the next couple months getting it setup, but feel free to stop by to say ‘hello’ or stay tuned for a banger of an office warming party. Thank you so much to everyone from clients, friends, mentors, and everyone in between who’ve helped Island evolve and continue to deliver top notch creative over the past 8 years.

See you soon…

Andrew Scott   |   February 13, 2019

Entrepreneur Insights – Blue Moose media – Mar. 7

Join the Saskatoon Chamber for “Chamber on Tap” – outstanding businesspeople in Saskatoon share their stories in a candid, casual event. This time our Ideas Inc neighbours and owners of Blue Moose Media – Ricky Forbes & Travis Low – will be talking about their social media business.

Attendance is free at LB Distillers, from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight!

Jill Ferron   |   March 7, 2018

Entrepreneur Networking – March 2

If it’s a bit of a slow week, why not wrap things up with a networking event. Come meet some fellow entrepreneurs at Sype’s March First Friday event tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 at Drift Vista Lounge.

Major perk: there’s a door prize for attendees… You might win a pair of tickets to Michelle Obama’s talk on March 22nd!

See you there!

Jill Ferron   |   March 1, 2018

Win a ticket for tonight’s Prairie Investment Forum!

We’re all going to the 1st Annual Prairie Investment Forum hosted by Co.Labs, and we want you to come!

Just comment on our Instagram post for a chance to win a free ticket, and we’ll message the lucky winner this afternoon.

The Prairie investment forum will showcase startups from each Prairie Province, investors from North America, and Sask expats working in tech.

See you at 7pm at the Delta Bessborough!

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 21, 2018

Maker Meet-up – Feb. 21

The Saskatoon mini maker faire is happening this year on May 26th, and calls for makers are open! If you’re not exactly sure what Maker Faire is, are unsure about your application, or simply want to get a glimpse of what makers in Saskatoon are doing, then head out to the Mana Bar this Wednesday, Feb. 21st from 6pm to 10:30pm for a chance to fight remote-controlled robots and meet the producer team for this event.

RSVP on the Facebook event page!

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 20, 2018

Island Treasures – February 20th

Welcome back to work, school, or whatever you find yourself doing after the long weekend! Hopefully you were able to enjoy some time off, and if not maybe it’s time to tell your boss where to go and how to get there! We’re super happy you decided to spend your first slack off of the short week with us and we hopefully the following does not disappoint!

Cody Schumacher   |  

Entrepreneur meetup – Feb. 15

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan is hosting another meetup this Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm at Village Guitar and Amp. It’s open to everyone, bring your family and friends to this cool event featuring Rauncie Kinnaird of Sandy Shores Resort and Kinnaird Bagpipes.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 13, 2018

Island Treasures – Olympic Edition

One of my favourite part about the olympics is seeing the design that comes out of the host country. It gives us an idea of what design trends are happening in other countries, and can often serve as good inspiration to use on our local projects. So in honour of the opening of the Olympic Games, here are our Island Treasures, Olympic Edition.

Andrew Scott   |   February 9, 2018

SABEX AWARDS GALA NIGHT – FEB 8

This year’s Sabex Awards will be held on Thursday Feb. 8th, at Prairieland Park. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors will be presenting the local individuals and organizations that have raised the standards for the community.

Some of the categories we’ll be looking out for are:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year,
  • New Business Venture Award,
  • Marketing Award,
  • New Product or Service Award (hello 3D printing café!)

Cocktail starts at 5, dinner at 6, and tickets are available here from $150 per person.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 6, 2018

Island Treasures – February 2nd

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Great, now that we’ve got that out of the way we can dive back into our favourite part of the week…Island Treasures! Before we jump in though I’d like to just make it clear that any business or resource we feature here has in no way asked us to or frankly even known we would be including them. Everything we choose to include is 100% because we believe strongly in them/it and think that there is a benefit to providing them to you as readers! No bullshit, just treasures we love…

Cody Schumacher   |   February 2, 2018