About Derek Richey

Derek Richey is Director of Marketing at Coltrain Group, LLC. He was awarded the “Rosemary Miller Preservation Activism Award” for his co-authorship of the book “Bloomington Then and Now”, which documents the changes in the Bloomington, Indiana landscape over the past 100 years in a photographic format. Derek has helped launch several multi-million dollar brands, and recently played an important role in the launch of professional soccer in Indianapolis.

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Assuring Collaborative Co-Working Spaces are Actually Collaborative

Growth of the Collaborative Co-Working Space Across the country, and across Indiana, collaborative co-working spaces have been opening their doors to entrepreneurs. Some of these spaces have started privately, and others have launched with local government funding. The goal for these new spaces is to provide working space for entrepreneurs to start and build companies […]

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Bloomington Innovation Leaders Converge on Convention Center October 1

On October 1st, 2013, business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Monroe County will be converging on the Convention Center on South College Avenue in Bloomington to participate in the first Innovative Leadership Institute. Topics will revolve around how the changing technology landscape is influencing the manner in which companies market and brand themselves and how […]

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Bloomington Innovative Leadership Institute to Feature Award-Winning CEO

On October 1, 2013 the Innovative Leadership Institute will take place at the Monroe County Convention Center in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County, Coltrain Group and SmallBox. Among other notable presenters, the event will feature 2011 SBA Indiana Business Advocate of the Year and CEO of SmallBox, Jeb Banner, whose […]

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Authenticity: Without It, Your Business is Doomed

In today’s rapid-fire, ultra-connected, news-travels-fast world, businesses that don’t deliver on promises end up in deep water fast. Companies who operate vastly differently from how they have marketed themselves now find out that word travels fast—and that dishonesty is quickly exposed. Ten to fifteen years ago companies could still operate with one goal in mind: […]

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Video: Managing Workplace Stress with Peer Consultancy Groups

It will probably come as no surprise to you that most people associate working together on problems and giving feedback to colleagues, with some level of unpleasantness or stress. So then: Why don’t people in Peer Consultancy Groups feel that same level stress and discomfort?

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