Strictly Business 2020 Event Wrap-Up!

Strictly Business 2020 Presenters. Image Credit: Alyce Henson

Workbook, Inseus, mHUB Chicago, and ASMP Chicago/Midwest presented Strictly Business 2020 on January 18! Thank you to the invaluable individuals who attended, volunteered, sponsored, and presented at the event. We so enjoyed coming together with such a passionate group of photographers and photography industry professionals to celebrate the art form and learn from each other. Each presenter throughout the day offered practical yet profound advice that will continue to inspire us into the new year. The event closed with a networking happy hour, during which attendees discussed the topics from the day, reminisced with old friends, and made new, exciting connections.

Dorie Silverman (@dorbug) started the day on the right note by leading the group through a movement sequence drawn from her yoga, movement, and somatic therapy practice.

Image Credit: Brian Schilling
Image Credit: Brian Schilling

Alex Garcia (@alexgarciaimages) imparted wisdom gained from his transition from working as a photojournalist on staff at the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune to being a storyteller in stills and video with clients in corporate, non-profit and advertising worlds.

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Evan Sheehan (@evantsheehan) and Alex Wallbaum (@alexwallbaum) spoke about their collaborative practice, social media strategies, and Future Use Studio.

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Kat Schleicher (@kat_schleicher) detailed the steps that she has taken to elevate her photography business and brand including tips on working with consultants, marketing plans, brand evaluation, research, and self-assigned projects.

Image Credit: Brian Schilling
Image Credit: Bonnie Robinson

Martine Séverin (@martinisev) led an interactive workshop that focused on articulating your individual purpose and infusing it into your practice.

Image Credit: Mary Rafferty
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Finally, Inseus Founder Ashley Nelson (@inseusmindfulness) rounded out the day with an experiential immersion into mindfulness practices, complete with practical tools and insights for making our behavior less reactive and more engaged.

Image Credit: Brian Schilling
Image Credit: Brian Schilling

More photos from the day:

Image Credit: Mary Rafferty
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Image Credit: Brian Schilling
Image Credit: Alyce Henson
Image Credit: Alyce Henson
Image Credit: Alyce Henson
Image Credit: Alyce Henson

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mHUB is Chicago’s innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. Their mission is to galvanize Chicago’s manufacturing ecosystem by generating innovative ideas, attracting world-class talent and fostering collaboration. By providing access to labs and equipment, industry experts and workshops, and a community of other product innovators, mHUB helps turn ideas into prototypes, and prototypes into sustainable new businesses that drive economic impact, and ensure the region’s continued leadership in global manufacturing.

Workbook | WE WORK SO YOU BOOK
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Inseus
Drawing on the most current scientific research and evidence-based thinking on the theory and practice of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience, Inseus delivers a transformational impact on the lives of individuals and on the culture and effectiveness of the organizations where they work and lead. Through experiential learning in workshops and programming, one-on-one training, group training, and consulting engagements, our mindfulness experts connect with and inspire people in profoundly personal ways, empowering them to discover more productive, peaceful, and authentic versions of themselves.