Open Eyes and Social Enterprise

Originally published in Linkedin by Colleen Gentemann


Recently, I met David and Hannah Cree.  A Calgary power couple if I have ever met one. They are on a journey to make waves in the City of Calgary through their forward thinking entrepreneurial spirit. CMNGD (Common Good), is a social enterprise building a sustainable, scaleable business that employs marginalized people, giving them a living wage and a hope for the future.

Together we created a video that explains their mission.  Watch the video!

David and Hannah recently won at the ATB BoostR stage event, where they pitched CMNGD to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style  panel of judges.  There was stiff competition amongst all the worthy entrepreneurs but CMNGD was the clear favourite, generating the most intrigue in the crowd, and melting the hearts of the judges.

There are only 7 days left for them to reach their fundraising goals.  Your contribution will have a massive ripple effect.  Make a difference, invest in change.

“There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end” -Scott Adams

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10,000 Reasons to say Thankyou!

Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 2.26.22 PMWe just wanted to say “Thank You” to all of our friends, suppliers, partners, and clients, for all the support around our content. This past week we hit over 10,000 Followers on Facebook and we could not be happier to be in such great company!

The Laundromat Crew,

Scott, Colleen and Kyle.

New Kickstarter Campaign eXXpedition 2015

Laundromat Studios latest film project falls in line with our shared love for the ocean. Plastics and toxins threaten the health of our ocean and our bodies. Agathe Bernard has launched her Kickstarter campaign which is explained in the video below. This adventure requires courage and a lot of support from the global community. Help Agathe Bernard cross the ocean and study the effects of plastics and toxins in our water. The only way to find a solution is to understand the problem. We all live downstream.

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Our Jumping Creek Pottery Kickstarter video gets Staff pick!

We are proud of the work Colleen and Agathe did on this fantastic project!

Jumping Creek Project

Click here to support the project:

Kaitlan Murphy is a carpenter/potter based out of Revelstoke, BC. who is raising money to build her pottery business called Jumping Creek Pottery!

Kickstarter is the ultimate platform for crowdfunding, that requires great story telling to help connect people to the project in a meaningful way.

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Heliskiing Canada / Facebook

Heliskiing Canada FacebookWhat started as a experiment has become a movement. We launched Heliskiing Canada a few years ago hoping to connect with operators to help them directly connect with customers.

Today with over 3,100 subscribers and an unreal amount of traffic visitors its has become a voice for the industry. Follow us for updates on the Industry at: 

You will find exclusive content as well in addition we syndicate content and updates from all the Heliskiing operators in Canada.

The Spin / Heliskiing’s King of the Kootenay’s – Vancouver Sun

We had 4 days of amazing filming at Snowwater Heliskiing with Peak Adventures TV Show and for our project Powder Guides. This place is unreal in terms of subject matter and visuals. For sure the Heliskiing (as always) is stunning, but the nightlife, the food the little village you stay in just had so many thing to create a rich final product.

SnowwaterHeli_KyleHamilton-HeliskiingCanada-6Here is Peak’s 3 Videos from that film trip to give you a taste of some of the skiing content, the other filmed content will come out in Fall with the release of the Powder Guides Episode/ Snowwater.

Photo: Kyle Hamilton

The Staff at Snowwater Heliskiing were exceptional. Having a guide that works with you in terms of terrain and ideas makes all the difference in the final product.

Photo: Kyle Hamilton

We can drive 55 on the Powder Highway

Its so great to have a Social Media partner that really supports what you do. The Powder Highway are one of the most progressive and active Marketing Tourism Bureaus I know of.

When your pedal to the metal trying to work hard to get as much exposure as you can for your projects its so fantastic to get support for the Operators and the Photographers from groups like the Powder Highway. Laundromat Studios Kyle Hamilton & Steve Dutcheshen getting some accolades for their amazing shots and the word is getting out.

Thanks for the love, we will do our best not to txt n tweet while we drive.

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It’s becoming clear…

Filming in Australia 2009

As this site starts taking shape and start pulling together all the project work, and the people who I have met and worked with along the way, I have come to realize a few things…

The dream Laundromat Studios is already here. We have been quietly just doing our thing and focused on delivering and not really sharing our efforts. No marketing portfolio or campaigns about we can can do, and what we have done.

For me as a marketer its a bit of a unusual approach. I tend to start a strategic marketing approach right out of the gate.

But not with Laundromat Studios.

No fan fare, just started delivering content over the past several years, and just now, we launch a site and start marketing.

The reflection of all this effort is that we have hit the ground running, and already have an amazing team of talent to provide exceptional content.

I always have known this, but now its just clear to me that we are already launched, we just never really officially said so.

So there you have it. We are officially launched… 8 years ago.

Oh and  I want to retroactively suggest it was my plan all along.

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