We Are Community
At IES, being part of our community adds fuel to our fire. We love Nashville, we love the people we work with and we love the creative communities and philanthropic organizations in our town. Below, you will see multiple organizations that we are happy to call a part of our family. They are our partners in creativity. We work together for the betterment of our creative community and our Greater Nashville-area community as well. It’s our goal at IES to always make an effort to build up our community. Below are some of the members of our extended IES family we’d like you to meet:
Meet Our Community Partners in Creativity
Mother to Mother, Inc.
We are so excited to be working with Mother To Mother, a charitable organization in Nashville that helps children living in poverty across Middle Tennessee. Mother To Mother works with hospitals and case workers to identify families in need and delivers supplies directly to those families. Their main areas of focus are safe sleep, diapers and car seats.
We began our partnership by working with Mother To Mother to re-logo a bus that had been donated to the charity. When we unveiled the new bus, we were able to have it stocked it with diapers and other necessities thanks to generous donations from our employees, vendors and neighbors here in Nashville. We look forward to continuing our support for this amazing organization, and we love seeing their new bus rolling all over Middle Tennessee.
For more information on our work on the Mother To Mother bus, click here.
If you’d like to join us in helping Mother To Mother, check out their web site at www.mothertomotherinc.org.
Nashville Design Week
We are more than excited to be a sponsor of our city’s first ever Nashville Design Week, which is going to be a week-long, city-wide series of interdisciplinary programs and events designed to unite the design community, promote collaboration and idea sharing, engage the public, and elevate the impact of Nashville’s design economy.
And we just think it’s plain awesome that our community of talented artists is lifting each other up. Nashville Design Week leverages the power of collaboration to bring together design professionals and the public, acting as the amplifier for exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops, and installations that showcase Nashville’s design talent and educate the public on the role of all design professions in bettering lives.
This year’s event is being held November 8-15 across Nashville and we are hosting our own event called We BELIEVE in DESIGN. Limited to the first 100 people who register, this event will allow some of the area’s top creative minds to share their knowledge on the large format print and distribution industries, and speak about how crucial print still is in today’s digital marketing world. IES will be walking attendees through their printing, kitting, and shipping facilities while demonstrating their capabilities. This will be a great opportunity for creatives across all communities to understand the materials and process of print and its distribution.
For more information on Nashville Design Week, visit the event web site at www.nashvilledesignweek.org.
We believe that creatives need to feed off of other creatives. That’s why we support CreativeMornings in Nashville.
Every month, CreativeMornings Nashville provides a welcoming venue, breakfast, coffee, and an inspirational talk from the best creative minds in our city and beyond. Thanks to the support of sponsors, every event is free and open to everyone!
The CreativeMornings team is led by a dedicated group of successful designers, teachers, illustrators, and social entrepreneurs. This group comes together to produce this event because they share a passion to grow, inspire, and unite Nashville’s creative community.
Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN
At IES, we are thrilled to support the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) and their annual Nashville Buddy Walk®. One of our employees has a niece with Down syndrome, so this is an opportunity that really hits home with our team. Our employee has volunteered to clock out while he prints, cuts, and packages all of the signage for this event. He said it is his way of helping not only his niece but the organization that helps her as well.
This year we are excited to partner with the DSAMT to help celebrate and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families and to promote understanding and acceptance of those with Down syndrome. Approximately 5,000 participants from Middle Tennessee are expected at this year’s Buddy Walk®, making it the largest Down syndrome awareness event in the state and the primary source of funding for the organization’s programs.
The free, community event brings together families, schools, churches, vendors, businesses and media to celebrate and enjoy activities for the entire family! Individuals with Down syndrome will receive a medal at the end of the short walk and all participants will enjoy a live concert by the Blues Brokers, along with games, crafts, vendors, a meet & greet with mascots and characters and more!