Part 3: “The Front Man” My Conversation With Charles Ries in Four Parts

Part of that “living” that Charles does so well is as the front man for the band, “Charles P. Ries and The Minktronics”. An accomplished writer with both a novel and five published books of poetry to his name, Charles began doing public readings to aid in selling his book and his poetry. Kismet would … read more

Part 2 “Move Beyond” My Conversation With Charles Ries in Four Parts

Part 2 “Move Beyond” This need to create has long existed in Charles. As a boy, growing up on a mink farm in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Charles began exploring outside the daily norm of farm life. “When I was thirteen or so, I started making skim boards out of plywood planks in our basement. The Lake … read more

With Reflection + Gratitude

What’s that old adage about standing back and looking at things from a different perspective? One of the hardest things about being a parent is never really knowing if what you’re doing for your children is making a difference, resonating. Sometimes this requires us to stand back. Last week I volunteered to work at a … read more

Community: Football Elevates a Sense of Belonging In Green Bay

We’re well into football season here in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of Elevate97. My team of innovators is hard at work every day just a mile or so from Lambeau Field—the iconic hub of Green Bay Packer legend and community. Lambeau Field is a destination, a must-see for football fans across the globe. It’s lauded … read more

Shared Experience & Building Community

At Elevate97, we create exceptional brand experiences. We wrap our arms around our client-partners established and often legendary brands, and we help them project their true essence further—through larger-than-life images, intriguing materials and the dimension of texture. We bring customers, guests and passers-by into their story across any number of spaces. Experiential design is a … read more