Carson City Entrepreneurs Assembly at The Studio

Photo by Cathleen Allison

Entrepreneurs Assembly, co-founded by Adams Hub’s Entrepreneur in Residence Matt Westfield in 2010, is an award-winning, non-profit global organization that supports the success of entrepreneurs, startups, and aspiring business owners. Thriving chapters in Reno, Incline, Las Vegas, and South Lake Tahoe demonstrate the effectiveness of EA’s unique approach of, “Founders Helping Founders.” The Carson City chapter was named Chapter of the Year for 2017 by the board of EA.

Each meeting includes interactive roundtables in which business owners–with the help of their peers and EA facilitators–discuss growth challenges and identify their crucial action items for the month ahead. EA meetings help entrepreneurs focus on their top priorities and enable them to “work on the business, not in the business.” Everyone leaves with their marching orders for the next 30 days. To learn more about EA, please visit

Who Should Join?
• Startups
• Existing companies
• Anyone interested in starting a business
• Any industry sector from scaling tech companies to brick-and-mortar, community-based businesses

What EA is not:
• EA is not a traditional “networking” or prospecting group–it’s a place to roll up your sleeves and work on your business.

The second Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Studio at Adams Hub
111 W. Proctor St.
Carson City, NV 89703

Email us:
Or call us at 775.222.0001

Music Entrepreneur David Victor returns to Northern Nevada and Adams Hub

Multi-talented music industry entrepreneur David Victor, formerly of the classic rock band Boston, returns to Northern Nevada on Saturday, March 17 to perform with his tribute act Bostyx. Prior to the St. Patrick’s Day show at the Reno Nugget, David will spend Friday, March 16 from 2-5 PM as the Adams Hub Music Entrepreneur in Residence.

David Victor (left) performs with Tommy de Carlo of the band BOSTON.

By advance reservation, David will conduct one-on-one consultations at Adams Hub with aspiring musicians or music-industry entrepreneurs. A longtime resident of Los Angeles who now makes his home in the Bay Area, David toured with BOSTON as co-lead vocalist and guitarist and sang lead on the band’s single, Heaven on Earth, from the 2013 album, Life, Love and Hope. The track hit #1 on the Classic Rock charts.

David Victor Presents, his company, fields an array of musical offerings, including tribute-style acts Bostyx (the hits of Boston and Styx) Rock in America, described as a “rock n roll joy ride” through hotbeds of musical inspiration in the United States, and Platinum Rock Stars, a full-powered tribute to the icons of classic rock.

David also innovated Strum & Spirits, a “paint-and-sip” style group guitar lesson that incorporates teaching, performance and (highly entertaining) storytelling. Companies such as Cisco and Silicon Valley accounting firm Robert Lee Associates have utilized Strum & Spirits as a team-building event. (Imagine a room full of CPAs learning to play “Wild Thing” together!) Strum & Spirits has also proven a hit at wineries and as a completely unique twist for private parties. Yes, everyone gets their own guitars.

David performs with Curly Smith of BOSTON and Stephen Tyler of Aerosmyth at the Boston Strong benefit concert.

Another new venture for David is More Than Acoustic, a San Francisco Bay Area-based, all-new, acoustic rock band, featuring former members of Night Ranger, Eddie Money, Third Eye Blind & Joe Satriani.

More Than Acoustic is all about virtuoso playing and huge vocal harmonies,” he says. “We perform the music of artists like Boston, Night Ranger, Third Eye Blind, Journey, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles and Peter Gabriel. I love playing with these guys.”

David Victor Presents is also diversifying into new acts, including Rock Party! A mega-talented party band with a secret-weapon set list that ensures even the stodgiest guests will hit the dance floor.

David’s talents go well beyond music; he also owns an enterprise software development firm that serves both his in-house projects and those of outside clients.

To reserve a 45-minute consultation with David on Friday, March 16, please email Space is very limited and sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge to participate.

Find out about tickets for the BOSTYX show on March 17 at the Reno Nugget


1 Million Cups Live-stream in Carson City

Looking for a little inspiration on Hump Day? Grab a cup of fabulous Hub Coffee Roasters coffee, network with other entrepreneurs and business people, and enjoy the weekly live-stream of a popular Reno entrepreneurial event. While the Reno meetings unfold in the state-of-the-art Innevation Center every Wednesday from 9-10 AM, The Union will live-stream the event for the public in its new coffee house, which features Hub Coffee Roasters. During the casual, networking-friendly event, attendees will also have the option of ordering breakfast, espresso drinks, and fresh-baked pastries from the Union’s new menu.

“We’re excited to bring another great entrepreneurial event to Carson,” notes Miya MacKenzie, Chief Professional Officer at Adams Hub for innovation, a downtown business incubator and co-working habitat. “The Union’s wonderful new space is the ideal venue.”

1 Million Cups events are weekly meetings in which local entrepreneurs engage with their communities by presenting their early-stage businesses to a diverse audience, including other small business owners, advisors, and mentors. Run by more than 800 volunteers in over 40 states and one United States territory, these programs are organized by individual chapters who host their own meetings in locations that include coffee shops and co-working spaces.

The format is simple: entrepreneurs present for six minutes and then hold a twenty-minute question and answer session with the audience. By receiving honest and open real-time feedback from individuals with a similar business mindset, entrepreneurs can gain valuable insight into their startups from their own community, including ways that they can improve, moving forward.

While business owners certainly stand to gain from these events, everyone in attendance can learn a great deal by listening to and interacting with the presenters during the Q & A sessions. 1 Million Cups emphasizes a collaborative and welcoming culture in which attendees are encouraged to support each other in the various stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. All 1 Million Cups events are free and open to anyone.

“Adams Hub hosts an award-winning chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly each month, and we anticipate that hosting 1MC at the Union will give EA members a chance to continue their networking and collaboration on a weekly basis,” says MacKenzie.

The 1 Million Cups name springs from the idea that millions of new ideas and connections occur over those all-important cups of coffee. The program was developed by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit based in Kansas City, Missouri, and has seen rapid growth in recent years, increasing from 23 communities in January of 2014 to 100 communities in October of 2016. The current number of communities involved in the program is now 165. 1MC has generated buzz in media outlets such as The New York Times, Success, and Fast Company.

The live-streams of the 1 Million Cups Reno chapter’s events will be held at the Coffee Shop located at the rear of The Union Eatery and Taphouse, 301 N Carson Street. You’ll find the coffee shop through the courtyard entrance at West Proctor and Curry Streets.

Live-streams will take place every Wednesday from 9-10 AM.

For more information about the Carson City 1MC event, contact Adams Hub at 775.222.0001.

To learn more about attending or presenting at the Reno live event at UNR’s Innevation Center, visit

Winning More B2B Sales: October’s Lunchbox Learning with Alice Heiman

You built it but they are not coming. Why aren’t companies flocking to buy from you?
Join Alice Heiman for this fast-paced hour-long workshop. B2B, complex sales can be daunting. Alice will help you create a winning sales process to drive the business you need. Learn how to identify your ideal customer and identify the best approach to build awareness, determine interest, educate, close the deal and get more business and referrals.

Alice is a nationally-recognized sales trainer and consultant. Over the course of her two decades of teaching others the art of selling, she’s earned a host of awards, including Saleswoman of the Year, Marketer of the Year, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Blue Ribbon Award. Alice has made numerous guest appearances on television and radio broadcasts, and has been featured in print publications, including Entrepreneur’s Startups and Selling Power magazines.

Alice developed her sales expertise while at Miller Heiman, Inc. before striking out on her own and establishing Alice Heiman, LLC, in 1997. In her years at Miller Heiman she sold to and trained some of the company’s largest and most complex accounts, including Coca Cola, Dow Chemical, Merck and Hewlett Packard.

Lunchbox Learning Workshop
October 24, 2017
Adams Hub for innovation: 111 W Proctor Street, Carson City, NV

Lunchbox Learning Workshops are free by advance reservation and open to the Northern Nevada business community. Just RSVP to Space is limited, and be sure to bring your lunchbox!


Molly Dahl brings YOUTH Positive curriculum to Carson High School

The Adam’s Hub NewE program at Carson High, through the Career and Technical Education program and in collaboration with Billy McHenry, is guided this year by author and teacher Molly Dahl.

Dahl’s curriculum YOUTH Positive, Exploring the Unique Genius of Every 21st Century Adolescent, is being used in Entrepreneur classes as well as Freshman Transition program. YOUTH Positive is a collection of the research and best practices of Positive Psychology written for the adolescent audience. As a school curriculum, it offers a full set of tools and techniques that guide teens toward a more enthusiastic, successful, and enjoyable high school experience.

After 15 years in the high school classroom as a Spanish teacher, Dahl took the leap and left the formal education setting. She took three years off to write and publish a set of four books that comprise the YOUTH Positive series: the high school book, a middle school workbook, a nine-week lesson plan and activity book for K-3, and a teacher’s guide.

This year finds Dahl back in the high school classroom as the liaison between the Adams Hub for innovation, a local business incubator and co-working space, and the CTE (Career and Technical Education) program at Carson High. In collaboration with Billy McHenry, the Business and Entrepreneur teacher, Dahl brings the real world into the high school classroom with lessons from YOUTH Positive on problem solving, developing a growth mindset and positive attitude, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, and the roots of creativity, to name a few. Local business owners and entrepreneurs add their rich experiences as guest speakers, encouraging students to develop the entrepreneurial attitude at an early age.

In the Freshman Transition program, Dahl works with the teachers, both in their classrooms as well as in professional development trainings, on how to best tailor YOUTH Positive to the needs of their students. Being back in the classroom and working so closely with students is “refreshing and encouraging”, says Dahl.

“It really makes me see how important it is to offer them as many tools as possible so they can create the future they hope for. Creativity in education has long been cast aside,” she explains. “It’s interesting to observe the students as they are turned loose to work on problem-solving. They’ve forgotten how to be creative. They make lists and outlines. The come up with the usual answers. It’s hard for them to break out and think creatively. So it’s a really fun and challenging process for me as a teacher. How do I help them understand that they can’t “do” creativity wrong? How do I encourage them to find their unique genius through their own expression and ideas? Creativity is as individual as they are. It should be fun! And challenging.”


Jump-Start Your Week: Monday Motivation at the Hub!

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On Motivation Mondays, community businesspeople as well as Adams Hub clients will be able to sit down, one-on-one, with Diane Dye Hansen, Chief Inspiration Officer of What Works Coaching and Columnist, and set a course for a successful week. Everyone needs to start the week off on the right foot–it doesn’t matter if you are a CEO, business leader, entrepreneur, manager, or an employee at in a local business. Yet most of us end up simply reacting to the events of our week rather than driving toward our goals and focusing time in our areas of highest priority. You’ve probably about the importance of focus. A mindful plan of action for your week will pay off in higher productivity, steady progress on your big goals, and greater satisfaction in your work.

During your Motivation Monday meeting, you and Diane will look at your week, calendar out your activities, and identify opportunities for growth. You’ll prepare for your challenges and Diane will help you build in touchpoints for growth and success. During your intensive 30-minute session, Diane will do all this with you and help you set an intention to keep you going. This will allow you to capitalize on opportunities and keep your motivation strong all week long.

Come see Diane starting February 6 from 10-2…your first two sessions are free!