Jack Dorsey Returns Home to St. Louis to Kick Off Square’s Let’s Talk Event Series for Local Merchants
Posted by Anne McCullough on August 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Square invites owners of Sump Coffee, Whisk Bakeshop, Cherokee Street Bikes, & Scarlett Garnet to August 29th event at Casa Loma Ballroom
In today’s economy, small and mobile business owners are innovating and cooperating with each other to succeed. Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, is launching Let’s Talk, a new North American event series designed to bring business owners together to collaborate, connect and strengthen their communities.
On August 29th, Dorsey will return home to St. Louis where he will invite the owners of Sump Coffee, Whisk Bakeshop, Cherokee Street Bikes, and Scarlett Garnet for an in-depth discussion on small business growth. In the coming months Dorsey will continue the Let’s Talk event series in Detroit, Minneapolis, Toronto, New Orleans, and the Bronx.
“Businesses of every size should have the tools and resources to compete on the merit of their work and ideas,” said Square CEO Jack Dorsey. “The growth and success of a community depends upon the people who support it. We’re eager to meet business owners, listen to their stories, introduce them to one another, and unite their neighborhoods.”
Jack Dorsey, Square CEO
Scott Carey, Sump Coffee owner
Kaylen Wissinger, Whisk Bakeshop owner
Jeremy Schwartz, Cherokee Street Bikes owner
Katie Miller, Scarlett Garnet co-owner
Square CEO Jack Dorsey to hold in-depth conversation with St. Louis local business owners about growing small businesses, and strengthening community.
Casa Loma Ballroom
3354 Iowa Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
Press check in – 5:00 PM
Event start time – 6:00 PM
Panel discussion – 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Members of the media please RSVP to LetsTalkPressRSVP@SquareUp.com with your name, news outlet, and cell phone number.
“My return home to St. Louis was a bit unplanned, but I’ve learned that this city is a place that allows a greater freedom to create something that is uniquely local and new. As more business owners realize the benefits of staying local, the more St. Louis City will grow,” said Scott Carey, owner of Sump Coffee in St. Louis, Missouri. “We love seeing our regular customers, including Jack Dorsey’s parents, Tim and Marcia, and becoming a part of their lives and daily ritual. We’re looking forward to welcoming Jack back to St. Louis for this important Let’s Talk conversation.”
“I’ve lived in St. Louis my entire life, and knew it was the best place for me to pursue my dream. We started small with a business selling homemade cupcakes at farmers markets, and special events. Thanks to a strong community on Kickstarter, and in St. Louis we were able to open our very own bakeshop,” said Kaylen Wissinger, owner of Whisk Bakeshop. “We’ve loved learning from our neighbor’s stories and are excited to share our own at Let’s Talk.”
“Our dream was to open a quality bike shop, and Cherokee Street was an obvious choice for our homebase. We knew we’d be welcomed by the community, and we’ve thrived because of their support,” said Jeremy Schwartz, Owner of Cherokee Street Bikes. “We’re always looking to learn, and grow so Let’s Talk is a perfect avenue for us. Cycling in St. Louis is our life, and we’re excited to share our experiences with our neighbors. ”
“Moving home to St. Louis made me realize the rich talent we have in our community. At Scarlett Garnet we rely on local manufacturers to cut our materials so that we can hand-assemble our jewelry in our studios,” said Katie Miller, co-owner of Scarlett Garnet. “We love that we have customers across the country but have been able to keep our commitment that our jewelry is all locally made. We’re looking forward to sharing our story with our community and thanking them for their support at Let’s Talk.”
Over the past few months, Square has hosted Let’s Talk events moderated by Jack Dorsey in the San Francisco neighborhoods of SoMa and DogPatch as well as Oakland, and Stockton, California. Square is making sophisticated, big-business tools simple, easy to use, and available to anyone. Square has enabled millions of businesses around the world to run and grow their business
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point of sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the U.S., is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. More information is available at squareup.com.