Haven Conference with Kristin Stockdale and Tiffany Marchand (Organization Conversation, Episode 28)
Kristin Stockdale, founder of WORKBENCHcon and HAVEN Conference joined the show, along with Tiffany Marchand of Night Carver Designs, to discuss the upcoming HAVEN Conference. They talked about the exciting collaboration between Kristin Stockdale and Tiffany, the story of the work behind the scenes, and how Tiffany was able to lend her energy and talents to help Haven get to the next level. They cover what’s new at HAVEN this year, effective platforms for connecting and marketing, and much more.
The Haven Conference is a place to celebrate the DIY spirit, learn new skills and build an online business! Entrepreneurs, makers and leading influencers gather to share, teach, and inspire. Mingle with sponsors, try new products, and grow your brand.
Most importantly, the Haven Conference is a place for community. Haven is more than just classes and hands-on demonstrations. There is time set aside to share knowledge, ask questions, and build relationships. The DIY/ home decor blogging niche is special, and you are encouraged to form connections with those in it! You are guaranteed to walk away from Haven refreshed and inspired.
The next Haven Conference will be held in Atlanta at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead on July 21-23.
WORKBENCHcon is the content creator conference curated for the DIY maker. This conference hosts over 500 niche influencers during a 2.5-day event. The experience includes business growth, hands-on demo, and inspirational sessions mixed in with several networking events throughout the time together. WORKBENCHcon is a powerful boost to any online business in the making community!
WORKBENCHcon 2023 will be held on March 2-4, 2023, in Atlanta.
Kristin Stockdale, the owner of Stockdale Design, is lit up when she knows her passion for freedom is realized through her annual events. Stockdale Design started as an Interior Design shop and quickly became a special events company. The real transition came in 2012 when she co-founded the HAVEN conference; an energetic, fun, and inspiring DIY design niche influencer conference.
In 2017, Stockdale Design founded WORKBENCHcon, an intense DIY maker/content creator conference. Both HAVEN and WBC are intimate gatherings of like-minded people, based in connecting social influencers with brands and inspiring creatives with relevant content and networking events to transition their passion into a career. Seeing people transforming fills her soul, seeing so many lives changed by the doors that open at her conferences, just like here with the Inspo Conference – things happen when we gather! More personally, she values learning about different cultures through traveling and eating…You may also find her, at any given moment, gardening or creating a mean hand-crafted cocktail – Cheers!
Tiffany Marchand, Owner, Night Carver Designs
Tiff has been painting and making since she was a child. Her parents would do scrollsaw art and Tiff learned the process from them. She always knew she would be an artist.
She went into marketing and advertising and has done that for twenty years. At night, she does wood carving, hand-routed carving, creating custom pieces as well as a standing product line.
Tiff has a degree in Fine Art and a minor in graphic design. She loves drawing inspiration from movies and music, and she is a huge movie nerd, which leads her to incorporate big bold colors and thick dark black lines into her art.
About Organization Conversation
Organization Conversation is hosted by Richard Grove and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
About Richard Grove
Richard Grove‘s background is in engineering but what he enjoys most is brand building through relationships and creative marketing. Richard began his career with the Department of Defense as an engineer on the C-5 Galaxy Engineering Team based out of Warner Robins. While Richard found this experience both rewarding and fulfilling, he always knew deep down that he wanted to return to the small family business that originally triggered his interest in engineering.
Richard came to work for the family business, Dekalb Tool & Die, in 2008 as a Mechanical Engineer. At the time Wall Control was little more than a small ‘side hustle’ for Dekalb Tool & Die to try to produce some incremental income. There were no “Wall Control” employees, just a small warehouse with a single tool and die maker that would double as an “order fulfillment associate” on the occasion that the original WallControl.com website, which Richard’s grandmother built, pulled in an order.
In 2008, it became apparent that for the family business to survive they were going to have to produce their own branded product at scale to ensure jobs remained in-house and for the business to continue to move forward. Richard then turned his attention from tool and die to Wall Control to attempt this necessary pivot and his story with Wall Control began. Since that time, Richard has led Wall Control to significant growth while navigating two recessions.
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About Wall Control
The Wall Control story began in 1968 in a small tool & die shop just outside Atlanta, Georgia. The first of three generations began their work in building a family-based US manufacturer with little more than hard work and the American Dream.
Over the past 50+ years, this family business has continued to grow and expand from what was once a small tool & die shop into an award-winning US manufacturer of products ranging from automobile components to satellite panels and now, the best wall-mounted tool storage system available today, Wall Control.
The Wall Control brand launched in 2003 and is a family-owned and operated business that not only produces a high-quality American Made product but sees the entire design, production, and distribution process happen under their own roof in Tucker, Georgia. Under that same roof, three generations of American Manufacturing are still hard at work creating the best tool storage products available today.
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