“We are going to have to part ways with you, Jake.” Words I thought I would never hear. It was Fall of 2009 and I was being fired. Fired from the first and only real job I had ever known. I had been with this particular Chick-fil-A store for 2 1/2 years, but combined with […]

how to be great

Today’s post is by our Experience Manager, Elle Snyder. Elle is passionate about building relationships and investing in our Members intentionally. ____________________________________________________________________________ Why is it important to surround yourself with people you want to be like? The answer is simple, really. It’s the people in our lives who inspire us to greatness. There is greatness […]


If you could relieve stress, improve communication and increase efficiency among your employees, all while making them smarter, would you do it? Of course you would! In case you missed our first ROAM Recommends, we have news for you. Listening to Classical music can do all of these things. For this edition of ROAM Recommends, […]

4 signs of community

Community is becoming a bit of a buzzword. I guess the majority of LinkedIn writers found out millennials are crazy about it. With co-working here to stay (read – working in community) and study after study being revealed about the overall benefits of doing life in community, I’m confident there isn’t any danger for Roam being too focused […]

super power businessman

Today’s post is by ROAM’s Director of Operations, Blake Shubert. Blake specializes in organizational development, leadership development, and culture and team-building here at ROAM. He also served as the the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Light of The Lord Global Missions in Uganda from 2009 to 2012. Blake recently received his Master’s Degree in Organizational […]

too much to do

Today’s Member Post is from Casey Graham, Founder and CEO of The Rocket Company. You can learn more about Casey and check out his blog HERE. ____________________________________________________________________________ Do you feel like there’s too much to do?  I do.  Since creating The Rocket Company six years ago, I wake up every day feeling like I’ll never […]


FOCUS – COLLABORATE – LEARN – SOCIALIZE These are the 4 states of being at ROAM. No matter what you’re doing here, it probably falls into one of these 4 categories. Last month, we shared our FOCUS playlist to increase your productivity. This month, we give you COLLABORATE. We’ve compiled some of our favorite artist […]

Lunch Lessons Big Black

It’s not a ‘Lunch-N-Learn’ It’s a ‘Lunch Lesson.’ A Lunch Lesson is a 1-hour long, interactive, laser-focused event for a small crowd, revolved around learning and networking with individuals in a designated field. It is designed to provide an opportunity for local professionals to gain further knowledge, intentional help and local connections related to a […]

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Today’s Member Post is by Kevin Ekmark. Kevin is the CEO of Trustworkz. ____________________________________________________________________________ Are you the leader of your business? Whether you’re a one person organization or the CEO of a business with 25 employees, your personal brand matters. In the mobile Internet age, your personal branding is capable of reaching your team, your […]


Did you know, the soundtrack of your workday can change the quality of your work? In 1993, a study was conducted to find the differing effects of music as opposed to silence or relaxation instructions, designed to lower blood pressure. Researchers found that after listening to Mozart for 10 minutes, subjects scored 8-9 points higher […]