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About

Mission Statement

The mission of Emm Co. is to create opportunities for people to build community and connection through events

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Your Hostess

Hi, I’m Emma, and the proud founder of Emm Co.

Like you, I have searched for a sense of community and belonging in Colorado Springs. Upon moving here in 2018, I’ve participated in Meetups, meditation groups, volunteer activities, a Rotary Club, networking... you name it.

Over my career, I’ve organized well over 100 events, many of them being networking gatherings for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

Because of this role in the community, it seems like I could have hundreds of friends. Sure, there were a lot of acquaintances and people I enjoyed seeing at events, but I was looking for something better than surface level. You know what I mean - the kind of friends with whom you can talk for hours over brunch, go on a spontaneous hike after work, or even call to pick you up when your car breaks down.

After a lot of effort, I’ve now found some solid friendships that I can connect with on a deeper level. I also realize that these friends, and most of my life-long relationships, have been gained through shared activities.

There is a level of trust and vulnerability that naturally occurs from working together on a project, learning, making mistakes, and eventually achieving success.

After the loss of a long-time friend, I realized that many of us don't feel like we can talk to each other about the deep stuff. We feel isolated and lonely, even if we are in a city surrounded by many people. My goal is to change that. People need connection and strong bonds with others. They need to feel okay about who they are, what problems they are having, and someone to celebrate joys with as well.

Let's face it, though. It is hard as heck to make a new friend nowadays. With our political climate, social anxiety at an all time high, and not as many chances to meet others, it is difficult to find your community of people.

My dream with building this company is to create a space where you can relax, be yourself, and learn something with other kindred spirits. As a self-proclaimed foodie and artist, these kinds of team activities seemed like a natural fit, and so Emm Co. was born. It's all about bringing people together to build new or better relationships in a welcoming and comfortable environment. My hope is that you come to these events and have fun, learn something, and leave with at least two more people you can add to your inner social circle. 

There are no strangers here, only friends we are yet to meet.

- W.B. Yeats

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