Good morning Empire!
Toniiiiiiight join Harly, Ian, and Zach on the 289th episode of Thunder Bay’s own thamichaelated podcast. Listen along as the 807 team chats with host Michael about everything from Harly’s dance skills to the inevitable AI creation of mini-Michaels. The team also takes a critical eye to the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger’s merch line and gives the never-before-heard story of the conception of 807 Empire, from its unlikely beginnings as a conversation between two party wall flowers to a thriving design, branding, and e-commerce business striving to uplift its community. You can also get the exclusive scoop on the origin stories of the 807 Empire founders themselves as they detail the very different life paths that led them to where they are today.
The 807 guys also delve into how their individual ways of thinking come together into the perfect marriage between technical, logistical, and artistic design. They highlight how this combination of expertise benefits not only 807 Empire, but also gives those looking to collaborate with the Empire a diverse skillset to help them fully realize and promote their unique company visions, community identities, and reach untapped markets.
Hear them chat about the trials and tribulations of starting a business as well as the challenges they are excited to take on in the future. Despite the difficulties they have faced, Ian, Harly, and Zach also chat with Michael about the beauty of living in and creating a business in a small city. As part of this, the guys speak on the eye-opening experiences they had while spearheading a youth entrepreneurship program in Lac Seul (click here to read more about their Lac Seul experience!) as well as at their first-ever venture into Thunder-con; both of which helped them explore different opportunities which allowed 807 Empire to network and connect with people and businesses within, and outside of, the community. They also chat about the importance of building a strong foundation of mutual respect and trust both within and between companies. The guys also reveal their passion, and dedication to, investing in and promoting the sustainable development of the local businesses here in Thunder Bay.
807 Empire hopes to return to thamichaelated Podcast in a year’s time to pour another shot of tequila and look back on how they have grown as well as the inevitable challenges that came along with it.
In the meantime, if you want to follow along with 807 Empire’s journey, check us out on Instagram @807Empire to see a more in-depth look at the inner workings of the company and what adventures we embark on next! Also make sure to follow thamichealated Podcast. Check them out on twitter , their website , and Youtube .