eVentures Marketing is the premier event and marketing strategist for sustainable growth of people, projects and places
Slogan: Inspiring Individuals and Advancing Rural Areas
Advocate and advance sustainable initiatives addressing environmental, entrepreneurial and economic issues, concerns and opportunities that impact rural communities, regions and states through professional and personal development and by connecting people, projects and resources.
Our Goal: Assist in building and sustaining community and regional development in rural locations by "Growing our Own" through: EDUCATING people about issues and opportunities INSPIRING people to find their personal interests and passions EQUIPPING people to be confident and capable to communicate and take effective action CONNECTING people with resources and causes
eVentures strives to do this while focusing on developing, delivering and promoting cost-saving, environmentally-friendly, technology efficient and sustainable best practices in all that we do.
Passion Excellence Inclusion Advocacy Harmony
Certifications & Expertise
Master of Science, Organizational Management: emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development from Peru State College. Also earned Organizational Development certification in Human Resource Development, 2010-2012 Bachelor of Science, Comprehensive Business Administration: emphasis in Marketing from University of Nebraska-Kearney, 1996 Associate of Science: fine arts minor from McCook Community College, 1990
Certified 8 To Great Trainer, 2013 Accredited Business Planning Advisor, 2011 Certified REAL Colors Trainer/Facilitator, 2010 Certified NxLeveL/EDGE Business Plan Trainer, 2010 Certified NxLeveL Going Green Trainer, 2010 Certified Business Retention Expansion Project Coordinator, 2010
Graduate, Year 1, 2 and 3: Midwest Community Development Institute, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Graduate, Essential Skills to Dynamic Public Speaking, 2012 Graduate, Pathways to Community Vitality: Helping Small Towns Succeed Institute, 2012 Graduate, GALLUP Entrepreneurship Acceleration System, 2011 Graduate, Heartland Economic Development Institute, 2007 Graduate, Energizing Entrepreneurs Course, 2006 Graduate, Grant Writing USA, 2006
Board Member, Greater Nebraska Workforce Investment Board Chair, Youth Council - Greater Nebraska Workforce Investment Board & Executive Board Member Former Board Member, Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund, 2008-2013 Former Advisor, Youth Council - Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund, 2009-2013 Founder and Coordinator/Trainer, Leadership Nebraska City, 2005-2010 Founder and Coordinator, Nebraska City Green Council/Coalition, 2006-2010 Shawnna has served on more than 40 boards and committees serving in leadership roles for local, state, regional and national organizations over the past 17 years.
Ten-percent of the profits from eVentures Marketing, iShine Productions
LLC and Shawnna's professional work is used to support education and advocacy for animals, sustainability and environmental initiatives and community development-based philanthropy.