Young or old, born and raised here or new to the city, whether you are an entrepreneur or risk taker or not even close. There is something very attractive about the youthful energy and vibrancy here in Calgary. There is an intensity and urban vitality that is impossible to miss. Its that energy and cultural competitive spirit that dives our city and takes it to new levels year after year. Its that specific energy that drives the Ben Knopp Brand and what it hopes to represent to its supporters.
Look around you…
The culinary and restaurant scene has never been as diverse and electric as it is today. Walk down Steven Ave or 17th Ave on a Friday or Saturday and there is something special…a buzz in the air. Fitness & Athletics in a group setting has taken on a whole new meaning. Group classes for Yoga, barre, spin, and boxing just to name a few. There is a new studio popping up almost weekly somewhere in the city. If you’ve ever been to a class, it’s not surprising the attractiveness and increased motivation that comes with being active in a large similar minded group. Local markets and pop-up shops for the most innovative artists & retailers are more common and popular now then most of the big box stores. There is a real pride in offering locally made products for local people and there is most definitely a train of supporters for those manufacturers and retailers that seems to be continually getting larger and larger.
There is a mandate through my business and through the Ben Knopp Brand to be apart of the city through these avenues and to jump on board with the this popular movement. As the city grows and changes, there are lots to be inspired and grateful for here. Community togetherness, festivals, charity events, and pure volunteerism seem to be on a rise week after week. Whether it’s a food truck festival in the East Village, a retail market at the Chinese Cultural Centre, a charity hockey tournament at Winsport, or simply a group of like-minded road bikers that meet and go riding every week. It just doesn’t matter. Its contagious and its a culture that the Ben Knopp brand supports and represents.
As a symbol of this culture, a couple years ago the brand designed some hats and started sharing them with clients, friends, family, and supporters in Calgary and quite a few cities around Canada. Continuously I’ve asked the supporters wearing these hats to take pictures when they wear them (wherever that might be) and share or post the pictures on social media. It’s amazing to see all the locations, events, and day to day places these hats have been to. This is the culture we want to be apart of. This is the Ben Knopp Brand.
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