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Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by Brainmatter, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Brainmatter

    Brainmatter Elio Addict

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    Looks like I'll be the first one representing MN on the site. I'm looking forward to the day the Elio store opens at M.O.A
     
  2. Jeff Miller

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    I'm here also. How did you learn that the store would be at the M.O.A.?

    Jeff
     
  3. Brainmatter

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    Hi Jeff
    Just a wild ass guess. They did say Bloomington, and the mall is expanding. At least a small store there seems a natural fit. Either way it should be close.
     
  4. Jeff Miller

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    OK, that makes sense. I was just hoping there was perhaps more solid information available than that.

    I am currently trying to exit my current software engineering career and I'd love to somehow replace it doing something to help Elio motors get established in MN. At some point they will need a guy on the ground in MN to do anything and everything from searching for and setting up leases for the retail outlet, staffing the retail outlet, establish service locations, advertise, generate hype, work with govt, etc.

    I lack some of the marketing chops to do that but I am enthusiastic and grew up with the desire and responsibility to do whatever it takes to get things accomplished without expecting that somebody owes me big time just to get out of bed. I'll keep watching and offering and of course promoting elio independent of whether EM has a formal place for me in their organization.
     
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  5. Nicul8

    Nicul8 Elio Fan

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    Another MN check-in here!
     
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  6. Jeff Porter

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    Hey Jeff, fellow software engineer here, now former... I am in a job that includes marketing duties now. I am VERY fortunate, as the company does not put big pressure on me to be an amazing marketer and generate leads and increase sales, etc. Anyway, I feel like I've made a successful transition. I do websites, product videos and email blasts. Just wanted to encourage you, if I can do it anyone can!

    Sounds like you are doing all you can, and I'd keep doing it: try and determine what EM will need to do for their site there in MN, hound them to the ends of the earth about you and your talents, give them examples of what you can do, give them ideas for all the tasks you list above.
     
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  7. Jeff Miller

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    Thanks for the encouragement. I seem to work well on deadlines so my wife set a deadline of my birthday in 2015 which turns out to now be 98 work days away :)

    However, we all know that software engineers usually don't make there deadlines :(
     
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  8. Rich

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    I'll be another Minnesotan, "all-in Elio" lover in November.
     
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  9. Neal

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    Hi and welcome!!
     
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  10. Norahsbed

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    Hey Rich, welcome to the family! What part of the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" you hail from? My family has been in the great state since 1876. One line settled in Mountain Lake, another Parker's Prairie, another Ada and another in the Gardner, ND area. I'm originally from Moorhead.
     
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