In our minds, being a part of the community doesn’t mean being apart of the community. We live here, we work here, we are raising our families here…we feel like it is our responsibility to make positive contributions to society as a whole whenever and wherever we can.
Below are a few of the projects we are involved in…
PAWS Rescue is a 501(c)3 volunteer based rescue organization that focuses on saving dogs and cats from high kill shelters and dangerous situations. As a non-profit and volunteer organization, funds are tight and we offered to build them a new website on a pro bono basis.
After all, lots of us at V-Squared are pet owners and take the mission of PAWS very seriously. We wanted to help.
The first order of business was to do a complete overhaul of their current website. It had been built several years earlier and was very outdated. It also didn't convey the message of what PAWS was all about. So, the second order of business was to get the copy points right and tell their story in such a way that it would generate donations from community members.
After we were done, the new site had a clean aesthetic, was easily navigable, and told the stories and mission of PAWS in a clear and concise way.
Started by V-Squared Creative in 2014, the Passport to Boise program gives kids a way to learn about and connect with local businesses in the valley. Each summer around 40 local businesses open their doors to youngsters from ages 7-17 to teach them about what they do and how they make money.
Through monthly workshops or other activities the kids get to visit these businesses and participate on a small scale what it would be like to be an entrepreneur, learn a new skill, or explore different careers opportunities. Last summer, over 200 kids participated in the program.
Each semester, in partnership with the College of Business and Economics, we host 2-3 open Q&A panels for business students. This consists of bringing in local entrepreneurs, corporate executives, or other business professionals to answer questions from the students about a wide variety of business-related topics. To date we have had panels on entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, supply chain management, finance, information technology, and more. We both moderate the panels and founder Tobe Brockner has also sat on several of the panels with some of Boise’s most prominent business leaders.
Although affiliated in name with Boise State, the hockey club is an independent organization that gives young hockey players experience playing at the college level. As fans of the sport we participate with the club through a board seat and volunteer time. V-Squared Creative also donated the web design build for the club.
Our very own James McKain and Karl Henke are both active in the thriving art community of Boise, ID. Each of them attended Boise State University, earning their BFA’s in both Illustration and Photography – respectively. They have been active in solo and group art shows, displaying their work since 2010.
Some of the notable group shows they have been involved with include:
Swell Artist Collective organized these shows and invited James and Karl to be part of the roster of amazing local talent. Please visit the links below to learn more about what Swell Artist Collective, James and Karl have planned for the future.
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