Morgan's Brain

Jun. 2, 2009 at 1:00am

First Ever Tacoma Creative Class Happy Hour June 4 at the HUB

Can all of Tacoma's creatives fit in one room? Find out this Thursday. Here's the blurb from organizers Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angle fame and Rusty George of Rusty George fame:

We are inviting all of the local artist/designer/marketing community to a first ever happy hour. join us for a low key get together with some of the most influential people in our region. Take time to gripe about the economy, or network with those who might be able to give you a better job, or bask in the glory of your latest success. Whatever your deal, we'll force you to enjoy our company. Bring your creative self to the Hub for drink and conversation.

Hope to see you there.

Host: Lance Kagey and Rusty George
Type: Party - Mixer
Network: Global
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: The Hub
Street: 203 Tacoma Ave S
City/Town: Tacoma, WA

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by ElectricElliot on 6/1/2009 @ 11:48pm
free food or bust

by morgan on 6/2/2009 @ 6:20am
Nothing is ever free- but a special half price happy hour menu til 6 is close!

by Erik on 6/2/2009 @ 5:09pm
Hmm. Sounds good. Lance and Rusty are two talented nice guys.

Who should go? Who is a member of the Creative Class?

From Wikipedia:

The Creative Class is socioeconomic class (arguably constituting a distinct social class) that economist and social scientist Dr. Richard Florida, a professor and head of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, believes are a key driving force for economic development of post-industrial cities in the USA.

Florida describes the 'Creative Class' as 40 million workers - 30 percent of the U.S. workforce, and breaks the class into two broad sections, derived from standard SOC codes data sets:

Super-Creative Core: This comprises about twelve percent of all U.S. jobs. This group is deemed to contain a wide range of occupations (e.g. science, engineering, education, computer programming, research) with arts, design, and media workers making a small subset. Those belonging to this group are considered to �fully engage in the creative process� (Florida, 2002, p.69).

The Super-Creative Core is considered innovative, creating commercial products and consumer goods. Their primary job function is to be creative and innovative. �Along with problem solving, their work may entail problem finding� (Florida, 2002, p.69).

Creative Professionals: These professionals are the classic knowledge-based workers and include those working in healthcare, business and finance, the legal sector, and education. They �draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems� using higher degrees of education to do so (2002).

Hmmm. I qualify for the "creative professional," yet my blogging would have to qualify me as a "media worker" for me to be in the "Super-Creative Core." Something to strive for.