Chelsie Tamms has come a long way in three years of doing business as Lettering Works here in Peoria! I first heard about her though one of her first clients, Emack & Bolio’s and have watched in amazement as she’s been involved in so many local events and projects and has done remarkable and original work designing, branding and creating innovative logos for a long client list of businesses, restaurants, artists and bands in Peoria and beyond.
Last week there was a ribbon cutting celebration at The Nest in downtown Peoria to celebrate the accomplishments that Chelsie has achieved in the last three years. I went and below is my documentation of this fun afternoon celebrating a local success story!
The ribbon cutting party and ceremony is being held here at The Nest in downtown Peoria. Chelsie uses The Nest for her home base for her Lettering Works business. It’s become a popular co-working spot in downtown Peoria and you can read more about it here.
I went in, traveled down the hallway and into The Nest and there was already a good-sized crowd inside and I arrived obnoxiously early, like I always do! Looks like there’s going to be a big turnout for this event!
Here she is, the guest of honor and the reason for this afternoon’s celebration, Chelsie Tamms! Congratulations to Chelsie on her many accomplishments while doing business as Lettering Works here in Peoria! I love the Lettering Works necklace and Chelsie told me it was made by her friend, Stephanie Perry, who we’ll meet shortly! The cake looks fantastic and delicious!
Some of Chelsie’s work was on display at the main table including the wonderful Marty Monologues poster she designed for the last show that happened a few weeks ago! There was also books, stickers and pens on display, very impressive!
There’s Chelsie with her boyfriend, Daniel Hart posing by a screen that was flashing images of more of Chelsie’s fantastic work from the past three years doing business here in Peoria.
As I predicted, there was a huge turnout for this event and here’s a sampling of the crowd that I captured with the roving MBIP Camera!
1. Amanda Forni: Amanda won the prize for traveling the furthest for the party! She’s a friend of Chelsie’s from their time in high school and she drove all the way from Cary, Illinois!
2. Kristan Mckinsey.
3.From left to right: Jerry Kolb from WTVP; Stacy Peterson, who’s the Communications Specialist for Peoria and Jon Neidy from the Smith Career Center at Bradley University.
4. Kevin Evans from the Small Business Development Center.
5. Jaci Musec and Barbie who are both local artists here in Peoria.
6. De Ingles from Smiley Graphix.
7. Jessica Gebbink and Chrys Wilson from the musical duo, Projekts. You can see photos from their live performance today if you keep on scrolling!
8. Chelsie and Grace Elisco. Grace is a Bradley student who was an intern for Lettering Works.
9. Tory Dahlhoff and Chris Setti from the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council.
10. Suzy Watkins from the Peoria Chamber of Commerce who subscribes to the theory of: “Speak softly and carry a giant pair of scissors!”
Hang on to both of your socks if you’re wearing any, it’s time for another exciting MBIP edition of dueling photographers! This time starring Sarah Waldo from Violet and Ivy Photography. Sarah and Chelsie have worked together on several projects.
This is the aforementioned Stephanie Perry and her mother, Barbie. Stephanie and Chelsie have been working together on Steph’s Stickers and you can read all about that here and watch this news segment on Steph’s Stickers by clicking here.
Chelsie gave a nice and captivating talk to the crowd about her three years in business here in Peoria. She gave a few shout-outs and I was honored to be included!
Uh, oh! Time to bust out the giganzo scissors! Looks like a ribbon is just about to be cut!
I was right! They brought Steph up to do the honors and the ribbon has been officially cut in honor of Lettering Works three year anniversary! Congratulations Chelsie!
Chelsie has been working on band branding with the local musical duo, Projekts and here she is explaining her work with them and then introducing them before their live set!
Now it’s time to cut the cake, sweet!
The cake was delicious and everyone had a wonderful time!
Congratulations to Chelsie for three fantastic years and here’s to many more! Thanks for the great design and artwork for the Marty Monologues shows and I look forward to continue working with you in the future!