Here are some of our current and future projects.
Some are in-house Blackstone enterprises, while some are management or marketing consulting. But all have passed our litmus test, earning their place in our docket because we believe they have the potential to be big contributors to a vibrant community.
Note, though, that these in no way represent the entirety of our dreams. As things evolve, check here for updates.
A Blackstone Enterprise
We have marketing expertise to burn, but we needed a product on which to focus our energy. Then it hit us: Cottage Grove is the product. It’s all right here: lakes, scenic waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, covered bridges, a historic downtown – and that’s just for starters. An authentic American small town, Cottage Grove itself is the perfect palette on which to base an array of services, companies, and products that can contribute to the area’s economic health. And the FUN Company was born.
A Blackstone Enterprise
Main Street Lot
We have big plans for the empty lot across from the Bank Building on Main Street, currently a blank canvas due to the tragic fire of 1989 which destroyed half a block. We’re looking at multiple design concepts to transform this lot into a dynamic addition to downtown. Keep an eye out.
ACE Charter School
The north half of the old Harrison School property will be the new home of the ACE Charter School. We’re working with ACE to help recast the aging building into a classical educational facility. Our vision is that the property not only meet the needs of this growing charter school but also be a resource as a venue for other community organizations.
Little Woahink Subdivision
We’re helping bring to market a 24-lot subdivision in Dunes City, a small coastal village south of Florence. Bordering Little Woahink Lake, it will feature 1-acre lots that will help energize economic development in the area and bring revenue to this small town, aligning with our overall goal to build more economically healthy communities.
A new air purifying product, AirPrizm, is building steam and will be launched soon, developed by a company called Diatomix, a spinoff from Portland State University. The technology behind it is impeccably tested and was supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. But the developers lacked a clear plan on how to package and market it. We’ve been effective in helping his startup find its market, performing a series of customer research interviews across the country and developing effective marketing materials.