The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Amplified Media as Small Business of the Month.
Amplified Media offers professional video production and photography services on location with a studio in south Asheville. In his work, owner Jared Kay combines attention to detail, commitment to quality and creative storytelling.
Read on for our interview with Jared and be sure to visit his web site for examples of his work.
Tell us a little of the history of the company.
I began Amplified Media in 2005 and grew the business organically over the years with an overwhelming amount of support from the local business community.
What are you most proud of about Amplified Media?
I am extremely proud of our business community and amazing opportunity we have to play our role in providing a platform for organizations to share their story and purpose.
Best advice you’ve gotten for leading a small business
Understand your WHY Factor. Every business knows WHAT they do and HOW they do it. It's WHY we do things that really matters.
Your favorite thing in your office.
My favorite thing in the office... The coffee maker... :) Haha. But honestly... I would have to say the genuinely inspiring and creative feeling I receive every time I walk in the door.
The Asheville Chamber’s tagline is “Connect. Engage. Impact. Thrive.” Pick one of these words and tell us what it means to you as a small business in Asheville.
Oh boy. I would have to say "Connect": Without connections, I would find it nearly impossible to impact or thrive. I suspect you can engage without connection, but true and personal connections are the one element leading to impacting and thriving.
The Small Business of the Month program allows the Asheville Chamber to recognize outstanding small businesses for their contributions to the community. Nominate an Asheville area business.