For the past six years, the vision behind my ongoing creative entrepreneurial efforts known these days as Melissa Meske Publications has been in constant evolution, mostly in step with what life has also thrown my way from moment to moment.
Realizing this, I decided to sit down and detail insights toward a clearer vision for Melissa Meske Publications, starting in 2020 and extending forward. I now share this 20/20 vision to you, exposing its passionate core and a fully focused framework.
Words have power. Refining how we piece them together, how we use them, and the impact their use will have can only lead to a more cohesive, tolerant and harmonious community overall.
At its core, Melissa Meske Publications is “For The Words.”
It grows and thrives by exploring words, dialogues, communications, conversations, stories, and exchanges – how to take what it is we know and want or need to share and make the best of it all.
The motivation is this: A challenge to each of us to become comfortable enough with our words and stories to effectively communicate an understanding.
It is further motivated to achieve acceptance – either in the embracing of each other’s messages, or with an agreement to respect each other despite a disagreement with each other’s messages.
My vision is to provide a central hub that would harness the power behind these motivators. This central hub would provide a foundation for developing, promoting, and facilitating open dialogues:
• For the community:
o A retail space that hosts written works and related items to visitors, further ensuring a cultural exchange and a continued literary legacy. A uniquely community-driven bookshop, and more.
o A venue for community discourse and exploration, invoking the formidable power behind words and word choices, interpretations, models, messages, parables and histories.
o A visible and viable ally in growing, sustaining and promoting community-based cultural and literacy programming and activities.
• For writers, authors and other creatives:
o A workspace, brainstorming, networking, outreach and publishing assistance source.
o A gallery space for sharing completed works; an open space for sharing works in progress.
o Coordinated and facilitated opportunities to reach audiences.
• For the economy:
o A service provider: Story development/message refinement and other business/organization support services for small and home-based businesses, mom-and-pop shops, solopreneurs, nonprofit and community-based organizations, municipalities, townships, and individuals.
o An added co-working and meeting space: An expansion of gathering, virtual and work-from-home experiences to help meet current and future demands in the workplace and in the community. A business incubator that is not limited to business, but is open to all levels of aspiring "entrepreneurship."
o An event and retail host site, offering opportunities to attract a diverse market mix.
Next steps are to identify location, funding, clients/customers, service providers and benefactors.
If you are interested in being a part of this vision in any form, or in supporting its advancement, click the blue button below and let me know.
Thank you for taking the time to review my 20/20 Vision for 2020 (and beyond).
– Melissa Meske