Being involved in our community, environment, and more, increases our resiliency, standing, and knowledge. As we involve ourselves with others, particularly in activities that are meaningful, our self-awareness grows, and we have a greater sense of purpose. As we develop connections with other people and entities, we can ‘pay it forward’ and in turn create a social synergy that affects change and growth. Involvement provides great opportunities for networking, meeting peers that one normally would not get the opportunity to meet, professional development, leadership training, and improving skill sets.
At Cathexes our involvement includes:
Reno Startup Row www.renostartuprow.com
Reno Startup Row refers to the City of Reno on First Street between Virginia Street and Washington Street. Many startups are working along this street and adjacent to it. Our office at 250 Bell Street launched quite a few entrepreneurial endeavors that flowered into highly successful businesses.
Burning Man www.burningman.com
A week-long annual event that began on San Francisco’s Baker Beach in 1986 and migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, and is set alight on the Saturday evening after a dusty, celebratory week. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. CATHEXES was the designer of the 2014 ‘Caravansary’ themed Man, which dominated the playa with its 103-foot height. We have throughout the years been involved as both consultants and participants in Black Rock City, Nevada, where for a week out of every year thrives a city of over 60,000 jubilant people.