Thank You Sponsor: Celarity

by The TECHdotMN Team

celarityIt is important we recognize our financial sponsors because their contribution advances Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you Celarity for reinvesting!

What does Celarity do?

Celarity recruits and staffs MN marketing and digital teams with local full-time, part-time, and freelance talent. For over 20 years, Celarity has successfully connected 4,000 professionals with more than 500 Twin Cities companies of all sizes and industries.

When/why/how did the company start?

In 1990, husband and wife duo Doug and Marlene Phipps co-founded “Phipps Creative Services,” a firm that specialized in providing illustration and design services for corporate clients.

In 1993, Marlene had the keen insight to see that local businesses had a need for on-site marketing and creative talent in addition to design services. To meet those needs, she decided to branch out, launching her own talent agency, appropriately named “Freelance Creative Services (FCS).”

Flash forward to 2004, with social media gaining in popularity and SEO becoming a mainstream practice. Marlene and Doug recognized it was time for their agency to grow, so they retooled their vision and renamed the company “Celarity.”

Today, Celarity places thousands of talented digital, marketing, creative and IT professionals in the Twin Cities and we are dedicated to Creating Happy Careers for our clients, consultants, and employees.

What is unique about Celarity?

Celarity is locally owned and operated and is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the (WBENC). We have deep roots within our Minneapolis/St. Paul community and truly believe that it’s not just about business; it’s about the quality of the relationships and creating happy careers.

In 2016, we were named one of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For and we believe that it’s because our employees feel a sense of meaning from their work. We are guided by our mission of “Creating Happy Careers,” while following our core values of Professionalism, Helpfulness, and Passion.

Why sponsor TECHdotMN?

We have strong ties to the industry within the Twin Cities area and we like to support our community’s local organizations. One of the ways we’re able to strengthen our mission of “Creating Happy Careers,” is by fostering connections between clients and potential candidates through sponsorships like this one.

How Minnesota’s tech industry could improve?

Celarity would love to see more people learn about, and become involved in, the Minneapolis/St. Paul tech industry. With unemployment at historic lows within the tech industry, we need a wide and diverse group of people to enter the field. We believe that developing and nurturing local talent will be a long-term benefit to our community.

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