The R&R Partners Phoenix office named three local businesses as winners of its inaugural “LaunchPad” project, which was developed by R&R to elevate up and coming Arizona businesses. Arizona Distilling Company, Broken Plate Concepts, and State Bicycle Co. will each receive at least $25,000 in free marketing and/or public relations services from R&R, an integrated communications agency.
R&R intended to choose just one winner and found that the quality of the applicants was so high; it wanted to extend the opportunity to more companies.
“We love the passion and authenticity of these three exciting, local companies,” said R&R Partners Vice President and Managing Director, Matt Silverman. “Our team can’t wait to lend our guidance and expertise to these businesses.”
Launchpad is Silverman’s brainchild. Sixteen Arizona companies applied for the inaugural project and five were chosen as semi-finalists. The project is designed to help elevate for-profit businesses that are on the cusp of great success Launchpad also provides an opportunity for R&R to invest directly in the community it has served for nearly 20 years.
“We are thrilled to be working with the talented folks at R&R Partners,” said Jamil Naser, marketing director at State Bicycle Co. “As a growing and agile company just hitting its stride, we know there is an endless stream of untapped potential ahead as we seek to make a dent in the public sphere.”
About the winners:
Arizona Distilling Company
Arizona Distilling Company is a community-based micro-distillery dedicated to manufacturing premium, small-batch craft spirits. Working exclusively with local farmers to secure all grains from in-state, their products are rooted in Arizona culture and history. Website: http://www.azdistilling.com/
Broken Plate Concepts
Broken Plate Concepts encompasses three popular Valley restaurants including The House Brasserie, Zinc Bistro and The Mission. Executive chef, Matt Carter, was ranked 2014 top chef in the Valley by Arizona Foothills Magazine.
State Bicycle, Co.
In 2009, State Bicycle Co. was launched by three Arizona cycling nuts with big dreams. Tapping into the trendy culture that is fixed gear/single speed cycling and accessories, their commitment to supporting both the local rider and greater riding community has increased their popularity in this fiercely devout community base.
To learn more about R&R Partner’s LaunchPad Project, please visit http://www.rrpartners.com/launchpad/.