It’s always wonderful when a sponsor is local and beloved in Nashville, but even better…
Our friends at Visionary Design Group, owned and led by Colette and Michael Stoffel provided Agape Animal Rescue a helping hand this year in more ways than one — with a successful tee shirt fundraising campaign that raised over $1,000, and by designing and printing our end of year mailer (which featured one of our favorite adoption tales of 2020, the amazing Ms. Dolly Parton!). Visionary Design Group have turned out to be quite the perfect partner… they have a heart for rescue pups, and we love working with them so much, we wanted to share more about their work and support of rescue dogs, so we caught up with Colette to ask her a few questions!
Tell us a little bit about your company Visionary Design Group. For example, how it landed the tagline “Doggone Good Designs”?
A former designer added that and it stuck. Most people know us as “crazy dog people” so it made sense. My husband Michael and I started the business together. We’ve had the same designer for over 13 years, Curtis makes us all look good.
Do you have pups of your own? Tell us about them!
Too many to brag on :) My husband and I have rescued (and kept) over 40 dogs since we met in 1993. We currently are owned by dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes and we bring 6 or 7of them to the office daily. We do have one office cat named T.C. – The Cat. Oh, and we do have a 12-year-old son, who loves dogs thank goodness. His name is Alex.
You have generously supported Agape this year, and we are so grateful. Are you big supporters of the rescue/shelter community in general?
We have been helping New Leash on Life practically since we started our business. I’ve also been on the board for 8 years, then off for a year, and now starting my next term. We also help Sumner Spay Neuter a little.
What’s the one thing about your company you would want Agape supporters to know?
We are the epitome of small business care – we are small but mighty. We have large accounts, non-profits, small and mid-size businesses from a very diverse mix of industries. However, we treat everyone with respect and a real desire to help. I believe in being an invaluable resource to large businesses and a mentor and advocate for small businesses. I call it “marketing therapy” sometimes because I ask so many questions to really dig deep to make their experience with us profitable and memorable.
Learn more about Visionary Design Group. visionarydesigngroup.com