Steve Weir

Steve has been involved in technology from the beginning of his career, and has been involved in startups and the internet industry since the first internet boom’ in the year 2000.  At Exactis.com, an e-mail marketing firm, Steve created the strategy for new products and partnerships.  After leaving Exactis, Steve played in integral role in developing the product, SEO, and marketing strategy of HighBeam.com and Encyclopedia.com.  Under Steve’s guidance, the sites of HighBeam and Encyclopedia reached 1.6 Million daily visitors and helped the venture backed company grow from startup to a successful sale to Cengage Learning in 2008.

Steve has an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in Marketing from The Indiana University Kelley School of Business


Stan Gauss

Stan is an entrepreneur and community evangelist with a long history of helping media companies understand the plight of the small business and helping small businesses acquire new customers. 

He is founder of Sociality, a company that develops tools to engage community members in deep conversation. Their first product, Reportedly launches this spring to select communities. Stan has also worked on reputation management and business identity solutions for clients of all sizes.

He believes the future of local is transferring online consumers the the doorstep of the local merchant.