Jodi & KT met as teenagers when they became neighbors and their friendship has grown over the years!
In 2015 both women sold jewelry for a small direct sales company and each participated in various vendor shows in the area. The duo saw the good, the bad and the ugly of vendor events ranging from great organization to really poor planning and attendance. The tally of unsuccessful events added up so they decided to take matters into their own hands to organize and host their own vendor show!
The flagship event that started it all is the Fall into the Holidays and it had only 100 shoppers in 2016 but has bloomed to over 2000 with 100+ vendors spread between multiple buildings! Jodi & KT Invite You continues to grow by hosting unique shopping experiences for the community to buy from local, unique small businesses. Current fun shopping events include:
Jodi grew up in Dubuque and earned her Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Business Administration. Throughout her professional career, Jodi has been in positions that demanded her to effectively communicate, organize and lead others. Outside of the office, Jodi likes to travel and shop at area markets. When she isn't discovering new places, she enjoys spoiling her fur-babies and spending time with friends and family.
Katie (KT) grew up in Dubuque and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Studies. Katie's professional experience has centered around consultative sales, B2B marketing and sales, digital marketing and event organization. In her free time, Katie loves to find adventure by going camping with her boyfriend and their horses. If the journey can't take horses, she'll cruise on her 91' Harley!