WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT...
VAZZO Creative is a full service marketing consulting firm specializing, who will increase your brand awareness, and drive opportunities for enhancing your digital footprint. VAZZO Creative strives to develop original and innovative go-to-marketing strategies in order to drive your brand and lead opportunities; therefore, increasing your net profits through the power and reach of the online world.
VAZZO Creative has earned a reputation for big picture vision coupled with rock solid execution. We make our clients money and we’re on an aggressive growth trajectory. We don’t fail and we don’t give up.
VAZZO Creative has a branch, known as, VAZZO Promotional Product is a distributor. Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a nearly $22 billion dollar industry and are used by virtually every business in America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every major marketing effort like TV, magazines and the Internet. We are able to supply your company with every possible promotional product. If it has a logo, We can do it. Our mission is to help you create long-lasting relationships with your clients through the power of promotional products.
The appeal of taking something from history and bringing it back to life has always fascinated Kimberly Favazzo Patrum, owner of VAZZO Creative, an innovative, full-service marketing firm. So when she got the opportunity to create a new home for her company at 512 S. Joplin Ave, a locale alive with history, she couldn’t resist. With a historic, industrial, and modern design aesthetic in mind, Kimberly has succeeded in transforming the location back to its former glory. Exposing an abundance of gorgeous brick and stone in addition to showcasing the original art deco tin ceilings are only a few of the amazing discoveries on display. The beauty that was uncovered, inspired Patrum to add on a new element to VAZZO companies: VAZZO Venue, the perfect setting for intimate gatherings in a captivating space.
While uncovering countless charming features within the building, Patrum was also thrilled to discover the dynamic past of the space as well. Beginning as a Sorber-Kuhn Auto Supply Company back in 1916 followed by the Joplin Pleating and Button Company in the 1920’s it was soon transformed into The Grand Union Tea Company, a door-to-door grocery store that delivered goods in horse-drawn carriages, until the supermarket was developed and Crescent Grocery took over. In later years, the location also served as a bar, a print shop, and finally as a stainless glass shop. Buying downtown allowed Patrum to bring this piece of history back to life by peeling back the layers of the past and restoring the location to its original, breathtaking design.
Now that VAZZO Creative and VAZZO Venue have settled comfortably into the historic district, Patrum continues her goal to help rejuvenate and repopulate the downtown Joplin area. In an effort to both promote the newest VAZZO venture and to help beautify the area, 909 S. Main now serves as a charming window display for VAZZO Promotional Products, fulfilling the needs of any promotional products a company may desire.
The modernization of the 900 block continues with Patrum’s recent rentals at 909 ½ S. Main housing an up-and-coming IT business, Tech Hound, and 911 S. Main, which is now home to Freebird Boutique. These additions are helping to clean up, modernize, and enhance the “Shop Local” atmosphere that is bringing Downtown Joplin back to life. While growing her own business is, of course, especially important, Patrum understands the bigger picture in the growth and improvement of the Downtown area as well. By repopulating that area with these businesses and with help from other locals including Lori and Jeremy Haun who are renovating multiple storefronts and apartment units on the 800 and 900 blocks, the goal is to help create a nicer and more inviting atmosphere that will drive in more business and enhance the community atmosphere as a whole.
The Joplin Downtown area is currently thriving with events such as Downtown Joplin Alliance Third Thursday and First Friday Wine Share. In addition to the influx of local boutiques and restaurants, Downtown is quickly converting into a stylish destination and gathering place for the community. With the abundance of locals investing their time and money into renovations such as the Joplin Empire Market and Spiva Center for the Arts, more unique opportunities for shopping, eating, and entertainment for all ages are bound to appear creating an atmosphere of enjoyment and acceptance for the entire downtown area.
New Beginnings We Have Moved Our Office, July 2018
Having her own piece of history has always been an inspiration for Kimberly Favazzo Patrum, owner of VAZZO Creative. The desire to take something from history and bring it back to life has always fascinated her, and Downtown Joplin seemed like the best place to make this dream a reality. Fortunately, in March of 2017, Kimberly was finally able to work towards this dream when she purchased the new home of VAZZO Creative at 512 S. Joplin, in the historic district of downtown Joplin.
This remarkable building in the old bar district has served many significant roles in the past starting out first as a bar, then a print shop, and finally as a stainless glass shop, after which it sat vacant until now. With a historic, industrial, and modern design aesthetic in mind, the building is now going through renovations to return it to its former glory. Adding an original date stamp to the outside is at the top of the list for Patrum’s ideal re-creation of this historic location. In addition, while she has also started renovations to expose and reseal the brick and to create a more functional use of the warehouse space, she has several more exciting plans to restore and revamp the space. From the history, to the innovation, to the modern design, there is no doubt that the future home of VAZZO Creative will embody the persona of everything they are trying to achieve in original and forward-thinking planning and design.