Business Spotlight: G8 Strategies LLC (sponsored)
Ira M. Gostin is the owner and chief strategist at G8 Strategies LLC in Reno. Courtesy photo
Location: Reno, New York
Owner’s name: Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR
How long have you been in the business: 3 years
Phone number: 775-391-0213
NNBW: Tell us about your business and some of the most important services you provide?
We are commonly referred to as a B2B supplier. Where we excel is in creating marketing strategies to help companies get things done – that is, grow their business. We create a synergy between traditional marketing and PR tactics and digital tactics to achieve real results for our clients.
NNBW: What are the main steps your company takes to ensure superior levels of customer service?
Because we are a small agency, Ira oversees all accounts and is the direct contact for our clients. We strive to deliver results-driven marketing and communications strategies that exceed expectations and get things done.
“Ira Gostin and her team have been tremendously supportive of our rebranding campaign,” said Carina A. Black, Ph.D., executive director of the Northern Nevada International Center. “They worked closely with our entire team and used a collaborative approach to find the best solution for our organization. It was a pleasure to work and learn with Ira.
NNBW: What makes northern Nevada such a great place to own and operate a business?
Ira first moved here almost 30 years ago to work for the Associated Press and, thanks to his transition to corporate work, he has been part of the northern Nevada landscape ever since.
“I can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world,” Ira said. “And while I can’t wait to get back on the plane later this year, northern Nevada is still my home port.”
NNBW: As a local business owner, why do you think it’s important to give back to the community?
“We are part of the community, and for it to thrive, we have to be part of it,” said Ira. “Erin (Ira’s wife, Erin is a registered nurse at Saint Mary’s Health Network) and I support Eddy House, the Children’s Cabinet, Education Alliance, the Humane Society and the Discovery Museum. Erin mentors new nurses and I mentor entrepreneurs so that we keep a good hand in our community.
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