The Creative Fire team is adamant about giving back to the community, and we do that through giving of our time, expertise and skills to community organizations and non-profits. While this isn’t a complete list of those who we have worked with, it includes many of the organizations we are most passionate about.


Startup Sioux City

Thomas Ritchie helped found Startup Sioux City as a way to promote entrepreneurship, startups, small business and relevant events in Sioux City and the region. We support Startup Sioux City by being entrepreneurial cheerleaders for all startups and small businesses in Sioux City, as well as keep up the website and social media channels. Thomas is secretary on the organization’s board.



wiresmallWire Me Awake
Thomas helped found Wire Me Awake, a 2-day entrepreneurial conference in South Dakota, to help promote entrepreneurship and business innovation in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska.


Saturday in the Park

We’re huge music fans, and that means we love to help make one of Siouxland’s great live events even better by donating our time. We built their website, and help manage annual social media initiatives for the huge event. This year’s event welcomed headliners Aretha Franklin and Foster the People.



Siouxland Chamber
Thomas Ritchie for two years helped lead the Chamber’s Siouxland Social, a semi-monthly brown bag lunch and roundtable about social media trends and best practices. Additionally, Thomas helped organize the second Siouxland Social Media Conference in 2012.




Nylen Cancer Center
As a regular client, we know that Nylen Cancer Center contributes greatly to the community. As a partner, we know they can do so much more, and that’s why we lend our efforts in part each year to helping make sure that this community organization continues to provide incredible services. We’re currently helping rebuild their website.




Siouxland Race for Hope
Every year we dedicate a portion of our time to helping make this fund-raising run and walk one of the greatest events that the Nylen Cancer Center hosts. Find more on their website.




Cancer Sucks Comedy Rocks
A worthy night of laughs for a great cause – what more could we ask for?  In recent years, Team Creative Fire helped promote this event to great success, raising a record amount and attracting more than 500 people for an incredible night of comedy.