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Collaboration and Community

Collaboration and Community

Want to know more about the current CDC and OSHA guidelines for businesses? Interested in learning more about the pulse on business and tourism in Tempe? Need to find a community of entrepreneurs who care about the future of business?

If you answered yes, then be sure to check out this episode of Collaborative Connections Radio Show and Podcast.

Host, Kelly Lorenzen was on-air with special guests Eddie Fredericks, owner of WorkingAware, Scott McIntosh owner of MAC 6, and Toni Smith, Director of Communications for the Tempe Arizona Tourism Office.

This episode was jam-packed full of info on all of the amazing businesses in Tempe, collaboration going on in the community, Conscious Capitalism, infection control, collaboration, and community; and more.

Our Featured Guests…

Eddie Fredericks, Co-Founder & Managing Director, WorkingAware

Eddie Fredericks, Collaboration and Community Podcast & Radio Show

Eddie moved to Arizona in 1993 to attend Arizona State University and lives in Tempe, AZ with his wife and family. He is passionately committed to supporting local Arizona businesses in his community. Eddie has spent most of his career in business development and sales management, creating business-to-business solutions that are equally high in integrity as they are business-friendly. His experience consulting and advising local and national businesses of diverse sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, helps guide our services so that they are readily actionable and easier for companies to implement. He has worked in or supported a broad range of businesses, including, manufacturing sectors, retail, and the foodservice industry.

certified safer workspace, workingaware

WorkingAware provides customized post-pandemic event & workplace infection control planning solutions, training, and Safer Workspace Certifications. They help your company meet and exceed all the relevant guidance in a way that works right for your own unique business operation, utilizing the knowledge of an infectious disease physician with over 20 years of experience in the management and development of infection control planning. From providing education and training to onsite assessments or full certification, WorkingAware helps businesses work safer for their employees, partners, and customers.


Scott McIntosh, Co-Founder / Angel Entrepreneur, MAC6

Scott McIntosh, with MAC6; Collaboration and Community Podcast & Radio Show

During his early career, Scott grew McIntosh Engineering to become a global leader in the sustainable development of deep underground mining projects worldwide. Following a successful acquisition and exit, Scott shifted his purpose to Advocating Capitalism as a Force for Good, through for-profit MAC6, and non-profit Conscious Capitalism Arizona, both co-founded with Scott’s business partner and son Kyle McIntosh. Leveraging his experience and deep commitment to learning, Scott offers mentorship and much more through the MAC6 Leadership Academy, fueling Scott’s passion to help leaders and leadership teams break through ceilings to growth.

Locally owned and operated, MAC6 offers 150,000 square feet of Co-Working and Co-Manufacturing workspace in service to entrepreneurs, professional advisors, and mid-market businesses, or as a productive alternative for larger business employees currently working from home. The Future of Work is MAC6.

Located in Tempe, 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and 15 minutes from Arizona State University, the MAC6 Entrepreneurial Center campus offers 85,000 square feet of traditional and non-traditional private office flex-suites; 25,000 square feet of co-working desks, workstations and fully furnished private offices; a focus on health, wellness and productivity, including a 24×7 on-campus gym; and virtual AND in-Person Meeting and event spaces.

Some of MAC6’s Key Highlights:

  • The most socially distant, healthy, and productive coworking space in Arizona, perhaps the world
  • A unique focus on health, wellness, and productivity
  • Walking distance to hotels, restaurants, and other amenities
  • Mind &Body Strengthening Fitness Center Open 24×7
  • Fit-Trail Parcourse
  • Meditation Room
  • Virtual and In-Person Meeting, Event and Connection Spaces
  • A learning community focused on leadership and team performance
  • Managed high-speed (fiber) internet.
  • On-site IT support
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Toni Smith, Director of Communications, Tempe Tourism Office

toni smith, with tempe tourism office; Collaboration and Community Podcast & Radio Show

Toni Smith is the Director of Communications for the Tempe, Arizona Tourism Office. She has worked at the tourism office for 19 years. Previously, she worked in communications and special events for the Arizona Restaurant Association, and she was part of the marketing team for a downtown shopping center. She is responsible for media relations, copywriting, collateral materials, social media strategy and oversees video and photography projects. She is a native Arizonan and graduated from Arizona State University. In addition to promoting Tempe as a destination, Toni can be found hiking desert trails, visiting her favorite restaurants, and building the perfect Spotify playlists. She lives in Tempe with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.

The Tempe Tourism Office is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona. Our mission is to promote the City of Tempe as a desirable leisure and business travel destination. Our staff provides information to visitors, media professionals and meeting planners about Tempe hotels, restaurants, entertainment and local points of interest.

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Contact Information

Kelly Lorenzen, CEO of KLM – LinkedInFacebookInstagramYoutube

Eddie Fredericks, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Working Aware., workingaware.comLinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Scott McIntosh, Co-Founder / Angel Entrepreneur / Dad of MAC6., mac6.comLinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube

Toni Smith, Director of Communications of Tempe Tourism Office., tempetourism.comLinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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