What Happened When We Implemented Open 360s

By Jen Martinez
March 16, 2016

To me, Commerce Kitchen has always been a unique place. We keep ourselves honest as a team and as individuals. We have retrospectives every Friday to review the happenings of each week. Tynan has an open-door policy, made possible by Fireside Chats with each team member on a monthly basis. Overall, things were steady but imperfect. And then […]

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Commerce Kitchen Lands Amongst DBJ’s Top 10 Healthiest Employers

By Jen Martinez
February 23, 2016

Last week, a few of us from Commerce Kitchen attended the Denver Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Luncheon. As nominees for Denver’s Healthiest Employers, we had the opportunity to be amongst a great group of organizations who invest in their employees’ health and wellness. These nominated organizations vary in industry and size, but all have one […]

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Now Hiring: Front End Creative Developer

By Jen Martinez
January 7, 2016

Update (March 8, 2016): We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Please check back later for more hiring opportunities! Who We Are Commerce Kitchen is passionate about the future of work. Traditional business practices place profits over prosperity, middle management over autonomy, and assembly-line thinking over holistic thinking. At Commerce Kitchen, we believe in […]

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The Unconventional Company Retreat Model

By Jen Martinez
October 28, 2015

We’re not like other companies, in that we like to hangout with each other outside of work probably more than we should. So when we started talking about what a Commerce Kitchen retreat would look like, we didn’t think it would be productive for us to do stereotypical company retreat activities. You know the ones […]

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Our Brand New Brand

By Jen Martinez
September 29, 2015

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve heard that we’ve rebranded. Over our twelve-year history, Commerce Kitchen has gone from a one-man operation to a fully-formed company of twelve amazing humans. We’ve had a few brand iterations, most memorably the “Internet Superheroes.” While we’re still intent on helping businesses accomplish their mission, we decided it […]

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Are Millennials Loyal to their Jobs?

By Jen Martinez
July 31, 2015

Millennials, millennials, millennials. We’re all anyone can talk about theses days. As our generation starts to flood the workforce (because *gasp!* that’s what happens when a group of people reach the standard working age), Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are trying to figure out what we want, how to relate to us, and why we buy the […]

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Building a Culture of Assistance

By Jen Martinez
February 24, 2015

Business is hard. It’s tough to build, tough to maintain, and tough to grow. And none of us can go it alone. This week, I saw some old friends, caught up with recent acquaintances, and made new connections. While I was spending time with all of these fantastic folks, I realized that I was hearing similar […]

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Employee Handbook Hilarity, and Other Lessons on Culture

By Jen Martinez
February 4, 2015

I recently rewrote the Commerce Kitchen employee handbook. It took a lot of research, many discussions with our company leadership and staff, and nearly a dozen separate writing sessions to finish it. Even after two years of working here, I still have much to learn about our business and people. Just like any organization, Commerce Kitchen […]

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