Paul Adams - Marketing & Media Nerd

How long have you been with Rapids?
Since 2005.

What was your favorite project? Why?
US Cellular Center – It was great to see what we could do to rebuild this venue after that nasty flood in ’08. I know the community is happy to have that venue back open and better than ever attracting new national acts. (Full disclosure – I’m a concert photographer by night!)

What was your most challenging project? Why?
2015 Rapids Wholesale Foodservice Main Catalog production. It was a monumental effort simply due to the scale of the project and resources available at the time, but hey I love a challenge, and I’m not afraid of any deadline.

What was your solution?
Buckle down and get it done. I kept a working checklist of pages and elements that I needed to get completed each day to meet deadline, and I hammered through them until they were done, grabbed some winks, repeat.

Name some of your other previous projects.
Beer Catalog, Rapids Wholesale website, St Paul Retail Marketing material, the list is huge…

What do you like to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Take the dog to the tiny cabin, try to find a local music concert or show.

If we gave you next week off, what would you do with your time?
I would head back to the mountains, with more cameras!

What was your last “oh my god this is perfect” meal?
Recently, I had an amazing grilled sturgeon with avocado relish, strawberries, a bitter green salad, summer squash, with a sweet & sour vinaigrette at Cobble Hill here in Cedar Rapids. Chef Andy Schumacher was actually a James Beard Award semi-finalist; and you can tell!

Or maybe it was this killer burger I had in Rochester, MN. at a place called Newts. Bacon cheeseburger with peanut butter and jalepenos! It’s changed me forever.

What is your best dish?
Bacon wrapped sea scallops with sweet & hot raspberry relish. But I’m a bit weird.

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