Shanne Soulier had the vision to start a marketing company that would serve American Indian communities, organizations, and supporting entities with excellence and integrity—rooted in a mission to build awareness and prosperity. The vision of the business was presented to Shanne, and the journey began in October 2012.
On October 31, 2012, the State of Minnesota incorporated Big Spirit Inc. as a business. So, this month marks Big Spirit Inc.’s eleventh anniversary of officially becoming a business.
As we all know, things are constantly changing. The world in 2023 looks quite different from 2012. In the past 11 years, Big Spirit has naturally grown and shifted with clients’ marketing needs and the addition of promotional products. What has not changed is the mission and the heart of Big Spirit. And that is to foster prosperity, build awareness, promote culture, and contribute to clients’ success. Even after 11 years, the priorities of reliability, support, trustworthiness, collaboration, and personalized service remain unchanged.
Shanne started Big Spirit for several reasons. He had a big vision to create a marketing and promotional products company to help others, control his destiny, and provide time to help the youth in his community.
Over the past 11 years, Big Spirit has worked with many wonderful clients and built long-lasting relationships. The work has allowed the company to bring awareness to American Indian initiatives, programs, and services. Some of the projects Big Spirit has worked on:
- Created a strategic marketing plan for Estenda, a software development company looking to connect with American Indian healthcare clinics and providers across the United States.
- Developed and launched a website for The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Tribal Court.
- Designed billboards for the Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board.
- Created a logo for the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office.
Big Spirit has also had opportunities to work with children in meaningful ways in the past 11 years. Such as being a part of Junior Achievement North, a global non-profit youth organization. As well as helping students at Hiawatha Collegiate High School design apparel from their own artwork that celebrates their American Indian roots and student organization.
Not only has the business and reach of Big Spirit Inc. expanded, but so has the team! As his workload has increased, Shanne has brought on team member Jen Patterson for customer support.
The future at Big Spirit is bright! They are excited to help more organizations, businesses, and initiatives with their marketing efforts and produce branded products that make an impact for many more years.