Good Things Come to Those Who Collaborate

Posted By on Aug 13, 2018

Guest Post by:  Alissa Lozano


Ever hear the saying “partners in crime”?  When Suite Spotte members, Jennifer Depakakibo and Lis Martin, first came to Suite Spotte, they were running separate marketing businesses; however, frequently collaborated on client projects. They soon realized they could do much more by combining their businesses into one. That’s what led to the creation of Statement Communications, a creative marketing and branding business.

Statement Communications Partners Jen Depakakibo and Lis Martin

Jennifer is a designer and has a strong creative side. Lis on the other hand, is an experienced writer. “A writer and designer are like peanut butter and jelly”, Lis said to describe their business collaboration. Together they offer a variety of marketing services, from website development to designing marketing collateral for clients, which includes digital brochures, special reports, and ad campaigns.

Like many business partners have learned, combining two businesses has its challenges. However, Lis and Jen really believed that the new business was the smart thing to do. And they were right! Since they decided to “take the leap and do it”, their positive outlook has paid off.  Statement Communications continues to grow not only because of their combined creative talent, but also because of their focus on developing strong, trusting client relationships.

Statement Communications’ offices are at Suite Spotte in downtown Forest Park, IL. When asked why they chose Suite Spotte, Lis said, “It’s an amazing place to run a business. Suite Spotte supports developing entrepreneurs who are working to realize their vision.” Jen added, “The member community here is outstanding. Everyone helps each other and really wants to see each other succeed.”

Talking with Lis and Jen convinced me that Suite Spotte is definitely the “spotte” to go to get the support you need to grow your business. For more information book a tour online at

Alissa Lozano is a student at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park IL. She is interning at Suite Spotte this summer to learn more about entrepreneurship from people who are actively building  their businesses.

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