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TOM TOM VALUES

Our philosophy, intentions, and aspirations for building a stronger hometown

 A decade in, we’ve reflected on what matters to us most. In fact, it’s what you have told us again and again; Tom Tom is an event that inspires and equips people to build community.  It’s these values that infuse our events and initiatives:

WE BELIEVE IN TOMORROW

The future can unite us, sparking our ability to dream big. We need optimism and hope to break down barriers and overcome the past. Let’s co-create a brighter tomorrow.

WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY

Gathering together is at the heart of everything we do. For us, community is interactive, participatory, and collaborative. We always starts with an invitation, let’s tells our stories and showcase the best about our hometown.

WE BELIEVE IN CREATORS

We celebrate anyone that imagines a new idea and takes the initiative to make it real. The power of the committed entrepreneur, founder, official, activist, and citizen to make change cannot be overstated.

WE BELIEVE IN EXPERIMENTATION

Try something new. See if it works. Enjoy the freedom to fail. We know this for a fact: saying “yes” to new ideas and new ways of doing things, has made Tom Tom possible. We celebrate that audacious spirit in others.

WE BELIEVE IN BELONGING

We aspire to create and support a community where everyone belongs. You can be yourself and trust your community of friends and neighbors will support and look out for you. We aspire to be a space for open-minds and open-hearts.

WE BELIEVE IN HUMILITY

We’re here to learn and to listen. Our desire is to move beyond our upbringings and hold empathy for others. We aspire to truly listen to each other and share experiences and ideas. 

WE BELIEVE IN FUN

Building community can be hard work. But one way to get us beyond our differences — both real and perceived — is the ability to come together and enjoy each other as friends and neighbors. Here’s to laying the groundwork for a stronger community. Here’s to having fun!

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