Thought Leaders Circle

With more than 20 years of experience, Block by Block continues to set the standard for providing cleaning, safety, hospitality, landscaping and outreach solutions for public spaces with in-depth training, industry-best recruiting practices and an innovative operating model. Through our passion for downtowns and urban areas, we harness our creativity and draw upon best practices to create highly effective, turnkey programs for our partners.

Contact:Derreck Hughes, Vice President of Operations
(502) 749-1551

IKE Smart City helps cities, BIDs, and DMOs connect with the public through interactive digital kiosks that drive discovery, mobility, and equity, encouraging a pedestrian-oriented environment. Sister company, Orange Barrel Media designs and operates iconic out-of-home media that adds to the character of urban places. Together, IKE and OBM pioneer smart city technology and landmark media to improve lives in cities.

Contact: Jibran Shermohammed, Vice President of Development & Corporate Counsel
(770) 714-9174

City Builders


Contact: Kathryn McKissick, Vice President
(202) 505-1056


Contact:Garrett Peterson, Vice President
(315) 565-7405


Contact: Robert Buckley, Director of Sales & Marketing
(877) 815-9276


Contact: Chris Beynon, Principal
(510) 845-5168


Contact: Jenni Matthews, Head of Marketing
+44 (0)7377 414371

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