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We began humbly, in 2006, just after founder and former owner D’nelle Dowis had finished college.

As the daughter of two very tenacious business owners, she understood from a young age what it took to run an independent business. Building trust with clients while simultaneously forging strong bonds with other professionals and specialists was as paramount to her parents’ work as it is to BIPi’s success today.

D’nelle’s family name, Throneberry, along with a childhood love of re-runs of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, inspired the name Berry Interesting and the acronym BIPi (for those of you old enough to remember, or geeky enough to enjoy mischievous linguistic tricks, George Slatter explains the origin of “bippy”).

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The first project under the Berry Interesting Productions, Inc. name truly set the tone for what BIPi would become. The Sherraden family (made famous by Jim Sherraden, the brilliant mind who brought Nashville’s Hatch Showprint into the modern era) needed help turning their patriarch’s hand-written World War II memoir into a Word document that could be printed.

We saw more than just black and white; what started out as transcription quickly became a full-color book design and typesetting adventure that resulted in a bulk order of perfect-bound books shipped to four generations of family. The galley of “World War II Remembered” by Edward Sherraden sits in a place of pride in our offices today.

After the printing of World War II Remembered, we began experimenting with building our own website, curious to see just how far we could take it. It was at this time that WordPress, just three years old at the time, was beginning to be used as more than just a blogging platform. We built BIPi’s first WordPress site for Nashville-local soapmaker, Alchemy of Sol. Soon after that, it was off to the WordPress races.

For the next 10 years, we built WordPress sites for entrepreneurs and small businesses in need of a developer they could trust to stick around for the long haul. BIPi grew up alongside WordPress core, and we still today owe our success to the intrepid band of volunteers who support the codebase that runs on 35% of websites on the internet.

Not content to stay in our lane, in late 2016, we expanded BIPi to offer event management services. Thanks to Chris Dowis’s 20+ years of touring experience and several years planning and executing WordCamps and other local tech events, we saw the potential for a internet/real-world hybrid set of services. Taking our passion for live music and our desire to see artists thrive in the internet age, and created BIPi LIVE.

Building on Chris’s 20-year career in the music industry and combining it with our passion for meticulous project management, BIPi now brings our expertise to bear in the digital and physical worlds. Our team helps artists and performers optimize merch sales, plan VIP events, stage manage live shows, run teleprompters, design branding packages, build websites, manage eCommerce sales, cultivate social media followings, and conquer the world!

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