Adam M. Rammel serves the Small Nation team as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for spreading a message of growth solutions, power and possibilities for small businesses and small towns throughout the country.
After earning degrees in Visual Communication Technology and Marketing from Bowling Green State University and honing his skills with in-house and agency jobs, Adam began his career in 2010 as the creative force and manager of Comstor Outdoor’s (a Small Nation Company) $1M marketing division. Adam currently leads the Comstor team in the management, creative solutions and placement of over 400 billboard faces throughout Ohio and Indiana.
Adam’s role within the Small Nation business structure is broad. With each addition to Small Nation’s roster of small business success stories, Adam’s role has expanded. As he guides Small Nation’s positioning, he also lends a decade of experience and knowledge to Small Nation’s small business partners, helping them promote and position for success through guidance on brand development, interior upfit solutions, web, social media and video.
Adam is currently spearheading Hometown Opportunity, Small Nation’s proprietary job board platform. Designed as a hyper-local resource for connecting job seekers with potential employers in small towns, Hometown Opportunity is a turnkey, ready to use web platform that can be licensed by small towns across the country.
Adam doesn’t just promote small businesses, but is a Small Nation business owner himself. He is co-owner of Brewfontaine, a local craft brew bar and restaurant and a Small Nation partnership, which was voted #1 Beer Bar in Ohio for 3 straight years and has been an energy catalyst for the development of other small businesses in town. He is currently working on the launch of a unique, 200 seat catering and events center in Bellefontaine. The Syndicate is scheduled to open in 2019.
Outside of work, Adam is a member of the Holland Theatre Board of Directors. He loves craft beer (of course) and a great round of golf. His Small Nation super powers are the ability to connect people and the vision to see 10 steps ahead in most business situations.
Adam lives in Bellefontaine, Ohio with his wife Renee and his children Reid and Addison.
In Adam’s words:
What was your first job?
Mowing grass for a neighbor. I got a $5 bill and stuffed it into my water bottle on my bike and couldn’t wait to get home to show my Mom and Dad. I was so excited!
What was your worst job?
Working at a turkey coop cleaning and feeding turkeys.
What motivates you? Why do you get up every day to do this kind of work?
Family — I want to build an amazing life for us.
Community — I want to continue to make a difference.
What are 3 personal beliefs or values you hold strong to and act in support of?
- I’m in charge of my life.
- Opportunity is everywhere.
- Positive thinking is powerful.
What do you know for sure?
In this life we are just passing thru. We are only here for a short time. It’s not worth worrying about things outside of our control and we all control our own destiny. When you stop caring about what others think of you, it can be very powerful.
How do you feel Small Nation helps to affect people’s lives for the better?
We’ve worked really hard over the past 8 years to develop places, spaces, and dreams for our entrepreneur ecosystem. We are excited to share these same tools and resources and learning with others around the country to help them live the life they want to live while also making their towns better and giving others a purpose.