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The Weekly BUZZ: Busy Bees at The Hive

The Weekly BUZZ… 

We had a busy weekend at The Hive starting with Uncle Jay’s Traveling Breakfast Network Friday morning…thank you to all who attended.  That event is always so well attended and FUN that we’re going to get more ‘regular’ with our scheduling! Saturday was straight out with our resident Expressive Arts educator, Susan Fox, running a workshop.  Then Sunday our own Hiver, the amazing Lifestyle Architect Gigi Gravel held an empowering event!
Let us know if you’d like to have a workshop, event or function at The Hive RI.

Art:
LAST CALL:  The current art show “Expressions in Color” showcasing works by Sheila Newquist and Rae Ferguson is ONLY up until August 26th when they’ll have their closing reception (details here).

Also, remember that our resident Fine Arts & Travel Photographer, Cindy Wilson, has a permanent rotating show here as well and you’re always welcome to come for a self guided tour of our gallery Mon-Fri 9-5.  #BuyArt #SupportLocal

Looking for office space?
Here at The Hive RI we have the open coworking option available at $100 per month.  Great option whether you just want it a couple/few days a week or month or 5 days a week!  *We have a couple of private offices opening 9/1 – one year lease/top floor of Rodman Bldg., reach out to tuni@trsstrategies.com for more information!

The complex here (a.k.a., Mill at Lafayette) has a few options open.  We only have 2 spaces that are +/- 1k sq. ft. left on the top floor of the main bldg. (Rodman Bldg.) – these can be built to suit.  If you’re interested please call Mike at 401-255-7413 or email Mike: advanprop@aol.com or Tuni:tuni@trsstrategies.com.

The Mill at Lafayette:
Check out the rest of our amazing businesses and community members here: business directory. Read the blogs to learn more about what’s going on in the historic (and innovative) Mill at Lafayette!

Be social:
If you haven’t already, be sure to ‘like’ and visit our Fb page to keep up on the day to day musings and goings on here in The Hive RI coworking space, as well as throughout our mill and local communities!

Have a great week everyone,
Tuni, Mike & Larry

The Weekly BUZZ: Events and More!

The Weekly BUZZ… 

Art Show Info
Join us at The Hive for a New Art Exhibit featuring two local artists, “Expressions in Color” showcasing works by Sheila Newquist and Rae Ferguson.  Stop by for a self guided tour anytime during regular coworking hours.  Mark your calendars for their Open House Reception on Friday, June 23rd from 5:00-8:00.  To learn more about these fabulous artists and the event, click here.  Also, remember that our resident Fine Arts & Travel Photographer,Cindy Wilson, has a permanent rotating show here as well!

Looking for office space?
Here at The Hive RI we have the open coworking option available (all the individual offices are rented) at $100 per month.  Great option whether you just want it a couple/few days a week or month or 5 days a week!

The complex here (a.k.a., Mill at Lafayette) has a few options open.  We only have 2 spaces that are +/- 1k sq. ft. left on the top floor of the main bldg. (Rodman Bldg.) – these can be built to suit.  We also have a great 4k sq. ft. space down on the ground level (around back) of the main (Rodman) bldg., right next to The Hive – this space can either be broken up or leased as one unit.  If you’re interested please call Mike at 401-255-7413 or email Mike: advanprop@aol.comor Tuni: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.  Here is a Facebook Live video(*apologies for the breaks, ums and not so great quality…it was a grey Monday morning & I was pulling from The Hive’s internet connection next door!).

The Mill at Lafayette:
Check out the rest of our amazing businesses and community members here: business directory. Read the blogs to learn more about what’s going on in the historic (and innovative) Mill at Lafayette!

Be social:
If you haven’t already, be sure to ‘like’ and visit our Fb page to keep up on the day to day musings and goings on here in The Hive RI coworking space, as well as throughout our mill and local communities!

Have a great week everyone,
Tuni, Mike & Larry

The Weekly BUZZ : Last Friday Coffee and New Art Exhibition

The Weekly BUZZ…

Networking:
What’s better than a Friday networking event at The Hive RI, in the Spring, with Allie’s Donuts & Coffee?  Not much!!!  Join us for our monthly (most months anyway) Last Friday Coffee with Uncle Jay’s Traveling Network this Friday morning from 8:00-9:30am, $5.

Community:
Hive members, Hub Digital Marketing will be presenting their ‘Digital Discourse: Marketing Q & A’ at our ‘brother’ coworking space over in Middletown, Spire Space, co-hosted by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce from 11:00-1:00 (*it’s a free BYOL – Bring Your Own Lunch event) for details and directions, click here!

Art:
Forests of Emotion Art Exhibition by Zachary Prosser (with complimentary pieces by Cindy Wilson Photography & Lori Delfosse/Eden Studio) is live at The Hive.  Stop by anytime Monday through Fridays 9-5 for a self guided tour and be sure to mark your calendars for the official Opening Celebration on Friday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00pm.

We still have 1 office open in The Hive!
Seriously, we usually have a waiting list!!!  It doesn’t happen often but we now have 1 of our coveted 4 private offices within The Hive RI available.  Unlike elsewhere throughout our lovely Mill at Lafayette, these offices are rented month to month, no deposit and no lease required…we just ask for a 30 day notice when you’re ready to move on (or up, as many tenants end up moving into larger spaces within the mill).  These offices are great if you like privacy but also like to be within a community setting.  They are just $300 per month and will go quickly so if you (or someone you know) is interested, please let Tuni know ASAP: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

Coworking in The Hive RI:
Have you been thinking about ‘coworking’?  We only charge $100 per month and you’re welcome to come ‘test drive at The Hive’ for zero, zip, zilch for the first couple of days!  Come on by, make yourself at home and see if this might be a good fit for you!

The Mill at Lafayette:
Check out the rest of our amazing businesses and community members here: business directory .  Read the blogs to learn more about what’s going on in the historic (and innovative) Mill at Lafayette and if you’re interested in joining us you can see what we have for available spaces too!

Be social:
If you haven’t already, be sure to ‘like’ and visit our Fb page to keep up on the day to day musings and goings on here in The Hive RI coworking space, as well as throughout our mill and local communities!

Have a great week everyone,
Tuni, Mike & Larry

The Weekly BUZZ: Friday is BUZZing at The Hive RI…

BIG Event Friday…(tomorrow)!

Art is important…on so many levels and in so many ways. Here within The Hive RI we feature local artists’ work ALWAYS. We have a rotating permanent show going on the ‘left’ side featuring our very own Lafayette Mill community member (and artist in residence) Cindy Wilson Photography. If you click here you can ‘like’ her Facebook page and there’s even a video interview there if you’d like to learn more about her and her work!

We also bring in rotating art shows on the right side and have a new show just hung this week that will host a reception and open house Friday night (as in TOMORROW)!

We will be streaming LIVE on Facebook tomorrow at 11:00am…tune in for a sneak peek at the beautiful works that adorn our walls! If you can’t tune in while we’re LIVE, no worries, as we’ll be saving the video on our ‘The Hive RI‘ Facebook page so you can view it anytime. For show details click here.

Hope to see you tomorrow night from 7:00-9:00pm or feel free to stop by for a self guided tour of our gallery anytime Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.
Cindy Wilson Photography unnamed-1

Cindy is a fine arts photographer and you can always see samples of her work filling our walls here at The Hive RI, as well as at multiple art shows throughout the year all over New England. She also teaches photography (all levels) to individuals and classes and leads groups on photography adventures all over the world multiple times per year. Click here to learn more about her spring trips to Cambodia and Vietnam!

Weekly BUZZ – Community Spotlight and Lunch & Learn

Community Spotlight:

We are crazy proud of the growing community within The Hive RI & throughout the Mill at Lafayette.  We love to shout out loud about our community members – check out this month’s ‘Community Spotlight‘…Jessica Filkins & Jahmu!  Read more here.

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:

Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, for ‘Hassled to Happy’ with Mary O’Sullivan of Encore Executive Coaching – one of our very own community members here at the mill!

Done with 80-hour work weeks, living out of a suitcase and neglecting your health? Are you at the top of your profession, but got laid off in a merger or acquisition? Did you fail to see the handwriting on the wall? Are you too young to retire, too old to be promoted and feeling burned out and miserable? Then this workshop is for you!
A 4 Step Process to Clarify What You Really Want and Take Action to Get It

  • Learn to take small steps to make big changes
  • How to get what you deserve from your current situation when contemplating a job, career or relationship change.
  • How to tell what you can and cannot control about your current situation.
  • When and How to Formulate your Plan B

Learn more and RSVP here!

Exercise at the Mill?

Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We are currently looking for interested practitioners – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com if you are interested in teaching a class or classes!  We don’t just serve our Mill at Lafayette community…we are hoping to build a health, wellness and exercise space to benefit many!

Community

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 10/1 (we’ve extended it a bit) and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Coworking Deal

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media

Do you like us?  On Facebook that is!  If you haven’t already… ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!
Art

Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

 

The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette have very affordable space options, from open coworking space(s), to individual offices of differing sizes, to a private conference room, or you can even reserve the larger space(s) for your own events, presentations or workshops! 

Weekly BUZZ – Avoiding the Traps

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:
Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, to learn more about Social Media – Securing Your Voice and Avoiding the Traps!

The use of social media for business is recognized as a critical tool in any organizations’ marketing plan. There are many different platforms that can be used. Choosing the right ones for your business and knowing how to use them are all part of the puzzle that must be solved. Facebook and twitter are two of the biggest and most popular, but there are other avenues that can be used to get your message out to your audience and to get them to respond in the way you want (buy something, attend an event, state a position, etc.).
This presentation will touch on these issues and others affecting the proper and effective use of social media.  Learn more and RSVP here!

Blog
Have you checked out our blogs? We have the www.millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Exercise at the Mill?
Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery…*New Schedule here! ***We finished up some Summer classes and will be adding more in September for Fall!

Community
Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 (we’ve extended it a bit) and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Flex Office
Calling professionals
 (who only need an office one or two days per week)…we have one furnished flex office available starting 9/1 for $175 per month for 1-2 days per week.  If you’re interested please let us know soon. We’re going to cap this shared office at 2 to 3 –  email: tuni@trsstrategies.com to reserve your spot.

Coworking Deal
And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media
Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art
Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

Weekly BUZZ – TGIF Networking

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:

Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, to learn more about TGIF Networking with Bob Salvas

Growing a successful small business is a challenge today. How can you do it effectively while keeping costs down?
Many business owners and professionals realize that face-to-face networking is still one of the most cost-effective methods that does not require a big marketing budget. There is no shortage of advice on how to network, but it’s critical to know what is REALLY important.  Learn more and RSVP here!

Food Trucks:

Food Truck Thursdays are still in the works but a little bumpy for the next couple of weeks!  Elwood’s Dog House will be back again this week – parked out front if you’re hungry! September 15th Open Season Food Truck will be here too!

Blog:

Have you checked out our blogs? We have the www.millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Exercise at the Mill?

Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery…*New Schedule here! ***We finished up some Summer classes and will be adding more in September for Fall!

Community

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 (we might extend it a bit) and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Flex Office

Calling professionals (who only need an office one or two days per week)…we have one furnished flex office available starting 9/1 for $175 per month for 1-2 days per week.  If you’re interested please let us know soon.   We’re going to cap this shared office at 2 to 3 –  email tuni@trsstrategies.com to reserve your spot.

Coworking Deal

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art

Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self-guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

Weekly BUZZ – “Revenue Rollercoaster” Lunch & Learn

This Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:

Join us this Thursday, noon-1:00, to learn ‘Six Steps To Getting Over The Revenue Rollercoaster with Dawn Quesnel’.
If you are a business development professional, a creative entrepreneur, small business owner, or solo-preneur and you feel like you rarely have much of a balance in your work/life, this lunch and learn is for you. Some months your revenue is up, and some months it’s down. You want more consistency from your business and you are tired of riding the revenue roller coaster. In this workshop you will learn exactly what you need to do AND how much time you need to be spending on it each week.
• This method is proven to help you fill the pipeline 50% faster
• Learn strategies to help you work on your highest dollar per hour value task.
• Key insights for developing systems to keep your sales pipeline going while you sleep.
Learn more & register here.

Food Trucks:

Food Truck Thursdays are still in the works but a little bumpy for the next couple of weeks! Elwood’s Dog House will be back again this week & I heard the cheeseburgers with bacon were AWESOME. We have to wait until September 15th but we’re excited to announce Open Season Food Truck will be starting then! Stop by the Mill at Lafayette for lunch! *They’ll be parked around back!

Blog:

Have you checked out our blogs? We have the www.millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Exercise at the Mill?

Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share. We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery…*New Schedule here!

Community

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call Mike at 401-255-7413. Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Flex Office

Calling professionals (who only need an office one or two days per week)…we have one furnished flex office available starting 9/1 for $175 per month for 1-2 days per week. If you’re interested please let us know soon. We’re going to cap this shared office at 3 – email: tuni@trsstrategies.com.

Coworking Deal

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI – $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art

Did you know we’re an Art Gallery? Stop by to see Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) a permanent rotating show here at The Hive RI. She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

We recommend self guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

Weekly BUZZ – Food Truck Thursdays Begin THIS Thursday!

Coworking

Food Truck Thursdays…start this week!  Woohoo.
We are SO excited to announce Food Truck Thursdays are starting this Thursday!  Mark your calendars, tell your friends & stop by the Mill at Lafayette for lunch! *They’ll be parked around back!

Blog
Have you checked out our blogs?  We have the millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Exercise at the Mill?
Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share.  We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery…*New Schedule here!

Networking & Business Development
Our Lunch & Learn program will start back up next Thursday, August 18th. We’ll be sharing presenters and more information in next Monday’s Weekly BUZZ!

Community
Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call 401-255-7413.  Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill.  There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

Sales professionals (and others who only need an office one or two days per week)…we have one furnished flex office available starting 9/1 for $175 per month for 2 days per week.  If you’re interested please let us know as we already have one signed up and can only have 3-4 (there are only so many days to ‘share’ during the week!).  Email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI of $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00 & so much more!

Social Media
Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art
We are SO excited to announce…’it’s official, Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) will be a permanent rotating show’ (on the left side where the internal offices are) here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

Michelle Gradus Parenteau’s Soul Awakening Art Show is still up too.  Only a couple of weeks left to check out her beautiful work before we set up the much anticipated Mill at Shady Lea artists’ show!

We recommend self-guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.

The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette have very affordable space options, from open coworking space(s), to individual offices of differing sizes, to a private conference room, or you can even reserve the larger space(s) for your own events, presentations or workshops! 

Weekly BUZZ – Food Truck Thursdays!

Food Truck Thursdays

Announcing Food Truck Thursdays…
We are SO excited to announce Food Truck Thursdays are starting a week from this Thursday!  Mark your calendars, tell your friends & stop by the Mill at Lafayette for lunch!

Blog:

Have you checked out our blogs?  We have the www.millatlafayette.com website chock full of information (including our blogs) in case you’re in the mood to peruse!

Pause at The Mill Logo
Exercise at the Mill?

Classes have been growing & we have some fantastic practitioners and new classes like Yoga on the beach!  Check out our Fb page for Pause at the Mill and please feel free to share.  We have classes listed as ‘events’ – take a 1/2 hour or more to just ‘pause’ and recharge your battery… *New Schedule here!

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Networking:

We’re going to keep promoting this event up until it happens NEXT Monday, August 8th… Total Exposure Networking (T.E.N.)

Our Lunch & Learn program will be back August 18th but in the mean time we’re hosting Richard Austin’s next T.E.N. event!  Total Exposure Networking…have you heard of it?

At most networking events you’re lucky if you get to talk to 9 or 10 people. Even then, are you delivering your message or just talking about the weather or the latest news headlines? At Total Exposure Networking (TEN), we make sure that you get to deliver your pitch to everyone in the room! Our unique TEN format consists of starting out with food, drink, and general conversation. Then, when everyone is there, we pick 5 people, and they each have one minute to give their pitch to everyone in the room. Now for the good part – we then take 10 minutes to allow anyone to talk with those who just spoke – to ask questions, learn more, and make appointments. Then we pick 5 more and do it again, and again, using the 5/10 format until everyone has had the opportunity to deliver their pitch to everyone in the room! A perfect TEN!
***Read more about this event and RSVP HERE!

Community:

Join our Mill at Lafayette community…we are offering a really great special – sign a lease by 9/1 and get your first month’s rent FREE! Reach out to: tuni@trsstrategies.com or call 401-255-7413.  Here’s a list of available spaces open within the mill.  There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that is now ready!

And…don’t forget we continue to offer our awesome deal at The Hive RI of $100 monthly memberships for our coworking space – total access Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00!

Social Media:

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!

Art:

We are SO excited to announce…’it’s official, Cindy Wilson Photography (our photographer in residence here at the Mill) will be a permanent rotating show’ (on the left side where the internal office’s are) here at The Hive RI.  She is such a busy lady with shows throughout the region on a regular basis, teaching photography to individuals and classes, and traveling the world with her Profundo Journeys groups but somehow she manages to keep our walls filled with beautiful works of art.

Michelle Gradus Parenteau’s Soul Awakening Art Show is still up too.  We recommend self-guided tours anytime during regular coworking hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00) and if you are interested in purchasing any artwork within our gallery – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com.