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Weekly BUZZ – Art & Updates

Lafayette Mill

Lunch & Learn:

We are taking a short break to line up a stellar new series of interesting & educational business development presentations for you all. Check back as we should be starting our weekly Lunch & Learn program anew next month!
Community:

The Hive RI
If you’ve been thinking about joining our community…now is the time as 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 or opening up soon within the mill. There’s a video on this page that shows the 3rd floor that will be ready in July…wait for it!

Blog:

The Mill at Lafayette is the home to dynamic and innovative companies and entrepreneurs who think outside of the box. Here professional and affordable office spaces in our historic working mill community meld with natural elements that can be so lacking in our hectic, modern lifestyles. More and more people are turning away from the traditional “9-5, Monday through Friday” grind and balancing work and personal lives. Read more here
Social Media:

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Art:

Michelle Gradus Parenteau‘s Soul Awakening Art Show Open House is this Saturday, June 18th from 5:30-7:30. As always, feel free to stop in for 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 notice the artist’s information within the gallery or email tuni@trsstrategies.com.
Looking for a professional space to settle in and get some serious work done? The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette have very affordable 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!

Historic Mill at Lafayette: Community Thrives Here

The Mill at Lafayette is the home to dynamic and innovative companies and entrepreneurs who think out of the box. Here professional and affordable office spaces in our historic working mill community meld with natural elements that can be so lacking in our hectic, modern lifestyles. More and more people are turning away from the traditional “9-5, Monday through Friday” grind and balancing work and personal lives. Many are seeking nature and exercise breaks during the workday, due to an increased emphasis on the dangers of sitting too much, especially in office settings. Employees want the flexibility to be able to take care of errands or personal tasks that might otherwise have to be saved until the weekend. Workers want genuine social connections and support.

In our mill complex, we are the one-stop-shop for those seeking just these things!

Atmosphere

Many office spaces in The Mill have rustic exposed brick, as well as plenty of natural light, creating a productive and peaceful work environment. In addition, our mill property abuts Ryan Park where our tenants can hike, meditate, or eat lunch in a natural setting. Or, take your laptop outside and work in the sunshine. Getting out in nature each day brings incredible benefits to body and mind. On the physical side, nature brings lowered blood pressure, decreased depression, and increased immune system function. For the mind, nature can provide increased focus, productivity, and creativity. Bring a friend, coworker, or fellow tenant and reap the mental and physical health benefits of strong social connections.

Networking

The Mill at Lafayette is a thriving business community where you may work independently but also work together – here at the Mill we call it “working alone together.” The sharing of resources and ideas in our collaborative community is another benefit. Collaboration in the workplace is a growing trend among leading businesses, and has countless benefits for companies and individuals alike. This spirit of collaboration fosters increased productivity and revenue, strengthening networks and relationships. In addition, here at The Mill we have professional presentations, art exhibits, lunch and learn events and more that connect us to the people around us and inspire.

Support

With the diversity of businesses that call The Mill their home, another benefit is simply glancing through our tenant directory to find any of your fellow tenants that can provide services for you and your business. From web design to marketing services, insurance to law services, our supportive infrastructure brings peace of mind knowing that valuable time will not be wasted getting the services your business needs. Keeping business in our community strengthens the Mill and the greater Rhode Island business community at large. The shared service offerings at The Mill are a win-win for all involved!

If you would like more information on becoming part of the Mill at Lafayette, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you!

Mill At Lafayette Community Spotlight, Inaugural Edition

Welcome to the first edition of our Community Spotlight. Each month we will showcase one of our superstar tenants so that you can learn more about what they do, who they are, and what they love!

Today the spotlight shines on North Kingstown resident Joanie Flavin. Joanie is the owner of Lotus Fire Yoga and Healing, located on the main level of the Mill. Joanie chose to base her business at the Mill because it is her community and she has raised her twin daughters here for over 13 years. She has been a part of the Mill At Lafayette since 2002 and has enjoyed watching the historic location grow over the years. “The mill has a modern feel for business and offers a great place to do good work. It is small enough to feel personal yet big enough for the diversity of businesses. I am inspired by the feel of hardworking people from many walks of life that are working their passion. Tuni has created a niche in the community that links us all and allows for a friendly work environment.” She also loves the historical vibe of this unique, dynamic working mill community. “The natural elements of the building are very conducive to healing work.” And Joanie knows about healing work!

“I have been in the field of yoga for 17 years and a studio owner since 2006. I have been a Thai yoga massage therapist for ten years, as well. My inspiration is in the healing arts through the ancient teaching of both private yoga and Thai Therapy. I have made it a study of movement and how it affects the wellbeing of the body and the mind. This link between the physical and emotional body affects our health and lifestyle.”

Joanie is endlessly inspired by her work. “There are many nuances to the mind/body connection. Due to my experience and study, I have become more in tune with this and can help others find their own deeper well being. I feel a purpose to this work that authentically helps people. Supporting people’s healing is important to me. To help be a guide to on finding their own inner peace and work with their unique blueprint, life experiences, and inner work.”

Joanie is pleased to offer you 15% off first time services that she offers. Simply email Lotusfire1@verizon.net to take advantage of this offer and mention that you read our Mill At Lafayette Community Spotlight.

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Weekly BUZZ – Mill Website Launched

We have exciting news…our new website for the historic Lafayette Mill is live!
Check out: www.millatlafayette.com.

The Hive RI will continue to be the heart of the thriving community here at the Lafayette Mill – we will now be sharing more information about our mill businesses on our social channels and will also have a section here in our weekly ‘buzz’ emails dedicated to the ever expanding community here!

Thursday’s Lunch & Learn:  Stump Removal with Dave Lubelczyk of the Idea Turbine!

Join us this Thursday from noon-1:30 at The Hive RI’s weekly Lunch & Learn Stump Removal – get rid of those stubborn obstacles and grow your business!

To learn more about our presenter, and to RSVP, click HERE!

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If you’ve been thinking about joining our community…now might just be your time! Feel free to reach out: tuni@trsstrategies.com.

Don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Fb – we share information there on a daily basis!  We have many Hive members that run their own events out of The Hive RI and we often post that info on our Fb page…just FYI!

ART SHOW:
Cindy Horovitz Wilson
 Photographs,  and beautiful artwork by Joya Maxwell and AJ Greenwood will be featured at The Hive until the end of April.  ALL are welcome to come by The Hive RI Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00 for self guided tours.
If you are interested in purchasing any pieces – please email tuni@trsstrategies.com