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The Weekly BUZZ: Vision Boards, Events, and Art!

What’s Going On…
This week’s featured event is a double header with our Hiver, Gigi Gravel – Lifestyle Architect, running a 2 day workshop here at The Hive RI this coming Saturday & Sunday.  You can sign up for one, or both (recommended) and ALL who attend her workshops leave feeling a sense of clarity & with a solid definition of what they really want in the year ahead!  For more information and/or to register click here!

We are also excited about next week’s AMP-RI (Advertising, Marketing & PR) event at The Vig in Providence where Peter George will be presenting: ‘Grow Your Business! Attract More Clients! Enjoy Greater Success’.  To register or learn more, click here.  I’m excited to have recently joined the board of AMP-RI and hope some of you will consider becoming a member and attending our events in 2018 (many exciting changes in the works with this organization as we freshen things up for the new year ahead)! 

Art Gallery at The Hive RI
The current Art Show at The Hive RI… Details here.  Plus…I’ve added ‘mini art shows’ in my TS Consulting/TRS Strategies office – so we now have 3 shows within The Hive RI running simultaneously!  How exciting is that?!  We always feature the revolving work of Cindy Wilson Photography in the large space to the left (sort of the ‘center’ space here) and I’ve recently decided to run a revolving mini show in my office.  I currently have the work of Susan Fox, as well as the remainder of Janelle Feigley/Elle Art Design‘s #PeopleProject pieces from her October Breast Cancer fundraiser.  These pieces are available for $128 each and ALL the proceeds go directly to Breast Cancer research & awareness.  I’ll be featuring an album soon on both The Hive RI‘s Facebook page, as well as the TS Consulting/TRS Strategies Facebook page!  Keep an eye out for some Fb LIVE videos too…

Events
For other upcoming events, check out our Facebook Events here.

We like to share other events and goings on that might be of interest to our tribe.  We post events on our Fb page and on our website.

Farmer’s Market on Saturday
The Coastal Grower’s Winter Farmer’s Market at the Mill at Lafayette every Saturday from 9:00-12:00.  They are around back, behind the main mill bldg., and right next to the tower!  Be sure to ‘like’/follow them on Facebook too!

Need Space?
Let us know if you’d like to have a workshop or event at The Hive RI.  Many of our Hive members & mill community members utilize the larger open space after hours or on weekends for presentations and workshops.

Looking for office space?
Here at The Hive RI we have the open coworking option available at $100 per month.  A great option whether you just want it a couple/few days a month or 5 days a week!

The complex here (a.k.a., Mill at Lafayette) has a couple of options open.  Check out our ‘available spaces’ and if you’re interested please call Mike at 401-255-7413 or email Mike: advanprop@aol.com or Tuni: tunischartner@gmail.com.

The Mill at Lafayette:
Check out the rest of our amazing businesses and community members here: business directory.

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 fabulous week,
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: Spring Is In Bloom!

The Weekly BUZZ…

Spring is literally blooming here at the Mill at Lafayette, thank you SO much Cindy Wilson Photography for capturing it!  (*It’s so great to have such a robust community of rockstar professionals here…as I was driving in this morning I was overwhelmed by the beauty of these trees in bloom so I called Cindy and asked if she’d have time to go outside and take a picture for me.  We are so lucky to have this amazing community!)  #gratitude

Community:
Don’t forget to check out our newest community member’s Post Road Crossfit website and head over to their Facebook page to check out their schedule (sign up today), ‘Like’ and follow them!  We LOVE having them in the dye house (right next to The Hive).

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 2 offices open in The Hive!
Seriously, we usually have a waiting list!!!  It doesn’t happen often but we now have 2 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: The Holidays Are Here

The holidays are here…

What an incredible year we’ve had here at The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette!  We have gone through such a growth spurt and seem to be really finding our footing now that we’re 3 years old!  Our community here at the mill continues to evolve and is filled with such great people and interesting businesses.  If you haven’t visited our ‘mother’ site, www.millatlafayette.com yet, please do.  Check out the business directory to learn more about the cool businesses that make up our community, read the blogs to learn more about what’s going on here and if you’re interested in joining us you can see what we have for available spaces too!

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!

Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Ideas…
Looking for ideas for holiday gift giving?  How about ART?  We have beautiful works of heART right here at The Hive and the fine art photography of our very own, Cindy Wilson.  Stop by anytime to peruse our gallery.  If ART isn’t the thing for those on your list, how about dance lessons?  We have such amazing businesses within our community here at the Mill at Lafayette and iDance Academy is one of them!  Check out Kelly’s schedule here!  We also have Jahmu Chai (they make great stocking stuffers…) for sale right here in our break room (even though their global HQ is located upstairs).  Want to make a charitable donation in someone’s name?  How about the non-profit, The Haitian Project.  These are just a few ideas but if you do check out our directory you’ll see there are a dozen more last minute (and all year) options…your welcome!

Need Office Space?
We’ve got some great options starting at $100 per month for open coworking space to $340 per month for private offices and larger spaces too!  Contact Mike at 401-255-7413 or email Tuni at tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com for more info!

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!