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The Weekly Buzz: Busy February!

The Weekly BUZZ… 

A few days late!  Sorry everyone, it was a busy January and it is proving to be an equally busy February for the Queen Bee! 

What’s Going On…
Have any of you heard of ‘Best for RI’?  The Social Enterprise Greenhouse launched this program last Spring.  If you’re wanting to ‘do well’ and ‘do good’ in your business you should go to the website and take the challenge.  There are great tips and tools there to help you become a more socially conscious business and if you want to dive a little deeper they have that option too…and there are even prizes involved! Click here to take the challenge and learn more.

We are getting excited about our next AMP-RI (Advertising, Marketing & PR) event at Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar on Tuesday the 13th!  Adam Roth of URI will be talking about how ‘Digital Natives are not always digitally fluent!’  To register or learn more, click here.

Small Business owners that want to GROW their businesses, there’s a B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Business) Workshop coming to The Hive and space is limited.  Learn more about this accelerated growth strategy bootcamp style group workshop here.

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.

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…Poetry!

What’s Going On…
An Experiential Poetry Event this Friday!

Join Ned Arvidson for a  playful and profound time of connecting with your creative inspiration. They will use experiential exercises to delve within and access that which calls for expression.  Come create group and individual poetry.  Bring a journal or notebook, your curiosity, and your willingness to express the voice of your heart.  Friday 7:00-9:00pm, cost $20.  Learn more 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.

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.  If you’re interested please call Mike at 401-255-7413 or email Mike: advanprop@aol.com or Tuni: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.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

Check out our websites The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette to learn more about our thriving community.  You’re also welcome to ‘test drive at the hive’ & the first day is on us!  Contact tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com if you’d like to schedule a tour or take us up on the test drive!

The Weekly BUZZ: So Many Events!

The Weekly BUZZ… 

There’s a lot happening in RI business community during the Summer…and the event locations are unbelievable!

We recently enjoyed a fantastic East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by our friends at the Rocky Hill School.  Dr. Jim Tracy (above left), the head of school at RHS, introduced Liam Pisano (above right), Executive Director of LearnLaunch – a world class EdTech incubator/coworking space based in Boston.  Stay tuned as the Rocky Hill School is partnering with LearnLaunch and will host a satellite on the RHS grounds next year.  Very exciting!

From the grounds of the RHS to the International Tennis Hall of Fame with the Newport County Chamber of Commerce…we’ve been very busy this summer season – having fun & working hard with our colleagues all over this beautiful state!

Have you seen our new website?
Guess what?  The Hive RI has a brand spanking new website thanks to our co-founder, Larry Zevon of Zevon Media!  Thanks Larry, we love the new simplified version!  Check it out here!  If you, or someone you know, needs a customized WordPress site Larry’s the man!

Art:
The current art show “Expressions in Color” showcasing works by Sheila Newquist and Rae Ferguson is 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 one of the Hive offices opening up August 15th – $300 per month, 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.  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.

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: Spring at The Hive

The Weekly BUZZ…

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. The official Opening Celebration on Friday was a HUGE success but there are still a few pieces left!

We have space at the Mill:
If you’re looking to relocate your business and are interested in being a part of a thriving community…check out our available spaces here!

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!

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 Has Sprung!

The Weekly BUZZ…

Happy Spring!

We’re SO happy that Spring has Sprung…waiting patiently (not so patiently) for warmer temps but excited that the days are longer, the sun is higher and warmer temps are around the corner.  One of our coworkers is riding his bike to work, go Nathan, and many of us are excited to started walking the trails again at Ryan Park!

We 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

ryan park bridge

The Weekly BUZZ: Buzzing Into February

 The Weekly BUZZ…

Work Alone Together:
Why Coworking?
Coworking spaces continue to gain popularity around the globe because they tend to attract like-minded people. They also offer a more professional and collaborative atmosphere than coffee shops, public libraries, or your kitchen. Perhaps you work from home? You like the quiet, but sometimes the silence can feel deafening! At The Hive work alone, work together, or work alone… together.

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!

Exercise during your work day:
We are adjacent to Ryan Park, a beautiful wooded park owned by the town of North Kingstown that features miles of walking/running trails, ponds and streams.  So many of our community members here at The Hive RI and in the Mill at Lafayette take daily advantage of this beautiful space.  We have showers available so don’t worry about working up a sweat!

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!

Tuni, Mike & Larry

The Weekly Buzz: Community Based Economy

The Weekly BUZZ…

Community Based Economy
Community is what we’re all about…whether you’re a member of the coworking space here at The Hive RI or whether you’re a tenant in our larger mill community, a person or a group in our local community or part of the RI business community…

We often refer to our on-going growth as a ‘Community Based Economy’ and I know that might sound confusing to some so here’s a basic definition: ‘Recently, the more mainstream approach of Independent Business Alliance organizing has spread across the U.S., helping independent, locally owned businesses compete effectively and countering the spread of corporate chains at the local level.’ for more of an explanation, click here. But, either way, you get the idea – basically ‘together we are stronger’. We are so proud of all the amazing people and businesses that make up our community here at The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette and can’t believe how we continue to grow as new members are joining weekly! We are very excited to welcome back Janelle Blakely Photopoulos & her Blakely Interior Design team. Janelle moved her new business into one of The Hive’s 4 private offices a few years ago, outgrew that space, moved to Wakefield for the last couple of years, has outgrown that space and will be moving into their permanent (hopefully anyway) space here within the Mill this week. Pictures and official announcement coming soon.

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. 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!

Tuni, Mike & Larry

The Weekly BUZZ: Coworking and More At The Mill

The Weekly BUZZ…

Wednesday night our Hive member Mary O’Sullivan’s (Encore Executive Coaching) is hosting her Ribbon Cutting with the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce…the 18th from 5:30-7:30.  Click here for details!  There will be wine tasting, food to nibble on, music and more.  Come check out Mary’s new office on the top floor of the main building!  *We will be available to give tours to anyone interested in space here in our mill!

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!

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!

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!

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 Happy Thanksgiving from The Hive RI

Whether you will be with friends or family, near or far…we wish you a very safe and happy holiday weekend!

We are so very thankful every day that we get to work in a place like The Hive (and the Mill at Lafayette) surrounded by such amazing, interesting and kind people.

Thank you all for being a part of our community!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Tuni, Larry, Mike and The Hive RI crew

The Weekly BUZZ: Personal Development Lunch and Learn

Improve Your Business Through Personal Development at this week’s Lunch & Learn!

3 Ways to Improve Your Business Through Personal Development with Guisela Pinto Caballero:
There are many reasons why you may have started your own business. Regardless of your WHY, your business growth is a reflection of your personal growth and development.
Common wisdom encourages us to avoid mixing our personal life with our business life. In this presentation, you will see WHY you should be doing just that.

Guisela will focus on:
*Examining the WHY of your business
*Personal development versus business development
*3 areas of personal development that impact your WHY
*Why mixing your personal life and business matter
*Envisioning your life and business as one!

To learn more or register, click here.

“While studying for my master’s in social work , one of the first things we learned was to work from a strength’s perspective.

I really love that this was part of my learning. Otherwise, clinicians and even clients tend to focus on what’s wrong, what is not working, how “wrong” one feels.

I have taken this and much more into my coaching practice and I am happy to support you from the same strength’s perspective.

If you want to make some positive shifts and start moving in the direction you know you are meant to be on….let’s talk!” Guisela

A Working Community:
Come join our awesome community!  We have office space available – one of the 4 coveted ‘Hive’ offices is open now and another is opening up on 12/1.  It’s $300 per month – no deposit & month to month, we just ask for 30 days notice if you’re leaving.  We also have a couple of private offices in The Rodman Bldg., $325 & $340 per month – both include heating/cooling/electricity/general WiFi and both require a one year lease and deposit.  We have other larger spaces available – 1,000 sq. ft. and up – check those out here.

Coworking:
Stop in and ‘test drive at The Hive‘ for free a day or two to see if our environment might be a great fit for you and your team!  Our monthly rate is super affordable at $100.  We also have a private flex office available at $75 per day, $50 for 1/2 day and $200 per month for 1-2 days a week (monthly contract), as well as a private conference room available at $10 per hour.  Email Tuni Schartner if you have questions or want to schedule space or a tour: tuni@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

Office Space:
Check out our Mill at Lafayette website and visit the Available Spaces page to see if we have something that might work for you and your business – there’s a video on that page that can give you an idea of what the spaces look like.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available.