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The Weekly BUZZ: Welcome Post Road CrossFit!

The Weekly BUZZ…

HUGE welcome to our newest mill community members, Post Road CrossFit.  After a lot of hard prep work, they moved in to the dye house (connected to the waterfall) over the weekend and are completely OPEN!  Check out their website and head over to their Facebook page to check out their schedule (sign up today), ‘Like’ and follow them!

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: 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: 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.
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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!

The Weekly BUZZ: Allie’s Donuts and Uncle Jay’s Traveling Breakfast

Announcement…no Lunch & Learn scheduled this week BUT we have Allie’s Donuts and Uncle Jay’s Traveling Breakfast!!!

Mark your calendars for a GREAT networking event this Friday morning right here at The Hive RI with the infamous Uncle Jay!

Uncle Jay’s Traveling Breakfast series is always worth your time so come on by this Friday morning from 8:00-9:30 for some coffee and Allie’s Donuts!

Increase & expand your network…
Invite your friends and business associates. Let everyone know about you and what you have to offer the business community. And…remember to bring plenty of business cards!

A Working Community:
Come join our awesome community! We have office space available – one of the 4 coveted ‘Hive’ offices 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.

Don’t forget to check out The Hive RI’s and Pause at the Mill’s Facebook pages regularly as we post all kinds of interesting things on both, including events and happenings here at the Mill at Lafayette, as well as around the state!

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.

Community Spotlight: iDance Academy with Kelly Rountree

This week the Community Spotlight shines on Kelly Rountree, owner of iDance Academy. Kelly earned her

Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Choreography from Rhode Island College and has been dancing since 1985.

iDance Academy has called the Old Carriage house here at the Mill at Lafayette home for almost five years. “The Old Carriage House combines rustic charm with all of the new upgrades made to this beautiful space,” Kelly said when talking about one of the reasons she likes being a tenant. But there is more than just ambiance here.

“I like how everyone in the Mill community seems to bond with every other business here. We help each other build our businesses and get our names out to the entire community together.”
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Kelly created her business based on the concept of family. “iDance Academy is my second family. Every student and parent is considered a part of the iDance family and I will do anything I can to help them.” Kelly feels she has found the perfect environment to base her business here at the Mill and that she can better focus on her students “We want all dancers to learn the beautiful art of dance while having fun. Every year I watch all the students grow more and more. I love what I do and I hope to continue to grow our family here in the future.”

Visit iDance Academy to learn about all of the classes that Kelly offers and to find out about her latest schedules and tuition.

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Community Spotlight: Rachel Leonard LICSW

 

Today  the Community Spotlight shines on one of our original tenants, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Rachel Leonard. “As a LICSW in private practice, I provide therapy for people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, or adjusting to difficult life situations.  I provide therapy for tweens, adolescents, adults and families.”

Rachel signed her lease in 2012 and finds that the historic Lafayette Mill was a great fit for her business needs. “I chose the Mill because I loved the way the light poured in the massive windows. I needed a small space with a waiting area and affordability for starting my new business was key.”  Along with these features, Rachel has also found that the nearby walking trails are a bonus if a client would like to ‘walk and talk.’  “The big parking lot, handicapped accessibility, and historical charm were also factors which led me to choose The Mill.”img_8068

When asked what her favorite thing is about being part of The Mill community, Rachel echoes what many of our tenants find appealing. “Personally, my favorite thing about The Mill community is the diversity of the tenants and their businesses.  If myself or a client are in need of other wellness services, financial or business services, they are all here!  While my work is very private, it is nice to know there is always a neighbor nearby.”

As someone who understand the stresses of our modern life, Rachel finds the historical features of The Mill are very grounding in our hectic world.  “It’s nice to be connected to something old, to touch the bricks, watch the water flow, and take a time out at lunch or any other part of a stressful day. I love seeing how The Mill itself changes with the seasons and time of day.”

Rachel is currently accepting new clients who have Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, and Tufts insurances or who wish to self pay.   You may learn more about her and her practice in the Psychology Today therapist directory or her website rachelleonardlicsw.vpweb.com.

Weekly BUZZ – Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio

Welcome to this week at The Hive RI!  
Thursday’s Lunch & Learn is all about growing your business using talk radio with our dear friend and host of The Patricia Raskin Show, a nationally recognized multi-media radio talk show host, award winning producer, speaker and author (and co-star of ‘Live at The Hive Fridays’Patricia Raskin of Raskin Resources.

Grow Your Business Using Talk Radio

At this lunch and learn, veteran and award-winning radio producer and the host of “The Patricia Raskin Show” will reveal how talk radio can help your potential clients and customers “know, like, and trust” you.

This workshop will help teach you how to:

  • Get listeners engaged and “sell without selling”
  • Answer questions that work in your favor
  • Use no cost marketing strategies
  • Get listeners to talk action
  • Find support and sponsors
  • Get legs out of your radio time – use it for demos, ads, website segments
  • Appeal to local and/or global audiences

#community #business #MillLife #WeLiveHere

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.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available…

Weekly BUZZ – Ocean State Small Business Expo

Welcome to this week at The Hive RI!  
We are a community, not just within the Mill at Lafayette complex but throughout RI!  This week we are skipping our weekly ‘Thursday Lunch & Learn’ at The Hive because many of us will be headed over to the Ocean State Small Business Expo 2016 – it’s free with a business card and well worth stopping by, 12:00-6:00.  The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick!  #community #business #MillLife #WeLiveHere

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.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available…

Weekly BUZZ – What We Do

What is the weekly BUZZ really like here?
We get work done here!  Alone.  Together.  As a community.  Last week was a very busy week full of BUZZ here at The Hive RI and all throughout the Mill at Lafayette…projects, proposals, business plans being created and solidified, meetings with clients, meetings with potential clients, team meetings, sales pitches, mergers and acquisitions, houses being designed, healing, hair, skincare, IT staffing positions being filled, new community members moving in…and SO much more.  Just another day in the life!  #community #business #MillLife #WeLiveHere

Thursday Lunch & Learn: 
Go from being Hassled to Happy with Encore Executive Coaching’s Mary O’Sullivan (who also happens to have her practice based right here in our mill community).  Check out Mary’s LinkedIn profile here.

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

To RSVP and register for this week’s The Hive RI Lunch & Learn, click 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.  Spaces up to 7k square feet available…