Posts

The Weekly BUZZ: Happening Now at The Mill

The Weekly BUZZ…

Recycle:
One of our amazing tenants (main floor of Rodman Bldg.), Bridge Technical Talent is hosting their annual e-waste event starting this Wednesday and running for AT LEAST a week!  Click here for details.

They will have a donation bin set up outside their office in the Mill At Lafayette (Rodman Bldg.) to collect e-waste items to benefit Goodwill.

Computers
Laptops
Peripherals
File Cabinets
Metals Shelving
Small Househols Appliances
Floor Model Copy Machines
Video Equipment
Audio Equipment
Toner/Printer Cartridges
We Cannot Accept
Televisions
Desktop Printers
CRT Monitors
Fluorescent Bulbs
Single use alkaline Batteries

A normal week at The Hive RI:
Well, there is no such thing as ‘normal’ really but last week was busy with new coworkers starting and new office tenants moving in throughout the mill!  We had a couple of video shoots down here in The Hive and upstairs in the mill,click here to see a sampling!  We have so many cool businesses within our community from photographers and videographers to architects to IT staffing to a hair salon and so many more!

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

Friday is BUZZing at The Hive RI…

BIG Event Friday

Networking opportunity to GROW your business… 

Friday morning from 8:00-9:30, we have Uncle Jay’s Traveling Breakfast Network here at The Hive RI.  Come on by (tell your friends too) & don’t forget your business cards.  We’ll have Allie’s Donuts and coffee PLUS some seriously fun (and worthwhile…talking ROI here!) networking so it’s a win/win and you won’t want to miss it!  For more info, click HERE

If you can’t make it this time but you are interested in coworking…grab your work and come on by.  We won’t charge you anything the first day or two…seriously!  So swing in, grab a seat, settle in and crank out some serious work in a relaxed yet professional environment!  Here’s a video that kind of nails what coworking and connectedness is all about, click here to watch!

The Weekly BUZZ : Welcome 2017 from The Hive RI

Welcome 2017…

We are SO excited to welcome the new year here at The Hive RI and the Mill at Lafayette!!!  We have so many tools for YOU to grow your business – whether you call the mill your business’s home OR if you’re in need of any of our many services.  One of our member’s, Hub Digital Marketing just launched a super affordable online class – Create A Year’s Worth Of Content In One Day – get going NOW and set yourself up for success in 2017!  This is definitely a tool you should have in your toolbox this year!  Save $5 by using the coupon code:HIVE at checkout.  Click here to learn more OR purchase the class today!

To go along with the ‘content’ theme, another member is offering a great video value deal – Cooper Hammond Films is offering a 45 second promo video for $75!  Click here to access the deal and learn more.

And, it’s almost that time…TAXES.  Get ahead of the game and schedule an appointment with My Personal CPA NOW…they’ll help you with your bookkeeping and individual/business tax returns.

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: 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!

The Weekly BUZZ: Our Last Lunch and Learn

 Our last Lunch & Learn this Thursday

We have been hosting weekly Lunch & Learns for a couple of years now but have decided that we’re not going to produce/host this program anymore.  We’ll continue to offer the space for any of our members to use for their own presentations, workshops, etc…though!  And, for those of our tried and true attendees, have no fear as there are still many monthly Lunch & Learns throughout the state and we’ll try to share that info on our Fb page!

For our last official Lunch & Learn we’re proud to present Carol Scalzo of Hit The Web Marketing as she shares 10 Ways to Convert Web Visitors to Customers!  Click the link to register and learn more!

Holiday Gift Giving Idea!
Looking for ideas for holiday gift giving?  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’ll share more ideas in next week’s Weekly BUZZ!

Need Office Space?
We’ve got some great options starting at $100 per month for open coworking space to $325 & $340 per month for private offices and more!  Contact Mike at401-255-7413 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.

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.”
idance2

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.

image3

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.