The Weekly BUZZ: Summertime at The Hive RI & Mill at Lafayette 🌱 ☀️ 🌸 🐝

📰 News and Updates…
🐝 SEO (Search Engine Optimization) expert available to The Hive community
🐝 The Mill at Lafayette business community is thriving with new offices being built out and new businesses moving in

🌱 SEO services:  I’ve worked with Mark Collins of On Web Local for over 5 years now and in that time we’ve collaborated and supported over a thousand of RI’s small businesses (I’m not stretching the truth here as he was one of our most utilized expert advisors in the RI Small Business Support program during the 2020 pandemic triage and I’ve worked with him on many of our Tuni Schartner Consulting client projects too!).  Mark spreads his time between Groundwork! Coworking in New Bedford and The Hive RI.  If you’re interested in meeting with him to discuss your company’s SEO strategy, please reach out to me and I’ll connect you.

🗞 We are excited to announce that we are continuing to grow our community here at The Hive and Mill – whether that is new businesses moving in or existing businesses expanding.  We are continuing to update the Mill website now that I’m back fully (it definitely didn’t get much love and attention during my 3 years in those executive director roles) and we still have dozens of businesses to add to the directory.  If you’re reading this and are one of our community members that is NOT in the directory, please email me.

🐝 The Hive’s 7 offices are currently taken but we only have one person on the waiting list so please reach out if you’re interested in being added to that list.  Just FYI, we do have room for coworking members in our open coworking space. 

🖼 We continue to serve as a community based art gallery and love the sea creatures that are adorning our walls this Summer by Joann Seddon.  Please feel free to stop by for a self guided tour or reach out if you’d like to schedule a meeting with Joann regarding purchasing any of her art or commissioning a piece.  She is currently busy managing her busy flower and vegetable farm and chickens in Charlestown at Cluckingham Palace but is also pecking away (pun intended) at a new series of art with driftwood found on local beaches.

🤔 Do you follow us on social? I am going to start posting more (I know I keep saying this but I mean it this time) to our Instagram and Facebook so please follow us if you’re not already.

💡 If you have ideas for programming or would like more information on any of the available spaces or maybe would like a day pass to ‘test drive at The Hive’, please reach out.  You can even just respond to this email.

For more information on office space within the mill community:
Mike Baker: or
Tuni Schartner:

Tuni, Mike & Larry

📷 Our ‘models’ in the picture at the top of the email are Mill community member, Tom Kelly Photography, and SEO expert, Mark Collins.