We've reached a milestone: six months since we opened. Time to check in with all y'all to see how we can make the next six even better.
Please share your thoughts on our events and programs in a brief survey — should take just a couple minutes. (Note to our Kingston friends: This is different, and shorter, than the intro one you may have already taken.)
KINGSTON ORIENTATION & INTRO
Maybe you've seen the ad in this month's Chronogram? We're having a little soirée to introduce our Kingston space and all things BEAHIVE on Monday, Nov. 9 (info). Meet Scott from BEAHIVE and Jason and Amara from Chronogram. It'll be catered. RSVP on Meetup or email Scott if you're planning to come.
Curious how to finance your business and where to find funds? Hear two perspectives at our Financing Your Business seminar in Beacon (Nov. 18): a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney financial advisor with entrepreneurial and nonprofit experience (John Garesché); and a loan officer from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (Barry Sutton). Learn the importance of relationships, consistency and having a good business plan for your business. (Note: freelancing is a business.)
Also note this month's special OPEN HIVE / film (Nov. 12). We're screening Food, Inc. and hosting a local foods tasting with member Anne Dailey's Hudson Valley Real Food, a buying group and resource for local, sustainable food.
And a reminder that the BEAHIVE+BCN Holiday Party is Dec. 12 (Second Saturday). Seriously, save the date. You'll want to come.
New member: writer/editor Amanda Katz.
Clay Wood & Cotton — Kelly Kingman's handmade homegoods store on Main St. (Beacon) — is having a Needle Felting Class on Nov. 7. Make soft creatures, pendants, ornaments, etc. by "sculpting" with wool and a special felting needle. Instructor: Nguyen Le, a fiber artist whose work has received national coverage.
I [HEXAGON] BEAHIVE
"I love that you can be part of it for a bargain-basement price if you only need a few days/month." (Kelly Kingman, freelance writer)
"Fleisher's Grass-fed and Organic Meats in Uptown Kingston, the only old-school nose-to-tail butcher in NY State, maybe the country." (Andrea Ramirez, True Nourishment)
Join the hive. Rent the hive. Hire the hive. Engage.