Author Archives: Scott Tillitt

About Scott Tillitt

I'm the founder of BEAHIVE and Antidote Collective, which does communications and projects for a better world (bio). I'm also a founder and board chair of Re>Think Local, and am involved in various other projects and community engagements focused on making Beacon and the Hudson Valley a more vibrant, sustainable, locally-rooted and human-scale place to live and work. I moved to Beacon from Brooklyn in 2006 and very quickly fell in love with the people, the mountain, the river, the creative energy.

Member Bzzz Interview: Jem Altieri

A software engineer by trade and musician by calling, Jem joined BEAHIVE in April 2015. Continue reading

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Citizens Packed the Hive at Beacon Zoning Forum

On Dec. 16, 2017, we partnered with longtime city council member Lee Kyriacou to host the Beacon Zoning Forum — an open meeting to learn how zoning works, what the current zoning laws are, what proposed changes would do, and the like. Continue reading

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Member Bzzz Interview: Sarah From

An organizational development consultant and leadership coach for social change, Sarah joined BEAHIVE in July 2016, soon after moving to Beacon. Continue reading

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New Economy = New Ways of Working in the HV

Our biggest area paper the Poughkeepsie Journal recognizes the new work paradigm in an in-depth series exploring not just the statistics and studies of this transformation in the Hudson Valley — but also the stories of those in the trenches. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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Freelancing is a Force — And Will Be a Majority of Workforce in 10 Years

At its current growth rate, the majority of the US workforce will be freelancers by 2027. This startling stat comes from “Freelancing in America: 2017” (FIA), a comprehensive new study. This has major ramifications for our economy, politics, culture. (2-minute read) Continue reading

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Main St Summit: Packed Hive, Rich Discussions, Connection

On Sept. 26 (2017) we convened fellow business owners and managers and city leaders to address some of the issues we confront in Beacon — as a community and in our businesses. (2-minute read) Continue reading

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Member Bzzz Interview: Vanessa Viglietta Dessert

Vanessa is an administrative consultant to wellness entrepreneurs. She joined the Beacon hive in Jan. 2017 as a member and then in the summer joined the BEAHIVE team as a community animator — helping to manage various aspects of the space and to animate the community. (2-minute read) Continue reading

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Coworking: Good for Cities

Transforming neighborhoods, connecting communities: just a couple of the reasons why, according to real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change. Our experience shows this to be true. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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A Lot Has Changed in 8 Years

Happy anniversary to us: We first opened our doors 8 years ago on Beacon’s charming Main St! A then (May 2009) and now comparison. And a hint at what’s to come. (2-minute read) Continue reading

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The Future of Work? Creativity

Recent research from Steelcase and Microsoft basically showed that “creativity is the new 21st century job skill” and 72% of people believe their future success depends on their ability to be creative. (1-minute read) Continue reading

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