Tag Archives: Hudson Valley

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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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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Making the World a Significantly Better Place to Live?

There are many ways to make the world a “significantly better” place to live. Here’s one. Continue reading

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BE A HIVE (Looking for Partners)

I’m making a concerted effort to grow the BEAHIVE community and our physical presence — and allow us to better support the growing creatives and microbusinesses in the Hudson Valley. This all fits our vision of shaping a Localist (or Local Living) Economy in the region. Continue reading

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TEDxLongDock: This is What Community Looks Like

Nothing I’ve done has been as personally fulfilling as what transpired in Beacon, NY, on June 7, the culmination of months and months of planning and hard, selfless work with a small, dedicated team. Continue reading

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Inaugural TEDxLongDock Comes to the Hudson Valley

A group of committed citizens is organizing a day-long event full of stimulating and inspiring talks on the impact of arts, culture, the creative class and entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley. Continue reading

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Save Us. Be Creative!

Think about how many of your friends and acquaintances work for themselves — not just those with their own business, but also those who freelance or consult (whether full or part time). How many consider themselves “creative”? Chances are, you know a lot. While the positive impact of cultural institutions is pretty much conventional wisdom at this point, the larger creative economy that includes DIY (do-it-yourself) makers and small, creative businesses is less understood. Continue reading

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