Tag Archives: Local Living Economy

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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Hello Kingston (again)!

Last month we announced a new hive in Peekskill, less than 2 months in the making. And now, just under 2 years in the making (or 6, depending on how you look at it), we can announce… We’re returning to Kingston! Continue reading

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Hello Peekskill!

First, Beacon, then our first state capital of Kingston (since closed), then our current state capital of Albany, and now…. This week we reached an agreement to open a hive in Peekskill! Continue reading

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FOOD + Social Enterprise Panel… Wow.

February 24 at the Beacon hive we had a lively, interactive discussion with established and emerging leaders around developing a food‐based social enterprise in the Hudson Valley. The room at the “FOOD + Social Enterprise Panel” was packed with nearly 70 people. Continue reading

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Coworking Goes Mainstream

Worldwide there are now nearly 6,000 coworking spaces with 300,000 members. When BEAHIVE opened in early 2009 there maybe were a few hundred spaces worldwide and only a small handful in NYC. (We were the first in the Hudson Valley, maybe in the entire state outside of the city.) 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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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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