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The Weekly BUZZ at The Hive RI & the Mill at Lafayette…

We have 2 offices open in The Hive!
It doesn’t happen often but we now have 2 of our coveted 4 private offices within The Hive RI available.  Unlike elsewhere throughout our lovely Mill at Lafayette, these offices are rented month to month, no deposit and no lease required…we just ask for a 30 day notice when you’re ready to move on (or up, as many tenants end up moving into larger spaces within the mill).  These offices are great if you like privacy but also like to be within a community setting.  They are $300 per month and will go quickly so if you (or someone you know) is interested, please let Tuni know

Coworking in The Hive RI:
Have you been thinking about ‘coworking’?  We only charge $100 per month and you’re welcome to come ‘test drive at The Hive’ for zero, zip, zilch for the first couple of days!  Come on by, make yourself at home and see if this might be a good fit for you!

Exercise during your work day:
We are adjacent to Ryan Park, a beautiful wooded park owned by the town of North Kingstown that features miles of walking/running trails, ponds and streams.  So many of our community members here at The Hive RI and in the Mill at Lafayette take daily advantage of this beautiful space.  We have showers available so don’t worry about working up a sweat!

The Mill at Lafayette:
Check out the rest of our amazing businesses and community members here: business directory .  Read the blogs to learn more about what’s going on in the historic (and innovative) Mill at Lafayette and if you’re interested in joining us you can see what we have for available spaces too!

Be social:
If you haven’t already, be sure to ‘like’ and visit our Fb page to keep up on the day to day musings and goings on here in The Hive RI coworking space, as well as throughout our mill and local communities!

Sojourner House’s 6th Annual Masquerade Ball

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  Sojourner House’s 6th Annual Masquerade Ball will return to the 
Providence Biltmore on Friday November 18, 2016.   This year we are recreating a tropical 
Cuban paradise with Havana Nights!  Join us for a Latin-inspired affair that will feature 
entertainment by Chifferobe’s TropiGals and the Flamenco Afro-Cuban band Infusion Evolution.  
The event will be emceed by LuLu Locks, and will offer Cuban food, salsa dancing, a cocktail 
hour, and a cash bar.  This year’s ball is especially important because we will be celebrating forty 
years of working to end domestic violence in our communities.  Since our inception in 1976, we 
have supported over 60,000 victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Rhode 
Rhode Island Food Fights will once again host a cake competition featuring Cuban inspired 
cakes created by local bakeries.  A host of celebrity judges will be on hand to select the winner 
of the cake competition.  Judges include Miss Rhode Island Shruti  Nagarajan, WPRI’s 
Shannon Heggy, Providence Monthly’s Grace Lentini, handbag designer Kent Stetson
co-owner of “Say Cheese” Lupe Aguilar, and Rhode Island’s very own Olympian, Molly 
Huddle.  Miss Kitty Litter will also be coming out of retirement for one night only to host our 
live auction.  It is sure to be an event that you do not want to miss!  All proceeds from the event 
will go directly towards supporting our programs and services dedicated to victims and survivors 
of domestic and sexual violence.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit 
WHAT: Sojourner House’s 6th Annual Masquerade Ball 
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
WHERE: Providence Biltmore11 Dorrance StreetProvidence, RI 02903 
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Lizzy Dugan at 401-861-6191 or


WARREN, RI– Look no further than Rhode Island’s East Bay for that one-of-a-kind gift for that one-of-a- kind-person this year – and have fun doing it!

The East Bay Chamber, in collaboration with the Barrington Business Association, Discover Warren, and the Bristol Merchants Association, has coordinated a tri-town shop local campaign, which kicks off on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, with the East Bay Holiday Shopping Express. Two festive trolleys will circulate the downtown hubs of Bristol, Warren and Barrington, taking shoppers to the hottest retailers and restaurants in the East Bay.

This year, we’ve expanded our trolley run times. Shoppers can get off and on the trolleys from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no cost to ride. Trolley stops and parking locations can be found on our website, Our main starting point will be Gooding Plaza in Bristol, next to People’s Credit Union on Gooding Avenue.

New this year is our East Bay Passport to Savings. This convenient book is loaded with savings, coupons and discounts to over 50 local merchants. These Passport deals are good through the entire holiday season, with offers expiring on Dec. 31, 2016.

Make sure to mark your calendars and grab your friends and family. Get your shopping done in three, two, one… Three towns, two trolleys, one day!

The Lady Project announces Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Celebrating Women in Power November 14-19

Providence, Rhode Island:  The Lady Project announces its first annual Women Entrepreneurship Week November 14-19.  Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of women owned businesses in Providence. Through education and inspiration, The Lady Project’s first annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur in Rhode Island.

Events include: 

  • 11/14: Designers & Makers Speakers Series – Join us Monday, November 14 at MOO from 6-8pm as The PVD Lady Project in partnership with Craftland & Moo celebrates the state’s designers and makers.
  • 11/15: Digital Storytellers – On Tuesday, November 15 join PVD Lady Project at Nail from 12-1pm for our lunch and learn as the talented women of NAIL Communications explain Digital Storytelling as it relates to consumer brands and today’s marketing environment.
  • 11/15: Change Makers – Join PVD Lady Project for our Change Makers Panel at Providence City Hall on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8pm.  Our Change Makers Panel moderator Marisa O’Gara currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, she will be leading the panel.
  • 11/16: Celebrating Women of Color in Business – Join PVD Lady Project at Easy Entertaining on Wednesday, November 16 from 6-8pm for our panel discussion celebrating women of color in business. Moderator Brittanny Taylor, is a fashion and lifestyle photographer working in Providence.  Brittanny will lead the panel.
  • 11/17: Women in STEM – Join Lady Project and Girl Develop It at Upserve on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8pm for our Women in STEM Panel Discussion. Moderator Nora Meah is a talent hacker and public education reformer will lead a panel with featuring Principal Business Analyst, Lisa Fougere and Software Engineer and member of Girl Develop It, Katryn Mcintosh.
  • 11/18: Lunch + Learn with the Vanech Pontarelli Private Client Group– Join Lady Project at Circe from 12-1pm as Carrie McPherson, Senior Financial Associate for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. leads this session with financial planning advice for your business.
  • 11/19: National Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – The PVD Lady Project will be hoisting a morning of relaxation and self-care at Providence Power Yoga on Saturday, November 19 starting at 9:30am.  Following the class please join us at CAV for a delicious brunch.
  • Help us in celebrating each other as we wrap up #PVDWEW at Cleverhood on November 19th from 7-9pm, with refreshments from North Bakery and Long Live Beerworks!
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