Happy Hours, Meetups, Mashups and More!

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This was an exciting week at the Hive.  We hosted our first monthly happy hour on Tuesday, which felt like a great milestone.  It was nice to see lots of new faces, and hang out with some old friends too.  Especially inspiring were the two-for-one drinks! Thanks Harry’s!!

Crain’s New York Business ran a great piece on the Hive the other day and it featured two of our members, TripFilms and ReadHowYouWant.  These two companies have been with us since we opened, so it was great to have them included in the piece.  We’ve also added a number of new members in the past few weeks –- a few solo entrepreneurs plus a small company who will be working out of the Hive a few days a week.  It’s great to see the Hive grow with a continued diversity of represented industries.  Some of them are in early start-up stages while others have been successfully running their businesses for some time.  It’s such an interesting mix and there is something to be learned from everyone around us.

A few of our members have graciously offered to host workshops and presentations highlighting their work.  These will be for both existing members and those who are just interested in learning more, meeting cool people, or those who just want to check out the Hive in person.  On Monday we will have Hive member and Futurist Garry Golden start a conversation on the Future of Work.  It’s a topic I find especially interesting as people continue to turn to consulting and freelance work.  And if the conversation isn’t enticing enough, we will also have food for everyone attending!  I hope you will join us in this interesting talk.  You can RSVP here.

Another member, Thomas Stampfli, an expert in digital and social media marketing will be sharing his expertise in a workshop in March.  He’ll be offering great tips on how your business can utilize social media.  RSVP here. We hope all our members will at some point share what they are working on.

Finally, we have lots of meetups on the calendar; including a Web site boot camp, search engine optimization and search engine marketing, and a Python meetup.  You can take a look at our upcoming events by going to www.hiveat55.com/events or signing up for our bi-monthly newsletter at hiveat55.com.

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