Hive at 55: Meet a Member

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I’m glad to say that each week the Hive at 55 gets more members, more visitors, and more people interested in our unique coworking space in Lower Manhattan. We currently have almost 50 members, including a few small businesses, and as you know lots of informative events every week.

But really, it’s all about our members. Many of them join for the community aspect because working from home can be quite isolating. So get used to seeing member profiles in our blog from time to time. From these, you’ll learn more about the folks that work here, and in turn learn more about what life is like at the Hive.

Today I chatted with Kelley Ferro, who works with Tripfilms and is there Marketing Manager / Travel Host / Head of Business Development.

Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m originally from Vermont and I now live on the Upper East Side.

What industry are you in? Online Video/New Media

Describe your occupation? I coordinate shooting assignments to increase video content on our Web site related to hot destinations and places where we need video — mainly by working with hotels, tourism boards, and filmmakers. I also host a weekly show about our best videos and shoot some location videos as well.

How long have you been working at the Hive? Since it opened in December!

Why do you work at the Hive? Tripfilms has moved around a lot and used to work at cafes.  And we all live in different neighborhoods, so the Hive makes sense for us.

What do you like about working at the Hive? Its comfortable, friendly, people have interesting stories, and it feels like we are part of a bigger company. Also we have a view of the water!

What days and hours have you generally been here? All day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

How has your business or work style changed by working at the Hive? The use of the conference room and private rooms has been great.

How do you think your business will improve or grow from working at the Hive? It gives us a permanent place to work and meet with partners and filmmakers.

What’s your favorite thing about Lower Manhattan? I like the South Street Seaport, and I think there are cool undiscovered restaurants around here.

Where do you go to lunch when you’re at the Hive? Tripfilms always goes to Chipotle – it’s our company thing. I like Hale and Hearty, and we have special lunches on Stone Street sometimes.

Do you have a hidden talent? I make homemade ice cream. Maybe I’ll bring some in this summer.

Special Hobby? I love to travel, even simple weekend trips.

What’s your favorite band, TV show, or movie? I love the Travel Channel. I also like 30 Rock, and “epic” movies like Gladiator.

Is there someone in your industry who you admire? I love Giada De Laurentiis, a celebrity chef with several cooking and travel shows.

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