New Year's Resolution: Invest in Knowledge

New Year's Resolution: Invest in Knowledge

2018: Invest in Knowledge

Ah, resolutions. Some are met, while others fade into existence the day they were made. Although traditional resolutions are great, consider committing to personal growth in your profession. Make 2018 the year you get a promotion, develop your brand, or expand your team.

Week-by-week we’ll be sharing our career-related resolution and how you can achieve each goal! This week’s resolution: Invest in Knowledge.

 

 

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"

— Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Is there an aspect of your field that you wish you were better in? Perhaps there's a task at work you'd like to be more hands-on with but don't have the experience. Or maybe you just want to stay on top of your game! Point is, there is always room to grow in your profession. This year we challenge you to take a course once a month to help you accomplish your professional goals. Check out some of our favorite websites for online education!

 

 

1. Youtube

Need a quick how-to? There are thousands of FREE tutorials on Youtube! We like to use Youtube for refreshers on certain programs, such as Photoshop.


2. Udemy

Udemy has a plethora of courses ranging from IT to Marketing to even Heath and Fitness! All taught by verified experts. Sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know about certain discounts and special promos on the courses they offer!


3. Skillshare

Similar to Udemy, Skillshare has thousands of classes to help you do your best work. What's great about Skillshare is that, much like Loading Dock Raleigh, you're connected to a community to share work and insights. 


4. The Great Courses

Learn something new every day with critically praised audio courses from Audible.com.  Want to learn best practices for Screenwriting?  Want to learn the history of India?  Or need some advice on home loans?  The Great Courses covers a wide spectrum of beginner to expert courses from some of the nation's top professors.


5. SkillPop

Our friends at SkillPop believe that the best learning happens in-person, and they strive to create environments where trying a new skill is social, accessible, and engaging. You shouldn’t have to spend huge amounts of time or money just to try something new or build your skills, so SkillPop makes it simpler.  Sign up for a class at Loading Dock Raleigh today! 

 

Now get out there and grow this year!

Looking for a community to collaborate, network, grow, and share resources and knowledge?  Loading Dock Raleigh serves as a coworking community for people of all walks of professions and in every stage of development—creative, start up, established, freelancers—seeking a safe, feasible, and inspiring place to build, gather, network, and share resources and knowledge.

UI/UX: Let's Create Something

UI/UX: Let's Create Something

2 Part UI/UX Workshop

Have you ever been interested in UI/UX, what those terms really mean, how you can get started in that field, or simply want to expand your skillset?

AIGA Raleigh is happy to announce a 2-part series on UI/UX!

  1. The first is a free and open to the public talk at The Nest Raleigh on January 18th that will cover the who/what/where's of that space. http://uiuxpart1.eventbrite.com/
     
  2. The second is a hands on "let's create something" workshop at Loading Dock Raleigh on January 20th where you'll be led through the UI/UX process and leave with a tangible project for your portfolio. http://uiuxpart2.eventbrite.com/

Register today! The workshop has limited seats.

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2018 Toast to the Triangle

2018 Toast to the Triangle

Tantalize your taste buds at Toast to the Triangle!

Doing good work and helping others is the truest form of community.  With that in mind, our team strongly believes that business has an inherent responsibility to help others in Raleigh and beyond. That's why we're proud supporters of Tammy Lynn Center and the Toast to the Triangle event!

Forty of the Triangle area's best restaurants and beverage providers will be competing to be your favorite flavor of the night by providing samples of their fare. In between bites, bid on over 100 silent auction items and packages, enter to win jewelry and vacations, purchase a mystery bottle of wine, snap a photo in the green screen photo booth and more!

The best part is, all of your support is helping to raise money for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Tammy Lynn Center serves over 400 families annually and is able to provide quality care thanks to your support.

Tickets are $80 individual, $150 a pair and can be purchased online at: www.toasttothetriangle.org.

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Headshots and Hops

Headshots and Hops

Need a new headshot...AND a beer?

Could you use an updated professional headshot? Or could you just use a beer? Well come say "Cheese" and "Cheers" with the us at the Second Annual Headshots and Hops.

Join us at The Loading Dock on January 18th @ 5:30pm as we supply you with free photos and pints! Beer not your thing? We got you covered - wine will be available as well. Got a headshot? Good on you - we'll also be raising money for a local charity through Activate Good. So many reasons to attend!

So come on out, met new friends, do some good, and grab a drink and headshot. Anyone above 21 can attend, however you MUST register prior to the event.

Password to access the EventBrite: MPG

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Bunker Brews Raleigh

Bunker Brews Raleigh

Business Networking & Brews Veteran Style

Join Bunker Labs RDU at the Loading Dock in Raleigh on Thursday, January 11th, free of charge. Bunker Brews Raleigh begins at 5:30 pm at the Loading Dock, a perfect time to wind down after a long day. Hear from Pete Phipps, founder of Arrow barber shops, and Tony Pease, founder of Carimus, on the power of customer service and relationship-based sales.

What is Bunker Brews?

A monthly meet-up or happy hour where the Bunker Labs community — veterans, military spouses, and civilians alike can network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more — creating a robust environment for growth and development.

What is Bunker Labs RDU?

Bunker Labs—a national non-profit—was created by military veterans for veterans to start and grow businesses. 25% of transitioning service members want to start a business and they need places inside their community where they can connect with the people, resources, and support they need to start and grow their businesses. Bunker Labs’ network is designed to fill that space.

Learn more about Bunker Labs RDU programs for veterans, click here

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January SkillPop Classes

January SkillPop Classes

Learn New Skills at Loading Dock Raleigh

Handlettering Basics - Monday, January 8th @ 6:30pm

Ever wanted to learn how that gorgeous, whimsical lettering is done? Come on out for a night to learn the basics of modern calligraphy. We'll walk you through the alphabet, show you how to use some pretty embellishments, and have plenty of time to practice. We promise it'll be hard to stop doodling on your to-do list the next day!

Limited seating available, grab your ticket today! For more info, check out our Facebook Event

Braids & Buns Basics - Tuesday, January 23rd @ 6:30pm

Looking to master a low maintenance but trendy updo as you run out the door? Join Andrayah Ponce of Geometry Studio to learn how to create that messy yet stylish bun using some simple braiding techniques, dry shampoo, and product so you can take your day two or three hair to the next level. Whether it's a simple braid or a top knot, you'll get hands on practice so you can feel confident styling your own hair.

Limited seating available, grab your ticket today! For more info, check out our Facebook Event.

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New Year's Resolutions: Be More Productive

New Year's Resolutions: Be More Productive

2018: Be More Productive

Ah, resolutions. Some are met, while others fade into existence the day they were made. Although traditional resolutions are great, consider committing to personal growth in your profession. Make 2018 the year you get a promotion, develop your brand, or expand your team. Week by week we’ll be sharing our career-related resolution and how you can achieve each goal! This week’s resolution: Be More Productive.

Be More Productive

Focus: A term you may not be too familiar with after the holidays. Spending the better part of the past two weeks in and out of the office and returning to a thousand and one emails in your inbox, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disoriented. However, anything is possible with a little determination and coffee. Here is how you can be more productive this year:


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1. Grab said coffee and find a quiet spot. Not only do we have local beans brewed every hour on the hour, we also have designated quiet areas at the Loading Dock. Our favorite spot? The library upstairs.

2. Once situated, create a list of things you have to accomplish for the day. Writing a list for the day rather than the week is key. A narrow list helps you stay on track and tackle objectives faster. We like using Wunderslist, but pen and paper will do (however, Wunderlist makes a very satisfying ding every time you check something off — something to keep in mind). For larger projects, utilize Google Calendar or purchase a desk calendar.

3. Start with easier tasks first then work your way to the bigger projects. By crossing off an easier task you already feel more productive and motivated for the remaining work!

4. Give yourself a 5-minute break every 30 minutes or so. Productivity is all about rewards, even if that reward is mindlessly scrolling through Instagram for that 5 minutes. We like to reward ourselves by grabbing a beer from the tap in the kitchen. Sometimes we even walk to our neighbor's Hummingbird or Lynnwood Brewing Co. for a treat.

5. At the end of the day, begin to write what you need to do tomorrow. Whatever is left over from today’s list can be on tomorrow’s list. By the time you return to the office the next day you’ll already be set.

Congrats! You’re already on the path to success! No longer will you look at the clock and say, “what have I even done today??”.

Stay tuned for next week’s resolution and how you can conquer 2018. Cheers!


Want to see our designated quiet spots, kitchen, or any other Loading Dock spaces mentioned in this post? Schedule a tour! We'd love to show you around.

Oak City Top 5 :: January 2018

Oak City Top 5 :: January 2018

January Events In Raleigh

Each month, we're highlighting our Top 5 favorite events and happenings to explore in Raleigh, NC. Events that cultivate community, innovation and Doing Others Good -- Enjoy all the Oak City has to offer this January! -- Happy New Year!

 

 

QDR's Happy Q Year

Lincoln Theatre // January 6, 2018

Kick off the New Year with QDR and Country artists Chris Lane, Midland, Easton Corbin and Ryan Hurd! Good music and Doing Others Good, this event benefits Agape of NC, helping our North Carolina foster children find homes.

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Bunker Brews Raleigh

Loading Dock Raleigh // January 11, 2018

Join us at Dock 1053 as we host our friends Bunker Labs—a national non-profit created by military veterans for veterans to start and grow businesses. Hear from Pete Phipps, founder of Arrow barber shops, Tony Pease, and Carimus, as he talks about the power of customer service and relationship-based sales.

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Detox & Retox at LBC

Lynwood Brewing Concern // January 13, 2018

Join our friends at Dock 1053, Lynnwood Brewing Concern for some Detox & Retox with Yoga Squad! $10 cash gets you yoga and a beer afterwards. Stay and enjoy the good company and food truck! Bring a mat, a buddy, and your own good vibes!

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Triangle Restaurant Week 2018

January 22, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Triangle Restaurant Week is back! Eat your way through Raleigh and experience the best food that the Oak City has to offer. 

Click here for more details!

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Network After Work Raleigh at Whiskey Kitchen

January 23, 2018 // Whiskey Kitchen

Join America’s premier face-to-face networking organization, Network After Work and expand your professional opportunities as you meet with a variety of business professionals from unique industries. 

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Best of 2017

Best of 2017

Cheers to an amazing year at Loading Dock Raleigh!

It's been a busy 2017 at Loading Dock Raleigh.  We've seen our community grow and flourish with the help of new members, companies, non-profits and more.  We doubled in size and launched new office space and co-warehousing & fulfillment space.  Exciting new businesses opened at Dock 1053 such as Hummingbird and Whitaker & Atlantic.  Our collaboration with Bee Downtown has expanded to five rooftop hives and produced over 90 pounds of honey.  We've volunteered all over the community, fulfilling our main mission of Doing Others Good.  And we couldn't have done it without a whole bunch of coffee to get us through the workweeks!

Thank you for an amazing year at Loading Dock Raleigh.  We can't wait to see where our members take us in 2018!  

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Co-warehousing with Matt Davis and Mister Pompadour

Co-warehousing with Matt Davis and Mister Pompadour

We sat down with our good friend and member, Matt Davis to provide you an in-depth look at his unique company Mister Pompadour.  He uses both the collaborative and co-warehousing space at Loading Dock, which allows him to maximize the potential of his company and provide a great customer experience!

If you're looking for a place to self-fulfill orders in an accessible and collaborative space, or just want to join a growing creative community, you've come to the right place.  Join us as we look at Mister Pompadour, Co-warehousing, and the community at Dock 1053.  You might get some tips from Matt on how to style your hair in the process!

 

 

Tell us a little bit about you and your company? What products do you offer?

Mister Pompadour was started in May 2014 by two engineers who wanted something better for the hair.  

Mister Pompadour is a men's hair product company started in 2014 by engineering friends and product designers, Matt Davis and Zack Henry.  We are passionate about bringing a professional sense of style to every man and improving men's hair was our calling.  We started Mister Pompadour because we believe your hair speaks volumes about who you are and can reflect your overall personality and style. Like most guys, we were tired of choosing between paying huge prices for high end styling products or settling for cheap junk. All we wanted were products with better ingredients and kept our hairstyle in place all day. Finding the perfect hair products were hard to come by - so we decided to make our own our own.  Now we have customers in all 50 states and in over 95 countries worldwide.  In 2016, we developed a women's hair product line called Ms. Pompadour after multiple requests from our female customers and salons.

Why is Loading Dock the perfect fit for you and your company?

Loading Dock initially appealed to us because wanted a collaborative environment where we could work with other small businesses to help achieve our business goals.  We are only a 2-man team, so we needed a place to easily meet people who could do things that we weren't experts in, such as creating product explainer videos.  We all have our unique talents and skills and it's nice to be able to tap into that in essentially one location.

How does the convenience of co-warehousing help you focus on your company? 

Co-warehousing allows us to self-fulfill orders in a space that is more accessible and geared towards receiving/shipping pallets of products.  It certainly beats shipping out of my basement.  It also allows us maintain control of how our products are shipped and presented while remaining flexible enough to add or remove promotional items if needed.  We tried working with 2 fulfillment groups over the past few years and experienced struggles with each one which was hurting our customer experience.

What makes the Loading Dock community unique?

Loading Dock is quite unique because it's the only collaborative workspace with a co-warehousing option that I could find.  The co-warehousing idea in general seems incredibly new, but it makes perfect sense for small businesses like Mister Pompadour who ship physical products but don't need a large warehouse space.  

What would you say to someone searching for a co-warehousing/fulfillment space, that doesn't know where to begin? 

I would definitely search for collaborative work space with a warehousing option.  In Raleigh and other cities that I visited for business, all the collaborative work spaces were mostly downtown and provided only an office setting.  Having a warehouse attached to the building is such a new concept that I don't know if there are a lot of co-warehousing spaces even available, but I definitely like the idea of calling it 'co-warehousing'.

Meet Our Neighbors: Whitaker & Atlantic

Meet Our Neighbors: Whitaker & Atlantic

Raleigh's New Premiere Private Event Space

At Loading Dock, we believe quality work is done best in the context of a diverse and supportive community.  Dock 1053 is full of entrepreneurs, forward thinkers, innovators and change-makers that we know and love. We think that you should know them too, which is why we're excited to share our Meet Our Neighbors blog series! Something special is happening on 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road. Come take a virtual stroll with us around The Dock and find out what makes this place so unique. 

Come on over to Raleigh's newest private event venue, owned by Hummingbird and Posh Nosh Catering's very own Colin Speaks! Walk through the garage doors of Whitaker & Atlantic and you are greeted by this wide open private event space that seats up to 150 guests and accommodates up to 275 guests for standing receptions. This modern space immediately draws you in with it's beautiful handcrafted wooden bar, leading up to an elegant bridal suite with its own private bathroom. The natural wood and steel are anchored by textured concrete floors and gold accented light fixtures.  This, contrasted with the soft grays and blush and ivory hues, invites you in and makes you never want to leave.  The patio and 3-season porch set the stage for awesome events throughout entire the year!

Perfect for your next Holiday party, stay up to date on our neighbors via Facebook, Instagram, and their Website! 

 

 

Meet Our Neighbors: Hummingbird Raleigh

Meet Our Neighbors: Hummingbird Raleigh

Meet the New Kids at The Dock

At Loading Dock, we believe quality work is done best in the context of a diverse and supportive community.  Dock 1053 is full of entrepreneurs, forward thinkers, innovators and change-makers that we know and love. We think that you should know them too, which is why we're excited to share our Meet Our Neighbors blog series! Something special is happening on 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road. Come take a virtual stroll with us around The Dock and find out what makes this place so unique. 

Let us formally introduce you to your new favorite neighborhood cafe and bar: Hummingbird Raleigh. Warning: You may never want to leave this place. Hummingbird brings a big city feel to Dock 1053 that is cozy and inviting. Walk through the doors and you are greeted by vibrant sunshine yellow bar stools that automatically put you in a better mood. Sit at a cozy nook and your eyes will wander toward the unique artwork hanging on the walls around you. Sip on specialty coffee in the morning and craft cocktails in the evening. Oh, and did we mention the exceptional food that they serve. Feast on butterscotch sticky buns, cinnamon-sugared ricotta fritters, coconut chia seed pudding and more! Check out there full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner here!

Okay, we know your mouth is watering by now. What are you waiting for? Go introduce yourself to the new neighbors! Learn more about our friends on their Instagram, Facebook, and Website. 

"Dock 1053 is located in a very exciting up and coming section of town. The aesthetics of Dock 1053, and the surrounding community appeal to our vision and we want to be a part of the growth!" - Coleen Speaks

Oak City Top 5 :: December 2017

Oak City Top 5 :: December 2017

Each month, we're highlighting our Top 5 favorite events and happenings to explore in Raleigh, NC. Events that cultivate community, innovation and Doing Others Good -- Enjoy all the Oak City has to offer this December! -- Happy Holidays!

Sweet Collaboration with Bee Downtown

Sweet Collaboration with Bee Downtown

Rooftop Honey for the Holidays

Something real sweet is happening around Loading Dock Raleigh!  LDR Members at Murphy's Naturals have partnered with our friends at Bee Downtown to start selling honey from our rooftop hives to members at Loading Dock Raleigh. 

We love getting the opportunity to combine our efforts with Leigh-Kathryn, who was just named a Southerner of the Year, to Do Others Good!  100% of proceeds will go into the support of our very own rooftop hives and for the purchase of new hives.  The honey comes straight from our original three apiaries located above us on the rooftop! We now have five apiaries with over 300,000 bees!

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Hummingbird Raleigh NOW OPEN at Dock 1053!

Hummingbird Raleigh NOW OPEN at Dock 1053!

New Restaurant Beside Loading Dock Raleigh

Our good friends and LDR members at Posh Nosh Catering have officially opened their first restaurant at Dock 1053!  Hummingbird is serving breakfast and dinner currently from 8am-midnight, Monday-Saturday.  Lunch is coming soon with a delicious menu rolling out around Dec 18th.

Enjoy a full coffee bar, boozie brunch cocktails, pastries & more for breakfast. For dinner, broiled oysters, garam marsala wings and a handful of delicious small plates will keep you coming back for more. Check out current menus and photos below!

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PR 2 NC Leadership Exchange

PR 2 NC Leadership Exchange

Changing Puerto Rico One Woman at a Time

Here in Raleigh, NC the entrepreneurial community is ready to support Puerto Rican innovators to create high impact, long-lasting solutions.

We're excited to help out our friends at HQ Raleigh raise money to bring female innovator's over from Puerto Rico to the Triangle! These selected women will work 1-on-1 with an international team of female innovators on rebuilding projects for Puerto Rico. Learn more about this project and help us help others!

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Puerto Ricans are struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Here in Raleigh, NC the entrepreneurial community is ready to support Puerto Rican innovators to create high impact, long-lasting solutions!  Do you want to join us? 

Here’s how: PR 2 NC brings female entrepreneurs from Puerto Rico to Raleigh, North Carolina for four weeks in January 2018 to work with an international team of female innovators on rebuilding projects for Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Entrepreneurs will return to Puerto Rico to implement the projects and create a new PR 2 NC sister city collaboration between San Juan and Raleigh to cultivate additional projects. The innovators are provided with:

  • The Basics: Housing, reliable technology, workspace at HQ Raleigh, and living stipend
  • Essential Kăt’ l īz’ ers: Training/skill building, mentoring, and advising
  • Womenpower: Project support from advisors and student team from US, China, Argentina, Australia & Mexico in Leadership exCHANGE’s Women & Innovation (Kăt’ l īz’ er)
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Establishment of PR 2 NC partnership between HQ Raleigh and San Juan’s co-working space Parallel18 to establish on-going platform for additional partnerships

End result: This project galvanizes female innovators from multiple countries to help rebuild Puerto Rico One Woman at a Time!  AND, the female innovators will be ready to compete in April forParallel18’s  Pre-18 Accelerator that provides 20k in grant funds with an opportunity to go on to compete for another 40k in grants. Let’s catalyze these women! 

Funding Provides ($3365/ per innovator)

  • Airfare for 4 Female Innovators from Puerto Rico
  • Housing for Puerto Rican Innovators, Advisor, and international team of student project assistants
  • Programming/Training for innovators and student team
  • Living stipend for Puerto Rican Innovators
  • Membership and conference room space at HQ Raleigh for Puerto Rican Innovators, Advisor, and student project assistants
  • Could we exceed our initial funding request? The more funding, the more innovators and project team members we can bring!!!! 

WHY? A COMMUNITY IN NEED!   On September 16, 2017 the Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, affecting 3.4 US Citizens.

  • Fatalities nearing 500 people
  • 50% of the island still without power
  • There’s not enough water or food on the island
  • Most hospitals are running on generators with limited fuel
  • Alternative energy solutions, access to drinking water, food supplies logistics, agriculture, connectivity  are in need of significant improvement on the island

Meet Our Members: Ithaca Cold Crafted

Meet Our Members: Ithaca Cold Crafted

Fresh Means Fresh

Here at Loading Dock Raleigh, we strive to do excellent work, support one another and do others good. We believe this happens best in the context of a diverse and supportive community. That's why we're excited to share our Meet Our Members blog series! Each week, we'll feature a member, business or non-profit who calls Loading Dock home and inspiring us through their creative work and mission. We hope you enjoy!

Our members, Ithaca Cold Crafted  have created the first ever cold-crafted hummus! They use cold pressure instead of heat pasteurization to keep their ingredients raw, full of nutrients, and alive with flavor.  With Ithaca, fresh means fresh. No Preservatives. No Artificial Ingredients. No Citric Acid. Non-GMO. No Canola. No Soy. We love that they are 100% All-Natural!

Get Hooked on Hummus

Ithaca Cold Crafted is the next generation of fresh! They have five awesome flavors that taste as fresh as they sound: Lemon Garlic, Lemon Dill, Lemon Beet, Smoked Chipotle, and Roasted Red Pepper. You can find them at your local Whole Foods and Wegmans! We are pumped to have them on board at Dock 1053, as a part of the Loading Dock family! We're looking forward to getting our hands on this hummus. Check them out on  Facebook, Instagram, and their Website!

Creative Mornings with Nation Hahn

Creative Mornings with Nation Hahn

Wake Up and Get Creative

CreativeMornings Raleigh is a monthly breakfast talk series that is Doing Others Good by cultivating community.  Jamie Kirk's own, Nation Hahn is the featured speaker this month!  Come show your support for him, and our friends at the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation this Friday at CAM Raleigh

Nation Hahn serves as the Chief Growth Officer of EducationNC.  At EdNC, Nation is responsible for innovation efforts for the organization, including digital media, new storytelling formats, and the Reach NC Voices project which is a 21st Century Town Hall connecting people to policy and policy to people across NC.  Reach NC Voices launched in 2017 with the generous support of Blue Cross NC.  It should be thought of a technology platform, a set of strategies, and a goal.  As part of the project, more than 57,000 North Carolinians have participated in a two-way conversation around the future of our state to date.

Nation also serves his community as a board member of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, named after his late wife, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, the North Carolina Community Development Initiative, the Hope Center at Pullen, and the Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness. Nation has also served as an Aspen Ideas Fest Fellow and as a member of the Z. Smith Reynolds Community Leadership Council.

What are you waiting for? Don't hit the snooze button. Get up and get creative!

 

 

Shop for Good

Shop for Good

Holiday Shopping with Heart

Shop for Good is a week-long shopping extravaganza featuring both online and in-person opportunities to shop for items on your holiday shopping list with proceeds benefiting Activate Good and other local causes.

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Join us for 1, 2, or all 3 Shop for Good events

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Shop for Good Online Auction
Friday, November 24 - Saturday, December 2

Bid to get great deals on nearly 100 items--from meals at your favorite dining spots to jewelry, tickets to the theater, travel get-aways and unique experiences. Register to bid here, then bid on your computer or by phone, at home or on the go when the auction opens! 


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Shop for Good Day Market
11 AM - 4 PM, Saturday, December 2
Marbles Kids Museum + Vintage Church in Raleigh

A holiday shopping event with:

  • Goods and food sold by local vendors with a portion of all proceeds benefiting charities!
  • A relaxation zone with complimentary chair massages and hot beverages
  • A free wine tasting
  • Photo station and entertainment
  • Tickets: $10 online; $12 at the door. Grab your tickets here!

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Shop for Good at Night
7 PM - 9:30 PM (6:30 PM VIP entry), Saturday, December 2 (Ages 21+)
Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh

Shopping with vendors continues for Shop for Good at Night! Guests for this festive evening party will enjoy:

  • Complimentary beer and wine bar
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  • Silent auction
  • Music and dancing
  • Games and entertainment
  • Tickets: $55 (VIP: $65) online. Grab your tickets here!

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Oak City Top 5 :: November 2017

Oak City Top 5 :: November 2017

Each month, we're highlighting our Top 5 favorite events and happenings to explore in Raleigh, NC. Events that cultivate community, innovation and Doing Others Good -- Enjoy all the Oak City has to offer this November and have a happy Thanksgiving!