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

Oak City Top 5

November 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 November and have a happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

6th Annual Innovate Raleigh Summit

November 9th, 2017 // Raleigh Convention Center

Be a catalyst for change in our region and bring your ideas to the table at the 6th Annual Innovate Raleigh Summit! In seven dynamic breakout sessions, thought leaders will take deep dives into crowdfunding, advocacy and storytelling, talent attraction, quality of place, and more. Then grab a drink and a snack and wrap the day at the Summit social hosted by the Raleigh Convention Center!

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Internet Summit

November 15th - 16th, 2017 // Raleigh Convention Center

Internet Summit gives digital professionals like you an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts, network with your peers, and teach you how to turn your ideas into transformational solutions.

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Thorward Progress

November 25th, 2017 // Whitaker & Atlantic

Please join us and our friends at Whitaker & Atlantic for a very special cocktail party benefiting the continued therapy efforts of Raleigh local chef and restaurateur Michael Thor who suffered a devastating spinal cord injury when he was hit by a car almost two years ago leaving him and his family the burden of long term out of pocket medical expenses.

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Give Gala: The Worst Fundraiser Ever

November 10th, 2017 // Marbles Kids Museum

The Give Gala is an award-winning ‘no money’ charity event to benefit critically-ill children and their families hosted by Headbands of Hope and the Monday Life. Attendees offer a service, gift or talent to the kids and families being treated at Duke and UNC Hospitals. This offer is their ticket into the gala. We then distribute the offers to patients and families who could benefit from them. Attendees also have the option to fulfill a request directly from the patients, families and staff in exchange for a gala ticket. 

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How To Cultivate A Life You Are Enthusiastic About Living

November 11th, 2017 // The Mayton Inn

Ready to cultivate a life you are enthusiastic about living? We all have areas of our lives where we feel stuck - work, family, health, love, life balance. Hosted by TRIBE Trips and Retreats at the The Mayton Inn  This workshop is designed to lay the foundation for cultivating the life you want.

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Hummingbird Raleigh Coming Soon

Hummingbird Raleigh Coming Soon

Construction Update at Dock 1053

Our neighbors at Hummingbird Raleigh are getting close to opening their doors at Dock 1053! Guests will soon enjoy coffee in the mornings, cocktails in the evenings, and a prepared food menu that will rotate seasonally and offer healthy, fresh alternatives to fast food. 

We caught up with Zach and Coleen from Hummingbird this week around The Dock and asked them a few questions about the new spot!


What was your vision in starting Hummingbird Raleigh?

"I (Coleen) wanted to bring some big city feel to a smaller, vibrant, and growing, section of Raleigh. Providing outstanding hospitality with a relaxed approach to specialty coffee, craft cocktails and exceptional food."


Why are you excited to open a restaurant/bar at Dock 1053?

"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!"


What makes the Dock 1053 community so unique?

"How so many diverse small companies can come together and unite and create such a warm, vibrant feeling of community."


What are a couple of your favorite things being served at Hummingbird Raleigh?

"We are very excited about our Ricotta fritters that will span the morning menu as well as carry into desert; We will offer Garam Marsala chicken wings, buttermilk fried quail, and a lot more all to be enjoyed with our specialty cocktail list and exciting wine list."


When do you expect to open?!

"Fingers crossed sometime around the 17th of this month."

 

Ricotta fritters?!?! Oh my. Can't wait for our neighbors to open their doors. For more info, follow Hummingbird Raleigh on Instagram and Facebook. Look forward to seeing you at The Dock for the grand opening! Stay tuned...

NEW Co-warehousing & Fulfillment Space

NEW Co-warehousing & Fulfillment Space

A One-Stop Shop for Do-It-Yourself Fulfillment

Loading Dock Raleigh's mini hub for growing companies, including consumer product and e-commerce, is now open for business! 

The co-warehousing and fulfillment space will offer areas of 100 to 150 square feet for companies to store product or materials, a fulfillment and staging area for packaging and preparing items to ship, a FedEx shipping and label station, easy access to the loading dock, and many more amenities. We've also negotiated with FedEx for cheaper shipping rates and daily pickups for our members.

Our one-stop shop for do-it-yourself fulfillment is perfect for "in between” companies who don’t need or can’t afford their own facility, but hope to move their business out of their living room, garage or storage unit. Most importantly, we are excited about the collaboration and knowledge sharing that will come from multiple companies working alongside each other here at Loading Dock Raleigh!

 
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Meet Our Members: Supper Meals

Meet Our Members: Supper Meals

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!

Save time, Eat Well and Support Local

We hope you're hungry!  Our members, and friends Supper Meals know the way to our heart is through our stomach.  Their mission is to make healthy, balanced, locally-made food more accessible.  Supper Meals is the personal chef you've always wanted!  Local chefs deliver fresh and balanced meals right to your door so you can eat well during your busy weeks.  Their rotating menu includes paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, family-friendly and other delicious options.  Authentic food is not the only thing that Supper Meals is good at creating.  They are crafting and supporting the community, by partnering with local chefs.  We can't wait to see this community grow!

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"Loading Dock sets itself apart from other co-working spaces by creating a true sense of community. Working for a startup or small business can at times feel a bit isolating as you're not a member of a huge team. Loading Dock definitely makes up for that through the cultivation of friendly members, open lines of communication and member events that encourage networking."

"Supper Meals was looking for a space where we felt we were able to brainstorm, get creative and produce really great work. So far, Loading Dock has provided just that. Surrounding ourselves with other local businesses and startups only encourages us to continue to improve and grow this business."  

Learn more about how you can save time, support local, and eat really well!  Check out Supper Meals on Facebook, Instagram and their Website! 

Small Thanks with Google

Small Thanks with Google

Turn Your Customers Into Your Greatest Advocates

Google recently launched the "Small Thanks" campaign to help promote your local business with five-star reviews written by your favorite customers. We love this clever, clean and interactive way to print and share your favorite testimonials that can be used on and offline. 

"As with most things, word of mouth has gone online, too. From customers writing reviews, to fans snapping and sharing photos of their favorite businesses, the power of gratitude comes in many forms" says Google's Head of US Small Business Marketing, Soo Young Kim. 

Want to make your own five-star posters? Visit: smallthanks.withgoogle.com

Disclaimer: All business reviews are written by real people and represent their own opinions.

Meet Our Members: Activate Good

Meet Our Members: Activate Good

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!

Doing Others Good, Through Activate Good

Next up, our friends who believe that anybody can be somebody's hero. Activate Good is a Nonprofit Volunteer Center that connects individuals, groups, and companies to volunteer with partnering Nonprofits in the Triangle. Everything about their mission strives to Do Others Good . They work as a "force multiplier" for local causes with volunteer needs. Through their outreach efforts and online volunteer community, they help recruit and connect individuals, groups, and companies to fulfill volunteer needs with partnering nonprofits in Raleigh and the Greater Triangle. Activate Good is empowering the next generation of young volunteers and community leaders through their Activate Schools initiative by offering an elective leadership and service class in participating local high schools. 

Activating Good in Dock 1053

"Our organization, Activate Good, is all about building community to help local causes -- at Loading Dock, we can be a part of building community everyday by just walking downstairs! Plus, the Loading Dock team makes best cookies and omelettes ever." --Amber Smith, Executive Director of Activate Good

Learn more about how you can Activate Good across the Greater Raleigh area! Check out our members, and friends on Facebook, Instagram and their website!
 

Hummingbird and Whitaker & Atlantic Coming Soon!

Hummingbird and Whitaker & Atlantic Coming Soon!

Howdy Neighbors!

The Dock 1053 community just keeps getting better and better. Our friends at PoshNosh Catering are opening a cafe, bar and event space directly beside us -- we're excited to welcome Hummingbird and Whitaker&Atlantic to the community! 

Hummingbird - Healthy, fresh alternatives to fast food. 

Hummingbird will start serving breakfast at 7am with coffee & pastries, sandwiches during lunch, and then turn into a bar after 5pm serving craft cocktails, wine, champagne and small plates. "We are heading into the home stretch! Hummingbird should be open by early November with dinner and bar service! Breakfast and lunch to come later after we get the night service running smoothly" said PoshNosh owner, Coleen Speaks. Follow along with updates @hummingbirdral

Whitaker&Atlantic - Raleigh's premier event space

Whitaker&Atlantic is a beautiful event space with large garage doors that open towards the patio. The event space will have an additional kitchen, large bar and a bridal suite for wedding receptions. It will seat up to 150 people or 275 people for cocktails, or curtains can create more intimate spaces. Follow along with updates @whitakeratlantic.

Opening fall 2017, Whitaker & Atlantic is poised to be Raleigh’s premier event space. A beautiful, modern space capable of seating 150 guests or accommodating standing receptions up to 300 guests, our 5500 square foot main room is fully scalable to the perfect size for your event. Natural wood and steel set the tone amid soft grays, blush and ivory hues; textured concrete floors and gold accented light fixtures. A three season porch runs the length of our ground floor and a beautiful handcrafted wooden bar is tucked beneath a staircase leading up to an elegant bridal suite with its own private bathroom. Our main room is fully outfitted for audio and video display with digital projector and screen as well as a dedicated DJ and multimedia booth. And, of course, all ABC permits for full bar service.

Office Suite Construction Update

Office Suite Construction Update

Pardon Our Dust...

...but we had to share a couple construction photos from our new two-story office suite expansion at Loading Dock Raleigh! The 15 additional office suites, conference rooms, and coworking space have been framed, drywalled and wired -- things are moving fast! 

Loading Dock Raleigh's expansion will feature up to 2, 3, 4 and 5-person fully-furnished office suites ranging from $850-$1850/month. Amenities will include 24/7 access, conference room and meeting space, free printing/copying, personal mailbox and address, complimentary fair-trade coffee, enterprise level wi-fi, free parking, member-only events and much more!

Contact us below if you're interested! 

Join the Loading Dock Raleigh Community!

Looking for office space in Raleigh? Looking for office space in Raleigh perfect for collaboration and networking? Want to be part of a creative, diverse and supportive community? Looking for awesome amenities like free parking, members-only events, outdoor covered patio and more? Loading Dock Raleigh is a workplace where we can work and flourish together unencumbered of the challenges of typical office space.

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Oak City Top 5 :: October 2017

Oak City Top 5 :: October 2017

Welcome to the Oak City Top 5!

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!

Blocktoberfest: A Benefit for Dynamic Water

October 7, 2017 // Little City Brewing + Provisions Co.

Join Little City Brewing for the 1st Annual Blocktober Fest to benefit Dynamic Water! Come hang out and enjoy live music all day in Downtown Raleigh, while helping provide access to clean, safe drinking water to communities in need.

Click here for more info!

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StartUp Grind Triangle's First Annual Technology Conference

October 11, 2017 // Cary Arts Center

One day of non-stop education, networking, and inspiration that has never been seen in this area before. Successful founders, innovators, educators, and investors share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Don't miss out on the Triangle's greatest technology conference of 2017! 

Click here for more info!

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Jamie's Party with a Purpose

October 14, 2017 // VIP @ Loading Dock Raleigh - 6:30pm-8pm //
Main Event @ Whitaker & Atlantic - 8pm

Party with a Purpose with the Jamie Kirk Foundation! Come taste bites from 5-7 recognized chefs, sip on locally made cocktails and beers, and a curated selection of wine while enjoying an unmatched atmosphere provided by local DJ's. 

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HouseCraft: Hosted by Smashing Boxes

Ocotber 14-15, 2017 // Durham, NC

HOUSECRAFT is packed full of fun with a Pinball Tournament at The Bull Pen, a Rocket League Tournament, and Dinner/Cocktail hour with live DJ, you're not gonna want to miss this awesome event. Benefitting Habitat for Humanity, come join our friends Smashing Boxes for a day of play!

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Hops and Vines Festival: ClubCorp Charity Classic

October 27, 2017 // City Club Raleigh // 7pm-10:30pm

Get Hoppy. Sip, celebrate and support worthy causes as you taste craft beer, fine wine and incredible eats at City Club Raleigh's second beer and wine festival. In celebration of Halloween weekend, costumes are encouraged. All proceeds collected through ticket sales and silent auction will benefit disaster relief via Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina Region, Augie’s Quest (ALS) and the Employee Partner Care Foundation.

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Meet Our New Community Coordinator: Erica Lear

Meet Our New Community Coordinator: Erica Lear

Meet Erica Lear

We are pleased to welcome Erica Lear to the Loading Dock Raleigh Team as our new Community Coordinator. (Many of you already know her since she's been here as a member since February!)

Erica has over 20 years experience as a speech language pathologist and excels at extensively guiding, educating and leading others to their maximum potential. She is excited to begin a new career with us at Loading Dock. 

You can also catch her downtown on the weekends leading gourmet food tours with Taste Carolina. She is an avid art, music and food lover and will never turn down an opportunity to discuss these three things! Erica lives in Wake Forest with her husband, two children and dog, Kyle, whom many of you have already met!

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Why Coworking?

Why Coworking?

First, what is coworking?

For those who don't know what the hot trend is all about, coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often a large gathering space with multiple tables, conference rooms, lots and lots of coffee, and more importantly, ideas. Unlike a typical office environment, those "coworking" are usually not employed by the same organization.

This unique melting pot of people and tight-knit community atmosphere invites all walks of professions in every stage of development—creatives, start ups, established companies, freelancers—into a safe, feasible, and inspiring place to build, gather, network, share resources and knowledge.

The average human being spends 90,360 hours of his or her life at work. Your passions shouldn't be left at the door when you walk into your office space. They should be unique articulations of one another, flowing together to create something incredible. That is why coworking is so important. And, that's exactly why we created Loading Dock Raleigh. Where people, dogs, ideas, more coffee, relationships, neighbors, risk-takers and community collide. 

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Why together?

We believe strongly that where you work and who you work with is vitally important to the work you do. Somewhere you can do excellent work and flourish together, create relationships, start conversations, collaborate with members, throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks. And you can do all of this without being burdened by the challenges of traditional office space.

At Loading Dock Raleigh, it's our mission to help members feel engaged and to help members succeed in any task they're tackling. A place to do excellent work, to support one another, and to do others good. We believe this happens best in the context of a diverse and very supportive community. 

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'Throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks' with strangers who eventually become good friends

What are the benefits?

Free parking, flexibility, member events and parties, a cool spot to call work, full service kitchen, various work spaces & conference rooms and so much more. Monthly coworking memberships help avoid the commitment of a long-term office space lease, but the real value is the innovative community you're surrounded by day-after-day. This opportunity of a hands-on effort of pursing your passion and doing good work together is what coworking is all about. 

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First Friday Omelettes are a huge hit at Loading Dock Raleigh. A time to gather in the kitchen, share stories and create egg-cellent masterpieces

What does "Doing Others Good" mean?

We thing 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 solve the world's social and environmental challenges.  We’ve partnered with a number of local, university and non-profit organizations on social innovation and offer our members plenty of choices to "Do Others Good" by raising awareness and providing service opportunities. Become part of the Loading Dock Family and bring your passion and service with you. 

Love where you work. Throw spaghetti at the wall. Do Others Good. Just a couple mottos we live by here at Loading Dock Raleigh!

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We're constantly getting involved in the Raleigh community and beyond. That's a big part of who we are and why we started

Meet Our Members: Audrey Henderson with SkillPop

Meet Our Members: Audrey Henderson with SkillPop

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!

Got Skills?

Meet Audrey Henderson! She is the Community Manager for a startup that we know and love called SkillPop here in the Raleigh Durham area.  At SkillPop, their mission is to make in-person learning accessible.  They offer pop-up classes all over Raleigh & Durham on everything from watercolor to marketing to photography, partnering with local creatives and professionals to teach all of our classes.

 "Loading Dock is the perfect fit for myself because as the only full time person in Raleigh, it's nice to be able to get out of the house and be around others who are working.  It's also great for SkillPop because we are able to have a place to keep our inventory and be around other creatives and professionals who are doing great things in the community!  The fact that you don't meet a stranger at Loading Dock make its community unique!  Even though we're there to get work done, everyone is always so friendly.  And the dogs.  I love the dogs at LDR."

We love having Audrey as a part of the Loading Dock family! Click here to stay up to date on SkillPop classes hosted at Dock 1053.

Creative Mornings With Lenny Terenzi

Creative Mornings With Lenny Terenzi

Wake Up and Get Creative 

CreativeMornings Raleigh is a monthly breakfast talk series that is Doing Others Good by cultivating community.  They exist to support, celebrate and encourage people to make the things that they love.  Don't lie to yourself and say you're not creative.  Take the first step in doing something awesome and get out of bed.  Wake up Friday September, 29th and celebrate CreativeMornings 5th Anniversary with help from their September speaker Lenny Terenzi. 

Lenny Terenzi is a designer, illustrator and screen printer under the name Hey! Monkey in Durham, North Carolina. He specializes in branding, children’s book illustrations, and hand-pulled screen printed goods and services. He loves bringing people into his studio for workshops and team-building in hope of making their ordinary days extraordinary.

For the past 6 years Lenny has served with and on the board of AIGA Raleigh, currently as Vice-President. He has a passion for nurturing creative communities and helping further establish the Triangle as an innovative, inclusive, creative hub.

Meet Our New Director of Community: Clark Rinehart

Meet Our New Director of Community: Clark Rinehart

Meet Clark Rinehart

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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 announce that we have a new Director of Community!

Clark was born and raised in Miami, FL. He went to the University of Miami and studied Industrial Engineering, then he moved to Durham to attend Duke Divinity School. After 7 years of being on staff at a local church, Clark is excited to join our Loading Dock Family. In his spare time he eats PB&J's like it's his job and spends time with his wife Laura and his 11 month old son Beau. 

Why did you choose Loading Dock Raleigh?

"I chose to take the job at LDR because of the incredible potential that I saw in the community of friends, colleagues and collaborators that are already in the space. It’s clear when you step into the space that people are doing excellent work, doing it together and actively working to make an impact in their respective industries. Stories inspire me and encourage me to do my best work, so hearing what people around LDR are passionate about is what I have loved most thus far."

What are you excited about for the future?

"I’m excited to see people and companies grow and thrive because of our community’s commitment to work together, have fun and positively affect our city. It’s easy for me to be excited about being on the LDR team because even before I took the job, I had already heard about and interacted with members who are key players in our city. In the future, I envision more and more people around our community’s collective “table” and being an even more integral hub for meaningful work in our region."

What does Doing Others Good mean to you?

"At a foundational level, “Doing Others Good” means cultivating relationships to me. This kind of work takes time, patience and considerable effort on all of our parts. But, the fruits of these strong relationships—through business or otherwise—are invaluable and hard to quantify. “Doing Others Good” can be as simple as checking in with another member when you know they’re going through a tough time personally or it could be a strategic business partnership. In my opinion, if we have breath in our lungs, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to do others good!"

Meet Our Members: Sir Walter Miler

Meet Our Members: Sir Walter Miler

Running With Sir Walter Miler

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!

Next up, our friends who could teach us a thing or two about running. Sir Walter Miler began due to lack of stateside races for American Athletes. This annual event has become one of the most unique events that Raleigh has to offer, attracting athletes from all over the country. Sports Illustrated called the 2015 Sir Walter Miler the “best glimpse of future growth for American track.” What we love most about the Sir Walter Miler team is that they embody everything that Loading Dock stands for. They have pioneered a unique and fun event that seeks to bring the community of Raleigh together and succeeds in doing so.  Doing Others Good, they get local breweries involved and give away all sales of beer to a charity of their choosing. We love having such a unique team of passionate individuals as a part of the Loading Dock family!

The Run Down on Loading Dock

"We used to have our Sir Walter Miler team meetings at noisy, cluttered coffee shops around town. But when we joined the Loading Dock this summer and had access to the conference rooms, it created immediate credibility to our efforts and our team, which has grown from three people to seven, plus six interns. The atmosphere and aesthetics were perfect to build our team culture and initiate creative ideas. This year's event had the largest crowd to date, close to 5,000 people in attendance along with nine men running under the 4-minute mile barrier! We are excited to use the space at Loading Dock to continue to collaborate with partners to grow the influence of Sir Walter Miler and our vision for uniting Raleigh through the running community!" - Sandy Roberts & Pat Price

Run on over to Loading Dock and check out our friends, and members Sir Walter Miler! Learn more on Facebook, Instagram and their Website!

ExitEvent September Startup Social

ExitEvent September Startup Social

Get Social at The Dock

Loading Dock Raleigh is growing! Come check out the expansion, enjoy drinks by Social House Vodka and hang out with fellow entrepreneurs and investors at the ExitEvent September Startup Social.

The Startup Social is all about seeing old friends, meeting new ones and talking startup with other entrepreneurs, investors and students. A free token at the door gets you a beer or glass of wine. All we ask is that you RSVP and let us know you're coming.

Thanks to our friends at Wells Fargo and Robinson Bradshaw for sponsoring and the NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative and Entrepreneurship Clinic for providing the snacks.

**The ExitEvent Startup Social is an entrepreneur and investor-only anti-networking event with no agenda except what you want to get out of it. We rotate locations monthly in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and sometimes elsewhere. No selling, no speeches, no nametags, no BS. But there are free drinks.

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Meet Our Members: Owen Jordan

Meet Our Members: Owen Jordan

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!

Capturing Stories That Matter

Next up, the man, the myth, the legend. Our friend and Loading Dock member, Owen Jordan. Owen is a commercial, portrait and event photographer in Raleigh, NC. What we love most about Owen is that he uses photography to tell a better story, and Do Others Good.  The Triangle is a unique community where people of all walks of life come together and collide to create something beautiful. Owen captures that beauty through his All Our Joy Project, where he sits down with someone from the community and communicates their story through his creative strategy and photography skills. You've got to check it out, it's absolutely beautiful and inspiring! 

A Story Worth Telling

"I love Loading Dock Raleigh because they don't just say it's a community. You feel like you're part of the family at Dock 1053. It's truly a diverse community of different industries and people of different walks of life. I think LDR is a hidden gem that soon, after the expansion, won't be so hidden anymore."

Owen believes that everyone has a narrative worth telling.  Sit down with him and tell your story.

Reserve Your Loading Dock Raleigh Office Space Today!

Reserve Your Loading Dock Raleigh Office Space Today!

Join the Loading Dock Community

It's official. We've started construction on our two-story office suite expansion here at Loading Dock Raleigh! "The permits are in and plans are set. Loading Dock Raleigh will more than double in size in coming months, opening 15 additional office suites, more conference rooms, a classroom and a mini “commerce hub” for growing consumer product and e-commerce companies," Exit Event reports.

Looking for office space in Raleigh perfect for collaboration and networking? Want to be part of a creative, diverse and supportive community? Looking for awesome amenities like free parking, members-only events, outdoor covered patio and more? Loading Dock Raleigh is a workplace where we can work and flourish together unencumbered of the challenges of typical office space.

Early Bird Pricing Is Now Open

Loading Dock Raleigh's office suite expansion early bird pricing is now open to the public. Inquire below today. These office spaces will go FAST! Contact us today to reserve your spot!

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