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 Community Manager: Clark Rinehart

Meet Our New Community Manager: 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 Community Manager!

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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Meet Our Members: Redress Raleigh

Meet Our Members: Redress Raleigh

Fashion Forward: Redress Raleigh

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 are paving the way for change in the fashion and textile industry. Redress Raleigh is an Event Planning and Marketing Nonprofit that focuses on nurturing independent, sustainable designers. They host socials and networking events for our creative community and educate people on responsible, sustainable fashion design. We love Redress Raleigh because they highlight local companies that are Doing Others Good! 

Wearing Their Heart on Their Sleeve

"We love that Loading Dock focuses on companies who 'do good' - as a sustainability focused nonprofit we feel that the space and its fellow members share our values! From a practical perspective, we also love the large covered patio for working outside and the location works well for our volunteers." - Beth Cofounder & Executive Director

The 2017 Redress Raleigh Fashion show is this Friday!

It's Official. Building Materials Have Arrived!

It's Official. Building Materials Have Arrived!

We're Expanding!

It's official. Building materials arrived this morning and construction on our two-story expansion starts this weekend!!

"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," reports our friends at Exit Event. “We have a cool community of people who know packaging, know Amazon and who are working with the same retailers,” says community manager Carter Ellis. “We’re already sharing a lot of resources.”

Read more about how we're doubling in size: https://www.loadingdockraleigh.com/blog/2017/8/4/loading-dock-raleigh-is-expanding-coworking-space

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Meet Our Members: CurEat

Meet Our Members: CurEat

Curate. Create. Eat. 

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 know a thing or two about good food. CurEat is an App that is designed to help you find curated, independent restaurants and bars no matter where you are! We love CurEat because they tell you the good stuff and cut through the clutter.  With CurEat you won't find any negative endorsements or chain restaurants. Discover quality places to dine from CurEaters, bookmark the places that you love, and share your restaurant lists with you friends and family!

A Bite out of Loading Dock  

"Loading Dock is perfect for our start-up.  CurEat utilizes core staff plus works closely with several local companies from development to PR.  Loading Dock allows us the flexibility we need to work independently as well as come together as a larger group.  The addition of the great community enables us to create an energy that matches our start-up."

We love having CurEat as a part of the Loading Dock Family! Next time you pull up to the Dock make sure you come with an empty stomach! To learn more about our members, and friends CurEat, check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and on their Website .

We're Expanding!

We're Expanding!

Construction begins in August

The Loading Dock Raleigh family AND facility are expanding this Fall! We look forward to growing and offering a unique experience in both coworking and commerce. Big thanks to our friends at Exit Event for highlighting our vision in their recent article "Loading Dock Raleigh to Help Consumer Product Cos. Learn, Pack, Ship & Grow."

"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," reports our friends at Exit Event. “We have a cool community of people who know packaging, know Amazon and who are working with the same retailers,” says community manager Carter Ellis. “We’re already sharing a lot of resources.”

"The project begins with a two-story expansion in an old egg refrigerator adjacent the existing coworking area. There’s been demand for office suites since the space opened, Ellis says, counting 23 existing office suite members and 90 in coworking. Small offices and conference rooms will be available this fall, as well as the classroom for both tenants and outside rental."

Read the entire write up in Exit Event HERE

Meet Our Members: Good Dirt

Meet Our Members: Good Dirt

Good Dirt, Good People, Good Products.

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! 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 good friends who aren't afraid to get their hands in the dirt. Good Dirt is a Locally Made Gardening Company that strives to create quality products that are simple, successful and sustainable. They cultivate more than just community here at the Loading Dock. Good Dirt uses Bogbits which are comprised of partially petrified peat from North American peat bogs. In years past, this by-product of peat moss harvest would have simply been discarded. Good Dirt reuses these bits to create their Soil Conditioner and Potting Mix. What we love most about them is that they are committed to Doing Good for the planet! 

The Dirt On Loading Dock

“We looked at a lot of spaces to work before deciding on the Loading Dock Raleigh. Once we stepped into the space, we needed to look no further. The staff and owners are friendly, resourceful and so collaborative. As a brand, we thrive on exchanging ideas with others and utilizing available local resources to “do good work.” Their authenticity in their mission to provide independent companies and startups with a stepping stone for growth is unique and gratifying. There is always something going on and we exchange good, positive energy among other professionals on the growth track. The facility is impeccable, modern and ideal for those who want to be in a dynamic work environment with other professionals and creative minds. And we love the ability to bring customers to the conference room for meetings. All our partners and clients are impressed with the ambience and professionalism in this working space.," says Good Dirt's Suzy Newsom. 

Next time you're at The Dock, get your hands dirty with our friends at Good Dirt. For more, check them out on Facebook, Instagram and their website www.good-dirt.com

Meet Our Members: Chair 8 Media

Meet Our Members: Chair 8 Media

Hop on the Lift with Chair 8

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 first 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!

First up, our good friends with a knack for all things digital. Chair 8 Media is a boutique digital marketing team that does anything and everything from Web Design, Logo Design, Video ProductionSocial Media Management, Paid Advertising and much more. They've been founding members of Loading Dock since the doors opened in 2016! 

They're passionate about building powerful marketing campaigns that sell an experience, tell a story and connect on a deeper level. They take each project as a new adventure and an opportunity to ignite those passions that help shape a brand. What we love most about them is that the relationships they foster are just as powerful as the brands they help create!

"Being part of the Loading Dock community has been an invaluable experience both in growing our business and connecting with other like-minded and creative members. We're excited to witness this family grow and see where Loading Dock will take us in the future!" says Chair 8 Media's Cameron Barker. When Chair 8 Media's not around The Dock, they're staying busy telling stories with their cameras, supporting Tammy Lynn Center and living by one of our favorite mottos: Enjoy Life Outdoors!

Grab a chair and sit down with the Chair 8 Media crew next time you're at The Dock -- they've got some awesome stories to tell! For more, check them out on Facebook, Instagram and visit: www.Chair8Media.com