Meet Our Members: Reborn Clothing Co.

Meet Our Members: Reborn Clothing Co.

Your Clothing has a Story 

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!

Founder and CEO of Reborn Clothing Co. Emily Neville has done more in 20 years, than most people do their whole lives.  Neville is a Sophomore at NC State, proving that age is just a number.  As a poly-science major with no business background, she has leveraged her leadership and service experience to become a successful entrepreneur.  Emily had a great idea, and she did something about it.  What could've been another idea eaten by fear and doubt, birthed into a company that is Doing Others Good and transforming the way we think about fashion.

 I think we all have pieces of clothing that we don’t really like wearing anymore. I would provide updates to my own clothes so I’d want to wear them again. Then that transformed into how can we do this for a lot more closets than just one, and how can we provide this as a service to people who have clothing that they don’t want to get rid of, but they’re not wearing anymore?

Reborn Clothing Co. takes clothing that people are no longer wearing and transforms it into useable products for them.  Emily believes that as consumers we can vote with our wallets. Consumers pushed the supply of organic, local food into grocery stores and we have the power to do that with fashion as well.  In a world that has pushed fast fashion, Neville is committed to slow fashion, choosing to buy ethically and locally.  As a consumer of sustainable fashion, Neville saw an opportunity to fill a gap by providing products made from your own clothing, thus Reborn Clothing Co. became a reality.

The most difficult part is finding a balance between being a college student and running this company.

Emily is also an Ambassador for us here at Loading Dock Raleigh!  When she's not in class at NC State or in a business meeting for Reborn, you can find her at our front desk! We love that she's part of our family and cannot wait to see Reborn Clothing Co. continue to grow and Do Others Good.  Find out more about our friend Emily and Reborn Clothing Co. on their Website, Facebook, and Instagram!

Meet Our Members: Sally Oakley

Meet Our Members: Sally Oakley

Planning for Perfection 

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!

Meet one of the best wedding and event planners that the Triangle and entire Southeast has to offer, our friend and member Sally Oakley! Sally Oakley Weddings is going on its eighth year of crafting a couples' perfect day and they're not stopping anytime soon.  Sally leads a small, passionate team that strives to provide the best service to their clients.  We love that Loading Dock Raleigh gets to be a part the process by providing a space for her brides to come, feel welcome, and get excited about their special day! 

People always say it’s stressful, how do you do it? And it can be, but it’s also a lot of fun getting to be a part of a couple’s happiest day.

Sally offers three different packages for her brides and can customize it to your specific needs. Find out more about our friend, and member on her Website, Facebook, and Instagram!

Meet Our Neighbors: Pinetop Distillery

Meet Our Neighbors: Pinetop Distillery

The Spirit of Raleigh

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.

Aside from being an owner of a Distillery, I love anything that brings vibrancy to Raleigh and promotes Shop Local.
— Amanda Guillois

A little over three years ago a group of friends decided to partner together to give Raleigh its own hand-crafted spirit.  From there, Pinetop Distillery was born.  Although Pinetop is small scale, they pack a big punch.  While continuing to work their day jobs, the team has combined their efforts to create hand-crafted spirits that maintain the integrity of the land, celebrate the ingenuity of local farmers, and provide an authentic taste that is true to North Carolina. 

Different cities had their own spirit, but that was something Raleigh didn’t have. We’re Raleigh’s first gin, moonshine, and working toward becoming Raleigh’s first bourbon.
— Tom Sibrizzi

Pinetop proves that you don't have to sacrifice the integrity of natural products to create an even greater spirit. We love that our Neighbors have not only welcomed us into their unique process, but the Raleigh community as well.  

Head over to Dock 1053 and check them out! They operate on an open door policy Saturday's from 1 to 5. 

Learn more on Facebook, Instagram, and their Website

Oak City Top 5 :: February 2018

Oak City Top 5 :: February 2018

February 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 February! 

Krispy Kreme Challenge

February 3, 2018 // NCSU Memorial Bell Tower

This staple Raleigh race is like no other. What started as a challenge among ten friends has transformed into a nationally publicized charity race, for the UNC Children's Hospital. Not only is this race Doing Others Good, it tastes pretty good too. Are you up for the challenge?

Click here for more details!

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SkillPop Classes at Loading Dock Raleigh

Want to learn a new skill and be immersed in community in the process? The month of February is packed full of awesome SkillPop classes that you can take at Loading Dock Raleigh. This month they are offering a wide variety of classes at Dock 1053 from learning how to buy a house to watercolor painting!

Click here to learn more!

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Second Annual Headshots and Hops 

February 8, 2018 // Loading Dock Raleigh 

The snow may have stopped us the first time but we're back with our Second Annual Headshots and Hops event at Loading Dock! 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. 

Click here to register!

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Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

February 11, 2018 // Whitaker & Atlantic 

Our friend Coleen Speaks is bringing a little bit of New Orleans to Raleigh. A Mardi Gras soiree celebrating PoshNosh Catering's 10 year anniversary and the opening of Speaks' newest ventures, this is an event you're not going to want to miss. Head over to Dock 1053 for a Seafood Boil with Locals Seafood, Gumbo & more from PoshNosh Catering. Enjoy live music  by Side Car Social Club, benefiting the The Sunday Supper!

Click here to buy tickets!

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Thrive 2018 

February 23, 2018 // Church on Morgan

At Loading Dock, we are always looking for ways to get more creative and learn how to improve the community we've been given. THRIVE 2018 is  a one-day supercharged creative conference. THRIVE hopes to inspire the creative leaders of today and our future creative leaders through Design Empowerment, helping to enable social change through Design Impact, and to cultivate the creative community through Uniting People. 

Click here for more info!

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New Year Resolutions: Grow Professional Network

New Year Resolutions: Grow Professional Network

2018: Grow Your Professional Network

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: Grow Your Professional Network.


Grow Your Professional Network

Having a network can open a variety of doors. Although for some, whether it be you're freshly out of college or maybe you just switched careers, making professional connects can be challenging! Cultivating a group doesn't have to be scary — it should be fun. Here are ways you can expand your network! 

1. Join Your Local Chamber of Commerce

If you're a business owner, joining your local chamber of commerce is crucial. Not only does it give your business visibility amongst your area, but you'll also be one of the first to know about upcoming businesses and other development. I.e. potential partnerships. Active chamber of commerce groups hosts monthly networking events and even education programs. To find your local chamber, simply Google, "Chamber of Commerce [INSERT CITY]".  

2. Meetup.com

Meetup.com is a place to find groups that are specific to your profession in your area. What's great about meetup.com is that these meetups are usually in a casually setting (hello, happy hour!). Don't see a group you're interested in? Start one! 

3. Facebook Groups

Feel more comfortable chatting online than IRL? Join a Facebook group! There is usually a one or two admins of the page who promote engagement and regulate conversations (we all know things can get heated online), but typically networking Facebook groups are positive and extremely informative. Groups range from local to worldwide scale and on ocassion there is a meetup event.

4. Join a Coworking Space

One of the many great things about coworking is the community. Coworking allows you to meet a variety of people with unique passions in similar and different fields alike. Collaborative spaces, like a communal kitchen (see above) allows the start of natural conversations that could lead to something more. We see it happen at Loading Dock Raleigh all the time! Interested in joining a coworking space but don't know where to start? If you're in Raleigh come see us, we've got a spot saved just for you! If not, no worries. There are awesome coworking spaces around the United States, and even internationally.  


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.

Meet Our Neighbors: Glas

Meet Our Neighbors: Glas

What's Behind The Glas

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. 

Thirty-four years ago Nate Shaeffer started blowing glass.  When he graduated from college in 1986, he opened up a Neon Shop. What started small, quickly escalated into a huge production. "We did tens of thousands of beer signs and all of the coca-cola signs for a significant part of Europe for years. By 1997 I had twenty four glass blowers." A collapse in the market due to offshore competition forced Nate to take a step back. "It was a good time for me to get out and be with my kids as a stay-at-home dad."  But Nate wasn't done yet. He couldn't stop making things.  What started back as as a small studio in his house, is now an inviting shop right in the heart of Dock 1053 called Glas.  "I may have worn this statement out in the last two years, but I still have my feet on the brakes because we're just reacting to clients coming in." 

Glas may capture you with neon light, but they keep your attention by welcoming you into their creation and allowing you to get lost in it's beauty. The creative energy that Glas brings to Loading Dock is something special. Next time you're around Dock 1053 wander a litter farther in and you'll find a hidden gem. Check out our friends Glas on their Website, Instagram, and Facebook.

It’s easy to tell that this is a pretty neat and creative spot. We don’t really have to say anything to anybody that comes in. You just watch’em look at the ceiling, look at the walls and wander around. But when they do wander and explore, they find us and they’re rewarded.
— Flip

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 February 8th @ 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

Co-Warehousing and Community

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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