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

Oak City Top 5

December 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 December! -- Happy Holidays!

 

 

Shop for Good 2017

December 2nd, 2017 // Marbles Kids Museum

Make your holiday shopping more meaningful this year and Shop for Good! 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.

Click here to find out how you can give a gift this season that means more!

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Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration

December 2nd, 2017 // Raleigh City Plaza

If you're not in the holiday spirit now, you will be after you get downtown this Saturday! Watch Downtown Raleigh light up with the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration! Enjoy beer and wine from local vendors: Raleigh Wine ShopTrophy Brewing CompanyCrank Arm Brewing CompanyClouds Brewing, and Little City Brewing And Provisions Co. 

Find out more info here!

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Signs of the Times: A Single Lady's Life in Neon

December 8th, 2017 // Glas

 After a cornucopia of good, bad and baffling interactions on dating apps, Danielle James, apprentice at Glas, decided to take her experiences and make them public for the world to see. Signs of the Times is an exhibition of neon signs inspired by courtship in the 21st century. Come see art like you've never seen it before!

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Business Networking & Brews Veteran Style

December 12th, 2017 // Loading Dock Raleigh

 Head over to Dock 1053 and enjoy free beer and good conversation with Bunker Labs RDU. Hear from our very own Navy Veteran and Founder Philip Freeman, as he explains how to remove barriers from starting businesses and the importance of collaboration! 

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SkillPop Holiday Classes

December 14th & 20th // Loading Dock Raleigh

Do you want to add a festive, handmade touch to your gift wrapping this holiday season? How about an awesome holiday watercolor print to give as a gift? SkillPop's  Watercolor Gift Tags and Holiday Watercolor Prints will leave you singing Christmas carols all the way home. 

Sign up for classes here!

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Sweet Collaboration with Bee Downtown

Sweet Collaboration with Bee Downtown

Rooftop Honey for the Holidays

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

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

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Hummingbird Raleigh NOW OPEN at Dock 1053!

Hummingbird Raleigh NOW OPEN at Dock 1053!

New Restaurant Beside Loading Dock Raleigh

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

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

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Follow them @HummingbirdRAL

PR 2 NC Leadership Exchange

PR 2 NC Leadership Exchange

Changing Puerto Rico One Woman at a Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding Provides ($3365/ per innovator)

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

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

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

Meet Our Members: Ithaca Cold Crafted

Meet Our Members: Ithaca Cold Crafted

Fresh Means Fresh

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

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

Get Hooked on Hummus

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

Creative Mornings with Nation Hahn

Creative Mornings with Nation Hahn

Wake Up and Get Creative

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

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

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

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

 

 

Shop for Good

Shop for Good

Holiday Shopping with Heart

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

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

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

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


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

A holiday shopping event with:

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

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

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

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

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Oak City Top 5 :: November 2017

Oak City Top 5 :: November 2017

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

Save time, Eat Well and Support Local

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!

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

Doing Others Good, Through 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!

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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is to bring bright,
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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