“Loading Dock was certainly unique. Being that it’s an old loading dock, it’s a pretty cool space. It’s got that industrial feel. And also, the other things attached to The Loading Dock, whether it’s the brewery, or the furniture and clothing store, the glass studio, and now there’s a cocktail bar and things like that. It’s just a really cool area. There’s a lot of people coming here for different reasons and I definitely want to be a part of that, and around that.”
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Meet Our Members
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 Production, Social Media Management, Paid Advertising and much more. They've been founding members of Loading Dock since the doors opened in 2016!