Oak City Top 5 :: February 2018

Oak City Top 5 :: February 2018

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! 

New Year Resolutions: Grow Professional Network

New Year Resolutions: Grow 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.

Meet Our Neighbors: Glas

Meet Our Neighbors: Glas

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." 

New Year's Resolution: Invest in Knowledge

New Year's Resolution: 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.

UI/UX: Let's Create Something

UI/UX: Let's Create Something

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?

2018 Toast to the Triangle

2018 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!

Bunker Brews Raleigh

Bunker Brews Raleigh

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.

January SkillPop Classes

January SkillPop Classes

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!

New Year's Resolutions: Be More Productive

New Year's Resolutions: 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.

Oak City Top 5 :: January 2018

Oak City Top 5 :: January 2018

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!

Best of 2017

Best of 2017

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!

Meet Our Neighbors: Whitaker & Atlantic

Meet Our Neighbors: Whitaker & Atlantic

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!

Meet Our Neighbors: Hummingbird Raleigh

Meet Our Neighbors: Hummingbird Raleigh

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!

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

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. 

Hummingbird Raleigh NOW OPEN at Dock 1053!

Hummingbird Raleigh NOW OPEN at Dock 1053!

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.

PR 2 NC Leadership Exchange

PR 2 NC Leadership Exchange

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!

Meet Our Members: Ithaca Cold Crafted

Meet Our Members: Ithaca Cold Crafted

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!