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 June!
Our members Activate Good are partnering with our Neighbors at Lynnwood Brewing Concern to connect individuals across Raleigh, who are looking to Do Others Good. If you're searching for opportunities to get involved and give back to our community, search no more. Head over to Dock 1053 on April 29th and learn about local nonprofits and the incredible opportunities available for individuals to volunteer and donate!
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.
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."
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.
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!
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!
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'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!
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!
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.
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.
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."