Happy Friday! A lot of different things have been in progress/evolving and new members have been applying steadily as summer homes open up for the season. Here are a few updates/reminders/event updates:

a. Cookout
Important stuff first! The weather is getting nicer and I thought it might be fun to have a member cookout! Also, Andrea is moving to Boston and it would be nice to send her off! In order to find a date that works best for everyone who is interested, please reply to this Doodle Poll: https://doodle.com/poll/zmyt7aniu8zdi97v (would host in Bradford)

b. Courtesy Reminders
Please keep in mind that The Space is shared space – please use headphones/earbuds when on calls (even in phone booths), silence/mute notification sound effects, push in chairs, and clean up your space/dishes after eating. Thank you!

c. Main Street Parking Reminder
With the weather improving and streets getting busier, please try your best to park in the public lots at either end of Main Street. There is technically a 2-hour limit, which we would like to respect – especially with businesses next door who rely on in-and-out customer traffic.

d. Busy/In-Meeting Stress Balls
Another space in VT is using toy blocks for people to place on their desks when they cannot be bothered. If this would be helpful to anyone, I got a dozen colored stress balls that people can use for a no-interruptions marker.

e. ScaleHere
The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) today announced new partnerships with five innovation hubs to boost startups,
innovation and localized economic development throughout Vermont. The #ScaleHere platform accelerates business growth throughout the state by sharing the business resources aggregated at VCET to companies at other non-profit innovation centers
outside of the greater Burlington area. This includes discounted cloud software and access to one-on-one mentoring. Read More: https://vcet.co/vermont-innovation-hubs-launch-network-to-support-rural-entrepreneurs/

f. Upcoming Events
Fri, June 07 10:00am-5:00pm BBA Customer Appreciation Free Coworking Day
Fri, June 07 5:00-7:00pm First Friday Art Gallery Reception (Lois Jackson)
Thu, June 20 5:30-7:00pm StartupVT Startup Brews at Arnold Block & Babe’s in Bethel
Sat, June 22 7:30–9:00pm Live at The Space: Lyle Brewer | Hans Williams
Thu, June 27 5:30–7:00pm Tech Thursday Meetup

g. New Members!
Welcome to John Marsh and Martha Turner who have both signed on with monthly memberships! And to John Maly who is joining in two weeks! 🙂

h. Resources:
– Member Getting Started Page: https://thespaceonmain.org/start
– Member-Only Updates https://thespaceonmain.org/membersonly

Thank you for being awesome and helping to keep The Space running!

Monique

Morning Everyone!

Few things:

a. Cold Brew
There’s a new gallon of cold brew in the fridge. Help yourself! (From our friends at Upper Valley Coffee Roasters!)

b. iOS & Android Apps
The iOS app still isn’t working quite right. I have written again to support. In the meantime, the Login link at the top of https://thespaceonmain.org will bring you to the mobile web version of Proximity. PS They say they have a working Android version now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=space.proximity.app

c. Updates
With new members, I added a page for archiving these emails so that everyone can go back and read through past updates: http://thespaceonmain.org/updates (also accessible through Proximity > Member Benefits > Members-Only Updates).

d. Volunteer?
I have to travel next week and we have a First Friday gallery opening on Friday night. Would anyone be available 4:30-7:30 to let the winery folks in, keep an eye on things, and make sure the doors are shut/lights are off at the end?

Welcome to our newest member, Stephen Schramm! Welcome back to Andrea Moore! 🙂 And hugs and best wishes to Hannah Palmer Egan as she heads off for Brooklyn! <3

Have a great Thursday!

Monique

PS My cat is still very sick so I’m working from home. If anyone needs me, I’m just down the road so feel free to text 802-222-1909. Thanks!

Happy Monday, everyone!

I wanted to share a few notes with you.

1. Seattle Trip
I’ll be in Seattle the evening of 5/2 through the morning of 5/7. Please do not hesitate to call/text as always if anything comes up. If I’m on the plane or whatnot, a good backup is Ryan who’s cell is 802-565-0537.

2. Tech Thursday
Anna Lornitzo just finished a software developer program and wants to start hosting monthly tech meetups at The Space. The first one will be Thursday, 5/16. I posted it on Facebook and the Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/cohasecoworking

3. StartupVT: Startup Brews
The founder of StartupVT passed the torch on to me last month so I need to get monthly Startup Brews on the calendar. This is a Meetup group of just under 200 entrepreneurs from around VT, mostly centered in Randolph moving out. These events are fun and the idea is to travel around East Central/Central VT to different venues to hear what projects people are working on while drinking somewhere fun. Super low key. https://www.meetup.com/startupvt I’ve reached out to a few coworking spaces and bars in Bethel and White River Junction to see if they might each host events in May and June. Stay tuned – and join the Meetup Group if you’re into that.

4. Patio Furniture
I put together the patio sets. I’ll put them out when it’s sunny and take them in at the end of the day. If I’m not in and you want to use a table and chair, please don’t hesitate, but please make sure to bring them back inside before you leave (sets have been known to disappear off of Main Street at night). The sets are stacked in the front window under the events monitor.

I think that’s it for now! Thanks for being awesome! 🙂

Monique

Hi Everyone,

The Proximity team that maintains the management software for The Space recently updated the iOS app. It’s really buggy at the moment. I wrote to them and they said they’re working on it. In the meantime, you will probably have trouble with keys showing up correctly.

The website is working correctly, so you may want to switch to that method for a bit (which is how Android users get in).

Here’s the quickest way to step through that:
1. Visit https://thespaceonmain.org in your mobile web browser.
2. Click Login at the top (goes to https://space.onmain.app).
3. Login using your credentials.
4. Click your profile picture in the upper right corner.
5. Click Keys.
6. Click Front Door.

Here is a quick walkthrough video:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr8pci5m4nfbg8f/sommobileweb.mp4?dl=0

I apologize for any inconvenience this causes and will keep you posted on updates from their team.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help stepping through this.

Thank you,

Monique

Hey Everyone!

a. Cold Brew
Andrea from Upper Valley Coffee Roasters just dropped off a gallon of cold brew concentrate. Help yourself!

b. Event Heads Up
I wanted to give a heads up for a few events happening this week and next:
Wed 4/10 5:30-6:30pm Event Space: UV Preschool Dinner (Music for 15 mins at 5:45.)
Thu 4/11 5:00-7:00pm Event Space: Real Estate Auction Info Session (public)
Thu 4/18 7:00-10:00pm Event Space: Rough & Tumble Concert w/ Cash Bar
Fri 4/19 11:00-2:00pm Front of Space: 4 Business Pop-Up Sale
(Blythedale Cheese, Montview Vineyard, Alice’s Kitchen, and UV Coffee Roasters)

c. Handy link for updating memberships, links to FAQs, etc.

d. Frequent updates are being posted primarily to the Slack channel:
https://join.slack.com/t/spaceonmainvt/shared_invite/enQtNDYzODI3MTM0Njc4LTNhNjNjNTY5MWEyYzhkMWMyYTRjYzVmY2M5ZWMwMDU2MWRlOGQ3OTk1OTAwNDQzMGYxZDQ5NTMwNTM2MDJlOWU

e. Tech Meetup
We’re working on our first tech meetup/happy hour event on May 16th 5-6:30pm to coincide with 3rd Thursday happy hours. More details on that soon.

f. Welcome! 🙂
Also, welcome to our two new members, Paul Kaye and Annie Puciloski!

Happy Tuesday!

Monique

Hey Everyone,

The Terms of Use have been updated both on the website and on the Proximity software that handles doors/wifi/billing. Please get in touch if you have any questions, comments, issues, etc.

For anyone who’s signing up from this point forward, they will be asked to esign. For anyone who signed up previously, we need to collect new signed copies. I can provide paper versions for anyone who would prefer that. Otherwise, please take a second to fill this out: https://thespaceonmain.org/touesig

The first round were more or less a placeholder conglomerate from other spaces whereas this is fit more precisely to The Space. 🙂

Thank you!

Monique

Hi Everyone!

Few updates:

a. We’re going to start doing an unannounced, members-only BYOB happy hour at 4pm on third Thursdays. (I can’t actually make this one (3/14) because Rotary is doing a student scholarship fundraiser in Haverhill – all you can eat pie buffet if anyone wants to come after work!)

b. I’m trying to keep the Events page (https://thespaceonmain.org/events) updated. For anyone working nights/weekends, there are a few events mostly in the Event Space at night. On Saturday, 3/23 a New England SCA group is taking over the whole building with workshops and classes in every open area (not using shared offices or the wellness office). This is open to the public and happening 9am-5pm.

c. I made a few changes to the website. We’ve added team/business/sponsorship options as well as 6-/12-month discounts if anyone wants to switch things up. https://thespaceonmain.org/useit

d. Also added a course/workshop proposal form if anyone knows anyone who might have skills they want to share. https://thespaceonmain.org/proposal

e. Did not get the ThinkInnovation grant for laptops and video equipment that several people helped on. Will keep trying! Also still working on funding for the business accelerator program.

f. Coffee bean container has been refilled with UVCR!

g. We have two recent members who have joined. Sarah Pushee and Richard DeMerchant. Welcome! 🙂

As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Monique

Hey Everyone,

A few updates:

1. The VBSR Event on 2/13 still has tickets. You can use the “VBSR Member” option to skip paying. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vbsr-get-together-hosted-by-the-space-on-main-tickets-54403741054?fbclid=IwAR0Cc4zGo79mUK3jTcR3UZt7cY8j11-ukoLUEb48jO6cYKakrtuA5mUhQzk Colatina is going to cater and there will be a cash bar – along with a speaker and general networking with people from around the state.

2. We have shelves in the kitchen now! The one above the fridge is for shared coffee/tea items. Please feel free to use the one above the sink for your individual items that you want to keep here such as snack items, mugs, etc.

3. The monitors by the door and over the stairway are going now! The door shows upcoming events and the stairway shows a mix of events, sponsors, etc.

4. By [our] request, the software used to manage The Space added a Benefits page. (Benefits tab on https://space.onmain.app) I’ve posted links to Slack, the Facebook Group, and a Local Buzz reminder for now. I’ll work on asking businesses for discounts and such now that this page is up and public so they can see it. Reminder to anyone who hasn’t filled out their profile or business yet – those can be seen under Members and Companies on the same page. You can edit this under My Profile in the upper right. Let me know if you need any help.

5. The Vermont Senate Committee on Economic Development has requested to hold a rare field hearing at The Space on Tue, 2/19 (most likely 9am-12pm). They are going to open the session up to hear testimony from anyone who would like to speak to how coworking and makerspaces could be supported as a resource for helping rural economies. They asked me to round up all of the founders/supporters/users of spaces around the state. The founders alone have hit 40+ people and then those spaces are inviting their members. So that day might get a little crazy, but will be super energizing. I’m going to let anyone traveling from other spaces to work for free for the day as there are people coming from Rutland, Bennington, Burlington, Waitsfield, Montpelier, Lyndon, Newport, and even a few from Massachusetts. The committee is providing more details shortly if anyone is interested in testifying/attending/etc.

I think that’s it for now! Hope you’re all having a great week!

Monique

PS I’m skipping the listserv method and just BCCing everyone as I think previous updates ended up in spam here and there.

Hi Everyone!

I’ve added members and a few users of The Space to this listserv. I’ll be using this for posting non-newsletter things to like important updates and events.

You can manage preferences and access the posting info and Archives here: http://lists.thespaceonmain.org/listinfo.cgi/thespaceonmain-thespaceonmain.org

1. HOLIDAY PARTY!
Thursday, December 20th 5:30–7:30pm. Let’s celebrate the holidays and the end of a work day together! Colatina is bringing over a cash bar and The Space will order pizza. Bring a gift for the Yankee Swap if you’d like to participate ($25 max). If everyone’s up for it, we can play whiteboard-size “A Fake Artist Goes to New York” drawing/guessing game. Life partners welcome!

2. IMPORTANT STUFF
a. FAQs – I’m keeping this updated. Please let me know if I missed anything. https://thespaceonmain.org/faqs/#using-som
b. Parking – Reminder to use the lots at either end of Main Street as street parking is 2-hour.
c. Contracts – If you haven’t signed one, see me so I can have you pen & ink sign off on the agreements you’ve already been accepting when you sign up online. 😉
d. Coffee Cards – If you have a $100/month or higher membership, The Local Buzz provided punch cards for 5 free coffees. Come see me.
e. Key Fobs – I should have both door and security key fobs this week for anyone who wants one of those to skip the mobile phone and manual access steps. This will also function for Event rentals (letting your members go to the car or whatnot).
d. Mats/Floors – Valley Floors is donating winter mats and should be in soon. Until then, I’m holding off mopping, ’cause it’ll just have to be done again. Soon!

3. SPECIAL EVENTS
a. 12/04 8am–9:30am Bradford Business Association. Open to all.
b. 12/10 Free Coworking Day sponsored by SunCommon. Tell your friends.
c. 12/18 6pm–8pm Cohase Rotary Club Holiday Party (see me if you’re interested).
d. 12/27 9am–9pm Tabletop Game Day. The Space is going to be invaded by gamers for a community/holiday vacation day. Open to all.

AND of course, thank you to all of you for being amazing and making The Space come alive every day. <3 Monique