The Space On Main is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 furniture donation from Copeland Furniture. This donation will provide much needed support The Space On Main during its startup phase and for years to come.
The Space On Main is currently working to complete the rehabilitation and conversion of a much-loved historic building on Main Street in Bradford, Vermont that once held a “five and dime” store into a modern multipurpose community facility providing rooms of varying sizes and purposes designed to host coworking (office sharing), community networking events, hands-on Maker projects, conferences, meetings, training programs, social events, as well as educational classes for all demographics. Monique Priestley, President & Founder of The Space On Main said: “I started my research for what would soon be known as The Space by visiting with community members in local coffee shops, restaurants, workshops, and at their dining tables. People move here to get away from the city, for work, for a spouse’s work, or to help family. They are nervous about living here. They are struggling with slow internet speeds, a lack of networking opportunities, and a feeling of being disconnected. The Space will address these needs, fill our Main Street gap, and weave a network of partnerships throughout the region. This would not be possible without the incredible support of amazing people like Tim and Jenny Copeland.”
Tim Copeland, President of Copeland Furniture, in announcing the gift said: “Small town Main Streets all over the country have been in decline for many years. The exceptions are often towns were a civic minded group or an individual has had the vision and perseverance to step out and create something new. Jenny and I are betting that Monique’s Space On Main is a spark that brings new energy on Main Street, Bradford. We are pleased to play a small part in helping it happen.”
About The Space On Main (thespaceonmain.org)
The Space On Main is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies upon the generous support of individuals, philanthropic organizations, and businesses such as Copeland Furniture to provide their services. It is the mission of The Space on Main to foster entrepreneurship, innovation, the arts, education, health, and recreation in order to increase opportunity for personal and collective growth in the Cohase Region of Vermont and New Hampshire by providing a creative facility with access to affordable equipment, work spaces, and classes. It is The Space On Main’s goal to ensure prosperity of our community by leveraging talent in the region by creating pathways to outside individuals, services, and technologies.
About Copeland Furniture (copelandfurniture.com)
Copeland Furniture has been producing wood products and furniture since 1976. They have gradually grown over the years from a one man shop to the largest employer in our small town of Bradford, Vermont. They remain a family owned and operated business committed to manufacturing high quality products in America.
For more information, please contact The Space On Main at (802) 449-MAIN (6246) or on the web at thespaceonmain.org.