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Event to Explore Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship, 
Impact on Community and Economic Development in the Region
June 7 — Beacon, NY


A group of committed citizens is organizing a day-long event full of stimulating and…


Added by Scott Tillitt on May 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Let Us Help You: BEAHIVE's 1st Sponsored Membership!


You have a great idea for a social venture that will change the world (or maybe just our community). You're full of spirit and smarts but low on capital. You long to work in a dynamic environment full of like minds, enthusiasm and creativity, but you're isolated at home. You need to be productive, but you're constantly distracted by the kids (or cable).



 BEAHIVE Sponsored Membership. Thanks…


Added by Scott Tillitt on August 4, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

New Studios + Workspace at BEAHIVE

The situation on Fishkill Ave is (seemingly) unfortunate, but the timing may be good for some folks, at least. The 2nd floor of the BEAHIVE building recently became available, so we're considering ways to take it over and accommodate some of those being "displaced."

The floor includes 4 rooms totaling 1500 sq ft: kitchen, bathroom with shower, large back room with work sink to be divided into studios, middle room that would be a meeting room/dining room/lounge. (See…


Added by Scott Tillitt on January 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

BEAHIVE is Looking For an Intern (or 2)

BEAHIVE is a new kind of shared workspace for independent workers getting tons of buzz. At the most fundamental level, we provide a shared, creative work environment for solopreneurs, the creative class, microbusinesses and consultants. We also plan programs and events to inspire, educate and bond members and the community: personal and professional development… Continue

Added by Scott Tillitt on October 1, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Wall Street Journal "Preaches" Local Economy?

Familiar with Reverend Billy? He's a New York activist-artist who uses a televangelist persona to preach the evils of consumerism, known for his protests against Starbucks and Disney and Wal-Mart). He also happens to be currently running for mayor on the Green Party ticket against Bloomberg. (Disclosure: I've worked with him on a couple successful protests against… Continue

Added by Scott Tillitt on April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Confirmed: Beacon is burning (according to the NYTimes)

Not the kind of media attention we want for our beloved Beacon...

There's a slideshow on the website.

March 21, 2009

A Town Reborn Faces a New Threat


BEACON, N.Y. — On a refrigerator in the back of the Cup and Saucer Tea Room here, the owner, Shirley Hot, keeps a calendar filled with notes like “Giants playoffs” or “pumpkin soup.”

She also makes… Continue

Added by Scott Tillitt on March 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 18 Comments

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