Friday, January 10, 2014

Elevation DC | The HIVE 2.0 adds members, hosts the mayor and a wedding

I have a really great job and I work with a wonderful bunch of people. We work so hard to bring new services and opportunities east of the river. It can be so hard for our accomplishments and efforts to be lost in the applesauce of what is going on on the "other side." Yesterday, Elevation DC checked in on us at The HIVE 2.0 and highlighted some of our new members. Even better things are on the horizon and I look forward to sharing them with you soon. Until then, we still have room for some new "innovators, visionaries, and entrepreneurs." Join us!

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The HIVE 2.0, arguably one of Anacostia's "buzziest" workspaces, has added at least half a dozen new members in the past few weeks. The coming weeks will bring D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's first visit, a roundtable discussion with D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells and the opening of Nurish CafĂ© in the upper level of the building. The space also hosted a wedding on New Year's Day, something that Nikki Peele, managing director of the The HIVE 2.0, calls "a coworking first." 
"How many incubators can say that they have hosted a wedding?" Peele laughs. One of her members booked the conference room and invited 75 people to her nuptials, a move that Peele calls "smart and frugal." 
Just as a new couple wants to stay together, Peele says that keeping HIVE members together was part of the reason for closing The HIVE 1.0 in 2013. "I didn't want to have the membership split [between two locations]," she explains. "The intention all along was to have one space. We rented the first building; we own the one we're in now."

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h st ll said...

Yeah! The Hive 2.0 is great!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your blog and all that you do! I come to this page often and although I never comment (I know, I'm sorry and I will REALLY try to do better) I always read something that I share with friends and family. Please continue doing what you are doing... not only with the blog but in the community! I don't think we have ever met, but from a distance (or through modern technology) I admire your strength, dedication, and your ability to say the things that most of us only think.

Again, I want to thank you for all that you do :)

Ms. Hill