903 Main Street | Manchester, CT | 860.647.6029 | WORKSPACEmanchester.com
2020 has been scary, to say the least, yet our faith in working collaboratively has not ceased.
Though it’s still required that we remain physically distant,
the wish for social connection, WORK_SPACE does grant.
On Halloween it’s tradition to wear masks as a disguise, now we wear them daily because we are thoughtful and wise.
So much of what is happening in the world seems so wrong,
however our staff and membership remain optimistic and strong.
We hope your holiday season, like your health is great,
And that you find many reasons to celebrate.
Congratulations to our scarecrow team for wining an honorable mention for a "creative perspective on the pandemic" with our entry:

Plex. E. Glass, Entrepreneur (They/Them)
WORK_SPACE provides professional connections with physical distancing.
If you need a productive and pleasant place to work that isn't a couch, kitchen table or cat's stomping ground, come find your space at WORK_SPACE.

Join us now to lock in 2020 rates.
Apply to be a presenter!

On Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, WORK_SPACE partners with Equity CT to produce a day-long conference on Perspectives on Innovation through Passion. We are seeking presenters to provide learning opportunities, facilitate thoughtful conversations and lead interactive activities.
Through a day of innovative and insightful programs, we hope that attendees will experience a deeper understanding of equity and discover strategies to advance equity in their own communities and how to leverage their personal passions for profound impact.

Click here for speaker application or email proposal by Nov. 13, 2020 to: symposium@equityct.org.
Although the leaves are falling outside, they are blooming in the front window of WORK_SPACE. In preparation of the Perspectives of a Pandemic art exhibit opening on 11/28/20) we ask you to contribute to the Values Tree which will be on display in the front window on Main Street.
Please complete the sentence:

“A value that is important to me is ........”

Examples include: kindness, generosity, authenticity, friendship, family, empathy, joy, humor, integrity, growth, fairness, humility, discipline, achievement, simplicity, creativity, accountability, positivity, courage, tradition, innovation, fun, collaboration, justice, honesty, respect, diversity, openness, community etc.
SHOPPERS WANTED: save the date!
WORK_SPACE is excited to partner with other Downtown Businesses to celebrate Small Business Saturday (11/28/20) with a new LOVE LOCAL / GIFT LOCAL promotion. Plan to come to Main Street for some socially distant shopping, enjoy some great food and drinks and view some wonderful art.
The space is set for tonight's JOURNEY FOUND virtual gala for giving....
(hosted at WORK_SPACE)
Friday, November 30, 2020

Visit the CREATIVE SPARK YouTube Channel to see videos made by artists about their work and creative process. Click here to watch and subscribe!
WORK_SPACE is building an in-house Digital Story Studio and seeks reliable, qualified and creative Audio and Video Editors with experience producing digital content such as business promos, social media posts, podcasts and training videos.
You're invited to this free 45-min community conversation which takes place on the third Tuesday of each month. In November we have the rare opportunity to watch and discuss the video with the speaker himself, Justis Lopez, Educator, Activist, Artist and former WORK_SPACE member.
U is for Understanding
The Entrepreneurs Alphabet of Values is intended to a) provide the writer (aka: me), a basic template and structure for my blog and b) the reader (aka: you) an opportunity to reflect on various values and how they show up in your personal and professional lives. I thought it was appropriate for you to understand that since this particular blog is about the value of Understanding.
There are multiple levels of UNDERSTANDING:
  1. The concrete cognitive act of knowing something as a fact or inevitability,
  2. The less tangible notion of perception, discernment or instinct, and
  3. The more emotional context of having appreciation of, or empathy for something.
Numbers 2 and 3 have always been based on personal experience and interpretation but in these complicated and confusing times, it seems that Number 1 is now is being based more and more on subjective perception and idiosyncratic bias. (Read more....)
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - Leonardo da Vinci
Local resident, MHS student and Eagle Scout Nathan Zilora is building artisan kiosks for the Galleries at WORK_SPACE to help local artists and entrepreneurs showcase and sell their work. Support his Eagle Scout Project and Galleries at WORK_SPACE by donating here! Then come and visit the finished product at our Pop-Up Shoppe on 11/28/20.
What are you going to do with your extra hour Sunday morning? Share with us on social media, @WORKSPACEmanch

Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to Give $5,000 Grants to Eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Town of Manchester, CT resource page

CT Small Business Development Center Recovery Resources

Latest resources for CT businesses

DECD - Office of the Arts Covid-19 Resources

Minority & Small Business Funding
CBIA - CT Business and Industry Association has many links to updates and resources including signs to post at your workplace about staying safe, healthy, and physically distant. Click here.
The CT Bar Association has created a FREE Legal Clinic offering 45-min phone or video calls for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking limited-scope legal guidance. Click here.
CT Small Business Reopening Resource Guide. Click here.
WORK_SPACE operates as a business, but also a community. If you are seeking professional development support or would like to support others, please contact us. If you would like to network with other entrepreneurs and artists, please contact us. If you need a space to meet, learn, create or work. Please contact us and follow us on social media.
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