Of course we're serious.
Hinesburg has a healthy dose of solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, home-based businesses, and free agents that love this little corner of Chittenden County.
The old "commute to the office", while still part of many of our daily lives, is not what it used to be.
Folks like flexibility. They want short commutes to leave room for fun things in their lives. Yet, working remotely either full-time or part-time can be isolating and downright depressing.
For me, it's about being easily available for activities as my oldest child enters school this fall, and minimizing non-value-added time in my day - like driving. It also means spending more time in the place I live, the place I'm putting down some roots. That has value.
So, a few Hinesburgers are working on this co-working and networking idea. It's a merger of things that've been percolating here for a while, and informal market research with laptop wielding folks at The Bristol Bakery.
There's a real need to foster community connections between people that work remotely in the same town. Supporting those networked connections with a physical a community space is part of the puzzle.
We're forming HinesburgHUB believing that work-at-home folks, cultural creatives, solo-preneurs, and indie-makers value social connections as much as they value their independence. And need personal and professional support from time-to-time to achieve their visions.
Our mission is to connect folks and bring them together in a collaborative, supportive, easily accessible and affordable fusion of virtual and real-world office-place, maker-space, and community third space.
So, maybe you'll join us?
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