We hope that everyone can agree on the importance of making time for yourself -- time to relax & unwind. But how in the heck do you reconcile this vital need with the never-ending call of your professional life? Well, one of the wonderful things about being a part of Gather is that we have so many great coworkers from all walks of life working out of three different locations (soon to be five!).
We're fortunate to live in a bike-friendly city, and we're proud that some of our Gather coworkers choose a bicycle as their mode of transportation to and from work. Today is National Bike to Work Day! Do you ride to work? Have you ever? While, in this writer's opinion, Richmond bike lane choices can be a bit limited in terms of options for commuter transportation, there are resources one can consult for their ride around town to get to and from work. Whether you're riding part of the Canal Walk west toward our Downtown location, or you're taking Leigh St (and its bike lanes) to our Scott's Addition location, or any other number of options, it's possible to formulate a bike route that's comfortable for you and, most importantly, makes you feel safe. Please consult this map of Richmond bike paths that was created by local cyclist/pedestrian safety advocates Bike Walk RVA.
Gather's been going five years strong and we've been home to hundreds of small businesses along the way. And in the spirit of celebration, we're pleased to wish everyone a happy National Small Business Week. But, "What is this Small Business Week?" you might be asking...
We just celebrated five awesome years of coworking in Richmond, VA... So of course a party was in order! We threw down where it all started -- Gather Downtown! Check out this fun photo collection starting with our celebration last week, and from there we'll move on to some fun photos of our original location!
We're so fortunate to have so many solar entrepreneurs working out of our coworking spaces. Today is Earth Day and in celebration of that, we're so excited to shine a bright, bright light on some of our solar-industry professionals. We have quite a few, working across all three of our Gather locations! Included below is a good cross-section of all these bright thinkers. We asked them two questions -- 1) "Why are you in the solar industry?" and 2) "What message would you like to send to our readers who are on the fence about converting to solar?"
Gather could not be where it is today without all the coworkers at Gather that have been members for throughout the last five years. Each person who has or currently still does cowork from Gather have helped shape the organization and has helped us become who we are today. And it is thanks to you and to them that we had the honor of receiving a special award.
Hey, folks! Thanks for joining us for this latest edition of Gather Spotlight. Meet Patrick Healy. We decided to meet with Patrick because he is helping design awesome bags geared toward helping you avoid the cost and hassle of checked luggage. The bags come from Tortuga Backpacks, and taking one look at their website, or the photos included here, one can tell right away that these bags not only come in an elegant, modern design, but that they mean business.
Folks this is not only a great guide to lunch but also a piece of Gather history. This document was compiled when Gather was in its infancy with only the one downtown location. All of these restaurants are still open, and they're all still serving the same great recommendations compiled herein. So take a look, and we'll be sure to update this once our productive (and hungry!) Coworkers settle into the new, upcoming City Center location. Bon appetit!
Hey, folks! We're with our Community Manager Samantha Ramos. Samantha works at the Downtown location and will soon be managing the City Center location when that opens in June! Let's dive in, shall we?