Getting Ready to Kick Back

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I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. After a hellacious winter, a broiling summer and a late-coming fall, I’m ready for some feasting and gift-giving in the cold and snow. Arlington Entrepreneurs will be taking December to relax and have fun, also get ready for all the new stuff that’s going to be flying your way in 2016.

Before that, though, please join us for our last networking and socializing event of 2015: the AE Pre-Holiday Happy Hour. It’ll take place on Thursday, November 19 at the Menotomy Grill and Tavern. More information and an RSVP are right here: let’s party!

Join A Group!

We’ll have our usual get-back-on-track networking session in late January or early February, only this time it’ll be held at Arlington’s brand spanking new co-working center! We’re also working on developing some new user groups. For example, there’s a group for those of you who would like to stay¬† healthy (and sane) called The Healthy Entrepreneur. We’ve got a mindfulness workshop in the making for that group, thanks to AE member Leah Gilbert. We’re also putting together a group for women entrepreneurs, hosted by Debra Woog of Connect2. Be on the lookout for some interesting developments there. AE member Andrew Winig has also launched a group called Trusted Advisors, which helps people with their marketing and communication challenges.

Please do visit Arlington Entrepreneurs, visit and/or join a group, make some new connections and browse our membership. Let me know if you need  help logging in or creating a new account.

The Lowdown on Co-Working

We’re serious about co-working and it’s coming to Arlington sooner than anyone thought. Arlington Entrepreneurs is working with WorkBar to make sure we get the opportunities we need to grow and thrive. AE member and journalist extraordinaire Bob Sprague has given us an in-depth account of our first town co-working meeting and went on to explain the concept in more detail.

Many thanks, Bob!


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Former Mill at Mirak, site of many small businesses, including co-working in rear, at left.

Co-Working to Hit Heights…
by Bob Sprague, YourArlington

Working in 2015 can be lonely.

The employment game has been changing for decades: Many of you no longer toil 40 years for a corporation and retire with a company pension.

By at least 2005, if not since the late 1990s, the fragmentation of the workplace led to various forms of declarations of employment independence. One is called coworking, and it’s coming to Arlington.

Read the rest of this article.