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Mass Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Visits Groundwork!

Karyn Polito

Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, joined Elizabeth Warren in the ranks of powerful women who have visited Groundwork! Polito’s visit to Groundwork! was part of a larger tour of downtown New Bedford, hosted by the City of New Bedford, the New Bedford Economic Development Council, and MassDevelopment. The purpose of the tour was to show the Lt. Governor the site of a proposed re-development project in the downtown area.

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Groundwork! Partners with the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

New Bedford Chamber of Commerce

We are super excited to announce that as of November 1st, all full time and dedicated desk members of Groundwork! will get full member benefits to the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. We think this partnership is a huge perk for our members and we hope it will play a role in bringing the local business community even closer together.

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ATMEL Tech on Tour comes to New Bedford


New Bedford is surely on its way to becoming a hot spot for tech on the SouthCoast. Don’t believe me? Check out the roster of events planned for next week: The ATMEL “Tech on Tour” bus will offer a day-long IoT training on Monday, followed by the SoCo Tech Expo on Tuesday. Get the details here!

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TEDxNewBedford Returns for 2015


Groundwork! has joined the organizing team of TEDxNewBedford 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is UNBOUND: What happens when we explore beyond our limiting beliefs? The event is slated for early November and we are working to define a venue and date in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, join us for a live stream of TEDWomen at Cork Wine and Tapas!

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Groundwork! Comes to Life


Our mission at Groundwork! is to become the physical hub and touchstone of entrepreneurial activity in New Bedford. When we first started talking about Groundwork! over a year ago, we imagined that with any luck we might fulfill our vision some distant day in the future.

A year later, we haven’t even moved into our space, and yet we find that our grand vision is already happening. Ladies and gentleman, it’s alive!

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The Innovate MA Alliance Brings Spirited Discussion to Groundwork

The Innovate MA Alliance is an umbrella organization comprised of organizations and individuals who care about the future of the broadly defined ‘Innovation Economy’ in Massachusetts, which includes anything from tech to food trucks to robotics. Groundwork! hosted the Innovate MA Coalition for a lunch presentation that quickly turned to a lively discussion about the future of the SouthCoast and Massachusetts as a whole.

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The First Business Buzz is a Success


The first Business Buzz at Cork Wine and Tapas was a success! The Buzz is a refreshing alternative to stuffy, boring networking events brought to you by Groundwork! and Civic Support. We’re super excited to watch the Buzz community grow and connect like-minded folks in the New Bedford area.

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