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It’s Market Season: SouthCoast Open Air Market comes to New Bedford

By Dan Moriarty | June 14, 2019

The SouthCoast Open Air Market comes to New Bedford this summer! Dan Moriarty sat down with Allison Faunce, the market’s founder, to talk about how the market came to be, and what patrons can look forward to finding there. (Spoiler: There’s Alpacas!) Tell us a bit about yourself. My husband and I are originally from…

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Coworking for travelers and seasonal workers

By Sarah | June 11, 2019

Coworking is a great option for travelers of all kinds, not just those of us on business trips. The next time you find yourself in a strage city, visit a coworking space to meet locals and get some work done.

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Virtual Assistants: What They Do and Why You Need One

By Noi Sabal | June 5, 2019

Time. We could all use more, right? Then why do we insist on doing absolutely every little thing ourselves at work? Why not “buy back” your time by outsourcing tasks to a Virtual Assistant or “VA”.

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Meet the Artist: Joe Banda

By Caitlin Joseph | May 31, 2019

“Community is everything to me as an artist. I’ve gained so much more in my career by reaching out and being friendly with my peers rather than pushing them away and trying to outdo them.”

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A Pride month to be proud of in New Bedford

By Steven Froias | May 30, 2019

Two years ago for the Groundwork blog, in 2017, I wrote a post entitled, “New Bedford gets its Pride back.” It was about the tremendous effort by the South Coast LGBTQ Network, an umbrella organization of non-profit groups led by Traci Welch, to hold a public Pride event in the city again after an absence…

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A Resounding Success: Content Camp 2019

By Dan Moriarty | May 20, 2019
Content Camp 2019

Dan Moriarty reports on Content Camp 2019, our recent weekend-long bonanza that brought local experts together with business owners to talk all things content marketing.

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Member Spotlight: Liam Connor

By Caitlin Joseph | May 7, 2019

Liam Connor is a local photographer who spends his days fully submerged in photography – whether it’s a fashion shoot or a sea side wedding – you’ll find him behind the lens. With a lifelong interest and passion for fashion and music, it’s no wonder his artistic vision is so unique. He’s a pleasure to…

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OUTTAKE: Inside the First Baptist Church renovation

By Steven Froias | May 2, 2019

By Steven Froias / Groundworker-At-Large Frequently when I’m writing something for this blog, or for State of the Arts in The Standard-Times daily newspaper, or other media outlets, I come across anecdotes that don’t find a home in the final story. Outtakes is a place to share them and I hope you enjoy these “snapshots”…

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New Bedford Economic Development Council’s Spring Fling

By Steven Froias | April 30, 2019

By Steven Froias // Groundworker-At-Large Let me state right up front: The New Bedford Economic Development Council is our landlord. Yes, that’s right. Groundwork, New Bedford’s first coworking facility, is located on the first floor of 1213 Purchase Street. Right above are the offices of the NBEDC, or simply EDC. Well, actually – Groundwork is…

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New Bedford Resources for your Small Business

By Sarah | April 28, 2019
resources to start a business in New Bedford

Do you want to start your own business and have no idea how to get it off the ground? Or maybe you’re up and running and you’re ready to grow? In the process of starting Groundwork!, we’ve discovered that New Bedford is home to several great resources for small businesses. We’d like to share some of them here.

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