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Inside Looking Out: The Life of Josh Encarnacion

By Sarah Riley | December 14, 2015

With many inspirational speeches at TEDxNewBedford it makes you wonder, how did the speakers educate themselves on their topic and prepare for the big day? We interviewed Josh Encarnacion, one of the speakers, to get an inside look on how their speeches are a lot more than just a quick think up and presentation. It takes passion and drive to make an impact which is exactly what TedX is about.

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From the Ground Up: Groundwork!’s Year in Review

By Sarah | December 10, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Dena and I were camping out alone in the BETA space just a year ago. In this post I look back at our original vision for Groundwork! and reflect on just how much we accomplished.

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SoCo Valley: Sarah Athanas at Groundwork!

By Zack Martin | November 30, 2015
SoCo Valley Sarah Athanas

Interested in starting your own business or possibly joining a co-working space? Take a look into the behind the scenes of what it takes to start a business like a co-working space and the reality of entrepreneurship in this short video.

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Groundwork! Members Give Thanks

By Sarah Riley | November 23, 2015

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Groundwork! members reflect on what they are thankful for this year.

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Member Spotlight: Shelley Cardoos

By Sarah Riley | November 16, 2015

I’ve found now that if I’m alone for too long I start getting a little weird. Having people around helps me keep focused even if we aren’t interacting. I feed off the energy. And being able to ask someone’s opinion really helps, especially since there’s such a range of knowledge.

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My Experience at TEDx New Bedford

By Sarah Riley | November 9, 2015

TEDx New Bedford was filled with attendees of all ages. I took an inside look on a college student’s perspective of this day long extravaganza. Speaker’s discussed topics on learning through stories rather than grazing the surface of history and a recent college graduate’s goal to change the way we define belief. These 2 topics I felt had the largest impact on the way I view my education and fellow classmates.

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A College Student’s View on Entrepreneurship and Coworking Spaces

By Sarah Riley | November 2, 2015

How do local UMass Dartmouth students feel about entrepreneurship and coworking spaces? Marketing intern Sarah Riley interviews senior students about what entrepreneurship means to them along with what they believe the benefits of a coworking space are. What she finds is uplifting and interesting.

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Coworking and Composting: True Sustainability

By Sarah | October 30, 2015
compost and coworking

We want to walk the talk when it comes to sustainability, so we are thrilled to introduce composting to Groundwork! Our member and friend Adam Davenport is spearheading the effort, and here he explains why composting is so important.

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3 Things I Learned about Branding as a TEDxNewBedford Organizer

By Sarah | October 27, 2015
TEDx letters

As a member of the organizing team for TEDxNewBedford, I’ve learned a thing or two about the power of a good brand. It turns out those three red letters have a lot to teach.

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Groundwork! Partners with the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

By Sarah | October 23, 2015
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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