I'm pausing to reflect on the day. It was a good one. With the help of Vermont Smoke & Cure we welcomed 16 smiling and friendly faces to our coworking day here in Hinesburg.
With that, we're nearing 120 total attendees over the last 10 months. Wow. It's the community that's making this happen. It's about connections and social contact. Working remotely and alone can be isolating and depressing, as in real health consequences. We're helping move past that (according to the Harvard Business Review).
There's a core group of supporters that have been coming since day one, sharing space, a few cups of coffee, and some laughs. People have brought flowers, brought coffee (BRIO CoffeeWorks), manned the front desk, etc. Selectboard members have stopped by to offer encouragement and support. That matters.
I'm floored by the expertise in the room, and revel in the stories of how people found this emerging group, and maybe even found their way to Vermont.
It's times like this that I'm thankful for supportive family and friends.
Yes, we want this to be a business, in some form, a Certified BCorp to boot. And, in the end, community matters