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2019 Year-End Highlights from The Space

The response to The Space On Main (The Space) has been overwhelmingly positive. By mid-December 2019 (14 months in), The Space has been visited by an average of 510 people per month and over 7,440 people total. Participants have driven from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Quebec, Canada to attend events. Day Pass users have visited from as far away as California (the result of a Google search to make sure there was a coworking space in the region that this individual wanted to buy a house). At least a dozen other VT/NH/MA community projects have reached out for support, advice, or assistance to create similar spaces for their communities. We get several requests per week to help individuals connect with area resources, to help them network, or to become more civically engaged members of their communities. Thank you to the organizations, partners, and supporters who have hosted events, offered support, and donated - we cannot do this without you. And thank you to the thousands of people who have visited The Space - you continue to make The Space the special place that it is. You can view/download the full one-page report here.

Check out our new promo video, featured below! We, quite literally, cannot do this work without your support. With supporters like you we can transform our regional community. Please consider helping us make a strong start in 2020. Thank you! <3


Citizens' Academy & Local Business Panel Series

Coming in January, we are kicking off 2 these panel series:

CITIZENS' ACADEMY Join us for a 9-week Citizens' Academy panel series leading up to Vermont Town Meeting Day! We are inviting volunteers, officials, and representatives from the towns of Bradford, Fairlee, Newbury, and Corinth to participate! Not sure how tasks get carried out, who does the work, or how you can get involved? Come find out! Free and open to the public. Families and students are encouraged to attend. This event will be organized as a fun, moderated 5-6 person panel followed by Q&A (and possibly lunch - we're working on it!).

Sat Jan 04 10-12pm Select Board, Town Administration
Sat Jan 11 10-12pm Town Office, Justices of the Peace
Sat Jan 18 10-12pm Conservation, Parks & Rec, Youth Sports
Sat Jan 25 10-12pm Planning, Zoning, TRORC
Sat Feb 01 10-12pm School Board, School District, PTA/O
Sat Feb 08 10-12pm Library, Theater/Arts, Historical Society
Sat Feb 15 10-12pm Public Safety, Fire, EMS, Police
Sat Feb 22 10-12pm Chamber, GMEDC, Vital Communities, BBA
Sat Feb 29 10-12pm Annual Report, Interacting at Town Meeting

REACT UV ENTREPRENEUR STORIES REACT UV is a business accelerator program that gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to take their business from idea to launch. In addition to class speakers, we’ll bring in successful local business owners to share their experiences. The Entrepreneurs Stories Series is open to the public. Visit to learn more. By donation - with proceeds going towards providing REACT UV free to local entrepreneurs.

Mon Jan 06 5:30-7pm: Colatina Exit, Vittles Espresso & Eatery, Smokey D's
Mon Jan 13 5:30-7pm: All-Access Infotech, Colby (fka Odell) Insurance, Housewright Construction
Mon Jan 27 5:30-7pm: Red Kite Candy, Upper Valley Coffee Roasters, Blythedale Farm
Mon Feb 10 5:30-7pm: Copeland Furniture, VT Country Iron, Valley Floors
Mon Feb 24 5:30-7pm: Crossmolina Farm, Root 5 Farm, Robie Farm
Mon Mar 02 5:30-7pm: MVP, Sargent Metalworks, Stephens Precision

In Recent Media

Zulkoski: Farmers Almanac says, change is coming. "We saw overwhelming support from local leadership for innovative economic development strategies in rural communities creating coworking and maker spaces, business accelerators and incubators, remote working hubs, business collaboratives and above all else, entrepreneurs. As of today, there are almost 40 coworking and maker spaces throughout Vermont. Each has a unique audience, business model and catchment area but a similar unifying vision: be THE local hub for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and remote workers." Read the full article: Vermont Biz.

Your Office By the Slopes "In mountain towns around Vermont, skiers and riders are setting up remote offices so they never miss a powder day." Read the full article: VT Ski & Ride.

Q&A: Gwen Pokalo of Center for Women & Enterprise: We connect people "The two-person Vermont CWE is part of a larger Boston-based nonprofit that has been around since 1995, with offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. CWE’s goal is to provide the networking and education that early-stage entrepreneurs need to get their businesses off the ground." Read the full article: VT Digger.

Friday Startup & Creatives Meetups

STARTUP SIP SESSIONS Startup life can be draining and isolating, but it doesn't have to be! Come gather for coffee with other entrepreneurs who can relate to your struggles, successes, and excitement. We'll have coffee, tea, and treats. If you favor espresso varieties, swing by The Local Buzz, AK Coffee Chix, or Vittles on your way! PS We're keeping the definition for 'startup' loose. If you're creating and running your own business(es), you'll fit right in, no matter what stage you're at. Fridays at 8:30am (1/17 start)

COHASE CREATIVES MEETUP A low-key, monthly creatives event for the Cohase Region, we invite all who are interested to join us - designers, artists, authors, musicians, cooks, etc. What are you working on? What are you struggling with? What do you need help with - or skills are you looking to partner with? What project are you picking back up or dreaming of starting? Pizza provided. BYO beverage. 1st Fridays at 5:30pm

January Gallery Featuring "Photography Prints"

Friday, Jan 3rd 5:00–7:00pm First Friday Gallery Opening
Dana Ceccarelli's show, "Photography Prints On Paper & Fabric", will be featured in the Gallery at The Space On Main for the month of January. Join us on Friday afternoons throughout the month. Visit for more information. If you cannot make it to a public viewing time, but would like to see the art, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Sustaining Spark!

Looking to support The Space On Main? Become a Sustaining Member for $15/month! You will get: That Fuzzy Feeling, Inbox Treasures & Invites, Membership Directory Access, Stylish Swag, Bumper Bling, The Magic of Automation, and All The Discounts. Visit our website to learn more.

Apply for Membership

Interested in becoming a monthly? Head to our site and fill out the application. No payment will be collected at this time (we will visit and talk everything over before you are ever charged). We offer a variety of team membership and sponsorship plans.

Want a chat? Or a tour?

We are always happy to grab coffee and/or schedule a tour with interested members, instructors, community organizations, sponsors, donors, etc. Send an email, text 802-449-MAIN (6246), or reach out through Facebook.

Donate / Sponsor

Your donations keep us going. You can make a general donation, set up a time to discuss sponsorship and partnership possibilities, or even drop me a tip about grant opportunities. As always, we would be happy to sit down with you to discuss any and all options. 

Thank you so much for all or your support. More updates soon!

Monique Priestley (she/her)
Executive Director & Founder, The Space On Main |
802-449-MAIN (6246) | Personal cell: (802) 222-1909
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