WorkSpace Community

Workspace, you make me swoon

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Fri, 09/07/2007 - 09:25.

Just when I was completely satisfied by workspace (is fangirl a word?) they made me swoon even further.  I'm pretty passionate about my gastown neighbourhood - I think if we wanted, we could model a way for those of us with money, and those of us without, to co-exist with care and respect.  

Apparently last weekend, Workspace put some cash together, bought some pizza, and gave it away to the souls congregating at pigeon park -one of Vancouver's most hard-core areas of the addicted, homeless, mentally ill and marginalized.

Workspace, you make me swoon.

WorkSpace's 1st Birthday!

Submitted by Kevin Lionais on Wed, 09/05/2007 - 13:14.

WorkSpace has turned one year old and we're throwing a party! 

On Friday September 21 we're going open our doors to everyone in celebration of an amazing year here at 21 Water St.  Come early and stay late!  There will tunes, cake and drinks all night. 

Please rsvp - [email protected] if you plan on attending.  Also be sure to check out the facebook event page.

Hope to see you all there!

( categories: WorkSpace Community )

B.C. Foresty, an economic powerhouse, is going to tank.

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Tue, 09/04/2007 - 09:21.

I'm a money coach, not an economist, but my armchair take is that B.C. is going to feel the effects of the B.C. forestry industry's current woes. 

Forestry still accounts for 40% of our exports, but they face the following tough challenges:

  1. US housing crunch = plummeting demand for lumber, and the forestry industry isn't really diversified across the globe.
  2. Rising energy costs = harder to turn a profit
  3. Pine Beetle has destroyed a decade's worth of timber
  4. Our rising dollar = exports in general are less attractive.

One Week Left To Submit To PopVox: You Could Win A Big Fat Award, And It's FREE TO SUBMIT!

Submitted by Megan Cole on Thu, 08/30/2007 - 08:06.

For those of you that have superfantastic projects under your belt and have not yet submitted to Popvox, get on it! It's free to submit, you could be adorned with the title "International Award-Winning Firm" - wow! - the morale of your award winning team goes shooting through the roof and you crank out even more superfantastic award-winning projects, you win prizes (always fun) and you will be written about on The Bombshell - WOW!

The PopVox First Annual Awards at VIDFEST, winners announced at the opening gala of the 2007 Vancouver International Digital Festival

Facebook group takes on HSBC

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Tue, 08/28/2007 - 22:30.

So apparently HSBC offered graduate students in the UK interest-free lines of credit ... then changed their policy.  Whamo - a bunch of grad students are feeling the pain.  Students + feeling ripped off + Facebook = pr nightmare for HSBC.

3600 students have joined the anti-HSBC group and it's growing by the hour. A live protest event is being organized via facebook on Sept. 8th.

If anyone hears how HSBC handles this, let me know!

Procrastinating something?

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Mon, 08/27/2007 - 14:46.

Yikes!  I'm a money coach ... and my receipt bin/filing is overflowing.  I've declared the month of august as Official Procrastination month .... and it's over, now!  If you are procrastinating something, care to join me in a Get Started On It, week?  Post your  plan!

The business of MySpace and Facebook

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 15:42.

You and I think of MySpace and Facebook as the place we keep in contact with people. But behind the scenes, make no mistake, these are business enterprises. Will Facebook put MySpace out of business? They may be catching up, but they’ve got a long ways to go.

MySpace has a unique audience of 61 million; Facebook 19.5 million. Each visitor spent nearly 3 hours on MySpace, but only barely an hour on Facebook.

PNE Free this Sat a.m. if you're NOT attending barcamp

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Wed, 08/15/2007 - 10:16.

A money coach always loves a deal, and here's one:

this Sat. (Aug 18th) from 9am - noon you can get into the PNE for free.  Of course, the Workspace crowd is probably going to be at barcamp (in fact, so will I!) but thought I'd pass on the intel.

( categories: free | PNE | WorkSpace Community )

Big Mechanical Spider

Submitted by Brian LeRoux on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 10:04.

Hey guys, some fellow burners are having a fundraiser for their amazing Mondo Spider art project in Gastown this Sunday and I'm helping spread the word.

This is the Mondo Spider at Burningman last year:

Rad eh? If you want to see it in person, this Sunday (Aug 12) at the Snap Gallery (190 West Third Street, Gastown) from 6 until 12. You can find more information about the event and Mondo Spider here! Maybe I'll se

Heads up: free concerts coming

Submitted by Nancy aka money... on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 08:49.

Here's a great way to enjoy the last month of summer without busting the bank:  Festival Vancouver has classical and jazz concerts all over the place, including free lunch hour concerts next week, in front of the VAG.  Tues Aug 7, Wed, Aug 8, Thur., Aug 9.  I went last year - iced latte and a lite lunch - awesome experience.

( categories: classical | free | music | WorkSpace Community )
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