Today I saw a very happy post by CoLab Orlando for getting mentioned on a blog for entrepreneurs. The blog had named Orlando a top city to start a company, and this was a follow-up list of Coworking movements in those top cities. Orlando squeaked by with a grand total of one space describing their offering as coworking.
In the past few months, Downtown Orlando and Thornton Park lost a great gem - the one independent bookstore within miles of town. The Urban Think! Bookstore was a community-minded, education-focused, welcoming, original, and fun place to be. The many iterations of the store over the years, including the kids bookstore, the cafe, and even local vendors selling baked goods, handmade items, and other local goodies made it an exemplary space for other local businesses to emulate.
I promised some folks from BarCamp I would link to my blog post where I talked about saving local bookstores. I will post some slides soon, but I want to include the bullet points (i.e. actually finish the slides) before they get posted to SlideShare.
Also, if anyone out there is looking for the mailing list for New Media Orlando, jump on there and join the discussion.
12:00 - 1:30 PM, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th at CoLab Orlando
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If anyone has Google Alerts set for CoworkingLondon, they'll come across this blog post and reply soon.
I am currently staying in Northern London, and I'm now an expert at the tubes and trains here, so I can get to anyplace I like. I have a day off tomorrow until around 1600 (that's 4PM for you non-Europeans), and I'd like to co-work somewhere in town.