What we're about

Now that the COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions are easing, NOCC will be a hybrid meeting with some joining via Zoom and others in-person at TReC.

NOCC is a weekly occurring salon for the local business community. Every Monday, passionate individuals will converge in a central location to share ideas, offer support, and form new connections. It serves as an entrance point for interested individuals to the local business hive of activity.

These principals have revealed themselves to be self-evident:

-Founders lead the startup community by example

-We operate with a long-term, ethical and equitable vision

-Support comes through networking and giving first

-All consubstantiate the community

-We freely share knowledge

Here’s the game plan:

People will start arriving for an 8:30am opening (on Zoom, or in person);
enter at the TReC main entrance on 616 Niagara Street.
Free on-street parking is available on Niagara Street and 7th Street.
Conversations with connections, new and old, should start from the moment people park.
We think we’ve worked the logistical kinks out of serving a lot of people in short order, so you’ll be able to net a free bottomless cup of joe without much bloodshed.
Sometime around 8:40am, a bellowing voice will quiet the crowd.
Chatter will die down.
The floor is opened to anyone who wants to share their GIVE/ASK.
Then anyone can come forth and for 60 seconds tell the group:

-Who they are

-What they care about

-What they can GIVE to the community

-What they ASK of the group

People should share upcoming events; celebrate successes & failures of their startups: let the room know they are looking for work ; or break some hot news. Impromptu, informative and interesting. Once the last brave soul finishes, the room will reanimate as individuals pivot and crash immediately back into conversation. It’s time to seek those that sparked an idea, or to rekindle a conversation. Every industry, company stage and personality type is welcome.

We will be circulating notes on what is announced each week and also continuing to canvas the crowd for what we should try out (this is, in most ways, one big ongoing experiment in organic collisions).

Big things come from small things, as there are no whales without krill or forests without acorns or Super Mario without little Mario.

We hope you’ll join us and make this a vibrant, sustainable event. (Text copied shamelessly from Jack Greco).

Upcoming events (5)

Now a hybrid Mtg!! On Zoom or at TReC!! 8:30 AM! Niagara Open Coffee Club!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/465451685

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile[masked],,[masked]#

by Tom Stedman

At 8:30 a.m. every Monday, entrepreneurs, business people, and community members gather at TReC, a business incubator on Niagara Street, to share ideas and grow their own.

Called the Niagara Open Coffee Club, the group began meeting in early February, so local business people and those who have ideas for business ventures in the region, can share ideas, offer support and form new connections.

“Every Monday, passionate individuals collide at TReC to share ideas, offer support and form new connections. It serves as an entrance point for interested individuals to the local startup hive of activity,” said TReC director Pat Whalen.

The coffee club is free and open to all the early risers that want to play a role in creating the future of Niagara Falls, and it takes place at the TReC center at 616 Niagara St. in Niagara Falls.

Here’s what attendees can expect:

• People start arriving for a 8:30 a.m. start, entering by the F-Bites Café located inside the TReC center where they can grab a free coffee or buy something else. F-Bites Café provides free Starbucks brewed coffee for the meeting. Conversations with connections new and old start from the moment people walk in the door. Sometime around 8:40 a.m., a bellowing voice quiets the crowd and chatter dies down.

• The floor opens up to anyone that wants to share information or ask a question. Then anyone can come forth and for 60 seconds for a “give/ask” and tell the group who they are, what they are passionate about, what they can give to the community and what they ask of the group.

People can share upcoming events; dreams for the future; local opportunities; a problem or solution uncovered in their startup journey, or any celebration of successes and failures. People often let the room know when they are looking for work; offering exclusive deals, or have some hot news to break out.

Once the last brave soul finishes, the room typically reignites as individuals launch immediately back into conversation.

The rest of the time is spent among attendees who can rekindle a conversation or seek those that sparked an idea. Every industry, company stage and personality type is welcome.

All are welcome every Monday morning, with their attendance encouraged to help to develop a vibrant, sustainable event.

Now a hybrid Mtg!! On Zoom or at TReC!! 8:30 AM! Niagara Open Coffee Club!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/465451685

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile[masked],,[masked]#

by Tom Stedman

At 8:30 a.m. every Monday, entrepreneurs, business people, and community members gather at TReC, a business incubator on Niagara Street, to share ideas and grow their own.

Called the Niagara Open Coffee Club, the group began meeting in early February, so local business people and those who have ideas for business ventures in the region, can share ideas, offer support and form new connections.

“Every Monday, passionate individuals collide at TReC to share ideas, offer support and form new connections. It serves as an entrance point for interested individuals to the local startup hive of activity,” said TReC director Pat Whalen.

The coffee club is free and open to all the early risers that want to play a role in creating the future of Niagara Falls, and it takes place at the TReC center at 616 Niagara St. in Niagara Falls.

Here’s what attendees can expect:

• People start arriving for a 8:30 a.m. start, entering by the F-Bites Café located inside the TReC center where they can grab a free coffee or buy something else. F-Bites Café provides free Starbucks brewed coffee for the meeting. Conversations with connections new and old start from the moment people walk in the door. Sometime around 8:40 a.m., a bellowing voice quiets the crowd and chatter dies down.

• The floor opens up to anyone that wants to share information or ask a question. Then anyone can come forth and for 60 seconds for a “give/ask” and tell the group who they are, what they are passionate about, what they can give to the community and what they ask of the group.

People can share upcoming events; dreams for the future; local opportunities; a problem or solution uncovered in their startup journey, or any celebration of successes and failures. People often let the room know when they are looking for work; offering exclusive deals, or have some hot news to break out.

Once the last brave soul finishes, the room typically reignites as individuals launch immediately back into conversation.

The rest of the time is spent among attendees who can rekindle a conversation or seek those that sparked an idea. Every industry, company stage and personality type is welcome.

All are welcome every Monday morning, with their attendance encouraged to help to develop a vibrant, sustainable event.

Now a hybrid Mtg!! On Zoom or at TReC!! 8:30 AM! Niagara Open Coffee Club!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/465451685

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile[masked],,[masked]#

by Tom Stedman

At 8:30 a.m. every Monday, entrepreneurs, business people, and community members gather at TReC, a business incubator on Niagara Street, to share ideas and grow their own.

Called the Niagara Open Coffee Club, the group began meeting in early February, so local business people and those who have ideas for business ventures in the region, can share ideas, offer support and form new connections.

“Every Monday, passionate individuals collide at TReC to share ideas, offer support and form new connections. It serves as an entrance point for interested individuals to the local startup hive of activity,” said TReC director Pat Whalen.

The coffee club is free and open to all the early risers that want to play a role in creating the future of Niagara Falls, and it takes place at the TReC center at 616 Niagara St. in Niagara Falls.

Here’s what attendees can expect:

• People start arriving for a 8:30 a.m. start, entering by the F-Bites Café located inside the TReC center where they can grab a free coffee or buy something else. F-Bites Café provides free Starbucks brewed coffee for the meeting. Conversations with connections new and old start from the moment people walk in the door. Sometime around 8:40 a.m., a bellowing voice quiets the crowd and chatter dies down.

• The floor opens up to anyone that wants to share information or ask a question. Then anyone can come forth and for 60 seconds for a “give/ask” and tell the group who they are, what they are passionate about, what they can give to the community and what they ask of the group.

People can share upcoming events; dreams for the future; local opportunities; a problem or solution uncovered in their startup journey, or any celebration of successes and failures. People often let the room know when they are looking for work; offering exclusive deals, or have some hot news to break out.

Once the last brave soul finishes, the room typically reignites as individuals launch immediately back into conversation.

The rest of the time is spent among attendees who can rekindle a conversation or seek those that sparked an idea. Every industry, company stage and personality type is welcome.

All are welcome every Monday morning, with their attendance encouraged to help to develop a vibrant, sustainable event.

Now a hybrid Mtg!! On Zoom or at TReC!! 8:30 AM! Niagara Open Coffee Club!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/465451685

Meeting ID:[masked]

One tap mobile[masked],,[masked]#

by Tom Stedman

At 8:30 a.m. every Monday, entrepreneurs, business people, and community members gather at TReC, a business incubator on Niagara Street, to share ideas and grow their own.

Called the Niagara Open Coffee Club, the group began meeting in early February, so local business people and those who have ideas for business ventures in the region, can share ideas, offer support and form new connections.

“Every Monday, passionate individuals collide at TReC to share ideas, offer support and form new connections. It serves as an entrance point for interested individuals to the local startup hive of activity,” said TReC director Pat Whalen.

The coffee club is free and open to all the early risers that want to play a role in creating the future of Niagara Falls, and it takes place at the TReC center at 616 Niagara St. in Niagara Falls.

Here’s what attendees can expect:

• People start arriving for a 8:30 a.m. start, entering by the F-Bites Café located inside the TReC center where they can grab a free coffee or buy something else. F-Bites Café provides free Starbucks brewed coffee for the meeting. Conversations with connections new and old start from the moment people walk in the door. Sometime around 8:40 a.m., a bellowing voice quiets the crowd and chatter dies down.

• The floor opens up to anyone that wants to share information or ask a question. Then anyone can come forth and for 60 seconds for a “give/ask” and tell the group who they are, what they are passionate about, what they can give to the community and what they ask of the group.

People can share upcoming events; dreams for the future; local opportunities; a problem or solution uncovered in their startup journey, or any celebration of successes and failures. People often let the room know when they are looking for work; offering exclusive deals, or have some hot news to break out.

Once the last brave soul finishes, the room typically reignites as individuals launch immediately back into conversation.

The rest of the time is spent among attendees who can rekindle a conversation or seek those that sparked an idea. Every industry, company stage and personality type is welcome.

All are welcome every Monday morning, with their attendance encouraged to help to develop a vibrant, sustainable event.

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