• Sponsor Event: Rise of the Indie Professional

    Keller Street CoWork

    (Free) RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-of-the-indie-professional-how-to-navigate-the-changes-in-our-economy-and-kick-start-your-own-tickets-56511096210 A new event series is launching at Keller Street CoWork, Sonoma County’s largest coworking space in Petaluma. On Thursday, March 28, Rise of the Indie Professional will zero in on the current economic climate. With 30% of the US workforce taking on freelance work, this number is set to increase and could be as high as 50% by 2030. Many in today’s job force want the freedom of working on their own terms. Keller Street CoWork’s two-event series will present the tools to get started and touch on hot button topics such as how and where to find freelancers faster and better, decide whether independent work or freelancing is the right fit, and how to make the leap successfully. Danielle Stroble, Director of Keller Street CoWork, will guide the discussion, and share how the coworking business model supports the growing independent and gig worker economy in the North Bay. Carol Schmitt from Acclimate Us and NorthBay 2030 will weigh in her extensive experience and research in the field, recognizing the need to shift in how employers, workers, educators and policymakers support this line of work. To round out the panel, Ethan Brown from the Sonoma Economic Development Board will discuss how the organization supports the growth of the indie worker economy in Sonoma County. Following the event, stay to enjoy a Networking Mixer at 5pm with the rest of the Keller Street CoWork members, mingle and meet with like-minded business owners in the area. This event is free, but book early as seating capacity is limited. Speakers: Danielle Stroble Danielle Stroble makes a habit of keeping things interesting. Throughout her career, she has gravitated to projects large and small that have challenged and taught her the ins and outs of non-traditional environments. After 20 years of following a path through business, with expertise in financial accounting and business strategy, she began to consult others to craft their ideal business and lifestyle. During her own career pivot, she mastered the art of working with people to help them realize their best life, both professionally and personally, which led her to launch Keller Street CoWork. Danielle lives in Petaluma with her son and daughter. Carol Schmitt Carol Schmitt is a longtime innovative business and partnership developer, marketing leader, market strategist, fundraiser, researcher, program and communications manager, and compelling content creator with expertise in clean energy, AgTech, IoT, networking and sustainability markets. She recently left Silicon Valley and now lives and indie-works from west Sonoma County. Ethan Brown Ethan oversees the EDB Business Hotline, which helps businesses find the resources and connections that they need to start up and succeed in Sonoma County. He assists entrepreneurs in understanding the regulatory process, reviewing business and marketing plans, locating financing, and navigating the details required to launch. Ethan’s background as a business owner helps him to understand the unique challenges involved in self-employment and business development, and he enjoys his role in enabling new entrepreneurs every day. His role at the EDB also includes managing special projects, such as the 2014 NExT Economy Project, and the 2016 Year of the Entrepreneur. (Free) RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-of-the-indie-professional-how-to-navigate-the-changes-in-our-economy-and-kick-start-your-own-tickets-56511096210

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  • Sponsor Event: "Sweethearts of the Radio"

    Dance Palace

    Saturday, February 9 | Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8 PM “Sweethearts of the Radio” KWMR-West Marin Community Radio (www.KWMR.org) presents their annual concert of singer-songwriters, all performing in an intimate acoustic setting at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station. Proceeds benefit KWMR. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Ls1xw5

  • Fixing the Potholes of Doing Business

    Keller Street Cowork

    Welcome to another North Bay Tech & Entrepreneurship networking event! FYI - This will the final event of NBT&E (www.NBTE.net) of 2018. This free event is a combination mixer and speaking engagement, so come learn something valuable for your business, make a few new business contacts, and have a little fun! We'll be meeting at our awesome Sponsor's 9000+ sq ft. meeting location in Downtown Petaluma, Keller Street CoWork | https://kellerstreetcowork.com We'll start with a quick meet & greet then enjoy a short talk entitled: "Fixing the Potholes of Doing Business: How To Deal With Problems That You Know Are Killing Your Business or Organization, And What To Do About it." followed by a casual mixer with complimentary refreshments provided. The talk will be presented by Ron Feldman, President of World Business Services, Inc. Speaker Bio: Ron Feldman has been recognized by Who’s Who In California and Who’s Who In Lodging. He has taught Business Services Marketing at the Undergraduate and MBA University levels. He has saved businesses and organizations millions of dollars since 1994 without any direct capital expenditure, as the Founder of World Business Services, Inc. which is celebrating its 25th year in business in 2019. Feldman received a U.S. business method patent for a transaction processing technology focused on the hotel industry that he invented while working with Citicorp in developing their global multi-party settlement system in the late 1980’s. During that era, Feldman worked with SITA/Sahara, a global Internet-based organization of airlines and hotels, and was formerly Vice-Chair of the Association of Travel Marketing Executives. He previously had been retained as a consultant twice by a major publicly traded NYSE payments industry company to re-engineer their order processing, and restructure their telecom costs, as he had done for the Clients of the second largest Utility Auditing Company in the World. He was also retained by another NYSE Retailer to advise them in regards to their payment solutions for their customers. He has represented the United States in the World Championships of Tournament Bridge in 1982, 1986, and 1994. He founded the first accredited organization of Professional Bridge Players. Feldman also served on the National Conduct and Ethics Committee of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), as well as its National Marketing Committee. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications, as well as a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. He has resided in Petaluma, CA since 1988. Again, this will be our last networking meetup of the year so please take a moment to PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR: =>> NBT&E Networking Event -- Friday, November 16th @ 4:00pm <<= This will be a networking event you won't want to miss! See you at the meetup!

  • Happy Hour @ Keller Street CoWork!

    Keller Street Cowork

    Flash Meetup!!! Need a little break from the computer, and maybe a little socialization? Come out to Keller Street CoWork ~ TODAY ~ from 5-7pm for Happy Hour! It's Friday, so grab a Beer or Kombucha on us, hang out with a few awesome creative professionals -- and then maybe head downstairs to help us break in the new Ping-Pong Table! :D

  • End the Money Rollercoaster "8 Steps to Master Your Cash Flow" by Heather Picard

    Join us for our first networking & speaker event at Petaluma's awesome new 9000+square foot workspace for Creatives & Entrepreneurs: Keller Street CoWork www.kellerstreetcowork.com This is a no-cost networking event, so be sure to come early and bring plenty of business cards. Keller Street CoWork offers free wi-fi service, coffee, tea -- they even have Revive on-tap! After a brief meet and greet, we'll hear a valuable talk from Cash Flow Coach Heather Picard, then a casual mixer following the presentation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AN INTERACTIVE TALK WITH CASH FLOW COACH, HEATHER PICARD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Is having enough cash in the bank a constant struggle? - Do you worry how you're going to pay your bills on time? - Do you pay everyone else first and wind up with little for yourself? - Wish you understood your finances so you could grow your business? Heather will show you how to: -USE A CASH FLOW REPORT TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY -GET PAID SOONER FROM CUSTOMERS -PAY YOURSELF REGULARLY -CREATE A CASH SAFETY NET Heather Picard (www.HeatherPicard.com) is a Cash Flow Coach who is committed to helping small business owners transform their relationship to money so that they can free up their cash flow, grow their companies and follow their dreams. She is also co-owner and CFO of Equinox Landscape an award-winning sustainable landscape company in Northern California. She uses her financial expertise and astute coaching skills to help her clients navigate the details of small business finance, run a strong organization and ultimately create the life they've always wanted. She can be found at [masked], or fueling her passion on the dance floor.

  • Coffee & Coding @ Sonoma Rebound

    Sonoma Rebound

    Hello World! The North Bay App Developers group is proud to Announce... Coffee & Coding! Wednesday Mornings @ Sonoma Rebound Are you an app developer interested in learning and collaborating with your fellow app developers? The North Bay App Developers has a great new meetup event and location provided by our newest Sponsor: Sonoma Rebound www.SonomaRebound.org Our goal is to provide for new teaching, learning and collaboration opportunities for all Web, Desktop and Mobile Application Developers in the North Bay. And Sonoma Rebound has offered us a great teaching space that's quiet and extremely useful to our group's purposes. Please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend so we can do our best to estimate how many refreshments should be provided each Wednesday. And if you'd like to officially Sponsor the North Bay App Developers group, please reach out to one of our organizers directly, as there is plenty of need and opportunity! See you on Wednesday!

  • Coffee & Coding @ Sonoma Rebound

    Sonoma Rebound

    Hello World! The North Bay App Developers group is proud to Announce... Coffee & Coding! Wednesday Mornings @ Sonoma Rebound Are you an app developer interested in learning and collaborating with your fellow app developers? The North Bay App Developers has a great new meetup event and location provided by our newest Sponsor: Sonoma Rebound www.SonomaRebound.org Our goal is to provide for new teaching, learning and collaboration opportunities for all Web, Desktop and Mobile Application Developers in the North Bay. And Sonoma Rebound has offered us a great teaching space that's quiet and extremely useful to our group's purposes. Please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend so we can do our best to estimate how many refreshments should be provided each Wednesday. And if you'd like to officially Sponsor the North Bay App Developers group, please reach out to one of our organizers directly, as there is plenty of need and opportunity! See you on Wednesday!

  • Coffee & Coding @ Sonoma Rebound

    Sonoma Rebound

    Hello World! The North Bay App Developers group is proud to Announce... Coffee & Coding! Wednesday Mornings @ Sonoma Rebound Are you an app developer interested in learning and collaborating with your fellow app developers? The North Bay App Developers has a great new meetup event and location provided by our newest Sponsor: Sonoma Rebound www.SonomaRebound.org Our goal is to provide for new teaching, learning and collaboration opportunities for all Web, Desktop and Mobile Application Developers in the North Bay. And Sonoma Rebound has offered us a great teaching space that's quiet and extremely useful to our group's purposes. Please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend so we can do our best to estimate how many refreshments should be provided each Wednesday. And if you'd like to officially Sponsor the North Bay App Developers group, please reach out to one of our organizers directly, as there is plenty of need and opportunity! See you on Wednesday!

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  • Coffee & Coding @ Sonoma Rebound

    Sonoma Rebound

    Hello World! The North Bay App Developers group is proud to Announce... Coffee & Coding! Wednesday Mornings @ Sonoma Rebound Are you an app developer interested in learning and collaborating with your fellow app developers? The North Bay App Developers has a great new meetup event and location provided by our newest Sponsor: Sonoma Rebound www.SonomaRebound.org Our goal is to provide for new teaching, learning and collaboration opportunities for all Web, Desktop and Mobile Application Developers in the North Bay. And Sonoma Rebound has offered us a great teaching space that's quiet and extremely useful to our group's purposes. Please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend so we can do our best to estimate how many refreshments should be provided each Wednesday. And if you'd like to officially Sponsor the North Bay App Developers group, please reach out to one of our organizers directly, as there is plenty of need and opportunity! See you on Wednesday!

  • 2018 Meet & Greet + Planning Session

    Fogbelt Brewing Company

    Hey everyone, it's time to re-vamp and re-energize this meetup group! Let's get together for some great beer + bites at Fogbelt this Friday to meet & plan the future of our group! Cheers! - Jonathan

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