Makervillage News

Announcements, Resources, Events, and Thoughts

Why lawyers matter: lessons in cowork real estate

One of the most often repeated pieces of advice for entrepreneurs is to get a great attorney and accountant. Those that have seen the seedy underbelly of business know full well the devastating consequences that can come from a hastily executed agreement that goes south or lack of planning that leads to financial woes come tax time.
When property is involved, the importance of this advice is increased ten-fold. And for a non-profit that is relying on the governance of a board and support of contributions as well as customers, there is no way to overestimate why great legal and financial counsel are an absolute must.

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Meet Pete McPherson, VP of Makervillage

Have you seen those Facebook posts where your friends share their first job? Or a full list of every job they’ve ever had? These lists usually include bagging groceries, washing cars, delivering pizzas, paper routes, etc. These are fun to look at on Facebook,... read more

RACA Joins Makervillage Creative Hub

Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) has joined Makervillage as an organizational partner and plans relocation of its headquarters to the building located at 252 N. 5th Avenue in downtown Rome’s River District.  The arts organization, celebrating its 40th year, will... read more

Planting Trees

Every Forest was Once a Tree In a surprise twist of zoning and land development requirements, the very first thing we will do to build out this amazing space is plant trees.  Not just one tree…Not just a few trees…40 TREES.  In the spirit of giving back to... read more

A rainforest begins…

For the past five years, we’ve experimented.  We benefitted from the tremendous investment made by Civitium to found 7hills Makerspace, and I went in on five buildings up on clocktower hill to test the real estate-as-startup-community notion.  If we just got... read more

Calling All Creatives!

Calling all etsy-ers, makers, artisans, crafters, artists, and creative companies in Northwest Georgia! We are conducting the first ever NWGA Creative Economy survey with the assistance of data analysts at Berry College Nonprofit Strategic Services. If you earn a... read more