Gig East is Wilson's home for technology and innovation. We bring eastern North Carolina and the Triangle together to explore emerging technology, expand entrepreneurship in the region, and encourage conversation around Wilson's innovation economy.
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MARCH 2021 Newsletter

Gig East Exchange Opens Despite COVID Complications

One Step Closer to Fully Opening the Gig East Exchange

Have you been enjoying coffee at Larema Coffee House and dreaming of the possibilities of working out of the Exchange? Not sure what membership would fit you best? We are happy to say that we are one step closer to fully opening all memberships. In the meantime, here are the current memberships that are available at the Exchange.

Office Suite

With a private office suite, you get all of our amenities and your own space. The Exchange offers multiple suites of varying sizes and styles to fit you and your business.

Off-site (Virtual)

This is a great option for anyone with a virtual office. With this membership, you will have 8:00 am – 5:00 pm access to the Exchange mailroom along with options for a business phone line and two hours of small conference room booking per month. When you pop in from time to time, you can enjoy the café and network.

Dedicated Desk

Dedicated Desk membership allows you to have your own space in the company of other like-minded professionals. With this membership, you will have unlimited access to your dedicated desk space. Amenities include the mailroom and media rooms, options for a business phone line, and 15 hours a month of conference room booking. While in the Gig East Exchange, you can enjoy the café and network.

The Exchange is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm for patrons of Larema Coffee House. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee, and check the space out.

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Eastern North Carolina's Innovation Hub

If you live in Wilson, you’re no doubt familiar with the term Gig East. The Wilson-specific coinage refers to the town’s set of programming, community events, and networking that are focused on economic development, technology and innovation. Gig East is comprised of 3 main components – Gig East Exchange, Programs/Meetups, and Gig East Summit.

Gig East RIoT Launches 2nd Wilson RAP Cohort

Member Highlight – North State Consulting

Our featured member for this month is North State Consulting, owned and operated by Bill O’Boyle. Bill is originally from Wilson County, so it made since for him to open a business here and give back to the community. He also has a second location in Morrisville, NC. North State Consulting is known for creating sales teams and growth strategies for businesses. They have been an Exchange member since its conception and they are already out growing the space. They are currently renovating two properties in historic downtown Wilson and have plans to expand in the next year.

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“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Newest Team Member to the Exchange – Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris is the newest face this month at the Exchange. Ashley will serve as our Community Exchange Coordinator, providing support, encouragement, and resources to our members and visitors. Ashley has been with Greenlight Community Broadband for the last four years, and also serves on the board of Wilson Academy of Applied Technology. We are so excited for her to join our team. If you see her floating around the Exchange, give her a wave!

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