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Pollinate The Hive

The Hive is a coworking hub and learning annex focused on the personal and professional development of women in North Idaho.

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As a disempowered single mother, living in abuse and relying on government assistance to make ends meet, Melinda Cadwallader knew there was more to life than this. Little did she know, responding to a newspaper ad for a receptionist position at a new salon would lead her on a 10 -year journey of personal and professional development. From receptionist to salon coordinator, licensed specialist to director of education, being surrounded by ambitious women and forward-thinking business leaders afforded her the opportunity to reach economic independence.


At the peak of her career, while boarding an airplane to travel with the Aveda Institute Denver to help launch a new vocational school in Arizona, one phone call changed her path and her life. Her young daughter was diagnosed with Cancer. Stepping off the plane and out of her career, Melinda became CEO: the mother and leader her career had developed. While the years of working within forward-thinking cultures gave Melinda the skills to cling to hope and refuse a dead-end perspective with Cancer, the deposit of personal and professional development had advanced a career and strengthened her mind.

"When facing difficulties, challenges, devastation and life halting experiences, the strength of the mind is what matters most."

Melinda, along with her now 20-year-old daughter Delia, conceived The Hive as a community space to house hope and propel ambition. A space to turn the potholes of dead-end jobs into pathways of possibility.

Delia Cadwallader


"Young girls need empowering places to work, launchpads to spring off from. Women need fewer business owners and more business leaders: people invested into the personal and professional development of human resources."

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is host to incredible views that expand the mind, spur imagination and ignite big dreams. But without a strong circle of influence, a woman's pathway to achieving her dream becomes steep, narrow and often dead ends.

The Hive will stand as a physical hub in this digital age, a space for enhancing skills, where a place of employment become a supportive allie to the advancement of local women.

 

While Idaho ranks 49th in the Best /Worst states for women's equality, over $3 million is spent annually towards the rescue and rehabilitation of disempowered women. The good news: Idaho is 18th in the nation for growth in the number of women owned businesses, which means women are on the rise to economic independence. Now, we need more space to pursue it.

The Hive is a hub for connecting and empowering women in business, female entrepreneurs, students and local business owners invested in meeting the unique needs of North Idaho women. Half Coworking, half learning annex, The Hive will host workshops that support personal and professional development across a wide range of topics and industries.

Located on the corner of 4th and Indiana Ave in downtown Coeur d'Alene, The Hive boasts over 3,400 Sq. ft. of repurposed space with a design aesthetic developed by modern women. Comfortable coworking spots reside in luminous, sun-lit spaces filled with modern furniture and lush plants. An open event space plays hostess to workshops, pop-ups and forward-thinking dialogue.

Our plans include a media room suitable for hosting podcasts, vlogs and live stories; privacy booths and collaborative conference room; and a powder room equipped with shower, vanity station, and stocked with local beauty products. The Hive is a place for ambitious women to work independently, collaborate on projects, connect in real life and invest in herself.

 

The Hive is a "Yes, and..." space, it is for industry professionals and entrepreneurs, passion projects and side hustles, young adults and seasoned experts. This space is dedicated to advancement of all kinds. 


With Coeur d'Alene known as an innovative community that supports entrepreneurship and local business, there is no reason a woman must go into deep debt, offer equity in exchange for support, or pursue her dream in isolation. Our campaign to "Pollinate The Hive" will generate the funds necessary for building out the space in ways designed with the unique needs of North Idaho women.

At the center of our business is a 5-for-1 grant model offering membership to women in the community who meet specific socioeconomic needs, creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment. For every five annual Lifestyle memberships purchased, we will fund one full annual membership. These Hive grants will be based upon applications and recommendations from standing members.

We will work to offer a robust calendar highlighting local women’s meetups, classes, and events within our local community that provide women resources and tools for personal and professional development. As the landscape of work is changing, we want to change the way jobs and business opportunities are offered to women. 

Our future vision is to continue working to help local business owners become business leaders by supporting the creation of pathways for advancement within their organizations. At The Hive, we believe there are no dead-end jobs, only dead-end thinking. But through collaborative conversations, and a heart for developing people, Coeur d’Alene will become host to a wide range of forward-motion pathways and workplaces that allow all people the freedom to thrive.     

 

 

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12/20/2019
10-day Coworking Punchcard
$200
12/19/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
Jake Flaherty
12/19/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
Monetary Contribution

Whatever your budget, whatever your reason, supporting The Hive is where your heart is.

Every financial contribution will go to filling The Hive with the furnishings and resources needed for pursuing ambitious endeavors. Each dollar supports the interior design of building creative workspaces, a collaborative conference room, media room, and for hosting events and workshops. 

Included in this package:

  • Two workshop tickets for you and a friend

Supporters names will be engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

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1,000.00 USD or more
Community Backer

The Community Backer includes 2 annual Lifestyle Memberships. One for you, and one to gift to a friend or donate towards our membership grant fund. This option is for community leaders and corporate sponsors invested in the personal and professional development of women in our local ecosystem. Beginning with the end in mind, the Community Backer supports the proactive approach to providing women the space to enlarge thinking, collaborate on projects, build a circle of positive influence, and engage in forward-thinking workshops.

Included in this package:

  • 1 Lifestyle Membership scholarship
  • One free event space use
  • Honorable mention on “provided by” name plate in seating area

Purchasers of the Community Backer will have personal or business name engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

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1,200.00 USD or more
One-Year Lifestyle Membership + Wellness

With one full year of prepaid, all-inclusive coworking, members can plan for personal, professional and wellness devotion. The Lifestyle Membership includes full use of facilities for open coworking, privacy booths, conference and media room reservations, and priority on attending and hosting workshops. Whether purchased as a personal investment for yourself or as a gift for someone you know, the 1-year membership declares 2020 as a year dedicated to conscious connection, collaboration and forward motion.

Included in this package:

  • One-month unlimited care at Guardian Chiropractic Studio
  • One fitness and nutrition coaching session with Dr. Michael A. Cadwallader, DC
  • Your choice of:
    • 10 class drop-in at BarreU CDA
    • 60-minute bodymat session at Empowered Pivot Bodywork with Whitney Rud, LMT

At the heart of The Hive is a 5-for-1 membership grant offering membership to women in our local community who meet specific socioeconomic needs, creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment. For every five annual Lifestyle memberships purchased, The Hive will award membership to one deserving local woman.

Purchasers of the Lifestyle Membership will have their names engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

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400.00 USD or more
4-month Membership + Wellness

With 4-months of prepaid, all-inclusive coworking, finding the right time to drop-in becomes easy breezy with this short-term commitment. The Lifestyle Membership includes full use of facilities for open coworking, privacy booths, conference and media room reservations, and discounts on attending and hosting workshops. Whether purchased as a personal investment or as a gift, the 4-month membership declares 2020 as the year for conscious connection, collaboration and forward thinking.

Included in this package:

  • One-month unlimited care at Guardian Chiropractic Studio
  • One fitness and nutrition coaching session with Dr. Michael A. Cadwallader, DC

Purchasers of the 4-month prepaid membership will have their names engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

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0 Supporters
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200.00 USD or more
10-day Coworking Punchcard

A 10-day coworking punchcard offers convenience of drop-in coworking, going commitment-free and holds no expiration date. Great as a gift, stocking stuffer, or personal investment for yourself, the punchcard offers the freedom of walk-in, all-inclusive use of The Hive. For 10 days of coworking, at a non-member rate of $25/day, this promotion offers savings of $50.

Included in this package:

  • Two workshop tickets for you and a friend 

Purchasers of the punchcard will have their names engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive.  

 

 

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Monetary Contribution

Whatever your budget, whatever your reason, supporting The Hive is where your heart is.

Every financial contribution will go to filling The Hive with the furnishings and resources needed for pursuing ambitious endeavors. Each dollar supports the interior design of building creative workspaces, a collaborative conference room, media room, and for hosting events and workshops. 

Included in this package:

  • Two workshop tickets for you and a friend

Supporters names will be engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD or more
Community Backer

The Community Backer includes 2 annual Lifestyle Memberships. One for you, and one to gift to a friend or donate towards our membership grant fund. This option is for community leaders and corporate sponsors invested in the personal and professional development of women in our local ecosystem. Beginning with the end in mind, the Community Backer supports the proactive approach to providing women the space to enlarge thinking, collaborate on projects, build a circle of positive influence, and engage in forward-thinking workshops.

Included in this package:

  • 1 Lifestyle Membership scholarship
  • One free event space use
  • Honorable mention on “provided by” name plate in seating area

Purchasers of the Community Backer will have personal or business name engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,200.00 USD or more
One-Year Lifestyle Membership + Wellness

With one full year of prepaid, all-inclusive coworking, members can plan for personal, professional and wellness devotion. The Lifestyle Membership includes full use of facilities for open coworking, privacy booths, conference and media room reservations, and priority on attending and hosting workshops. Whether purchased as a personal investment for yourself or as a gift for someone you know, the 1-year membership declares 2020 as a year dedicated to conscious connection, collaboration and forward motion.

Included in this package:

  • One-month unlimited care at Guardian Chiropractic Studio
  • One fitness and nutrition coaching session with Dr. Michael A. Cadwallader, DC
  • Your choice of:
    • 10 class drop-in at BarreU CDA
    • 60-minute bodymat session at Empowered Pivot Bodywork with Whitney Rud, LMT

At the heart of The Hive is a 5-for-1 membership grant offering membership to women in our local community who meet specific socioeconomic needs, creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment. For every five annual Lifestyle memberships purchased, The Hive will award membership to one deserving local woman.

Purchasers of the Lifestyle Membership will have their names engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD or more
4-month Membership + Wellness

With 4-months of prepaid, all-inclusive coworking, finding the right time to drop-in becomes easy breezy with this short-term commitment. The Lifestyle Membership includes full use of facilities for open coworking, privacy booths, conference and media room reservations, and discounts on attending and hosting workshops. Whether purchased as a personal investment or as a gift, the 4-month membership declares 2020 as the year for conscious connection, collaboration and forward thinking.

Included in this package:

  • One-month unlimited care at Guardian Chiropractic Studio
  • One fitness and nutrition coaching session with Dr. Michael A. Cadwallader, DC

Purchasers of the 4-month prepaid membership will have their names engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive. 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD or more
10-day Coworking Punchcard

A 10-day coworking punchcard offers convenience of drop-in coworking, going commitment-free and holds no expiration date. Great as a gift, stocking stuffer, or personal investment for yourself, the punchcard offers the freedom of walk-in, all-inclusive use of The Hive. For 10 days of coworking, at a non-member rate of $25/day, this promotion offers savings of $50.

Included in this package:

  • Two workshop tickets for you and a friend 

Purchasers of the punchcard will have their names engraved upon a hexagon art installation set to be displayed on walls throughout The Hive.  

 

 

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