Monthly Archives: September 2021

  • Some thoughts on September

    We started this month with Labor Day and while it signifies the unofficial end to summer and a return to school, it can often feel more like a new year, than January 1st does. While we have those who came before us to thank for advocating a 40 hour work week and work/life balance, I …

  • SSP Member Highlight Veteran’s HomeFront

    A Navy Veteran, entrepreneur, civic leader, advocate, father, and bloom member Antione Hines is a ball of energy, seemingly capable of finding an entire eighth day in the week. While he wears many hats, during the month of September he most prominently champions his veteran’s advocacy and outreach. September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention month …

  • Seeking bloom’s next Community Manager

    Bloom is a non-profit coworking space by the community, for the community. We believe in Portsmouth, in the spirit and power of entrepreneurship and in making an economic impact in the lives of others. Bloom is actively seeking a friendly, resourceful and detail-oriented person to be the face of bloom in the role of Community …

  • SSP Member Highlight – Proof Please, LLC

    Setting out with faith and passion, Cindy pivoted to pursue her dream of entrepreneurship. Holding on to something dear to her, and fueled by her own family’s personal experience with elder abuse, Cindy founded an agency that investigates and advocates for the prosecution of elder abuse cases, Proof Please, LLC. Proof Please is focused on …

  • SSP Member Highlight – Guasu

    Gregory Holland always knew he wanted to be his own boss. At eight years old he pictured himself carrying a briefcase and walking into his office. Now-a-days he dons his own self-designed shoes and strolls into his office space at bloom where he coordinates the fashion design, marketing and production of Virginia’s newest fashion house, …