A couple of weeks ago I attended the very first coworking day in Charleston, SC at rehava real estate store. Twenty or so freelancers (some new faces and some like Sean of ChucktownDeals.com or Brad Brown of Brown Architecture that I have met before) that normally work from home got together in rehava’s comfortable modern office space with free wi-fi. Since its opening, rehava has been offering free wi-fi to anyone who works on the road, needs to stop by to check emails or do a quick search. In addition to using free wi-fi, there is a conference room – as you know a huge plus for those that work from home.
Working with other people can be incredibly motivating. There are coworking/meetup groups in every big city in the US and all over the world. The idea for Charleston Cowork came from Ken Hawkins of TheDigitel.com. The work sessions are open to all freelancers that are looking for a place to work outside of the home office once in a while and want to share ideas. The sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm. The group is hoping to introduce free workshops after 4pm. Charleston Cowork is a non-profit organization.
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Great news for Stylee PR (Charleston public relation and marketing firm)! Some months ago, our client rehava real estate store, which offers half of its commission back at closing to buyers (why pay more!), made news all over the country when RE/MAX decided to oppose its logo trademark registration, claiming that rehava’s logo is too similar to their own. After a couple of articles in the local and national newspapers and online blogs, all hell broke lose for RE/MAX as the public came to defend rehava.
Over fifteen thousand people cast their vote on Charleston.net (later reported as an all time record for the Post and Courier) in support of rehava.com. People sent emails to the CEO of RE/MAX and we recorded thousands of comments online within two days of Stylee PR breaking the news. RE/MAX decided to withdraw its opposition and rehava got its trademark. Using word of mouth in combination with the traditional and social media, we managed to spread the word about the potential lawsuit to hundreds of thousands of people.
Today, the Post & Courier announced that Rehava vs RE/MAX (or David vs Goliath) story was the most read story on their Web site in 2009, and a poll asking whether readers agreed that the logos were similar got more votes than any other poll.
The CFADA’s 2009 Palette and Palate Stroll was once again SOLD OUT. The event, created, organized and promoted by Stylee PR and Marketing, received much publicity in the traditional media as well as in online publications and broadcast media. 700 people (our max capacity) attended the event and ate their way through Charleston’s most prestigious galleries, all members of CFADA. Tastings included Sean Brock’s stone crab with creamed corn and Wadmalaw tomatoes; Chef Collins’mouthwatering yet simple tomato and truffle gazpacho. Carolina’s Chef Jeremiah Bacon prepared some incredible shrimp bites, and once again, Chef Kelly Wilson of Cypress wowed us with her sweet creations. This fun event would definitely not be possible without our amazing chefs and their culinary creations. The event offers a great opportunity to experience Charleston’s fine art galleries in a very comfortable way; attendees get to see a variety of fine art and meet local artists. And despite the heat and humidity everyone seemed to enjoy the fabulous summer evening. Over 250 attendees traveled to Charleston from Georgia, Upstate South Carolina, North Carolina, but also from NY and Florida. Proceeds from the event benefit local art organizations that use the money to fund their student art programs. Ayoka Lucas created a short vlog for her Charleston Magazine Style Blog.
Video from Zonta Wine Social produced by Palmetto Sky Video Productions for Stylee PR and Marketing – May 13, 2009