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Recently, Hera Hub, a spa-inspired, shared workspace for female entrepreneurs, hosted a party to invite its members and the community at large to see their new location at 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Suite 400. Relocating from Sorrento Mesa to Sorrento Valley (to be closer to Carmel Valley, of course), the new space showcases high ceilings, water fountains, and ambient lighting, making it the perfect location to provide a productive work environment for local small business owners. The event was a festive night of art, music, and celebration.
Over 200 attendees enjoyed street tacos, drinks, and plenty of networking in exchange for donations of either used iPods or iTouches or gently used clothing. The Apple donations were used to benefit Music & Memory, a 501©(3) organization that trains nursing home staff, other elder care professionals and family caregivers how to create personalized playlists that enable those struggling with dementia to reconnect with the world through memories triggered by the music they love. As for the more than twenty bags of clothing donated by the generous community, they were used to benefit Just in Time for Foster Youth, a 501©(3) organization that helps transitioning foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.
The party also served as the launch of Hera Hub’s current art exhibition, entitled Immersion, featuring local San Diego artists Letitia Rogers and Barbara DuBois. The title of the show came from the collaboration of the two artists. Says Barbara, “IMMERSION is what I do when I’m making art. In being immersed, I see more details of life, whether it be the subtleties of the human condition or the beautiful details of a flower. Being immersed is being in the moment.” Letitia agrees and continues, “IMMERSION is the key to deeply living life. Whether that’s really soaking up the colors and shapes of a perfect tulip in the afternoon sun, savoring the taste of a delicious meal, truly being in the moment with a dear friend or diving fully into a new professional venture. It’s letting yourself be surrounded by an experience and taking in all the aspects of it.” The artists’ work will be on display through April and be viewed Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm.
Says Hera Hub founder Felena Hanson, “This party was the perfect way to get to know our community and give back to two very worthy organizations. We are thrilled with the outcome and cannot wait to continue helping women successfully launch their businesses in the Carmel Valley area.”
To see more of the celebration and learn about Hera Hub, see Carmel Valley Life’s feature video of the event below.
Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace for female entrepreneurs. This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for women who primarily work from home. Hera Hub members have access to a professionalspace to meet with clients and to connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Cost-effective monthly membership options are suited for freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and authors.
Hera Hub is much more than just a shared workspace; it’s a community of like-minded entrepreneurial women who find the additional resources, such as special classes, workshops, and one-on-one support essential for their business growth. The first San Diego location is conveniently located in Sorrento Valley. By the end of 2012 Hera Hub will have additional locations in Mission Valley & Carlsbad.
Felena is passionate about education, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of San Diego and her MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills. She taught Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and at California State University Dominguez Hills for the MBA online program for eight years. Felena was most recently rewarded for community efforts, as she was awarded the “Women Business Owner of the Year Award” by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women Business Owners.