This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today, we hear from Mylène Després of La Station in Moncton.
HAVING ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY MUCH OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE MOULD AND THE STATUS QUO, I HAVE BEEN THIRSTY FOR A MORE EQUITABLE, JUST AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD SINCE A YOUNG AGE.
Always passionate about helping others and solving challenges, it was being able to make an impact on my community by sharing my knowledge and innate ability to connect with the people around me that drove me to become an entrepreneur.
The pandemic has really come to amplify how important and integral local support is to the success of our communities. Community resilience comes from the strength of local support and relationships.
At La Station, we were fortunate to be able to build many strong connections within the community, which helped us weather the storm of closures, protocols, etc. A strong, connected community can weather any storm!
This fall we will open the doors to the 3rd floor of the building, which has been completely renovated to create La Station Community Incubator. This floor consists of private offices, a conference room for tenants, members, and members of the community, and a large multi-purpose event, workshop, and discovery/art room, all aimed at enabling our local communities to develop, learn, and grow together.
The office space is already 100 percent leased, we look forward to welcoming lots of new people and businesses into our space and seeing our community flourish further. The grand opening will be on October 6th and 7th.
Supporting local businesses has a real impact because local businesses not only strengthen the economy, they strengthen their communities. They are vital to creating a cohesive and welcoming community identity.