Vote Tony Vengrove
for Community Builder
Makery Co-Working and Miles Finch Innovation
Founder, Makery Coworking and Founder & CEO, Miles Finch Innovation
Tell us about your community-building activities in 2019 (<500 characters)
My community building activities are channeled through several associations. My Miles Finch Innovation firm assists local companies & nonprofits, my Makery Coworking space provides a community and resources for local entrepreneurs & startups. I serve on the BOD for ASAP!, a local nonprofit that nurtures creativity in kids, and I serve on the Executive Community for The Corporation for New Milford Economic Development. Through all of these, I work tirelessly to make my community a better place.
What community-building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2019? (<500 characters)
Makery Coworking had its strongest year in 2019. After three years, we've proven that coworking can work in rural communities. The space not only provides a coworking home but is a space for community events, of which we held many and attracted thousands to musical performances, pop up shops, lectures, workshops and more. My 2019 work for the Corp. for Economic Development resulted in a formal project to build a bio-sciences incubator in New Milford.
What people are saying about Tony Vengrove ...
Tony runs two businesses in New Milford CT that make a real difference in his community: Makery Co-Working and Miles Finch Innovation. He offers space for startups and entrepreneurs to work together in a supportive space - including retail pop-ups, educational workshops and the Performery for musical events at the award-winning venue Makery Co-Working. He also provides creative guidance for established and growing ventures through his consulting business, Miles Finch Innovation. A member of the New Milford Economic Development team, he is always available to discuss what can be done to further develop his community. See https://www.makerycoworking.com/ and http://www.milesfinchinnovation.com/leadership.html Pauline Assenza