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Bringing people with an entrepreneurial and creative spirt together is our purpose at Provident1898. One of the ways we do this is by hosting frequent events for people in our community here in Durham, North Carolina that get people together for connection, inspiration, and a good time. Check this page regularly for updates and information about our upcoming events. We look forward to you joining us and our community!

theWEll Cultivate- April 19, 2024 9pm-3pm

ABOUT THIS EVENT

​​theWELL is inviting you to Cultivate, a free coworking day designed to nourish your spirit. This is a space grounded in love, courage, clarity, and presence where you can:

Connect with a supportive community of women of color

Commune in a safe space for open sharing and growth

Enhance your well-being through transformative tools and practices

Experience personal growth and fulfillment

For this Cultivate, we’re opening Provident1898, our coworking community where membership has its privileges, where workspaces become villages. Then your guides to theWELL, Dr. Brunson and Life Coach Adrienne Simmons will facilitate a mini version of theWELL Circle. The group coaching sessions where we create a supportive and courageous space where women of color can come together to foster holistic well-being. 

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Pull Up at Provident – April  10, 2024 5:00PM- 7:00pm

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Pull up at Provident- February 7, 2023 5pm-7pm

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Are you looking to buy or sell  a business or looking for a new pathway into entrepreneurship? For this iteration of Pull Up at Provident, we’re discussing entrepreneurship through acquisition. Many aspiring entrepreneurs overlook this avenue due to perceived barriers or lack of awareness.

By attending this Pull Up, you’ll be able to:

  • Gain valuable insights from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs who have navigated the business acquisition landscape.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals, potential business partners, and seasoned professionals.
  • Engage in an interactive Q&A session with industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs, gaining direct insights and advice.
  • Learn more about ACQUIRE, an online course developed by Provident1898 introducing the principles and process of acquisition entrepreneurship. ACQUIRE is brought to you in partnership with NC IDEA and Flywheel Foundation.

Did we mention your purchase includes two drinks tickets for our signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres? A perfect way for you to enjoy the evening. Meet us at the Pull Up and learn more about entrepreneurship through acquisition!

*Members of Provident1898 are free, just use your Coworks to serve your space.

 

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Provident1898 Artist Talk – January  18, 2024 6:30PM

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theWEll September book club- OCtober 1, 2023 2pm-4pm

ABOUT THIS EVENT

As we enjoy the last month of summer and prepare for fall, we’re excited to invite you to join us for our September Book Club!

We will spend September reading Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, then on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 2-4p we will gather at Provident1898 to discuss the book over some tasty treats! Stay tuned for more info about the book club gathering! Free and no registration required!

WHERE TO GET A COPY

Libraries:

Durham County Public Library

Wake County Public Libraries 

Black and/or Locally-Owned Bookstores 

Rofhiwa Book Café (Local + Black-owned) 

Golden Fig Books (Local)

Mahogany Books (Black-owned)

 

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PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – September  6, 2023

ABOUT THIS EVENT

If you:

  • Have an IDEA for a business but don’t know how to make it a reality;
  • Need SUPPORT launching, growing, and/or pivoting your business;
  • Are looking for CAPITAL to take your business to the next level…

The E3 Durham community is ready to support you!

Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone!

 

 

thewell: PopUp at The Durham Hotel  

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join theWELL on Thursday, August 17, 7-9:30pm at The Durham Hotel Rooftop for Al Strong Presents Jazz on the Roof! Al Strong is a two-time Grammy-nominated artist who will bring regional jazz artists to improvise on the Roof. This is a free event and is open to the public. The Roof will be first-come-first-served and opens at 5pm for cocktails and snacks. Mark you calendars + we’ll send out more info in the next couple of weeks! 

No registration required. Make sure you’re following @thewell_rdu for more updates regarding this event. 

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PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – August 2, 2023

ABOUT THIS EVENT

If you:

  • Have an IDEA for a business but don’t know how to make it a reality;
  • Need SUPPORT launching, growing, and/or pivoting your business;
  • Are looking for CAPITAL to take your business to the next level…

The E3 Durham community is ready to support you!

Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone!

 

 

TheWELL Presents: A moment with Beauty- July 13, 2023

ABOUT THIS EVENT

the WELL would like to invite you to untangle yourself from the constant calls for your attention that daily life often commands and join us for an evening of remembering–the things that make us joyful, things we find beautiful, and the things that make us feel special–through the art of creating beautiful floral arrangements.

We’ll spend the evening learning how to choose fresh stems and turn them into unique expressions of our individuality and personal taste. We’ll punctuate the night with good company, good food, good wine, good music and leave with tips and tricks on how to recreate it all at home on a whim. Everything needed will be provided for the night. All that’s missing is you! Be sure to sign up by July 6th,  as we’ve intentionally limited our participant capacity to protect our ability for maximum joy. Hope to see you there!

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PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – June 7, 2023

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur looking to expand your network, forge valuable connections, and unlock exciting opportunities? Look no further! PullUp at Provident is the ultimate playground for like-minded go-getters like you.

Picture a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with creativity, laughter, and endless possibilities. This isn’t your typical stuffy networking event—prepare to be dazzled by a fusion of business and fun like you’ve never experienced before! Rub shoulders with industry trailblazers, seasoned investors, and innovative thinkers who share your passion for success. Immerse yourself in stimulating conversations and gain fresh insights from thought-provoking speakers and breakout sessions.

You should be here! Click the link below to register.

Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone!

 

 

Museum of Durham History: Black Capitalism Forum- March 30, 2023

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The Museum of Durham History is partnering with Provident1898 to present Black Capitalism: Lessons from Soul City on March 30 at 5:30 PM, a program in support of the Museum’s The Life and Legacy of Floyd B. McKissick Sr. exhibit. This free event is open to the public  and complimentary refreshments will be provided. A short film screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring Floyd B. McKissick Sr.’s vision for a planned community in Warren County, NC and thoughts from those
close to him, including two of his children.

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Ticket includes:

Meditation
Reflection + VIsioning Workshop
“Love Notes” Journal
Refreshments + Mimosas

thewell REFLECTION + VISIONING WORKSHOP – FEBRUARY 19, 2023

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The W.E.L.L. (Women Embracing Life + Leadership) focuses on building community, cultivating greater leadership, promoting healing and well-being, and providing insight and tools for the success and transformation of women. The W.E.L.L. not only focuses on professional success, but also centers the unique needs of women of color as we seek to live healthy and happy lives.

Join us on Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 2-4PM for a Reflection + Visioning Workshop at Provident1898, located in Mutual Tower, downtown Durham, NC.

Adrienne Simmons of Simmons Life Strategies and Dr. Margaret A. Brunson of Illumined Leadership Solutions will lead this dynamic and interactive session. The hope is for participants to leave feeling prepared to experience a transformative year.

BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES: TRIANGLE – FEBRUARY 7TH, 2023, 5PM-9PM

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) is going on a three-city tour this February to celebrate the history of Black entrepreneurship in North Carolina and to shine a light on the resources, opportunities, and networks that are available to grow and empower Black entrepreneurs. Each stop on our tour—Triangle/Durham, Wilmington, Charlotte—will feature networking hours, panels, door prizes, and pep rallies that celebrate each city’s unique small business ecosystem!

Provident 1898 is the first stop! Join us for an evening of celebration, education, and connection. This event is free but registration is required and spots are limited!

PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – NOVEMBER 2, 2022

Bringing people with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit together is our purpose at Provident1898. One of the ways we do this is by hosting frequent events for people in our community here in Durham, North Carolina that get people together for connection, inspiration, and a good time. Check this page regularly for updates and information about our upcoming events. We look forward to you joining us and our community!

Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone!

PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – OCTOBER 5, 2022

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Pull-Up at Provident is an opportunity for Durham-based founders and business owners to connect each month for learning and support.

If you:

  • Have an IDEA for a business but don’t know how to make it a reality;
  • Need SUPPORT launching, growing, and/or pivoting your business;
  • Are looking for CAPITAL to take your business to the next level…

The E3 Durham community is ready to support you.

Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone!

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Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone!

PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Pull-Up at Provident is an opportunity for Durham-based founders and business owners to connect each month for learning and support.

If you:

  • Have an IDEA for a business but don’t know how to make it a reality;
  • Need SUPPORT launching, growing, and/or pivoting your business;
  • Are looking for CAPITAL to take your business to the next level…

The E3 Durham community is ready to support you.

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EXTENDED FAMILY MIXED MEDIA WORKS BY KWAKU OSEI – AUGUST 16, 2022

PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – AUGUST 3, 2022

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Pull-Up at Provident is an opportunity for Durham-based founders and business owners to connect each month for learning and support.

If you:

  • Have an IDEA for a business but don’t know how to make it a reality;
  • Need SUPPORT launching, growing, and/or pivoting your business;
  • Are looking for CAPITAL to take your business to the next level…

The E3 Durham community is ready to support you.

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Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone

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Pull-Up at Provident is a monthly event that is free and open to everyone

PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT BY E3 DURHAM – JULY 6, 2022

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Pull-Up at Provident is an opportunity for Durham-based founders and business owners to connect each month for learning and support.

If you:

  • Have an IDEA for a business but don’t know how to make it a reality;
  • Need SUPPORT launching, growing, and/or pivoting your business;
  • Are looking for CAPITAL to take your business to the next level…

The E3 Durham community is ready to support you.

LUNCH IS ON THE HOUSE, COURTESY OF OUR FRIENDS AT NC IDEA!

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We’re celebrating Juneteenth with a community lunch under the skylights at Provident1898. Lunch is sponsored by our friends at NC IDEA.

Be sure to RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount for the food.

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Head HERE to register and to get more details about the programming. Be sure to grab tickets for you and a guest.

PULL-UP AT PROVIDENT, POWERED BY E3 DURHAM – June 1, 2022

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Save the date! The next Pull-Up at Provident1898 is Wednesday, June 1st at 5pm.

For this special edition of the Pull-Up, we’ve partnered with E3 Durham to take the entrepreneur programming to the next level. On top of the usual music, drinks, food, and networking, there will be optional workshops to help you level up your business.

Mingling starts at 5pm and the program kicks off at 5:30pm.

JOIN US OUTSIDE ON THE TERRACE AT THE HISTORIC NC MUTUAL BUILDING FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD, DRINKS, NETWORKING, AND MUSIC.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join host Justin Minott on Tuesday, July 27th for the next event in the “Pull-Up at Provident1898” series:

“BUSINESS FAMILY REUNION”

We rise together. This Pull-Up at Provident1898 event includes networking with other leaders from Durham (and beyond), a live DJ, great food, and delicious cocktails, ALL included with your ticket.

We’ll be outside on the terrace at the historic NC Mutual Tower, weather permitting. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll be indoors in our co-working space.

*NOTE: Masks are encouraged.

AUGUST IS BLACK BUSINESS MONTH! JOIN US OUTSIDE AT THE HISTORIC NC MUTUAL BUILDING FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD, DRINKS, NETWORKING, AND MUSIC.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join host Justin Minott on Tuesday, August 31st for the next event in the “Pull-Up at Provident1898” series:

“CELEBRATING BLACK BUSINESS MONTH”

Join us to celebrate and support local Black businesses. This Pull-Up at Provident1898 event includes vendors, networking with other leaders from Durham (and beyond), a live DJ, great food, and delicious cocktails, ALL included with your ticket.

Featuring special guest speaker, Fay Horwitt, CEO of Forward Cities.

We’ll be outside on the terrace at the historic NC Mutual Tower, weather permitting. If the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to cooperate, we’ll reschedule the event.

*NOTE: Masks are required.