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Founders' Hour - Hatch Tribe Wilmington

  • Stalk and Vine 224 South Water Street #1F + #1G Wilmington, NC, 28401 United States (map)
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“When to Hire and When to Outsource: Building Your Dream Team"

Join us for a very special edition of Founders’ Hour on Thursday, September 12th at Stalk & Vine in Wilmington, NC. We'll share a powerful & insightful conversation about "When to Hire and When to Outsource: Building Your Dream Team" with our rockstar panelists including:

We'll kick off the conversation with a few hot topics:

  • How do you know when it's time to hire?

  • Who do you hire first when you've never hired before?

  • Where do you find good talent to join your team?

  • What are you looking for when you hire?

  • Should I hire an employee or is a freelancer right for me?

  • PLUS we'll leave plenty of time for Q&A so you can get your questions answered!

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Melissa Tyson is a wife, mother and a Goldsmith jewelry designer. Creating jewelry is her constant journey of joyful exploration! For Melissa, making art was always a favorite activity. It wasn't until Art School in college that she pursued her first Metalsmithing class. As soon as she touched the metal, she knew her future was in jewelry design and production. She studied Metalsmithing at East Carolina University, Montana State University and in Italy, ultimately, receiving a BFA in Metal Design. In addition, she held various apprenticeships with a famous Italian Goldsmith Lisa Sotilis (she owns DeChirico's Sculpture Collection), Montana blacksmiths, swordsmiths (yes,you read that right!) and lapidary artists. Thereafter, she built her own business and has been happily making jewelry for the last 20 years.

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Lindsey Cheek is the owner, principal designer, and creative director for Gathered. With inspiration from her grandfather, a master carpenter, and a happy but nomadic upbringing (31 moves in 35 years) she became well versed in architecture and construction before pursuing a degree in design. After finally landing in Wilmington, Lindsey began working with both residential and commercial interior design clients across the country. In 2015, she opened a brick and mortar lifestyle shop that offers her signature mix of home accessories and favorite gifts. Lindsey, her husband Grayson, and their two children Tilley-Gray and Maines (along with their golden retriever Dolly) live in Lindsey’s favorite design project to date, a 1928 Colonial home they spent over a year renovating for their family. Lindsey’s work has been featured in Southern Living, HGTV Magazine, Martha Stewart Magazine, Consumer Reports, The Huffington Post, and Rue Magazine.



One of Stephanie Lanier’s core beliefs: when you have hardship in your life, you shouldn’t waste it. Many words describe Lanier: wife, mom, realtor, entrepreneur, blogger, special needs advocate. Yet, being a “wholehearted tribe builder” is the thread connecting the experiences of and creations in her life. Life-changing moments fueled a search for connection, purpose and spaces for vulnerability. In 2012, Lanier co-founded Wilmington-based Lanier Property Group alongside her husband, Andrew. She also created The Inspiration Lab, a membership community for women encouraging work-life integration, deeper friendships and the design of more manageable and meaningful lives.

Proud Partners:

We want to thank our partners who are helping make this event possible! Please support them as they show up BIG for women entrepreneurs in your city.


Who Should Attend:

If you’re a woman entrepreneur craving meaningful connection with other like-minded and passionate business owners, you’re in the right place! Hatch Tribe creates opportunities for women entrepreneurs to gather, whether it’s for gaining practical skills, bouncing ideas off one another, making new business besties, or simply finding someone who understands what it's like to run her own business.

All women entrepreneurs are welcome! Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, navigating the start-up, or a well-established boss, you are welcome. Always.

About the Event:

Doors open at 8:30am for coffee & time to mingle with the TRIBE. The meeting will begin promptly at 9:00am and we’ll wrap up so you can be out the door by 10am! Coffee & light snacks are provided.

Paying It Forward:

We believe in paying it forward and supporting fellow female entrepreneurs in their journey, which is why Hatch Tribe has pledged to invest a portion of proceeds from all live gatherings into women owned businesses through Kiva. Learn more about our lending team at Kiva & get involved!

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