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Pollen is a digital platform that builds better-connected communities. Founded in a belief that connecting is about more than exchanging business cards, we share the stories behind individuals, turn opportunities into realities, and champion getting off the couch to learn about the world.

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Here’s to Being Bold
October 14, 2014

Dedicated to building better-connected communities, visceral storytelling, and folding authenticity into everything we do, Pollen announces the launch of our new website. The dawn of the digital age has propelled the business of building connections into an unprecedented state of flux. It’s a digital space race and it is redefining the way readers experience content and connect.

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The Unraveled Network
Weisman Art Museum
November 6, 2014
If there’s one thing Pollenites know how to do, it’s nurture a thriving ecosystem of relationships, connections, and collaborative circles. But how can we better understand our inner habits and intentional actions that determine how diverse, robust, or ineffective our networks really are? 200 Pollenites will join together for a large connection-driven experience at the Weisman Art Museum on November 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. to discuss Networking themes and — most importantly — meet one another and form vibrant connections face-to-face.

Illustration Credit: Bobby Rogers

Laura Holway’s Small Art

 

 

In December 2012, Laura and her husband Ben invited a musician, a poet, and a dancer to perform in their living room. They put the word out and called the event “Small Art.” Twenty people showed up. Laura didn’t know it at the time, but Small Art would grow into an evolving series. Later, it would open the doors to other opportunities.

 

There was something magical about having strangers over. People had to talk to each other. And I would overhear people exchanging phone numbers and information. Again, it was that obsession I’ve had with introducing strangers to one another. There’s something about such an intimate space; things just really come alive differently. You notice different details. You’re all sharing this experience together and that’s so much of what made me like it. continue reading>> 

///// Interview by Nancy Rosenbaum /// Photos by Marie Ketring /////

 

LAURA HOLWAY: "I started paying attention to anything that gave me that tremor of joy. And it really seemed to be connected to people."

Laura Holway’s Small Art

 

 

In December 2012, Laura and her husband Ben invited a musician, a poet, and a dancer to perform in their living room. They put the word out and called the event “Small Art.” Twenty people showed up. Laura didn’t know it at the time, but Small Art would grow into an evolving series. Later, it would open the doors to other opportunities.

 

There was something magical about having strangers over. People had to talk to each other. And I would overhear people exchanging phone numbers and information. Again, it was that obsession I’ve had with introducing strangers to one another. There’s something about such an intimate space; things just really come alive differently. You notice different details. You’re all sharing this experience together and that’s so much of what made me like it. continue reading>> 

///// Interview by Nancy Rosenbaum /// Photos by Marie Ketring /////

 

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