The MEWS+ Hive Community

Whether you are a freelancer, an entrepreneur, or a solo business owner – having a network that you can go to for support and inspiration is invaluable – a community that understands, honors your journey, and holds you accountable.  

The MEWS+ Hive Community is just that – and we’re calling all startups, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and home-based businesses – to join us in this online inspirational community and find focus, create meaningful impact within your business, and connect with peers throughout Middlesex County and beyond. 



The MEWS+ is a program of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce – and provides educational opportunities, mentoring, and workspace to help entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses achieve their full potential.

Through business-enhancing connections, shared experiences, and collaborative learning, the MEWS+ strives to be the catalyst for a healthy start-up ecosystem in Middletown and Middlesex County, Connecticut.

The Hive Chester

The Hive Chester is the only coworking and community space of its kind in Middlesex County where you can find your focus, work productively, and stay connected.

Located at the corner of Maple and Main, the building hosts coworking space, private offices, and event and meeting space. Entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and creatives will all thrive at The Hive. 

The MEWS+ Hive Community

Community & Coworking

Learning & Mentorship

Inspiration & Aspirations

A Place to Belong &
Receive Support

Just because you’re solo, doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. 

We’re building a one-of-a-kind membership community for dynamic entrepreneurs, start-up founders, home-based business owners, and freelancers can go to get mentorship, training, resources, connections, and the kind of support needed to create strong sustainable businesses. 

All online – join from anywhere!

Who It's For...

Anyone and everyone who is looking for connection, collaboration, and inspiration! 

  • Want a network to hold you accountable to your business goals?  Want a community you can turn to when you are faced with a new challenge?  

  • Looking for like-minded business owners with whom to vet ideas? Want a resource where you can learn more about running and growing your business? 

  • Looking to find trusted partners with whom you can collaborate? And are you looking for a place to try our new ideas or share your expertise? 

If you said yes to the above, we’re looking forward to sharing with and learning from you. 

Is the MEWS+ Hive Community Right for You?

You'll know its right for you, if...

  • You are looking for a support system to keep you focused and accountable to your business goals.

  • You are tired of feeling alone and are seeking a sense of community, of belonging.

  • You want to meet like-minded people and share business resources and talk real-life experiences.

  • You’re seeking a community to be each other’s partners, mentors, clients, friends, accountability partners…


Monthly Membership

most flexible

billed monthly following a two-month free trial.

Annual Membership

best value

billed once a year following a two-month free trial

What You Get

The MEWS+ Hive Community includes...

  • Access to an online Community platform to connect with other members, share your expertise, access events, and reach out for help – all in one place. 

  • Weekly masterclasses, office hours, and focus sessions.

  • Content centered around business, marketing, and entrepreneurship; technology, finances, and legal considerations; productivity, process, and planning; and mindfulness, health, and wellness.

  • Quarterly planning sessions to develop your goals, projects, and tasks, and report on progress.

  • An evolving video library of masterclasses, workshops, office hours, and hot seats.

  • A resource center full of books, podcasts, and tools curated by the membership.

  • Business book club, in-person networking meetups, and special events.

Live Sessions to Learn & Connect

Participate live or catch the recording – the Community is flexible to accommodate your learning styles and schedule. 

  • Monday Focus Sessions – check in with your fellow members for a 90-minute productivity session to focus on your weekly goals, or pressing tasks. 

  • Masterclasses – learn from local business experts and fellow members on topics important to your business. 

  • Office hours with Community Mentors to guide you through the challenges you are facing in your business.

Benefits of Joining

Take your work and business to the next level:

  • The MEWS+ Hive Community is like no other – come for accountability, kindness, and success! 

  • With access to your fellow members, Community Mentors, and special guests, you’ll have the resources needed to take your business to that next level.

  • The member directory is a terrific place to find your next partner, coach, or client…

  • You can promote your work, and invite your fellow members to your workshops, programs, and events.

  • There are no long-term commitments – if it’s not working for you, you can cancel at any time with our month-to-month membership. 

Take a Peek Inside...

What’s it like to be a member of The MEWS+ Hive Community? 

When you join, you’ll have two free months to experience it all, including: 

Connection & Coworking

Connect with other freelancers, entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners and get support and accountability from the comfort of your own home.  Weekly virtual coworking provides structured support to stay focused and productive!

Office Hours &
Member Chats

Weekly community mentor-led office hours, where you can bring your questions, decisions, get coaching, create your action plans, and keep your enthusiasm as you move your business forward.  Direct messages and conversation spaces, along with monthly member chats, provide the fellowship you desire.  

Virtual & In-Person Networking

Virtual and in-person networking events provide the space to connect with other Community menbers – ask questions and get feedback, pitch ideas, and expand your network – all to support your business and achieve your goals. 

It's All Inside

The Community will be improved based on your input – so if there is something you need, please suggest and we’ll find the right resource for you.  We want the Community to be the one place you know you can get good counsel, learn about the next innovation, and feel safe to be vulnerable and honest with where you are in your business journey. 


Monthly Membership

most flexible

billed monthly following a two-month free trial.

Annual Membership

best value

billed once a year following a two-month free trial


After you sign up, head to the Start Here space within the Community and watch the welcome video to learn more about how to use the portal.  Follow the checklist to set-up your profile, and read our code of conduct. You’ll have immediate access to the community – all of our events, resources, and conversations. You’ll be able to register for events you’d like to attend and watch the recordings of those you may have missed. 

Next – participate!  Just like any network, you’ll benefit from being active.

Should you need any help, please reach out to

We expect – and desire – there to be a diverse group of business owners in the Community…  for those who are new to being in business, the Community will be a great spot to be mentored and to gain clarity on how to proceed.  If you’re looking for encouragement, the community is the place to find it! 

In time, our members will represent a cross-section of experience and expertise, and it is our belief that everyone has something to share. You’ll meet people who are further along on their business journey and people who have pivoted from one career to another. The diversity of expertise will make everyone’s experience within the Community unique.

Why yes!  While the majority of our Community members will live and work in the central Connecticut area, the content and the learning opportunities will not be Middlesex County specific.  We have built the structure of the Community to work for members whether they are in Central Connecticut or Southern California, and with the recordings of events,  you don’t have to watch live if the time doesn’t work for you.  

The only exclusion would be the in-person events that are held in Middlesex County, Connecticut – of course, you are welcome to join if you find yourself in the area!

No, we do not provide refunds, but you can cancel at any time (although we think you’ll stay). We are month-to-month, and you can cancel your membership anytime, and you will not be billed any further.

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