Make &BEYOND Event Studio a REALITY!!!

 I have an amazing opportunity to develop my community in Crofton, MD by providing a NEW and exciting place for events! We want to open the doors in 2021 and will need your help!!!!

&BEYOND Event Studio, LLC is the future of community engagement. Built on the mindset that culture isn’t exclusive to the city. The studio will be set in an industrial backdrop, imagine a space with grit and glam, to celebrate life's infinite possibilities.    
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The PLAN
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Harnessing the desire to have a place to call yours after work, class, a long day, or on the weekend. We pride ourselves on being the ideal location to kick back, network, connect, and mix & mingle with like-minded individuals.

With limited or scattered venue options for “nightlife” and event spaces in Crofton, MD, there is currently nothing available operating under this business structure!

The community will have an ideal location for their personal and professional needs. While also having a private place to host events of their own in an exclusive setting.

There is a market for those of us who are seeking different cultural experiences, niche interests, and non-traditional locations to host our distinctive events, and are looking for a place of our own.

&BEYOND plans to operate as a dedicated space that hosts events AND rents space! Gone are the days of inadequate UBER and Lyft rides from equidistant Washington, D.C, and Baltimore. Gone are the days commuting over 30 minutes for something trendy to do, experiencing the same-ole’ kind of events at one of the restaurants/bars. Let’s create this Dedicated Event Space &Beyond...

Whatever our client's needs are... let &BEYOND champion on the community's behalf to deliver quality events, which turns the idea of traditional upside down, and shakes out the future of community engagement!  

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&BEYOND plans to operate as a dedicated space that hosts events AND rents space! Gone are the days of inadequate UBER and Lyft rides from the equidistant Washington, D.C, and Baltimore, commuting over 30 minutes for something trendy to do, experiencing the same-ole’ kind of events at one of the restaurants/bars. Let’s create this Dedicated Event Space & Beyond...   

Whatever our client's needs are... let &BEYOND champion on the community's behalf to deliver quality events, which turns the idea of traditional upside down, and shakes out the future of community engagement!    

What if you could...   

Learn to mix a drink with an area bartender?   

Speed Date with other Potter fans?    

Crush your competition building the dopest LEGO creation?   

Make a name for yourself at our video game competitions?   

Have a photoshoot with a Drag Queen?   

Enjoy a game of “Not Your Nana’s BINGO”?   

Pounce around at playtime with your furry friends?   

Dominate the city in Scattergories?   

Learn a new skill?   

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with local singles instead of alone?   

I can go on and on because we have a CALENDAR fullllll of opportunities for you to find your next favorite thing, or enjoy it with someone new!   

But, we're not just hosted events! You can have your wedding ceremony and reception here (I’m an Ordained Minister)! Celebrate your baby showers and sprinkles, Mazel Tov to you and yours at a bar/bat mitzvah! Throwdown at your Bachelor(ette) parties, and then some!    

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We are trying to raise $5,000!!!

The goal of this campaign is to secure a physical location. Utilizing any additional crowdfunding income to offset the needs of traditional business loans.

Traditional business loans can cripple underrepresented female entrepreneurs. By supporting, sharing, and contributing to this page you assist a young female entrepreneur in having a fighting chance. 

Your support will give us the opportunity to start the process of developing an inclusive space in the suburbs for ALL.

When you support this campaign, you're not only chipping away at our financial goal. You are starting the ripple effect of creating a space for the in-betweeners who aren't quite yet at the stage of adulthood, but for those who are "adulting", and in need of community support when things get hard. A place that feels like at any given moment you'd bump into someone who could help you with that thing you don't quite know how to accomplish alone. I want to create a place that gives you the experience of the city, yet with the warmth of the suburbs. I am creating a place where NO MATTER WHAT, the fact that you are a living breathing human being, you belong.

However, this will just be a dream without your contributions!

This isn’t just for Crofton, with the success of this first location; we can expand our reach and bring the idea of big city living to the suburbs nationally!

So help us get closer to you by contributing too!!!

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COVID-19 Business Viability
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Understanding that this is not an essential service, &BEYOND is conscious of the impact on the success of a venture like this. Planning for the sustainability and longevity during an uncertain time; &BEYOND functioning as a private event facility would still be able to maintain contracted and scheduled event services. The COVID environment wouldn’t change the pricing structure as &BEYOND was already priced competitively and economically for the area.

Following the Anne Arundel County Road to Recovery, Social Gatherings are permissible to 25 people indoors and up to 100 people organized outdoors.
Utilizing protocol and PPE safety measures, &BEYOND can withstand the NEW COVID Economy.


Weddings
Event capacity, as seen in similar trending business economies... wedding ceremonies and receptions have been scaled down, but are still being held; couples are moving forward in an effort to not lose all previously invested resources and purchases. Having a facility that is private to the contracted party, ensures that couples are still able to hold their services in one safe location. Drifting us into the Micro-wedding trend! 


Meeting Space
Having a space and location for businesses who needed to have access to office equipment when transitioning to telework, &BEYOND could still rent the facility for 2-4 hour time periods. Sitting in a mask for hours isn’t ideal, so having a functional workspace to conduct business in while being safe, is an organizational qualifier for &BEYOND.


Scheduled Events
Manned at a 25 person, staffing inclusive capacity, events can still maintain, with the appropriate facility, social distancing guidelines, PPE materials, and protocols in place set forth by the Governor of Maryland and County Executive. Offering those who are inching into their new normal, safety while participating in peace of mind breaks from isolated self-quarantines.

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The ASK
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::CONTRIBUTE::

With your support of this campaign, you empower small businesses, re-energize communities, develop tribes, and fund the efforts to foster an inclusive environment for ALL people.

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Move this campaign further and further through the waves of opportunity by spreading the word! Maybe you'll email it to a coworker who just mentioned needing a place for her next birthday party! You might even text it to a friend who loves a good game night, but hasn't found a place that plays their game of choice! Hey, what about posting it to your socials, so that all those faithful followers of yours can see how you put your money where your mouth is! Whatever way you chose, don't let your efforts stop here! It'll take a village! Seriously, check out our The Village webpage to see others who've helped us get here!!!

..DISCUSS..

This isn't just for me! It's for creatives, techies, movie-buffs, visionaries, wallflowers and flies on the wall, in-betweeners, those who have it figured out, and those figuring it out. It's a space for aspiring and seasoned professionals to learn, grow, and network! This is an opportunity for advancement for all people in places and spaces where they aren't always afforded opportunities. It's a classroom, it's a boardroom, it's a ballroom
It's all of that... &BEYOND


Should you want to know more, have some ideas you'd like to discuss (cause it's a community effort!), or want to stay in touch...

Email me at [email redacted]nts
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Organizer

Rikia Ceasar 
Organizer
Crofton, MD

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