A new partnership starting this month between CapeSpace and Cape Cod Community Media Center will offer reciprocal benefits to members of both organizations.
“There is a lot of synergy between what they do and what we do,” said CapeSpace President Robbin Orbison. “We hope this partnership will create awareness for all the media center does and the benefits they bring to the community.”
At a time when federal funding for public access television is constantly at risk, Ms. Orbison said this a way for her company to show just how valuable the Cape Cod Community Media Center is to the region.
Terry Duenas, executive director for the media center, called the newfound collaboration “a win-win for both of us. Being a member of one organization gives you a little benefit with the other.”
The association with CapeSpace and the media center has four components, starting with membership benefits. Those who become members of the media center will receive a free, one-day pass per month to CapeSpace and receive an affiliate discount to the coworking facility, which currently has office space in Hyannis. CapeSpace will soon be opening a second location at Mashpee Commons.
In turn, members of CapeSpace will receive a one-day pass, per month, to the media center.
Additionally, the two organizations will jointly produce and host events that showcase each other’s services and offerings. The first event, to be held at CapeSpace, will feature media center staff conducting a workshop on how to take better pictures with a cell phone.
The third component will allow CapeSpace members to take advantage of the media center’s expertise for their workspace needs, which will be beneficial for meetings conducted virtually and could include everything from live streaming set-up to audio or video recording.
The partnership will also result in a new podcast, produced by the media center, that highlights CapeSpace members on a regular basis.
Launched in June 2016, CapeSpace is a coworking facility based in Hyannis that offers fully-furnished private offices, conference rooms, a business lounge and virtual offices with an array of business amenities including high-speed fiber optic internet service from OpenCape; a gourmet beverage bar; copy/print/fax/scan equipment; administrative services; and more, all available on flexible terms. CapeSpace will soon be adding a second location in Mashpee Commons. To learn more about CapeSpace, visit www.CapeSpace.com.
The Cape Cod Community Media Center is the public-access television for the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Chatham. Members gain access to the Media Center’s video production equipment and training, which they can use to produce their own noncommercial media that is aired on channel 99. The Media Center also offers workshops, internships, and events for video and audio geeks of all ages. You can watch the Media Center’s member- and staff-produced content, including hyperlocal weekly newscast Cape Media News, at capemedia.org.