Brick Scholars recently facilitated a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY workshop with the Upper Coastal Plains Council of Governments at the Upper Coastal Plains Business Development Center in downtown Wilson, North Carolina. The UCPCOG works across five counties in Northeastern North Carolina: Halifax, Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, and Northampton and includes four agencies — the Area Agency on Aging, Workforce Development, Planning & Development, and Business Development Center. Many insights were discovered and aha moment were had. We enjoyed working with this amazing team.

Some interesting news about Wilson…

Wilson was recently the recipient of a $1.1 million grant that will help fund a co-working space. With the help of a $1.1 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation, the City of Wilson says it will build an “Innovation Hub.” The hub will include co-working space for startups and also offer a variety of support program with the goal being to help entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

Wilson, North Carolina is home to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. If you get the chance you should it check out. Wilson is at the crossroads of charm and innovation.

Be sure to go to Tig’s downtown for coffee (and breakfast and lunch) and groovy atmosphere or check out one of the local downtown eateries. If you are in the mood for cajun food, check out Da Bayou. After you’ve had some food, head over to the park and enjoy a craft beer at 217 Brew Works. It’s across the street from Whirligig Park. A sunset beer is highly recommended — take in the beautiful whirligigs and enjoy a great craft brew.