Dine around the world, learn about business resiliency at the link

Unique facility offers unique experiences

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A lot of things are happening at the link, the co-working space, innovation incubator and membership-based venue in the heart of Nocatee. For most of the activities offered at the link, it isn’t necessary to be a member, though membership could mean a discount.

One of the biggest announcements is the launch of its Supper Club, which kicks off Oct. 2. This dining experience is held inside the Flagler Health+ Immersive Studio, where the walls form a 360-degree environment that can put people inside videos and images from around the world.

In fact, diners are invited to “go around the world, under the sea and in the sky” to enjoy their meals.

Each dinner is a five- or six-course meal served over three hours, held virtually in a different country, with cuisine from the featured locale. The immersive studio will add sight and sound to each dinner’s flavors and aromas.

“The idea for the Supper Club is to have a monthly immersive experience where we will have different chefs who specialize in different cuisines,” said link co-founder Raghu Misra. “It’s going to be as close as possible to being there.”

Because Oct. 2 is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, the cuisine will be Indian fusion food. The chef will be Ashley Amin, who has served her culinary creations to several VIPs, including the King of Jordan.

“We’re lucky to get into a partnership with her to start the first one,” Misra said.

The dinner will be held 6-9 p.m.

The Nov. 6 dinner will be Italian.

When it’s time to feature American dishes, the dinner will be held inside a virtual facsimile of the White House, with each course in a different room of the Executive Mansion.

The British dinner will be held inside another world-famous building.

“We’re going to have fish and chips at Buckingham Palace!” said Misra.

In “France,” diners may be able to enjoy their repast seated at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Seating for these dinners is limited. To register, go to thelink.zone/events-1 and click on the Supper Club photo.

EnterCircle

The EnterCircle Summit returns following its inaugural appearance in 2021. At this exceptional business event, participants will collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs and learn from successful professionals.

The 2022 program will focus on resiliency, featuring inspiring people who have demonstrated courage, leadership and the ability to thrive even in the most challenging circumstances.

There will be opportunities for new business pitches, networking, interactive work sessions and one-on-one discussions.

The summit will be held Nov. 16, 17 and 18. To learn more or to register, go to entercircle.zone.

Gingerbread and Cake

On Dec. 10, the link will conduct its Gingerbread House and Cake Decorating Competitions, an expansion on last year’s event.

Participants will have three hours to construct their gingerbread houses or convert a standard commodity cake into a masterpiece of artistic sweetness.

Cake supplies will be provided.

Child Enrichment Programs

One of the areas the link focuses on is education. To that end, the link is offering full-time programming for students at K-8 schools from 3 to 6 p.m.

Students will have their pick of several activities, including art, coding, dance, martial arts, culinary arts, LEGO robotics, tutoring, homework self study, immersive learning & field trips and more. One of the advantages of this arrangement is that children who lose interest in one activity can easily switch to another.

In addition, the program helps parents who need quiet time for work. And, though this complementary programming is educational, this is not another school.

“There will be a lot more fun,” said Misra. “A lot more games.”

For students who attend Palm Island Academy and commit to a full-term of participation, the link will donate 10% of the enrollment fee to the school’s PTO. Misra said he would eventually like to extend that same offer to other schools.

According to Pine Island Academy PTO President Brittany Barron, the arrangement with the link is being offered through the school’s Partners In Education program, a business partnership program.

Teddy Thompson, vice president of fundraising for the PTO, said that program offers support for teachers and some end-of-year capital projects that the school may not have in its budget.

Businesses can learn more about that program by going to piapto.org and clicking on the Partners In Education link.

The PTO helps to promote the link’s enrichment program on its Facebook page and through PeachJar, which sends digital fliers out to members of the community.

Parents can register their children for the child enrichment programs by going to thelink.zone/getactive and clicking on Enrichment Program.

For further information, email sales@thelink.zone.

The link is located at 425 Town Plaza Ave., Ponte Vedra.

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