Meet Our Members: Melissa Froemming


Melissa Froemming is the founder of consulting firm, CULTURA, which integrates human-centered design with community organizing to grow vibrant communities in which to work, live, and play.

Engaging with the community is something Melissa has learned by doing. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she found herself in the Midwest, first working as a political campaign organizer and then training with The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and U.S.Public Interest Research Groups. She leveraged her campaign management experience to get a position as a project manager for a fast-growing tech company in the San Fransisco Bay Area which was blazing a trail in the new field of electronic medical records.

In 2012, Melissa moved to Delaware. With a child in kindergarten, she began to get very active in education within the state, specifically on behalf of high poverty schools in the city of Wilmington. Her deep engagement with parents, schools, and the school district ultimately led to a position at the Department of Education under the Markell administration. Melissa was charged with developing the new position of Family and Community Engagement Officer. She worked with the Secretary and his leadership team and with local school communities statewide to promote the Governor’s goals to expand early childhood education and to address the complex issues facing the state’s highest poverty schools.

It was during her time at the DOE that she first discovered design thinking, a purpose-driven, human-centered approach to addressing complex problems. Melissa decided to go back to school full-time to study design thinking and will complete her studies this June.

If you don’t see her at The Mill, you’ll likely find her talking to strangers downtown (making new friends along the way!), practicing some new artsy skills with her fellow students at DCAD, volunteering on a congressional race, or out with her kids looking for treasure in Delaware.

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February 23, 2024

Celebrating Progress: The Mill’s Expansion Reflects Market West’s Ongoing Evolution

Did you hear the news? We accomplished a significant milestone last week — completing The Mill’s Third Floor Expansion project. We hosted a ribbon cutting celebration with 100+ guests on Tuesday, February 13th.

February 1, 2024

Third Floor Expansion Progress

Updated: February 9, 2024 Get ready for bigger suites, action-packed amenity spaces, and an infusion of fresh air, thanks to the addition of private and shared outdoor terrace space. Currently, […]

November 16, 2023

Building a community through coworking!

We took some of our favorite snippets from the “Does Coworking Work?” article from the November issue in Out & About Magazine.

October 17, 2023


As the leaves begin to change and the holiday season approaches, it’s time to embrace the spirit of giving. We invite you to join us in-person Millsgiving Food Drive, taking […]

October 2, 2023


If you’ve been following The Mill on social media and staying up-to-date with our newsletters, you’re probably aware of our strong connection to Theatre N and their 2nd Annual Nine […]

August 1, 2023


At The Mill, you are surrounded by winners. We want to take a moment to highlight one of our newest office members: Connect2Co. Do you find it exhausting to constantly switch […]

June 26, 2023

Meet Dana

Introducing Dana Davisson (pictured on the right), a vibrant North Wilmington resident residing just a short 8-minute drive away from our esteemed Concord location. Dana’s infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors […]

May 10, 2023


When is the best time to flip your whip (i.e. Car)? Right about now, according to the experts! If you’re over your current set of wheels and are looking to […]

April 4, 2023

It was a Plant-tastic Event!

Terrarium Making Workshop We had a fun time with Will Ramirez leading a Terrarium Making Workshop on Thursday, March 30th at The Mill Concord. Take a look at the pics […]

March 27, 2023

The influence that Chat GPT will have on the business world

The recent advancements in artificial intelligence technology, specifically language models such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 (Generative Pretrained Transformer 3), has opened up new avenues for businesses to improve and innovate. ChatGPT, […]