Professionals Connect on 3rd Fridays at Vertex
This Friday, Sept. 15 Vertex WorkSpace will host its first of a new series called: 3rd Friday Connect! This is local business owners and professionals chance to network with other remote, Internet professionals–or just come and have fun! The event will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. at Vertex WorkSpace, located at 1205 Harrison Avenue, across from the public library. Refreshments will be served.
Coming up on its one-year anniversary, this 21st century office complex is the creation of Jane and Dave Horning and has found its place among professionals looking for a shared office space. While the concept of shared work space has been prevalent in urban processional circles for years, the idea finally reached the mountain top in Leadville in 2016.
So what is the shared work space concept?
Co-working space is a shared workspace where freelancers and other independent workers can go and get the basics of an office – desk, internet access, conference room, shared printers, and mail service. Members buy time in the space from a few hours a week to full-time, sometimes even having a dedicated desk or small office.
At Vertex, the range from a Daily-Table use at $23/day to the $525 private office space with conference room privileges. Monthly rates do include a professional mailing address, kitchen access including free coffee and tea, print/scan/copy availability and free high-speed wireless internet.
In fact, it’s likely that last asset that will bring in the millennials, in constant search for a connection. This summer, Leadville’s standard wireless access points started to go black after dark and afterhours. And for the younger set, who keep non-traditional hours, huddling in their car on Harrison Avenue or at the laundromat in the early morning hours, waiting for a connection to finish an online class or make travel plans has been getting old.
Typically, the shared workspace concept is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Co-working spaces also provide the positive attributes of social gatherings for a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other.
Since its Grand Opening on September 24, 2016, Vertex has found some growing success among Lake County’s independent professionals, as well as summer visitors looking for reliable, high-speed internet access. Now Vertex WorkSpace hopes that this 3rd Friday Connect series brings that experience to the next level – sharing information!
So if you’re looking for a new work space or perhaps ready to move out of that basement home office, stop by on Friday, Sept. 15 for Vertex’s 3rd Friday Connect from 4 – 6 p.m. at 1205 Harrison Avenue. And if you can’t make it this month, the next event will be held Friday, Oct. 20 or stay connected with them on the Vertex WorkSpace Facebook Page.