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Author: Madison Maidment

Second City Chicago Opens its Doors to Coworking

On September 18th, 2017 Second City Chicago, the world famous improv comedy club, officially opened its doors to coworking. Although Second City has been dedicated to comedy since it opened in 1959, together with the help of Mike LaRosa, Founder of Coworkaholic, the idea of integrating coworking in an underutilized, yet beautifully creative space came to fruition. Everyone involved with this innovative project couldn’t be more thrilled, as Second City Training Center President, Kerry Sheehan, shares, “The Second City Training Center is excited to be opening up its creator community to even more Chicagoans, by offering people the opportunity...

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L’Atelier Coworking Launches a Kickstarter Campaign for The Focus Journal

It has been said time and time again that coworking spaces are the perfect catalysts for forming strong connections and inspiring new ideas. The Focus Journal is yet another great example of just that!   Developed by the community at  L’Atelier Coworking in Vancouver, Canada, the Focus Journal is a minimalist task journal designed to help you set goals and break them up into manageable tasks. It’s a decluttered planner that aims to balance productivity, happiness, and well-being.  The founders decided to create a Kickstarter campaign to fund this creative project, which launched on September 7, 2017. Here Sabrina Chammas, owner...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Coworking Compassion Project

There is no doubt that the coworking community is one of the strongest alliances out there, offering new ways for people to not only work but offering innovative ways for people work together and work better! There are so many amazing initiatives being taken; however, how exciting one launching this fall is The Coworking Compassion Project. The Coworking Compassion Project is a scholarship program for people who are building collaborative spaces that have a mission focused on supporting people from underserved communities and generally to be doing social good. Tony Bacigalupo, Alex Hillman, Angel Kwiatkowski, Cat Johnson, Chris Cooley,...

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Meet Emily Rose Antflick – Founder of Shecosystem

Female focused coworking spaces are on the uprise in the coworking world as more professionals are seeking work environments built on the foundation of female empowering values that also offer the support of a strong feminine community. Emily Rose Antflick, founder of Shecosystem, recognized the need for this type of work environment not only for herself, but also for those within her inner circle. So, like any great entrepreneur, Emily created a solution for her own problem by opening a female focused, gender inclusive, coworking community in her home city of Toronto, Canada. Here, Emily will share her story of...

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Kansas City Coworking Alliance Aims to Set a World Coworking Record

Kansas City has one of the strongest coworking alliances on the planet, and now they are setting out to break a world coworking record by gathering over 500 people within the Kansas City area on August 9th for KC Coworking Day. Here, Melissa Saubers, President of the Kansas City Coworking Alliance and Connector and CEO of Cowork Waldo will share what this event entails and why it is so significant for the coworking movement not only in Kansas City but for the industry as a whole.  What inspired you to attempt to break a world coworking record? The Kansas...

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