Media Release, February 28, 2013. Download the PDF.
Works Progress Hosts Grand Opening, Fundraiser for the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club
Works Progress – Seattle’s newest coworking space – is celebrating its Grand Opening on Thursday, March 14 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 115 N. 85th Street in Suite 202.
Freelancers, telecommuters, and others working from home are looking for a better way to structure their day, connect with people, and boost their careers. Individuals that often work alone – or surrounded by strangers at coffee shops – can grow by proximity to others at Works Progress. It’s more than a workspace – it’s a way to build community and support the local economy.
Business partners Jessie Rymph and Marnee Chua opened Works Progress in December, providing a collaborative work environment with flexible desk space, high speed Internet, meeting rooms, and other amenities in the Greenwood neighborhood.
The North Seattle Boys & Girls Club started 70 years ago and now serves 310 members. The Club seeks to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club is one of 14 that belong to Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
Tickets will sell for $10 online and at the door, with all proceeds going towards the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club. Door prizes will be given featuring donated items from neighborhood businesses. The event will include brief remarks from the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, Joan Caldon, Club Director and the co-owners of Works Progress. Chua and Rymph will talk about coworking and their vision for a sister-space that will offer flexible, drop-off childcare for coworkers.
“We are very excited to be part of the Greenwood community now and for our grand opening, we wanted to partner with a nonprofit organization that makes a difference locally,” explained co-owner Jessie Rymph, who, along with her partner, Marnee Chua, has spent the majority of her professional career working for non-profit organizations.
“The members, staff and volunteers of the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club are grateful to Works Progress for reaching out to serve the community! Not many organizations open their doors and in the process find away to give back to their community. I am looking forward to the Grand Opening.” Explained Joan Caldon Club Director, North Seattle Boys & Girls Club.
Interested in learning more about coworking and membership rates? Call 206-466-1624 or email: email@example.com.
About Works Progress:
Our mission is to offer a shared space for individuals, businesses and non-profits – creating community with ingenuity, commitment, creativity, and passion.
Contact: Marnee Chua at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Boys & Girls Club of King County:
We are one of the largest Boys & Girls Club organizations in the nation, with more than 15,000 members. The Club’s nationally recognized programs and activities impact children in three essential ways: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.
Contact: Michael Mendelow at email@example.com
For more information about coworking:
Global Coworking Survey 2012: http://www.deskmag.com/en/1st-results-of-the-3rd-global-coworking-survey-2012