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Monday, November 9, 2015

New Co-op Workspace for Creatives to Open Its Doors in Tobin Hill Next January

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 1:39 PM

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The creative's version of Geekdom — dubbed The Workery — will open in Tobin Hill next January.

The brainchild of former Rackers Sally Aguilar-Robertson and Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez, The Workery is just seven blocks from the Pearl Brewery at 221 w. Poplar, in four historic early-century homes converted into office space that was formerly the LiftFund headquarters.

"The Workery is where freelancers, creative professionals, mommy bloggers and other agents can work, think, grow—and most importantly—connect," Aguilar-Robertson, former senior director at Rackspace and SGA Robertson Consulting owner, says in a press release. "There is power in proximity that leads to valuable collaboration. We are creating this space for folks currently working from home and out of coffee shops."

And Geekdom's supportive, saying since it's geared toward tech professionals, the organization will refer customers to the new workspace. 

"This is an exciting moment for San Antonio," Geekdom director Lorenzo Gomez says. "This is an exciting moment for San Antonio. We built Geekdom to inspire entrepreneurs and I am beyond excited to welcome The Workery to the San Antonio co-working family. There are many free-agents in San Antonio looking for a work 'home' and this is a great way to serve more co-working customers."

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There will be three monthly membership levels at The Workery, including the "founding member" for $275 that comes with a dedicated desk, a $50 "community membership" and a $25 "supporting membership." Each level offers various access to office space, developmental classes and member networking.

The goal is to provide freelancers a co-working space that includes "opportunities for learning, collaboration, and partnerships." Members can use meeting rooms and a conference center, along with Wifi and printing services. There will also be "a holistic learning and development training schedule" offered on a regular basis and curated monthly. The building is disability accessible.

“We cannot wait to host classes about growing your LinkedIn presence, early morning yoga classes, or panel conversations with leading CEOs. These classes will grow our City’s next generation of leaders.” Aguirre-Rodriguez, a former Councilwoman and CEO of Opt In Experts, says.

For more info, visit The Workery or visit the the facility's Facebook page.

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