About WORK_SPACE

WHO WE ARE

As a launching pad and home base for a variety of start-ups, consultants, artists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs, WORK_SPACE is a hospitable, flexible, and affordable Meeting Center & Coworking Space. Our positive and productive environment helps our members grow their businesses and build rewarding and reciprocal relationships. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, desire for strategic partnerships, and determination to succeed, WORK_SPACE is a great place for you to meet, learn, create, and work.

WHAT WE OFFER

WORK_SPACE is unique not only as the premier collaborative coworking community east of the Connecticut River, it is a municipally owned space designed to be part of the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Manchester. We offer professional development resources and personal support to help entrepreneurs clarify and implement their vision in a way that enhances their economic, social, and cultural capital.

WORK_SPACE houses and partners with:

  • The Dehn Gallery, displaying the eclectic art of Manchester Community College students.
  • The Viscogliosi Entrepreneurship Center, promoting arts, education, and entrepreneurship through innovative informational and networking programs.
  • The Connecticut Small Business Development Center, providing customized advising, education and network resources to help entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow and thrive.

The hospitality at WORK_SPACE includes hosting conferences and retreats for organizations who desire a professional venue flavored with the village charm that Manchester offers through our beautiful parks, diverse restaurants, and history of industry and innovation.

WHY WE ARE SUCCESSFUL

WORK_SPACE is built upon the following…

Welcoming We create a hospitable environment where people feel comfortable, appreciated, and inspired to engage.
Openness We are open and accommodating to different individuals, perspectives, and personalities.
Respect Esteem for each other is presumed & reciprocal; curiosity precedes judgment; benefit-of-the-doubt before blame
Kindness Golden rule – treat others as we wish to be treated; platinum rule – treat others as they wish to be treated.
Social Personal relationships build professional success, the interaction of the membership defines our community.
Professional Above all, this is a space to develop as a professional and grow a successful and sustainable business.
Awareness We are mindful and responsive to the impact we have on the space and people around us.
Community We collaborate to support and enhance individual goals in a way that serves the common good.
Energy The sum is greater than the parts, together we optimize our productivity, foster vitality, and inspire innovation.

Innovative re-purposing of a great building. What a great affordable option for young, aspiring entrepreneurs.

Joseph Lipiner

Owner, Frame Dimensions

I’m very excited to have this type of space in our community. It supports our business and community.

Jennifer Holt

Consultant, Jen's Network

Get Started

Contact WORK_SPACE to get started with a free day pass and tour, coworking, hosting a meeting, hosting an event, and much more.

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