ECHN & HIGHLAND PARK MARKET are both community oriented businesses whose support enables WORK_SPACE to continue to offer affordable, flexible, and hospitable space to entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profit organizations, artists, and others eager to meet, learn, create, and work in a productive and pleasant environment.

Interested in sponsoring one of our 6 meeting venues or the many personal and professional development programs? Please contact our manager at or 860.647.6029.

ECHN is a nationally recognized network of hospitals, outpatient service centers, and hundreds of providers and specialists serving eastern Connecticut. “Health care is changing, but our commitment to the community never will.” ECHN has been a sponsoring member of WORK_SPACE since our launch in January 2018 and their ongoing support is crucial to our success.

A landmark for over 130 years, Highland Park Market is a family-owned and operated chain of five retail grocery stores serving communities of Central Connecticut. “We pride ourselves on creating a pleasant shopping experience for our customers and are dedicated to the principles of providing outstanding service and quality products.” Highland Park was one of our inaugural sponsoring members and we are grateful for their patronage and partnership.

McCarthy Concrete is a company built around the unique talents of many outstanding individuals. The commitment and dedication to a shared vision continues to move the company in a positive and creative direction. To us it’s much more than concrete but a culture of craftsmanship, quality and commitment to reach our goals as a company and as individuals.

For over 40 years, the Manchester Area of Conference of Charities has offered practical assistance, walking with people through the tough seasons of life, a hand up instead of a hand out. In coordination with our neighbor, The Bistro On Main, the MACCchefs program is a Culinary & Hospitality Education Fundamentals School designed to help those with prior barriers to stable careers move forward with a potential career in the hospitality and food service industry. We are honored to have them use WORK_SPACE to deliver some of their coursework.


WORK_SPACE is happy to have the CTSBDC our community and Business Advisor Shelly Koehler as part of our team. CTSBDC provides no-cost business advising to CT entrepreneurs who are starting or growing their business and want to learn more about everything from:
* startup planning and marketing,
* to assisting with loan package development,
* international trade,
* growth strategies and
* emergency preparedness planning.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Connecticut, the SBDC program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing almost 35 years of service to small businesses.


Conveniently located on the 1st floor of WORK_SPACE, Dan Pesce serves as the Town of Manchester’s Downtown Development Specialist. Dan can show you an array of available commercial real estate, and walk you through what Downtown can offer. A significant part of his job involves working on business recruitment and assisting prospective businesses in identifying suitable space and moving through the selection and permitting process.
A typical meeting with a prospective small business may include:
·         Discussion of your existing business or new business concept.
·         Review of your business requirements and available properties in the Downtown that may fit your needs.
·         Referrals to small business advisors such as a SBDC Business Advisor or SCORE representative who can help to hone your business plan.
·         Providing information on business incentive programs if appropriate.
Contact Dan today to set up an appointment. (Dan Pesce, Downtown Development Specialist, Manchester Dept. of Planning and Economic Development, 860


Partnership and collaboration are cornerstones of coworking and one of the distinctive aspects of WORK_SPACE that enhances the SPACE and makes WORK more fun. We very much appreciate the companies below for supporting our efforts by contributing their services, providing support, and bringing people to our space and downtown Manchester.
Interested in supporting this unique venture? Please contact our manager at or 860.647.6029.

WORK_SPACE is proud to be the home venue for two chapters of BNI® (Business Network International). The Wednesday morning chapter is RiverEast BNI and the Thursday morning chapter is Connecticut Valley BNI. Both are great groups of professionals always willing to welcome visitors to their meetings and help their members grow their business through a structured, positive and professional referral program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships. Each chapter only has one person per industry and they might be looking to add someone with your expertise to their community.

Love how much a part of the community WORK_SPACE IS! Many Thanks.

Tana Parsaliti

Dowtown Manager, Downtown Manchester Special Services District

Our Imagine Inside Market was a great success because of your preparation, support and friendship. You made it a great day. We are grateful for what you do for the arts, how you interact with us and your easy and welcoming style.

Joyce Hodgson

Program Director, Imagine Main Street

What a remarkable experience! Your leadership for the event and support were exceptional!!! With sincere appreciation…

Donna Fitzgerald

Education and the Arts

I love the facility. The technology is phenomenal and there is always something to do and something new to look at.

Roberta McAloon

Graduate Instructor, University of Saint Joseph


Feel free to call us if you need some guidance about providing food and drink at your event. WORK_SPACE does not provide catering, however, Main Street and the Downtown District have a diverse array of wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, markets and caterers. Whether you go out for a meal or arrange catering to be brought in to WORK_SPACE, you will never want for quality or variety.

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