Help us spread the word throughout McHenry County about
Co-Working @ the Café!
Opens Monday, August 7th
With a Grand Opening Connection Reception at 4 p.m.
Dogs. Kids. Dirty Dishes. Noisy Neighbors. Those who work at home—creatives, freelancers, telecommuters, entrepreneurs and small business professionals—know how distracted, and isolated, they can sometimes feel. A new style of work, using shared space and equipment, is being introduced in Woodstock, through a concept increasingly popular in the Chicagoland region, known as Co-Working. Offered at no-charge to users, the City-sponsored economic development project will begin operating on the Woodstock Square at Stage Left Café, 125 W. Van Buren Street, on Monday, August 7th, from 10am – 4pm, with an end-of-day Grand Opening Connection Reception for the public at 4pm. The program continues every Monday, providing a clean, quiet work environment with hi-speed wi-fi, printing/copying, and networking and social opportunities.
The project was suggested by Old Courthouse & Sheriff’s House Advisory Commission Chair Dennis Sandquist, during the City’s first On the Table community conversation in May. It was made possible through a competitive program grant award of $2,500 offered by Chicago Community Trust. Woodstock’s Co-Working @ the Café video submission, donated by freelance videographer Katie Willcockson, was one of 43 top level awards out of nearly 300 video entries. Anyone interested is invited to join the Woodstock Co-Working Community Facebook Group, managed by Old Courthouse Advisory Commissioner Wendy Piersall. The Commission is exploring future potential to attract a membership-based co-working center to the City-owned Old Courthouse facility currently undergoing extensive restoration.
We hope to see all of our McHenry County Economic Development Partners at the reception!