Atlanta Coworking Alliance to host first Coworking Day on Aug 9
On Aug. 9, the Atlanta Coworking Alliance (ACA), a network of independent coworking spaces across the Atlanta area, will host the first Atlanta Coworking Day, highlighting the growing coworking movement.
According to a press release, “Decatur CoWorks and Edwin Jarvis CoWork Club are both founding members of the Alliance. Both business will celebrate Atlanta Coworking Day … with a variety of activities for the public and members. Of particular note, all new members joining any of the Atlanta Coworking Alliance spaces [this week] will receive 20 percent off their first month of membership.”
Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi, from District 2, will sponsor a proclamation declaring Friday, Aug. 9 as Atlanta Coworking Day. The proclamation comes at the end of a week-long celebration of the new coworking movement, according to an ACA press release.
“The coworking concept is booming worldwide and Atlanta is definitely keeping pace,” said Katharine Chestnut, founder of the Atlanta Coworking Alliance and founder and chief community officer at Alkaloid Networks, LLC.
According to the ACA, it is estimated that by 2022, more than a million people in the United States will be working in coworking facilities, which essentially are collections of independent workers sharing common physical spaces.
“People who are drawn to independently-owned coworking spaces are typically seeking something very specific, which is why the Atlanta Coworking Alliance was launched earlier this year,” Chestnut said. “As Alliance members, we work closely together to help professionals find coworking spaces that best suit their needs, from facilities with private offices and event space to those offering personal services and direct mail capabilities.”
To become a member of the Atlanta Coworking Alliance, the businesses must be independently owned, agree to work with the Alliance in a collaborative manner, and must be supportive of the Alliance’s collective efforts to uphold coworking as sustainable, entrepreneurial communities, the release said.
For more information about Atlanta Coworking Day and the Atlanta Coworking Alliance, visit the ACA website.