What’s better than coffee with coworkers? Coffee and networking with coworkers and local business owners! This morning, the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce came to visit the PatchWork Collective, and good times were had by all.
Coworking is All About Community
At PatchWork Collective, we believe that coworking is all about building up the businesses and residents of our local community. A big part of that comes when we promote our members and local business owners to one another. We believe in passing high-quality referrals to our members, and helping them find the right professional to meet their needs. When we can do that all at once, it’s even better!
We’ve been looking forward to this event for months. It isn’t the first time the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted a coffee connection in the PatchWork Collective’s Woodward View event space, but every time is better than the last. This morning, business owners, coworking members, and staff from the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority came together to build each other up and pass business to one another.
The morning started with good food and great coffee. As usual, we were serving up Origins coffee – a non-profit roasting project that passes the proceeds back to Ethiopian farmers and their communities. (And it tastes pretty good too!) Acupuncturist Darlene Berger chipped in with healthy options including fruit skewers and a low-sugar trail mix.
Founder Lisa Schmidt and Member Shawn Thornton gave tours of the space while members of the local business community mixed and mingled and got to know one another. People connected over their shared business interests, and their thoughts on the look and feel of the space. (Spoilers: everyone loved it!)
The rainy weather couldn’t stop about 25 Chamber members and guests from coming together and sharing what we do. There were opportunities to discuss upcoming events (Check out Rainbow Run and Ferndale Pride on June 1) and share what we do with other like-minded business professionals.
FAC members stuck around after the formal meeting was over, putting together plans for the next charitable event. They also took advantage of Massage Therapist Kasey Pierce‘s offer for free 5-minute chair massages. (A much-needed moment of relief in a busy work week!)
At PatchWork Collective, we love when the Chamber comes to visit. Our friends’ light-hearted banter and commitment to lifting each other up is inspiring. The FAC Chamber Coffee connection brings great energy into the space and gets everyone’s day off on the right foot.
But you don’t have to wait for the next big event to connect with our members here at the PatchWork Collective. Anytime you schedule a tour with one of our facility managers, you will be introduced to the members working in the space. We’re always on the lookout for connections and referrals to help build our members business. All you need to do to get into the network is come check us out.