28th Dec 2022
2022 was a stellar year for Workspace. We welcomed new members and said goodbye to others…and managed to stay at near capacity in all four locations during the process. In fact, Workspace grew by 27% vs 2021 due, in part, to the addition of over 11,000 square feet of rentable space.
Workspace launched into 2022 with a redesigned website. Added features and improved functionality allowed new visitors, as well as those returning to the site, to find a truly on-demand experience – enabling them to secure the office space and duration that fit their needs thanks to real-time space availability.
Those heading to the site to learn about our Workspace Community found the premier of our Community Spotlight Series on the blog. In January, March, and June we featured photographer, Susan Hagstrom; WorkSimply founder, Jaime Aoyagi; and Jeff Lydon, co-owner of Lydon & Murphy Insurance respectively. Be on the lookout for additional Community Spotlight features in 2023.
In March, we featured some of the fabulous Women of Workspace in honor of Women’s History Month. We are so fortunate to have these amazing entrepreneurs, businesswomen, and leaders as part of our community, and felt privileged to be able to highlight them and their businesses.
After opening our Braintree location in September of 2021, we found ourselves in need of more space to meet growing demand. So, in May, we began a 3,300-square-foot expansion that added 12 new private offices and a comfortable, modern coworking space to the existing 13 offices and meeting room. The new space opened in June and is already full!
In August, Workspace took over operations at Work Station - Cohasset. The expansion into this new market added 36 private offices, 3 meeting rooms, and a spacious and well-appointed common area for coworking. Our team also grew as we welcomed, Kerry Theodore. Kerry had been an integral part of the Work Station community for years and we were so grateful that she stayed on as Work Station’s Community Manager.
Workspace was thrilled to be included in the Business Section of the Autumn Edition of The South Shore Magazine, which hit shelves and mailboxes in September. The stunning photos and local features in this beautiful lifestyle publication truly highlight the best of our community.
In October, we hosted our first-ever Food Truck in the Workspace@Shipyard parking lot. Our members, and virtually everyone else in our building, had their fill of delicious Mexican food from the South Shore Taco Guy. It was such a successful event that we will definitely be planning more in 2023.
November brought the Workspace Community Gives Back Series to the blog. Our coworking community is so remarkable that we wanted to showcase how members support our wider community by donating time, money, and resources to local charitable organizations. During the year, Workspace members and our own remarkable team gave back to organizations that hold special places in their hearts. It was wonderful to be able to share some of their incredible and selfless stories.
In December, we literally wrapped up the year with Gift Wrapping Stations in our Cohasset and Hingham locations. After observing an increase in packages arriving for our members, we set out complimentary ribbons, paper, bows, and gift tags in the common area. Providing this convenience was an easy way to create an opportunity to bring our members together and offer a little stress relief over the busy holiday season. It was such a hit, that members can expect to see its return in 2023.
While the farewells we made this year were bittersweet, there were definitely many more doors opened for us than were closed. We look back on 2022 with gratitude and look forward to 2023 with optimism as the demand for coworking space continues to rise and employers continue to embrace hybrid schedules for their employees.