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    CoWorkers Opens New Community Brainstorm Room in Wilmette

        Wilmette, IL – July 22, 2017- CoWorkers, a shared office space and networking place in the heart of Wilmette, will debut a new featured space during Wilmette Summerfest the weekend of July 22-23. The space, named the “Community Brainstorm Room,” is open to both members and non-members looking for a space to collaborate […]

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    CoWorkers Madness – March 16 & 17, 2017

    The NCAA College Basketball Tournament starts on Thursday, March 16. We are helping kick it off at CoWorkers with two days of CoWorkers Madness.   On Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th (also St. Pat’s Day), members and non-members are welcome to join us at CoWorkers to work (bring your laptop to get on our […]

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    Holiday Parade Viewing Party @ CoWorkers

        Join us on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00am to watch the Wilmette Holiday Parade from CoWorkers. We’ll have hot chocolate, coffee and holiday treats. Plus a warm place and great view to watch the festivities below. WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016 TIME: 10:00 a.m. to Noon WHERE: CoWorkers – 1167 Wilmette Avenue, 2nd Floor

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    CrossFit/CoWorkers Barbells for Boobs Holiday Barn Dance Fundraiser

    Help us raise money for mammograms! Join CrossFit Wilmette and CoWorkers on Friday, December 2, 2016, to raise money for Barbells for Boobs, an organization dedicated to helping people detect breast cancer.   We hope to see you at Rock House for music, dancing, and fun — all for a great cause!   Space is limited – get […]

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    VIDEO: A CoWorkers Glimpse

    If you’ve never come to visit us at CoWorkers, do yourself a favor and watch this short video to get a feel for what the space looks like, what it offers and envision how it can help you with your work/life balance.   Note: All “actors” are paid members of CoWorkers with many, many talents. […]

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    Who works at CoWorkers? Get a feel for a few of our members here.

    CoWorkers Wilmette was established as “another place to work.” A space from the distractions of a home office or coffee shop. A break from the long commute into the city. A place to work and grow and meet other area professionals. Since opening in 2003, it’s become so much more than a space – it’s a […]

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    Talented entrepreneur and charter CoWorker member, Scott Holstein

    In this member highlight, meet entrepreneur and Charter Member (our first member!), Scott Holstein   Introducing the first ever member of CoWorkers, Scott Holstein. Scott currently juggles many things and no day is the same. His current roles include founder and CEO of Industry Juice, and Business Development and Operations Advisor for Twistworks, LLC. There he acts […]

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    Wilmette Summerfest Activities at CoWorkers

    We are ready to rock Wilmette Summerfest at CoWorkers this Friday and Saturday. We always have a great time at this event showing off our space, having fun with the community and talking about how CoWorkers improves our members’ work/life balance.   We have a lot going on this year including:   Tours of CoWorkers — Free […]

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    Father’s Day Gift Idea: Show Dad You Care. Get Him Out of the House or Save Him the Commute with a CoWorkers Membership.

    Surprise your special dad with a membership to CoWorkers. With packages starting at only $99/month, you may be the hero of the day! At CoWorkers, we aim to improve the work/life balance of our members with another place to work close to home. Have dad see how it feels to get out of the house, […]

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    Natural Creative Writer and Dynamic Team Player, Sylvia McGreal

    In this member highlight, meet Marketing Communications Specialist, Sylvia McGreal Sylvia McGreal is the Marketing Communications Specialist at American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a non-profit organization that oversees physician board certification in the United States. Sylvia grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin and got her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Speech from Marquette University.   […]

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    Countless hours and dollars saved, Michael Clarke

    Get to know Managing Partner at TalentStew Michael Clarke   Michael is a partner in an Executive Recruitment and IT Staffing firm servicing the Midwest region. Before finding CoWorkers, Michael was in the midst of launching TalentStew with corporate headquarters in Elgin however, with a long commute, he decided it was time to look for […]

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    Meet PR Pro, Mia Sachs

    Get to know Mia Sachs freelance PR specialist    Mia has worked in PR for much of her life. She works remotely primarily for clients in San Francisco and has built a strong reputation for herself. However, once she started a family she knew she needed to find a workplace away from home to stay […]

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    Freelance creative extraordinaire, Tom Blandford

    In this member highlight, meet writer, director, producer and actor, Tom Blandford   Tom majored in business at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Afterward, he moved to Chicago which led to careers in creative writing and acting. Tom is always creating content so finding somewhere he could be productive was key.   He used […]

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    CoWorkers Brings Business People Together in Downtown Wilmette

    Originally published Thursday, April 27, 2016 in the Wilmette Beacon By: Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Balancing a full-time job with full-time family responsibilities is never an easy task. Add to that a daily commute, and it can often seem that there just simply aren’t enough hours in the day.   George Rafeedie, of Wilmette, faced this […]

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    Getting Creative at CoWorkers, Karen Rafeedie

    In this member highlight, meet Creative Director, Karen Rafeedie   Wife of CoWorkers president and founder, George Rafeedie, Karen is a Creative Director at Remedy, a brand strategy and communications agency. Karen hails from New Jersey and studied at Ohio University. She got into the ‘ad biz’  because she always liked creative writing as a kid. […]

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    Investing in the Future, Matt Noble

    In this member highlight, meet Investment Manager, Matt Noble.   Matt grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a die-hard sports fan. He follows basketball, football and thinks the Cubs have a real shot at the World Series this year. Matt earned his B.A. at Duke University and his MBA at Columbia University. He got […]

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    Making the Grade, Lauren Peddinghaus

    In this member highlight, meet CondoGrade CEO and Co-Founder and Haus Financial Services LLC Founder, Lauren Peddinghaus   Lauren is an entrepreneur extraordinaire with extensive experience in condo management and finance. She’s from New Jersey and studied film as a Radio/TV/Film major at Northwestern University. Lauren stayed in Chicago afterward and now calls Wilmette home. […]

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    Pinpointing Talent, Andy Kulick

    In this member highlight, meet Andy Kulick, owner of Pinpoint Recruiting.   Say hello to Andy Kulick!   Andy’s lived in a variety of places. For instance, he called New York, Atlanta, and Seattle all home, before making it to Chicago. Andy used to work as a manager for an industrial supply company but made the […]

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    Good for the Soul, Roland Rayment

    In this member highlight, meet Roland Rayment, Consultant at First Republic Bank and Granite Solutions Group, Inc. He is also an advisory board member of CoWorkers member company, CondoGrade.   Roland is no stranger to the Wilmette community. He grew up here before traveling to major cities like San Francisco for financial work. Now he’s […]

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    February is For Lovers

    It’s February, and love is in the air at CoWorkers. Save your sweetheart from a cold, dreadful commute with a CoWorkers membership. Or get your loved one out of the house to give you some peace of mind during the day. Contact George Rafeedie for information on our February is For Lovers membership special. We […]

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    CoWorkers Train Your Brain Event

    CoWorkers & Friends: Would you like to train your brain to improve your Focus and Attention? Mental Processing Speed? Mental Agility? Working Memory? Mental Endurance? Join us at CoWorkers in Wilmette on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7pm to hear John Kennedy, Neuroplastician and Brain Coach, go through his Targeted Neuroplastic Training. You’ll enjoy a […]

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    CoWorkers Private Offices

    More Private Offices Now Available at CoWorkers

    Spread the word! We’re thrilled to announce that CoWorkers is expanding, and more private offices are now available. Private offices, with room for 1-3 people, at CoWorkers give you the best of both worlds – your own space while being part of a great and growing community of like-minded professionals in our Village of Wilmette. We have […]

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    What The Corporate World Can Learn From Coworking

    Coworking is catching on all around the country and even the world as people everywhere are learning the benefits that it has to offer. With new technology, the rise of independent workers and distracting home office spaces, coworking has filled a void that many people have been searching for. Many companies have also taken notice to […]

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    CoWorking: Productive and Fun

    Now officially open for business for more than a year, our first CoWorkers location in Wilmette is bustling with activity.  Created with a purpose of helping people improve their work-life balance, CoWorkers is doing just that by providing established professionals another place to work. And network. We are proud of what we are building here.  […]

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    Make Your New Brand an Extension of Yourself

    What is the most common branding mistake? According to this article from Entrepreneur.com, it is emulating others’ brands. So, how do you create a successful brand and image for yourself? Start with you. “The brand should reflect your personality, your interests and your approach,” the article says. If you follow this advice, your brand will come off as […]

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    7 Keys Habits for Building Relationships

    Whether it is in business or in life, we can always work on our relationships. A strong relationship can take us far in reaching our goals, but they often take some time to develop. In order to create solid relationship-building skills, you must acquire and practice them and turn them into habits. In this article, […]

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    Mark Your Calendars For #Hashtags & Hops

      Mark your calendars for #Hashtags & Hops! Join CoWorkers and Up N Running on Wednesday, March 4th for an evening of beer and Twitter! REGISTER HERE. There are 284 million monthly active users on Twitter and 500 million Tweets are sent every day, which makes the social media platform a valuable source for news, networking and more. Learn about Twitter […]

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    5 Networking Fails and How to Avoid Them

    Networking is a key ingredient when it comes to creating a successful career, and it proves to be important in coworking spaces, as well. You might think you know everything there is about making connections, but many people make the same mistakes over and over again. In this article, Entrepreneur Magazine gives us 5 networking fails that we should avoid […]

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    Could the changing workplace mean the end of the office?

    According to Inc., office spaces around the world are changing each day. The new office is now wherever one can find Internet connection, which often means coworking spaces. With the emergence of the coworking space, what will the future of the office look like? In this article, Inc. gives us a look at what might […]

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    Commuting isn’t that bad. If you’re a polar bear.

    Winter in the North Shore means snow- lots of snow. Unless you’re a polar bear, commuting to work in the snow and cold can be pretty dreadful. Today, work is no longer where we go, but what we do, and work can be done from anywhere for many of us. That’s where we come in- […]

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    Watch the Holiday Parade from CoWorkers

    At CoWorkers, we believe we have the best view of Wilmette. Especially on Holiday Parade Day. We will be having an open house on Saturday, November 22, from 9:30 to 11:30. Come on up for coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and fun stuff for the kids. We may also be showing a holiday movie or two. […]

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    CoWorkers to Host Beth Miller Parent Coach Workshop

    CoWorkers is pleased to be hosting a four-week Beth Miller Parent Coach workshop in October and November called ‘The Art of Positive Parenting.’ Beth Miller, M. ED. is a Certified Parent Coach with over 25 years of experience in providing support, education, guidance and information to parents. The workshop’s theme is aimed toward parents of […]

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    CoWorkers Featured in Wilmette Life

    CoWorkers Featured in Wilmette Life Coworkers was recently featured in Wilmette Life! The article, titled, “Shared office space company offers solutions,” highlights some of the key features that Coworkers has to offer. “Completely renovated with hardwood floors, bright lighting and modern-designer furniture, Coworkers, which charges its renters a monthly fee, is 2,200 square feet of […]

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    Get to know Ellen DePodesta, Senior Consultant, Social Media and PR at Tell Your Story

    We have decided to highlight our very own CoWorkers members so you could get to know them. In this member highlight, meet Senior Consultant, Social Media and PR at Tell Your Story, Ellen DePodesta. Get to know Ellen DePodesta, Senior Consultant, Social Media and PR at Tell Your Story Ellen DePodesta is an Evanston resident, […]

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    Get to know Mike Chookaszian, Real Estate Professional at Reta Street Properties and Co-founder of CoWorkers

    We have decided to highlight our very own CoWorkers members so you could get to know them. In this member highlight, meet CoWorkers co-founder, Mike Chookaszian. Get to know Mike Chookaszian, Real Estate Professional at Reta Street Properties and Co-founder of CoWorkers Mike Chookaszian, a real estate professional at Reta Street Properties and co-founder of […]

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    Get to know Rob Kunzler, Vice President of Global Marketing, CSG International

    We have decided to highlight our very own CoWorkers members so you could get to know them. In this member highlight, meet Rob Kunzler. Get to know Rob Kunzler, Vice President of Global Marketing, CSG International Rob Kunzler is a Wilmette resident, where he lives with his wife, Louisa, his three kids, Charlotte (9), Phoebe […]

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    Get to know Aileen Baxter, Career Coach at Deloitte

    We decided to highlight our very own CoWorkers members so you could get to know them. The first member highlight is Aileen Baxter. Get to know Aileen Baxter, Career Coach at Deloitte  Aileen Baxter is a Winnetka resident and a Career Coach at Deloitte. On top of her career with Deloitte, she also has a […]

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    You’re Invited to CoWorkers’ Open House This Thursday!

    CoWorkers’ Open House This Thursday 2014 has been a whirlwind year so far for us at CoWorkers Wilmette! In addition to opening our doors earlier this year, we’ve been keeping busy with innovating our space, getting to know our amazing new members, hosting a variety of events, and settling into the wonderful Wilmette community. We […]

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    March Madness @ CoWorkers | March 21st

    Special $20 day pass to CoWorkers on Friday, March 21st starting at 9am. Bring your laptop, connect to our high-speed Wifi and be somewhat productive while watching a few tournament games on our two 60″ TVs. Lunch will be served at 1pm by the Backyard Barbecue. Happy Hour Specials at Nick’s Neighborhood Grille across the […]

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    CoWorkers: Another Place to Work

    Another Place to Work In today’s hectic yet flexible world of life and work, come times people need another place work to get things done. With today’s technology, people can work anywhere they choose. But sometimes working “anywhere” doesn’t mean being as productive as you can be. Home could get hectic with the kids home […]

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