IMPACT Cowork opened in March of this year and we’re so excited that they’ve joined the Proximity Network! This coworking space is located in a beautiful historic building in Kentucky, just across the border from downtown Cincinnati. We talked to Mike Sipple to learn more about this space.
When did you open your coworking space and what enticed you to do so?
We opened IMPACT Cowork on March 4, 2019. We designed it as a place for executive coworking in an effort to convene leaders seeking to create impact. As well as provide a space for leaders to get out of their permanent offices a day (or several a month) to get work accomplished.
We desire to have leaders who understand the impact they have on those around them – both at work, in the community, and in life. We also desired a building that would allow organizations and leaders to have a place to host their next board meeting, committee meeting or offsite retreats. This provides a place for organizations to enhance their impact as well.
Tell us about your space. How big is it? What kinds of amenities do you have? What sort of quirks make it special?
IMPACT Cowork is located in a historic building in the second largest historic district in the State of Kentucky, just five minutes from Downtown Cincinnati. It’s 15 minutes away from two major airports – CVG and Lunken Airport, many Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and within walking distance to several local attractions (great space for Proximity Nomads traveling to Cincinnati, OH). The building is 5,100 square feet and was built in the late 1890’s by a prominent family business owner. There are over 40 restaurants within walking distance and easy access to public transportation. Our location has a historical charm with upgraded technology throughout. It makes a great first impression and doesn’t stop there once you are inside.
What is your favorite thing about operating a coworking space?
To date we have enjoyed the energy of the community. We have been welcomed with open arms by the community as we are bringing vibrancy to this important historic location. The restoration we have completed at our location has received great recognition throughout our region as well.
What has been the most surprising/unexpected thing about operating a coworking space?
Spreading the word. We’ve been working hard to share the news about our space more broadly. Now we’re beginning to take a very specific approach based on our newfound knowledge about who is best served by our space.
Our space is being utilized by business owners, entrepreneurs, and senior level executives. All seeking a great place to host meetings and get work accomplished. This includes our meeting rooms and podcast studio. We did not realize the meeting spaces would have such an interest. This means for us being open, to how others see and have an interest in utilizing the space. Our podcast studio is also beginning to gain great interest.
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Impact Cowork is part of the Proximity Network so full-time members of any coworking space in the Network can use Guest Pass to drop-in to work there during regular business hours.