It’s been a long time coming, but we are celebrating the grand opening of our new Vancouver compound, a member only coworking space in Gastown. We’re thrilled to have a physical presence in YVR and boots on the ground, so to speak, with two new staff members working out of this beautiful new office.
In the nature of sharing and efficiency, we will be leasing offices at the Spaces Co-working facility on W Hastings St. It’s an amazing building, with a rooftop patio and beautiful view. There’s even grass up here! We’ve already been calling it home for a few weeks now and loving it.
Our two new Vancouver staff members are Mark Fromson and Stephen Hayes-McCoy. Both bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that will benefit our team and the Communo experience for members.
Mark and Stephen built LocalSolo from the ground up. When we acquired the company last month, we not only gained new members, but we also gained two people who believe in our mission, our values and will help us build Communo into the dominant global platform for the marketing, advertising and digital services industry.
With a booming creative industry, a flow of business and ideas along the Cascadia Corridor between Vancouver and Seattle and high participation in the gig economy, we believe Vancouver is ready for Communo!
Last month, we co-hosted an event with the Pacific Club featuring renowned futurist Joe Tankersley. The event was well attended and the audience was engaged and interested in Joe’s predictions for the future.
“There has never been a better time to be a solopreneur. Digital technology makes it possible for an individual or small group of individuals to accomplish more than ever before. “
“Vancouver is leading the way in a wide range of areas. It has rapidly growing tech and entertainment sectors, two areas where the gig economy fits nicely. It’s also got a strong environmental and socially conscious business movement. Those are going to be two of the biggest areas of opportunity for solopreneurs in the next decade, “says Tankersley.
The Pacific Club holds regular speaker events and jumped at the chance to educate members about what the gig economy is and how it may affect their careers in the future. The Pacific Club is largely made up of entrepreneurs and professionals who have experienced the gig economy or are active participants already. According to Carl Kwan, head of membership for the Pacific Club, there were three key takeaways:
- How quickly the business world is changing because of the gig economy
- The challenges that everyone in business faces in dealing with this change
- The opportunities for innovation and reinvention
Vancouver compound will be a coworking hub for members in Gastown
Now that Communo has space in Vancouver, you can expect to see more speakers, events and member blenders so our Vancouver members can meet in “real life.” Even though our platform is digital, company CEO Ryan Gill says physical meeting places, or compounds, are a vital part of Communo’s vision for the future.
We’d like to take a minute to welcome new members from LocalSolo, thank our current members and those who have been with us from the beginning and raise a glass to Communo Vancouver. We currently have compounds in Seattle and head office in Calgary, with compounds in the works for Dallas and Atlanta down the road.
According to Joe Tankersley:
“There has never been a better time to be a solopreneur. Digital technology makes it possible for an individual or small group of individuals to accomplish more than ever before. ”
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