We can attribute this to our monthly Feed@The Coop, a breakfast meet and greet where we introduce new members and talk about who we are, what we do, and how we can help each other in our busineseses. We have found these meetings to be productive in a business sense as great collaboration has happened from these breakfasts. The social aspect of these regular get togethers cannot be understated. Having a community to check in with at least once a month is so impactful. Besides the monthly Feed, we have monthly education or social events, and the open space in the communal area lends itself to connection and collaboration as well.
Although the empty offices have since been filled with new companies, we can’t help but feel a certain sadness for Coop members who are no longer here. Each member impacts the ecosystem in a particular way no matter the duration of their stay and it has been a pleasure to cross paths on the journey.