Cohere blows my mind almost daily but this week, in particular, stands out.
Tuesday: was the first day for Loveland Coworking. Due to popular demand, Cohere sent Angel and member Cali to downtown Loveland to see what’s going on down there and if they might like coworking. Do they ever! We had 3 Lovelanders cowork for the first time with another 3 expressing interest in subsequent weeks. This may not be an earth shattering number of coworkers to you but Fort Collins started with only four. As member Julie Sutter pointed out, “they were the right four.” And that’s all it takes.
Later in the day, Cali and I got a sneak peek of the Rialto Bridge Project. A mixed use platform to attract and engage artists of all kinds in the heart of downtown Loveland. Meanwhile, we found out that we were actually talking with the owner of the building that houses Artlab Loveland. A behind the scenes tour of this cool space was fun and informative. We now know more about the history and economic development of downtown Loveland than most.
Wednesday: was the first day for Night Coworking at Cohere. Again, by popular demand, Cohere decided to stay open very late every Wednesday night. We welcomed two new members, Kevin and Kristin. Fun aside, Kristin got her work completed a full 4 hours earlier than normal, so I would call that a win. We also discovered that Alex really can eat a large pizza on his own which is impressive considering his compact stature. Check out that new plan: Night Owl Lite.
Thursday: Angel secured a donation of wireless internet for the future location of Loveland Coworking. To be announced soon. In addition to this, sponsors and a local caterer were secured for Freelance Camp Fort Collins with more and more registrations coming in daily.
An idea born in Cohere’s conference room takes hold: Beth’s Coworking Across America project is getting lots of good attention, sponsors and donations of discounted passes and other delights. Follow her progress as she RV’s across America stopping at coworking spaces all over the country and blogging all the while.
Friday: It’s hard to tell just how awesome Friday will be and what delightful surprises it will hold.
Overall Learnings: When things fall together logically and easily, just go with it. It is right and good and wonderful.