Shared workspace opened on Main Street Nanuet

Creative team launches new shared workspace, in Nanuet, New York. An expert panel, free yoga and poetry classes, and live music lined up for opening day

Do you need a good place to get things done? The trend towards cooperative workspaces is rapidly expanding as entrepreneurs, upstarts, and freelancers discover the benefits of a “working alone, together” (see New York Times article: Forward thinking founders, Donna Miele and Ken Herndon are launching a shared workspace, CILK119 on October 15, 2014, to offer residents of the lower Hudson valley the resource of a community-oriented work environment.

CILK119 boasts “hot desks,” a maker space, a conference/classroom, a lounge and resource room, a kitchen, a private phone area, and the amenities of wifi, printing, scanning, copying, and lockers.

Become a member and bang out some progress on your latest projects, present a proposal to your clients, or cook up the glow globe rig for your lightning bug costume. It’s all possible! Getting it done is so much better in a supportive, creative community.

Opening day events for CILK119 include:

11a.m. Yoga class with Raji Thron owner of Yoga Synthesis (Free)
1 p.m. Poetry reading by Seranam Literary Arts (Free)
4 p.m. Musical performance by Studio 7 (Free)
6-7 p.m. Reception and Refreshments (Free)
7-9 p.m. Panel Discussion, “Small Business Milestones: Branding, Web Presence and Success” ($10 suggested donation)

• Trademark 101

Stephanie Adwar (Partner, Furgang & Adwar LLP)

• Your Creative Small Business

Lisa DeVogelear (Partners, The Soap and Paper Factory)

• Web Presence and Social Media

Greg Podunovich (Creative Technology Expert)

Opening day visitors to CILK119 will receive a complimentary day pass for future use ($35 value) and be entered in a raffle for a one month, maximum level membership ($250 value).

A vibrant gathering place, CILK119 will continue to offer classes for professional development; readings, book signings, and craft talks by local authors; and receptions and events for local artists.

Upcoming events include:

“Electronic and Self-Publishing: The Horror or the Bomb” October 25th 4-6pm

A Halloween-inspired author signing and panel discussion with M.A. Marino (Witch Way), C.E. Grundler (No Wake Zone Book 2 in the Last Exit in New Jersey series), and Richard Herr (Tales from the StarBoard Café).

All profits from CILK119 will be passed on to fund and support local artists and small businesses. Please contact (Sylke Jackson, Events Coordinator) or visit for more information.

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