1 February New Co-working Space Opens in Orange Park of Clay County off of Kingsley and Park Avenues February 1, 2017 By Laura Pavlus News entrepreneur , coworking, business, office space, commercial , business development 0 A new co-working space has opened up in Orange Park. The Nest Co-working was opened by three realtors, who all saw the need for more co-working opportunities in Jacksonville, especially in Orange Park, said Patricia Orange, one of the co-owners. Orange said she and her co-owners, Dulce Lake and Christie Radney, knew of a house that was built in the 1900s that would be an ideal location, and the three women decided to renovate it starting in September. The space is located at 630 Kingsley Avenue. Read Full Article by Jensen Werley, Jacksonville Business Journal, Jan. 31, 2017 here The Nest has several features to it. The Fly-In is a large area where people can work from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., without having an assigned area. There’s one full-size office — which has already been leased — and two dedicated desk areas, called the Shared Nest and the Dedicated Nest, which both offer 24-hour access. Orange said there is also a conference room, a lounge and a main hub for coffee, supplies and a mail room. The owners are also planning to put in at outside area with picnic tables and opening it up for events like yoga and meditation. “Running a business is not easy,” Orange said, “so we want to provide additional options.” The idea that the co-work is there to support its members is important, said Orange. If a co-work space is able to help a small business owner cut down on overhead and put that money back into their business, then the co-work is serving its purpose. The space has a rustic feel going in with the idea of a nest, but it is also modern and newly renovated. Rates start at $100 per month for the Fly-In space. The shared room is $175 per month and the dedicated space is $325. Guests can also come in and work for a day at a rate of $15, until March 15, when the price will go up to $20. Orange said she hopes the space encourages collaboration between small business owners and provides a better environment than just sitting alone in a coffeehouse. www.workthenest.com “With this, it’s easier to collaborate and make alliances,” Orange said. “You never know who is sitting next to you. Find out more about how Clay supports entrepreneurs here! Related Orange Park Medical Center Opens Level II Trauma Center Orange Park Medical Center opened its long-sought trauma center after receiving provisional status from the Florida Department of Health. For now, it’s the second trauma center serving the Northeast Florida region of Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. UF Health Jacksonville has a Level I trauma center serving the region. Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal After a year of talk and expectation, county commissioners have given the order to finalize a new logo and branding scheme for the county they hope will spur intrigue, tourism and economic growth countywide. Here are the drafts of a proposed new county logo and a new county seal. Will Ketchum of Burdette-Ketchum, which created the brand, suggested the new county seal would also differentiate Clay County, Florida from the other 17 counties named Clay throughout the U.S. Clay County is Excited to Join the Co-Working Movement and Here's Why..... The stated #1 priority of the Clay County Board of County Commissioners is economic development and their actions speak even louder than their words. One of the many strategic moves Clay is making towards this mission is with the addition of a co-working entrepreneurial center in Green Cove Springs. Co-working spaces are gaining popularity nationally and here's why...... Clay County's Pitch in the Park Hopes to Give County's Entrepreneurs the Stage for Success Clay County entrepreneurs are looking to give local innovators a chance to be in the spotlight, with the county’s first innovation festival, Pitch in the Park. Eighteen entrepreneurs were selected to present their startup ideas at 10 a.m. on January 21st at Town Hall Park in Orange Park. Each person will have two minutes to present their ideas to a panel of three judges and the audience. Clay Commission Discussing Rebranding County Image The Clay County Commission this month is expected to consider recommendations to showcase the county’s natural, historic and recreational resources as well as its communities to best attract tourism, new businesses and residents. Co-work Space Comes to Clay Clay County small businesses and entrepreneurs can take part in the trial phase of a co-work space in the Fleming Island Business Park on Town Center Boulevard. Being launched as a virtual office, the space could evolve into a larger office. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.