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Art Gallery Opening This Weekend!

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Often you'll hear a coworking space explained as an office space for small businesses, start-ups, and individuals. This is definitely true, but we believe coworking is so much more. It's not just about having a physical space to work; it's about having a community to work amongst. Coworking is about connections between local professionals, artists, freelancers, and entrepreneurs—people who are self-motivated and often earning an income through their own creativity and drive.

At COWORKQC, we have just about as an eclectic a group of people as you'll find. Our members are doing outstanding and interesting work and we could not be more proud of all they accomplish. As we provide a community and beautiful space for them to work, we also do what we can to make all of our their lives better through promoting local businesses, encouraging members to get out and try neighborhood eateries and breweries, and supporting local retailers and festivals.

During an exciting weekend in downtown Davenport, we are happy to announce our first gallery opening. We hope this becomes the first of many gallery events that sponsor and support local artists. COWORKQC is all about giving people a start, whether it's a start at new friendships, professional networks, or a broader audience for your business or art. 

This month at COWORKQC Davenport-based artist Marie Stephens will be displaying a collection of her most recent passion: beloved pooches. Marie is in tune with the personalities of pets, understands the bond between pet and owner, and loves to translate that to the canvas. She has hosted a contest to collect pooch portraits to display at her gallery opening on August 26th (National Dog Day!) and we're delighted to share them with you.

We invite you to come downtown on the 26th and stop by our open house, where you can enjoy the work of a talented artist, a glass of wine, and an appetizer or two. Click HERE for more information and to RSVP. (Friendly dogs are welcome.)

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After winning a three-month membership as part of our grand opening celebration, COWORKQC is now the official home to The Legacy Project. The brand new nonprofit has extended its membership and made themselves at home.

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Perhaps you, too, crave a space where you can share ideas with other professionals in your specific line of work. After several meetings with the Indy Hall Coworking Braintrust, here's why I believe stepping into a community collaborative—whether online or down the street—is something everyone can benefit from:

Coworking through Disaster

At COWORKQC, we have intentionally created a community of people who, as we like to say, “work alone, together.” This is obvious everyday as we observe people brainstorming, collaborating, walking down the street to grab lunch, hiring one another, and generally enjoying the workday together. This sense of kinship is evident on the most average day, but was even more so last Monday night when a disaster took place outside our space and literally flew right through our window.

Better Together

Better Together

As an introvert, one of the things I loved about working from my home office was that, quite frankly, I didn’t have to see anyone. A detailed email to my supervisor? So much easier than an actual conversation.  A conference call during which I could participate in my sweaty gym clothes? Perfect. Yes, it got lonesome and I will admit to spending way too much time talking to my cat and doing laundry, but ultimately, working from home seemed an introverted writer’s dream. And yet...

Member Feature: Brandon Carleton

Member Feature: Brandon Carleton

"I try to follow people on Instagram that make me angry. I know that sounds odd, but there are some people that create things that make me say: “WHAT THE HECK. HOW DID THEY DO THAT? I COULD NEVER DO THAT IF I TRIED!” This motivates me to keep working and keep growing as an artist."