Alchemy Creative

Where to Cowork in Denver: Alchemy Workspace

If you live in Denver or are passing through and are looking for a place to work I have the space for you. Actually, I have several spaces that I love and will recommend and today’s post shares the first one: Alchemy Creative Workspace.

Love.this.space.

When I decided to take the leap and work for myself, I had romantic notions of working from home and just killing the digital game. In fact, I knew that I would be focused, on task, and productive every single day….from my home.

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In fact, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. I had a ridiculously difficult time working from home. I would look at the laundry that had to be done, the one or two dishes languishing in the sink, and then go insane with the dog upstairs would begin barking in a separation anxiety fit of rage.

There was a moment when I just had to be honest and acknowledge that what I was trying to do wasn’t working. Coffee shops didn’t work either. If I had a huge project that needed a quiet dedicated space to knock some work out from, Starbucks (too noisy depending on location), Thump (not enough outlets) or Nixon’s (fabulous coffee unhappy wifi). Finally, I broke down and decided to check out co-working spaces. The first time I worked from co-working spaces it didn’t work out (long-story).

This time I tried it again and I’m in love with co-working spaces and you will be too!

Deskpass

If you would like to date several spaces before committing to your final space, I recommend signing up for Deskpass. Deskpass works exactly like Classpass does (if you’re familiar with that service). There are different subscription levels that you can choose from which will allow you to visit different spaces that are signed up on the platform throughout the city of Denver. In fact, I will share a review of each space that I absolutely love on Square State.

Prices range from $49-$199 a month and the unused days roll over to the next month. This feature is one of my favorites. Finally, Deskpass hosts monthly events for members at different spaces throughout town. Deskpass is currently available in the following cities: Denver, L.A., NYC, Miami, Austin, and Chicago (and members can use their membership in whatever city they happen to be in at the time. Love.this.resource!

Alchemy Creative Workspace

Is located at 66 S. Logan Space. One of the defining characteristics of the space is how open and airy it is and how warm and welcoming the staff is. Ari and Chelsea are most members first point of contact. And, these two ladies are some of the warmest and most genuine people that I’ve met in a long time. In fact, I judge co-working spaces on how welcomed I feel in the space.

The permanent members who work out of Alchemy also are incredibly warm and friendly and they make it easy to imagine working from the space full-time.

Some of the amenities and perks include:

  • Beer

 

  • Get togethers

 

  • Dog friendly (there are several doggies for those of you who love pets)

 

  • Phone “booths” for those days when you need to take a call in private

 

  • Yoga located next door.

 

  • Restaurants are located across the street and it’s easy to get lunch delivered.

 

  • Programming

 

  • Great location for those of you in the Wash Park/West Wash Park area.

Basically, Alchemy Creative Workspace is a wonderful place to nurture and grow your business. And, one of the businesses housed there is a burrito business. And, sometimes members are called upon to do quality taste testing. Those are my favorite days! Free lunch.

square state welcome

SQS022: The Denver Welcome Mat Event

For the past three years I’ve muddled my way through creating a digital business. You know, a business that basically shares information and helps my clients with very little face to face contact. Why did I decide to pursue a digital career? Well…I used to work at a university with hundreds of students. By the time I finished working that job I was exhausted. And, my ability to work directly with people had flown out the window. In fact, I love digital business but I was beginning to feel that there was something missing from what I was working on. And, that feeling continued to grow until one day I decided it was time to create an event that would enable me to connect and engage with the people that I’m trying to serve with this project.

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 The Denver Welcome Mat

Is an event created to help connect current Denver residents with newly arrived residents. There are three major goals:

  • To encourage comradery and connection between two groups that can be at odds with one another. Long-time Denverites who’ve grown up in the city sometimes feel left behind in all of the changes that the city (and state) is experiencing. Newbies sometimes feel the sting of resentment and sometimes accidentally step on people’s toes because they didn’t realize they touched on an issue that would upset long-time residents. No more ignorance is bliss. Let’s get together, eat, drink, and have fun. We’re in this together, for better or worse.

 

  • Develop Awareness of Local-Goods, products, and services. Colorado has an incredible range of locally made products, businesses with a national reach, and more. My goal is to get you in front of the amazing entrepreneurs running these businesses. It always feels good to know who made whatever it is you’re using.

 

  • Become a resource-For job leads, fun activities, and business related needs.

Basically, The Denver Welcome Mat is the “in-person” side of Square State.

How It Works

The Denver Welcome Mat holds events twice a month. The events are the following:

  • Happy Hour with a panel discussing different topics throughout the year. Each event has giveaways, food, and more.

 

  • Fun activity-Members will enjoy fun events throughout the city and state. These activities will be free, or discounted and a low-key way to meet new people and explore the state. Click here to join  Meetup Group or click here to join the closed Facebook Group.

It’s free to be a part of the community.

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga Rocks the Park (free) June 3, 2018- we will meet at 8:00 am by the steps in near the teaching stage.

 

  • Jazz in the Park (free) June 3, 2018-we will meet at 5:30 pm at City Park in Denver. The exact meeting location will be announced closer to the event.

 

  • The Denver Welcome Mat June 7, 2018-Topic “How to Make Professional and Personal Connections in Denver” held at The Commons on Champa from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Panel, appetizers, mix and mingle.

 

  • The Phroogal Road to Wellness Tour June 9, 2018-If you’re interested in personal finance or improving your money, this brunch and learn is the event for you. Click here for more details

Subscribe to the Podcast

Podcast episodes are released once a week on Mondays. Listen and learn from local entrepreneurs, activists, and residents who love Colorado.  Subscribe HERE.

podcasts in color

SQS021: Berry from Podcasts in Color

Podcasting sometimes feels like a thankless task. You’re just talking to a faceless audience for a long time until one day the “face” of your audience becomes clear. In the case of Berry from Podcasts in Color, she looked for podcasts that reflected her. And, in the process created the Podcasts in Color Directory housing hundreds of podcasts created by people of color.

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Show Sponsor 

Modworks Denver

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Show Notes

  • We discuss the epic tech issue, resulting in slightly wonky sound quality

 

  • Berry is from Denver and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) what happened when she returned to Denver after that experience

 

  • So…podcasts aren’t just for “bros?”

 

  • Some of the current issues in podcasting she’s following

 

  • What does Berry listen for as a prolific podcast listener

 

  • Her podcast pet peeves

 

  • We talk episode notes

 

 

  • She shares how she finds shows.

 

  • We walk through how podcasters can market their show

 

  • Seasons are the way to go! Here’s why.

 

  • We walk through what sponsors are looking for. You’ll be surprised.

 

  • What are the components of a well-crafted podcast episode

 

  • Berry shares how many podcast episodes she listens to each week

 

  • I ask…what’s the goal of Podcasts in Color?

 

  • What has the reaction to the project been?

 

  • She shares if this is a good time to get into podcasting

 

  • The #1 habit podcasters should develop

 

  • We break down what she means by POC

 

  • Clarification: Berry does listen to podcasts hosted by white hosts.

 

  • What compels Berry to subscribe to a show

 

  • Advice for new podcasters

 

  • How to grow community

Connect with Berry 

  • Email: podcastsincolor@gmail.com

Podcast Tool Kit


Denver Bloggers Club Jenny Finke

SQS020: Denver Bloggers Club with Jenny Finke

One of the communities that I absolutely love is the Denver Bloggers Club. As a long-time blogger, sometimes you just need to spend time with people who actually “get” what you’re doing. Because, blogging is not as common as one would think. In Denver, the Denver Bloggers Club has become my “home away from home” where I can seriously discuss whatever issues or concerns that I may have growing my blogging projects.

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Show Sponsor

Modworks Denver(click here for more information)

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Show Notes

  • Jenny Finke-Integrative Nutrition Coach, Community Builder, and Blogger

 

  • Colorado Native (she’s a unicorn)

 

  • She’s diagnosed with Celiac Disease and shares what that diagnosis meant

 

 

  • How Facebook lives changed her blog community

 

  • Building Community in Denver

 

Resources Mentioned

 

 

 

 

The Nima Portable Gluten Sensor

Where to Eat Gluten Free

 

 

 

 

 

The Welcome Mat

New to Denver? Looking to connect with other new arrivals and current residents? Become a part of the community today! Sign up to attend the May 4, 2018 event from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm for mix and mingle and a panel on “How to Make Personal and Professional Connections in Denver.” FREE

 

 

Square State

SQS019: Monthly Recap and Summer is Coming

Can you believe that it’s almost May? I can’t either! Today’s episode is a monthly recap. I also share a cool new locale that’s about to open in town and an upcoming event.

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Episode Sponsor

 

Modworks Denver

Show Notes

 

 

 

  • The Dairy Block Development-I wonder about the lack of marketing on an INCREDIBLE new space opening this summer.

 

 

 

The Welcome Mat Events

The inaugural Welcome Mat Event will be held on May 4th, 2018 from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. The purpose? To connect new arrivals with current Denver residents and create a welcoming place for residents to connect and create community.

Sign up HERE! To join in. The first event’s topic “How to Make Personal and Professional Connections in Denver.”