I'm excited to give everyone their first look at the new Gravitate Downtown coworking space slated to open early this Fall at the corner of 5th & Locust in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Known affectionately within our coworking community as "Gravitate 2.0", this space is the culmination of a lot of input and hard work from our members, the Gravi-staff and our design partners at Shyft Collective.
Gravitate is going all out this holiday and we need your help. Our member Derek Brooks and his wife Kari have connected us with three local families to learn what could make their holidays extra special. We've setup a Christmas tree at each Gravitate location where you can drop off presents to be given to the families detailed below.
EJ loves Gravitate because his previous office was expensive, lonely and uninviting. He states, “Gravitate is the kind of place that gives your the opportunity to share a work space with other professionals, providing an excellent networking and supportive environment. Plus, you can't beat the price!”
Most people know Gravitate as a coworking space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers and others, but not everyone knows about some of the awesome things that go on behind the scenes. Gravitate is a breeding ground for partnerships, free-flowing ideas and new adventures.
A prime example of this is Dungeons & Dragons. For over a year now Gravitate members and others get together every other week to partake in the structured, yet open-ended role-playing game.
Matt works remotely as a Business Analyst for DocuStream Inc. - a company whose primary business function is to work with Community Health Plans in the San Francisco bay area on compliance with State and Federal requirements. This is a long winded way of saying they help the Community Health Plans operate within their budget, which can be difficult because administrative efficiency isn't always their strong suit. DocuStream does things like enrollments, integration, and everyday processing of their correspondences to and from providers (doctors), while also typically handling their reporting back to the Federal government and any new projects that come down the pipeline.
Happy first day of the Iowa State Fair everyone! I hope you eat your body weight in fried foods over the next 10 days! It's Thursday once again, which means it is time for another #Gravi-Member Spotlight! Jessica Ireland is a floating member at our Valley Junction location in West Des Moines, which means she has access to our space 24/7 and is welcome to come grab any open seat at our tables. Jessica is one of our newer members, coming to Gravitate in April, and we are so excited to feature her this week
I’m sure many of you have heard about the Art Terrarium in downtown Des Moines. But how many of you know about the strong connections between the Art Terrarium and many of the members at Gravitate? It’s a great example of how coworking spaces can foster community.
Happy August everybody! For this week's #Gravi-Member Spotlight we are featuring a very special Gravitater. Jeff Shinrock has literally been with Gravitate Coworking since day one and we are so excited for his next adventure at the end of August (which I will tell you about later)! Keep reading for a little bit of background and some fun-facts about our favorite dude!