Congratulation Liz Ostler!

Liz Ostler from the 3rd floor at 1375 Broadway, was just featured in The New York Times this last week!  Liz designed and built the large puppets for the Prospect Theater Company’s production of JASPER IN THE DEADLINE.

The show runs from March 16th- April 13th at the West End Theatre in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 West 86th St., NYC).   Congratulations Liz!

For more info, visit:

http://www.prospecttheater.org/2014/02/18/jasper-in-deadland-coming-march-2014/

 

 

 

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Don’t Forget To “Spring Forward” on Sunday

Daylight Saving Time is finally here!  This Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 a.m we will “Spring forward” to 3:00 a.m and we’ll all have that extra sunlight to get us through our evenings.

Like everyone else, we’ll be changing our clocks before bed on Saturday, with the exception, perhaps, of the tech savvy members in our coworking spaces.  They’ve probably already set all their clocks set to adjust automatically.  Over the years, we’ve seen the Monday morning rush after DST.  Don’t get left behind (pun intended) and suffer the effects of missed meetings and late shipments.

So: 2:00 a.m Sunday morning, or realistically, right before bed on Saturday night!

 

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Introducing Foodie Fridays!

MicroOffice is introducing “Foodie Fridays” with MealKu! MealKu handpicks certified cooks to create homemade dishes for you to pick and have it served hot right to your desk.  All dishes are healthy choices and vegetarian dishes are also offered, and are a welcomed change from the slice of pizza down the street for lunch.  Every Friday one lucky member will have the opportunity to win a free lunch on us.  We’ve received a sneak tasting of these delicious options, and we are excited to bring this opportunity to our members!  Please keep a look out for our flyers for “Foodie Fridays” for more information on how to participate. Be sure to check out mealku.com!

-Pilar Johnson and Allyson Munoz

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Congrats To Our Member Nancy Ploeger!

Nancy Ploeger is our 3rd floor member at our Midtown West location. Nancy just celebrated her 20th year anniversary serving as the President of The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce! She is truly dedicated to her work for the Manhattan community receiving numerous accolades for her efforts to building a stronger business community and economic growth. Nancy took the Chamber’s membership from 250+ to over 10,000 members and subscribers today! Not only has Nancy dedicated her time to small business globalization in Manhattan, she’s also been involved with getting the proper health insurance for small businesses, government procurement, and is one of the Founders of the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Congratulations Nancy on 20 outstanding and successful years as President!

-Allyson Munoz

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MicroOffice’s Holiday Party

MicroOffice’s annual holiday party is nearly here, and we are full of excitement!  This year, the party will be held at Concrete Bar, right here in Midtown, with drinks at happy hour prices, and food’s on us!

We will be hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest, which will give our members the opportunity to win a $50 or a $100 Visa gift card.

The festivities will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 pm  on December 11th.  Although the company party ends at 8:30 pm.   The party can last until 4 am as Robert, Concrete’s awesome owner, will make sure that the music, alcohol, and food keep flowing.

If you are a MicroOffice member, please be sure to RSVP to the event, trust us you won’t want to miss it!

http://moholiday2013.splashthat.com/

-Pilar Johnson

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Join in on the Fun This Month!

Wednesday, Nov 13

  • Bitcoin Meetup, Andrew Chang | 1601 Bdwy FL12 | 6-6:30pm
  • NY Enterprise Technology Meetup |1114 6th Ave  |6:30-9pm

Monday, Nov 18

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Life of a Creative Director | 1601 Bdwy FL12 | 6:30-8:30pm
  • NYCBNG | Pranna NYC- 79 Madison Avenue |6-9pm

Thursday, Nov 21

  • Healthcare Act Presentation | 1601 Bdwy FL12 | 6-8pm

Monday, Dec 2

  • Copy: Cure for Sure | 902 Broadway FL6 | 6:30-9:30pm

Wednesday, Dec 11

  • Bitcoin Meetup, Andrew Chang | 1601 Bdwy FL12 | 6-6:30pm

 

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App of the Week: Duolingo

Throw your textbooks and CDs out the window!  Duolingo is the new way to learn a new language.  If you’re with a startup or small business, growing your consumer base is a never-ending priority.  Becoming bi or multi-lingual help you do so in a more efficient way.  As someone who has never been able to retain the Spanish language, despite years of high school classes, this app is seems helpful beyond belief.  Duolingo encourages translating phrases (both verbal and written) from Spanish to English — real practice.  The innovative app has gotten tons of publicity with its new Buzzfeed deal… Keep an eye out for it in 2014!

-Pilar Johnson

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New Season, New Space!

Out with the old and in with the new!

We’ve kicked off Coalition at our Union Square location, and can’t wait to continue.  Here, we have two coworking, open-desk areas that tons of entrepreneurs and small businesses love.  To keep the love strong, we’ve decided to give our smaller space a bit of a face-lift…

We’re clearly still in the process of revamping our by-the-desk space, but it’s moving along nicely!  Once this place is open for business, we’ll have an industrial ceiling, vibrant new paint, an inspirational word-wall, and brand new custom furniture — all promoting a more cohesive community.  Our existing and new members are certainly in or a treat!

Are you ready to Join the Coalition?

Follow us! @CoalitionNYC

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Congrats, HarlemGarage!

On Wednesday, October 16, our MicroOffice team bid a sweet “see you around” to one of our community managers, Ryan Young.  Although he’s not going far, we were all sad to see him leave our Midtown location and excited to see him take the reins of our new location, HarlemGarage.  Yesterday, HarlemGarage finally opened their doors to new members, all excited to work in one of the first coworking spaces in Harlem.  Ryan describes the place as “relaxed and full of people with many different backgrounds coming together with a shared goal, building a community, and creating successful businesses.”  Now, approximately 20 members have moved in, but by next week, HarlemGarage will be home to 50!  We wish all the best to our new location and members; we know it will be a success.

Cheers to Harlem!

For more information, be sure to check out  the HarlemGarage website.

Pilar C. Johnson

 

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Celebrating Learning — on your own time!

Thanks to MicroOffice for hosting Thinkful’s Back to School soiree/one year anniversary celebration.  A year ago, we launched Thinkful, an online school, with a big mission: Deliver high quality career education through mentorship online. Now, we’ve got a team of 10 employees, 60 mentors, and over 500 students who’ve used our program to learn to code. We teach front-end web development and programming in python through mentor-led, project-based learning. It’s exciting, and we wanted to take the time to celebrate with our NYC-based network of students, alumni, and friends.

We gathered in our new office. It was awesome for everyone to meet face-to-face. (We’re an online school so it’s easy to forget how big the community has become!) We had some beers, Mediterranean tapas, and swapped stories about learning to code at Thinkful. Morgan, our engineering fellow and master front-end coder, DJed the event. Big thank you to everyone who came by, and we hope to do it again soon!

Nora Wessel

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