Find Your Coworking Space | 6 Spots to Check Out in Northeast Wisconsin
September 4, 2019
When you’re starting a business or working independently, it can be challenging finding an environment where you can work consistently and without interruption. Many startups, freelancers, and independent contractors run their businesses from home, which has its perks, but can be distracting or eventually lead to burnout from feeling isolated or other reasons.
Coworking spaces—communal office settings you can pay to use at your leisure—are one solution to finding a productive place to work. They provide a community with other independent workers, the potential to collaborate, and a steady, reliable space that can act as an alternative to your home when you need it.
If you live in the Fox Valley or Green Bay and are interested in changing up where you do your work, check out some of these places:
1. Appleton Coworking
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Located in downtown Appleton, Appleton Coworking offers a communal area for working as well as offices, a conference room, a kitchenette, a lounge, and even a panini-maker! This coworking space is about 2,000 square feet and operates with a staff of volunteers to help keep member fees and day passes manageable. You can get a day pass for $20 or choose from various membership levels if you’d like a more consistent schedule.
Learn more about Appleton Coworking here.
2. Menlo Park Coworking
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Situated in Appleton along the Fox River with 2,500 square feet of open concept workspace, Menlo Park Coworking offers ample space and beautiful views. The space features open seating, private offices, a conference room, kitchen, lounge, and a TV (for when you need a break from all of your productivity). And, they’re right above the Tempest Coffee Collective and Mr. Brews Taproom so you can caffeinate or happy-hour at your leisure. You can even get in a midday yoga session at Grace Under Fire, also nearby.
Day passes are available at Menlo Park Coworking for only $10, or you can choose weekly or monthly access. Learn more about Menlo Park Coworking and membership here.
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Part of an international network of over 3,000 coworking spaces, Regus’s Appleton location is near the Fox River mall in a futuristic-looking landmark building. Regus offers a drop-in business lounge, a private meeting room, offices, virtual offices, and coworking areas, as well as access to printers, scanners, photocopiers, and videoconferencing equipment. And, there is a gym nearby if you need to stretch out midday.
Get access to the communal work area at Regus for $9 a day or an office for $11 a day, or view all membership options here.
4. Rise & Grind
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With locations in both Green Bay and Oshkosh, this unique coworking space offers onsite coffeehouses (hence the name) in addition to community and conference rooms, designated desks, and private offices. Each space also allows non-members to rent conference rooms for special events. And, the Green Bay location is on the third floor of the Brown County Library, in case you need to migrate to an extra quiet space (or curl up with a book on a break).
Rise & Grind offers three tiers of membership, starting at $39 a month. Learn more about Rise & Grind here.
5. T2 Accelerator
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This forward-thinking non-profit organization is dedicated to helping new businesses in Green Bay flourish. T2 Accelerator is part of the Rail Yard Innovation District and located near Titletown Brewing Company and The Cannery, so besides the coffee and snacks you can enjoy onsite, you have plenty of other beverage and food options, too.
Besides the cool location, T2 Accelerator includes three call rooms, a conference room, presentation area, private balcony, two meeting rooms, and what T2 members call “the fastest internet in Green Bay.” A day pass is $15, and you can get unlimited access for $100 a month.
Explore all membership options and get more information about T2 Accelerator here.
6. The Docking Station
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With locations in East and West Green Bay, The Docking Station is a great place to find community for entrepreneurs in the Green Bay area. The Docking Station offers both communal work areas and private rooms and offices, along with conference rooms for events or meetings. And, there’s an online network for members, allowing you to easily connect with other individuals in your field or area of expertise.
There are several levels of membership available at The Docking Station, starting at $15 monthly. Visit this page for details.
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