The home-based business economy of the Golden City is well positioned for growth with the re-launch of the Rossland HUB this week.

Shared work space puts Rossland on the map

The home-based business economy of the Golden City is well positioned for growth with the re-launch of the Rossland HUB this week.

The home-based business economy of the Golden City is well positioned for growth with the re-launch of the Rossland HUB this week.

Located in the Rossland Chamber of Commerce (RCC) office at 204-2012 Washington St., the HUB is a shared work space for technology workers, home-based business people and those visiting Rossland.

The space is designed for those who have a laptop and need the necessities of Internet access, a desk and other office features like a board room, print, fax or scanning services, said Renee Clark, executive director of the RCC.

She said the city has the ability to attract and maintain home-based and technology home-based workers, both of which have been identified as growth business sectors for the city.

“Rossland has the ability to … sustain this population of the community,” she said. “Our community has the physical and recreational attributes to do this.”

The idea is based on shared workspace in urban centres, also known as “hives” or “co-working spaces,” designed to allow for small business owners who work exclusively from home to come into an office setting.

“They may miss the daily social interaction that comes with working in an office,” said Clark. “Co-working offers the unique opportunity to connect with fellow business owners, and meet entrepreneurs who drop-in from other cities.”

The Rossland HUB also comes equipped with a kitchen and a lounge area as well.

Future plans of the space include adding video conferencing capabilities in the boardroom and new furniture.

“We want to create a space that has a cool vibe for workers to work in,” Clark explained.

Those interested in the space should contact the Rossland Chamber of Commerce for more information, or visit the chamber website www.rossand.com for links to the HUB images, rates and more details on the HUB program and space.

Those wanting to try out the HUB can do so for half price. Please contact Clark at the chamber office for more information on amenities and fees at 362-5666 or commerce@rossland.com.

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