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NEWS: ELEVATE, the first coworking space in Frisco, celebrates its opening day on Oct. 1

FRISCO, Colo. – Sept. 28, 2014 – When the doors open to ELEVATE coSPACE on Oct. 1, the four female founders believe their new co-working space will, in turn, open doors for others. As Frisco, Colorado’s first coworking space their mission is simple but powerful: Be the place and space to elevate your ideas, work and life.

“The way people work is continuing to change and where and how they work is evolving,” says Megan Erickson, one of the newest founders of the group who also owns be.Media House and started CoLabs in Boulder five years ago. “We’re helping to catalyze that revolution by offering a more flexible and affordable place to work with an inspiring and professional community.”

Then there’s the location. Talk about inspiring.

Situated at 711 Granite Street just steps away from historic downtown Frisco, Colorado and in the same plaza as Backcountry Brewery, Podium Sports and Abbey’s Coffee Shop, ELEVATE offers 3,000 square feet of space for work and events with log beams, soaring vaulted ceilings, bright natural light, beautiful original artwork in addition to “flex” desks, communal tables, workstations, private offices, conference meeting space and a café-style gathering spot. Centrally located in the hub of Colorado ski country near the ski resorts of Vail, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone, ELEVATE offers weekly skiing meetups, educational business sessions, a speaker series with tech leaders, as well as innovative events like Ignite Summit.

Coworking is not a new idea, says Wendy Basey, one of the founders of ELEVATE who is also a business consultant and owner of Biz Bolts. “There’s been a boom in the number and type of co-working spaces around the country that allow members and guests to rent a work spot for the day, week, month or year. Now, coworking is moving up to 9,100 feet in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and offering locals an opportunity to work on their own but not alone. 

Colorado is becoming known as the place for innovation – not just tech innovation but innovations in policy, design, marketing, small business, tourism and, yes, in technology.

“We believe that ELEVATE is a game changer,” says Amy Kemp, a co-founder and owner of Mountaintop Media, a PR and social media agency that will be based out of ELEVATE. “We’re working to create a hub of innovation connected to Denver, Boulder, other mountain communities and beyond. We have a unique opportunity to be a true hub not just for tech but for anyone who wants to do inspiring and innovative work in a spectacular and inspiring location.”

ELEVATE recently joined forces with six other mountain coworking spaces to form the Mountain Co-Working Alliance and just announced a new partnership with Rocky Mountain Patent and The Quandary Group based in Denver, Colo.

“At ELEVATE, we’re cultivating a welcoming and inclusive community,” says Julia Landon, co-founder of ELEVATE and owner of Bun in the Oven, a high-nutrient bakery. Landon is ELEVATE’s membership and guest services director. “If you’re looking to learn, grow and elevate your work, join us. We believe that collaboration and community combined with the opportunity to pursue your passion is the key to success. Our mission is to help other entrepreneurs, business owners, remote workers and students to solve problems, create new products and services and/or boost what they’re already doing. That’s why we’re partnering with the best from patent lawyers to award-winning marketing agencies to branding companies to developers and designers. We’re focused on creating an innovative and inspiring community in a professional collaborative environment.”

The ELEVATE coSPACE team is comprised of:

Julia Landon: chef and owner of Bun in the Oven High Nutrient Bakery;

Amy Kemp: founder of Mountaintop Media, a social, PR and content agency;

Megan Erickson, founder of Be.Media House; and

Wendy Basey: a Colorado Certified Business consultant and owner of Biz Bolts online.

Memberships and guest passes for the coworking space are available. Guest passes start at $15 and one-month memberships are $315. Sign up now to reserve your space or to join the newsletter. Visit www.elevatecospace.com/pricing or contact Julia at julia@elevatecospace.com.

An all-day open house is happening Oct. 1 (9 am – 3 pm) capped off with an opening day celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. on Oct. 1. RSVP: http://bit.ly/1uPNuRw  

For more information about the coworking space, please visit www.ELEVATEcoSPACE.com or email hello@elevatecospace.com. Connect on social with ELEVATE coSPACE at @ELEVATEcoSPACE or www.facebook.com/elevatecospace

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MEDIA NOTES

 

Media contact:                  

Amy Kemp

Mountaintop Media

amy@mountaintop-media.com or hello@elevatecospace.com

970-331-7362

 

Suggested social posts:

First #coworking space in Frisco Colorado @ELEVATEcoSPACE opens Oct. 1, launched by 4 women founders  

Video:

http://youtu.be/OqYlTyxnT9o

http://youtu.be/zOUBXpTGEYQ

 Photos:

High-resolution photos of the new coworking location and of Frisco, Colorado are available to download:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n400ylswyzybj4v/AACU6Nu2GA6bQtc2-vGDCxOWa

Please credit: ELEVATE coSPACE

Website:

www.elevatecospace.com

Social

Twitter: @ELEVATEcoSPACE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elevatecospace

Instagram: @ELEVATEcoSPACE

 

NEWS: Ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 1

Join us on Oct. 1 for our opening day ribbon-cutting and celebrations. RSVP: http://bit.ly/1uPNuRw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqYlTyxnT9o&w

NEWS: Summit Daily features ELEVATE’s new Mountain Coworking Alliance

ELEVATE coSPACE was in the news … again. The first coworking space in Frisco, Colorado was featured in a Sept. 13 story in the Summit Daily News about the new Mountain Coworking Alliance.

Recently ELEVATE partnered with six other mountain town coworking spaces to offer reciprocal days for its members. The result? A “season pass” for work that allows skiers to work where they ski and ski at 15+ ski resorts across the country from Jackson Hole to Aspen and from Heavenly to Breckenridge.

http://www.summitdaily.com/news/12993485-113/coworking-mountain-spaces-tahoe

NEWS: ELEVATE and the new Mountain Coworking Alliance featured on SouthTahoeNow.com

The Mountain Coworking Alliance was featured in SouthTahoeNow.com this week. The article highlighted the opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to ski and work at seven coworking spaces, including ELEVATE, located at or near the top ski resorts in the country from Jackson Hole to Tahoe to Vail. 

Read the whole story here: 

http://southtahoenow.com/story/09/10/2014/mountain-coworking-alliance-allows-members-work-california-colorado

BLOG: The Top 5 Social Media Sins & Wins

We, here at ELEVATE, love social media.

A lot.

We believe it’s the core of what we do. it’s all about community, connections and sharing. 

You see, we’re not just opening a beautifully inspiring, professional coworking space in the heart of Frisco, Colorado. We’re also creating a community and a place for people to share, grow, learn, connect and elevate their lives and work.

That’s why we were so excited to connect with some really smart and really digitally savvy marketing pros and business owners in Summit County. We invited them to be part of our ELEVATE your BIZ series to share their insights and social media tips with our community. A huge thanks to Jessie Unruh from GoBreck, Holly Resignolo from Mountain Town Magazine, Jeff Cospolich from Great Western Lodging and Stacy Sanchez from Petal and Bean.

It’s also why we were so excited to see so many people show up to our Sept. 10 #coworking meetup to learn, ask questions and share their expertise.

There were so many questions that we almost ran out of time. Don’t worry, though, based on the feedback and level of interest, we’ll definitely be hosting another one or two or 10 of these. 

In the meantime, here’s our top 5 list of social media sins and wins from our roundtable discussion and meetup. If we missed anything, please let us know or add a comment or two or 10. Thanks.

Social wins:

– LISTEN. Stacy from Petal and Bean recommends that before you tweet, post or regram, stop and listen. And really get to know your audience, the platform, the way to interact, etc. Jeff from Great Western Lodging encouraged people to monitor keywords and their own industry. It’s also important to pay attention to your competition and others outside of your industry to see what they’re doing and how they’re doing it. 

– BE VISUAL and tell a story … concisely. That was the advice from Jessie, GoBreck’s social media community manager. It’s important to have stopping power and to quickly tell a story. Visuals allow you to do that effectively and powerfully. Holly from Mtn Town Magazine uses social to promote her brand, create awareness and build loyalty through storytelling. Others – like Stacy – emphasized the need to use social to drive traffic back to their hub – to their website. 

Social sins:

– TO BE AFRAID. The worst thing you can do is to not do anything. If your customer or guest is on social, they expect you to be there, too. So, don’t be afraid, get on social, experiment and don’t worry so much about rules, says Stacy. #DoIt

– DOING TOO MUCH WITHOUT A STRATEGY. Jeff from Great Western Lodging recommends to focus on a few things and do them well vs. trying to do everything. Discipline. Plus, social needs to be part of an overall business and marketing strategy vs. a silo’ed endeavor. 

– IGNORING your community. It’s important to respond to comments – positive and negative – says our panel. And it’s just as important to pay attention to analytics that show what your audience responds to, when and where. A simple peek at Facebook insights can yield valuable information about the right time to post which makes your social efforts more effective, says Jessie.

Overall

The social sphere changes every day. And it’s a complex world with many, many different variables. Talk about a moving target. To be successful, you need to have a strategy, a roadmap (an edit calendar or social calendar), a lot of passion and the energy to cultivate relationships with your customers and guests. 

We’re proud to have hosted such an incredible event with passionate, talented Summit County businesses and organizations. There were so many topics we didn’t have a chance to discuss, such as paid social, future trends, wearables, hyper local. We’ll be scheduling more sessions in the future. So, stay tuned and join our meetup group: http://bit.ly/1qZPuqx

#thanks! And make sure you follow us on social: @elevatecospace

NEWS: Durango Workspace added to Mountain Coworking Alliance

Exciting news today. Our friends at Durango Workspace have joined the Mountain Coworking Alliance. We now have seven – 7 – mountain coworking spaces on board for the Alliance. That means even more places to ski and cowork this winter season. Read more.

New Mountain Coworking Alliance (MCA) launches with free #coworking days in Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Vail, Durango and Summit County for their members
A new mountain town Coworking alliance provides reciprocal membership benefits to give traveling workers and skiers the chance to work and play at the top ski resorts in the country

Sept. 2014 – This season skiers and snowboarders can travel to a top-rated ski resort to … work. More than six coworking spaces have opened in mountain towns in the past year from Jackson Hole to Summit County and from Lake Tahoe to Vail. 

Why? Coworking spaces offer startups, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, corporate workers and vacationers a flexible and affordable place to work and gather in a collaborative environment. The first coworking space in America opened in San Francisco in 2005. Since then, the concept has spread through major cities around the country. Now, the shared workspace movement is moving up to the mountains.  

“It was only natural for the coworking phenomenon to reach mountain towns, and now we’re really seeing an explosion of people coming to the mountains to play and also wanting a place to get work done. The rise in coworking spaces in ski towns in Tahoe, Colorado and Jackson Hole is giving people an opportunity to have affordable, collaborative and productive spaces to work while living or visiting the mountains.” says Megan Michelson, co-founder Tahoe Mill Collective, located at Alpine Meadows, California.

The Mountain Coworking Alliance offers members two free days at the participating spaces, including:

Tahoe Mill Collective in North Lake Tahoe (near Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley)
http://www.tahoemill.com

Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe (near Heavenly)
http://www.tahoemountainlab.com

Spark Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole
http://www.sparkjh.com

ELEVATE in Frisco, Colorado  (near Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Copper Mountain)
http://elevatecospace.com

Base Camp in Avon, Colorado (near Vail and Beaver Creek)
http://www.vailleadership.org/basecamp/

RiverCoWorks in Basalt, Colorado (near Aspen/Snowmass)
http://www.rivercoworks.com

Durango WorkSpace in Durango, Colorado
http://durangospace.com

To take advantage of the two free reciprocal days, workers must have a membership at their home coworking space and must contact the visiting coworking space at least a week in advance to make arrangements. Space is offered pending availability.

“Mountain town coworking spaces are a gathering place for people united by the belief that an inspiring place helps us do our most inspiring work,” says Megan Beck, co-founder of Spark JH in Jackson Hole and vice president of development for Vittana. 

The Mountain Coworking Alliance capitalizes on another trend – skiers and snowboarders who plan multiple trips within one ski season to different resorts. This has been driven, in part, by the popularity of affordable multi-resort season passes like the Mountain Collective and Epic Pass. The Mountain Coworking Alliance now provides flexible places to work with access to more than a dozen of the top-rated ski resorts in the country ranging from Jackson Hole to Aspen and from Heavenly to Breckenridge. 

“Mountain Coworking spaces give people the launching pad to pursue their passions – whether that means more days on the ski slopes or collaborating with other smart, fun people to bring their big ideas to life,” says Amy Kemp, co-founder of ELEVATE, a new space and community gathering spot opening in Frisco, Colo. on Oct. 1. “Mountain towns are dynamic places that have always attracted risk takers and adventurers who push the limits on the trails as well as in business. They’re exciting and inspiring place to be. The challenge is – we haven’t had a gathering spot or way to focus all of these great ideas and connect our local community with our visitors in a meaningful, productive way. Now we do. Coworking is the solution.”

According to Jamie Orr, co-Founder of Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe, “The mountain coworking spaces create a place for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers to collaborate and thrive. As an example, Tahoe Mountain Lab has become a hub of activity for the community in a way that just wouldn’t happen in a big city, and we love seeing the impact we’re having both inside and outside our office walls.” 

The Mountain Coworking Alliance reciprocal program starts Nov. 1. For more information about the program, contact the coworking spaces:

Megan at Tahoe Mill Collective: info@tahoemill.com
Jamie at Tahoe Mountain Lab: jamie@tahoemountainlab.com
Megan at Spark Jackson Hole: megan@sparkjh.com
Amy or Julia at ELEVATE: amy@elevatecospace.com or Julia@elevatecospace.com
Brad or Doug at Base Camp: basecamp@vailleadership.org
Steve at RiverCoWorks: manager@rivercoworks.com
Jasper at Durango Workspace: jasper@durangospace.com

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MEDIA NOTES

Media contact:    Amy Kemp, amy@mountaintop-media.com or 970-331-7362    

Suggested social posts:
Mountain #coworking is on the rise. New alliance gives skiers free Coworking days at Jackson, Tahoe, Aspen, Durango, Summit County & Vail  

Map of Mountain Coworking Alliance:
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zpLX4OT3aojc.khoDpGTHvx5Y

Photos:
High-resolution photos are available to download:
Tahoe Mill Collective: Photo credit should go to JP Martin. 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/famcakvvwiittdl/AACZoOu7dJP4TKtnPZPG71Nda?dl=0

Spark Jackson Hole
https://www.dropbox.com/lightbox/home/Spark%20photos

ELEVATE 
https://www.dropbox.com/home/ELEVATE%20coSPACE

RiverCoWorks
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n3tknhliazitf1v/AABWFMotnZ5drQsD3FchYP-Ra?dl=0

Social

Tahoe Mill Collective
https://www.facebook.com/TahoeMill

Tahoe Mountain Labs
https://www.facebook.com/tahoemtnlab
@TahoeMtnLab

Spark Jackson Hole
https://www.facebook.com/SparkWorkSpace

ELEVATE
https://www.facebook.com/elevatecospace
@elevatecospace

RiverCoWorks
https://www.facebook.com/rivercoworks

Durango Workspace
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DurangoSpace
@DurangoSpace

NEWS: ELEVATE featured in Mountain Town Magazine

Mountain Town Magazine recently featured ELEVATE as one of the first coworking spaces in Frisco, Colorado that is setting the trend and helping to create a collaborative community in Summit County. Mountain Town Magazine will also be featuring us in their print edition this winter season. Read more here. 

 

 

 

NEWS: Mountain Coworking Alliance offers free days to ELEVATE members at Jackson Hole, Tahoe, Aspen and Vail

New Mountain Co-Working Alliance (MCA) launches with free #coworking days in Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Vail and Summit County for their members

A new mountain town co-working alliance provides reciprocal membership benefits to give traveling workers and skiers the chance to work and play at the top ski resorts in the country

Aug. 2014 – This season skiers and snowboarders can travel to a top-rated ski resort to … work. More than six co-working spaces have opened in mountain towns in the past year from Jackson Hole to Summit County and from Lake Tahoe to Vail.

Why? Co-working spaces offer startups, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, corporate workers and vacationers a flexible and affordable place to work and gather in a collaborative environment. The first co-working space in America opened in San Francisco in 2005. Since then, the concept has spread through major cities around the country. Now, the shared workspace movement is moving up to the mountains.  

“It was only natural for the co-working phenomenon to reach mountain towns, and now we’re really seeing an explosion of people coming to the mountains to play and also wanting a place to get work done. The rise in co-working spaces in ski towns in Tahoe, Colorado and Jackson Hole is giving people an opportunity to have affordable, collaborative and productive spaces to work while living or visiting the mountains.” says Megan Michelson, co-founder Tahoe Mill Collective, located at Alpine Meadows, California.

The Mountain Co-Working Alliance offers members two free days at the participating spaces, including: 

Tahoe Mill Collective in North Lake Tahoe (near Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley)

http://www.tahoemill.com

Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe (near Heavenly)

http://www.tahoemountainlab.com 

Spark Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole

http://www.sparkjh.com

ELEVATE in Frisco, Colorado  (near Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Copper Mountain)

http://elevatecospace.com 

Base Camp in Avon, Colorado (near Vail and Beaver Creek)

http://www.vailleadership.org/basecamp/

RiverCoWorks in Basalt, Colorado (near Aspen/Snowmass)

http://www.rivercoworks.com

To take advantage of the two free reciprocal days, workers must be have a membership at their home co-working space and must contact the visiting co-working space at least a week in advance to make arrangements. Space is offered pending availability. 

“Mountain town co-working spaces are a gathering place for people united by the belief that an inspiring place helps us do our most inspiring work,” says Megan Beck, co-founder of Spark JH in Jackson Hole and vice president of development for Vittana.

The Mountain Co-Working Alliance capitalizes on another trend – skiers and snowboarders who plan multiple trips within one ski season to different resorts. This has been driven, in part, by the popularity of affordable multi-resort season passes like the Mountain Collective and Epic Pass. The Mountain Co-Working Alliance now provides flexible places to work with access to more than a dozen of the top-rated ski resorts in the country ranging from Jackson Hole to Aspen and from Heavenly to Breckenridge.

“Mountain co-working spaces give people the launching pad to pursue their passions – whether that means more days on the ski slopes or collaborating with other smart, fun people to bring their big ideas to life,” says Amy Kemp, co-founder of ELEVATE, a new space and community gathering spot opening in Frisco, Colo. on Oct. 1. “Mountain towns are dynamic places that have always attracted risk takers and adventurers who push the limits on the trails as well as in business. They’re exciting and inspiring place to be. The challenge is – we haven’t had a gathering spot or way to focus all of these great ideas and connect our local community with our visitors in a meaningful, productive way. Now we do. Co-working is the solution.”

According to Jamie Orr, co-Founder of Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe, “The mountain co-working spaces create a place for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers to collaborate and thrive. As an example, Tahoe Mountain Lab has become a hub of activity for the community in a way that just wouldn’t happen in a big city, and we love seeing the impact we’re having both inside and outside our office walls.” 

The Mountain Co-Working Alliance reciprocal program starts Nov. 1. For more information about the program, contact the co-working spaces: 

Megan at Tahoe Mill Collective: info@tahoemill.com

Jamie at Tahoe Mountain Lab: jamie@tahoemountainlab.com

Megan at Spark Jackson Hole: megan@sparkjh.com

Amy or Julia at ELEVATE: amy@elevatecospace.com or Julia@elevatecospace.com

Brad or Doug at Base Camp: basecamp@vailleadership.org

Steve at RiverCoWorks: manager@rivercoworks.com 

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MEDIA NOTES

Media contact:         Amy Kemp, amy@mountaintop-media.com or 970-331-7362  

Suggested social posts:

Mountain #coworking is on the rise. New alliance gives skiers free co-working days at Jackson, Tahoe, Aspen, Summit County & Vail  

Map of Mountain Co-Working Alliance:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zpLX4OT3aojc.khoDpGTHvx5Y 

Social

Tahoe Mill Collective

https://www.facebook.com/TahoeMill

 

Tahoe Mountain Labs

https://www.facebook.com/tahoemtnlab

@TahoeMtnLab 

 

Spark Jackson Hole

https://www.facebook.com/SparkWorkSpace

 

ELEVATE

https://www.facebook.com/elevatecospace

@elevatecospace

 

RiverCoWorks

https://www.facebook.com/rivercoworks