Elton Rivas, CoWork Jax
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CoWork Jax and Perdue, Inc. Announce New Partnership
JACKSONVILLE, FL , May 26, 2011 – CoWork Jax, a locally owned company bringing coworking space to Downtown Jacksonville, today announced a significant partnership with office furniture supplier Perdue, Inc.
Under terms of the partnership, Perdue will furnish the coworking office space with the latest furniture and accessories from Steelcase and Turnstone, which offer lines developed specifically for coworking and collaboration.
The coworking concept offers space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and small companies to work in a professional, creative environment and meet others like themselves. Most coworking spaces offer desks that can be rented for the day or for an extended period of time, small office spaces and common areas for people to hold impromptu meetings or brainstorms. Coworking spaces also offer areas like conference rooms and white boards, tools that are often out of reach for freelancers or other small companies.
In February and March of this year, CoWork Jax held a demonstration coworking event in the AT&T Tower 301 in Downtown Jacksonville to demonstrate the need for such a space in the Jacksonville market. The event was a success, opening the door for CoWork Jax to seek a permanent home in Downtown.
“Downtown Jacksonville is where we want to be. We think it’s on the cusp of something great, and we see CoWork Jax as a part of that new movement,” said Elton Rivas, founder of Zero Confines, the parent company for CoWork Jax. “The partnership with Perdue, a Jacksonville-based business and longtime Downtown supporter, will provide us with some of the best amenities for our coworkers. We couldn’t be happier.”
Perdue has been a Jacksonville mainstay since its beginning in 1916. In 2009, they relocated back to Downtown after several decades on the Southside as they wanted to be a part of and show their support for the urban neighborhood.
“We are really excited about what CoWork Jax is doing,” said Vince McCormack, CEO of Perdue. “An organization like this will bring more entrepreneurs, new businesses and innovative thinkers to the urban core.”
CoWork Jax plans to announce its permanent home in the upcoming weeks. To keep up with the latest developments, visit Coworkjax.com and follow us on Twitter (@CoWorkJax).
About CoWork Jax
CoWork Jax is an initiative led by Zero Confines, LLC. CoWork Jax was created to develop a permanent coworking program in Jacksonville, FL. The program will focus on fostering the local innovative community to create and grow ground-breaking businesses. For more information on CoWork Jax, visit www.coworkjax.com.
Zero Confines is an launch agency that leads and supports the launch of products, services, businesses, and initiatives. Zero Confines, LLC has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC. Additional information on Zero Confines can be found at www.zeroconfines.com.
Perdue, Inc. has provided innovative workplace solutions since 1916 for companies of all sizes from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies. They are the exclusive Steelcase dealer in the region and the only downtown business of its kind. Whether a company is just getting started or relocating, expanding or updating, Perdue plays an important role in helping to create a work environment that supports their business goals and reflects their company brand. For more information on Perdue, visit www.perdueoffice.com.