25N Coworking opens in Arlington Heights
Daily Herald | January 27, 2017
25N Coworking has completed work on an 11,000 square-foot space located on the first floor of One Arlington, 3400 W. Stonegate Blvd.
It becomes the newest amenity for the mixed-use development Arlington Downs, located at the corner of Route 53 and Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights.
Reservations for desks and private offices are currently taken on a first-come, first-choice basis. To celebrate the opening, any member who signs up for a year of flex or dedicated space will receive an annual virtual mail package valued at $300.
25N Coworking spaces are designed to spark collaboration and productivity in a collaborative environment as an alternate to working from a standard office, the home, coffee shop, or public space. With diverse meeting and team space available for 2-200, the location is also a suitable alternative for off-site meetings for larger corporations. For community groups looking for meeting or event space, the Hub, which can accommodate up to 80 is also available to rent.
Mara Hauser, founder and CEO, calls this new location a “rock-n-roll version” of the 25N brand.
“The goals for each space are to carry our brand, but pick up the vibe of each local community,” she explained. “Our location at One Arlington rocks with concrete, steel, glass and 18-foot ceilings. We’ve planned for every amenity a worker would desire, and put them together in an exciting way.”
The space is staffed with community managers whose responsibilities include fostering an amazing community of members who serendipitously connect. They are there to greet guests, provide catering and concierge services for any member or guest needs, and they make sure the good (really good) coffee is always hot. 25N Coworking offers workspace services 24/7.
his is the second location for 25N Coworking. They started operations in 2013, with its first co-working location in West suburban Geneva, Ill. Designed to be the flagship and prototype for future locations, 25N Coworking in Geneva sold out of private office spaces within one month after opening their doors in February 2015. Only 18 months later, they relocated to accommodate continued demand.
For more information, visit the 25N Coworking website. To schedule a tour of the facility, contact Community Manager Sarah Randle or Hauser via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 600-4284.
A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration is being planned for early March.
Arlington Heights chamber celebrates success stories
Daily Herald | Christopher Placek | January 27, 2017
The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce on Friday celebrated successes of the business community over the past year, while chamber officials look to enhance the services they provide to their membership in 2017.
It’s the 70th anniversary of the business group, and so Friday night’s annual installation and awards celebration at Arlington International Racecourse was James Bond 007-themed, with outgoing board Chairman Colin Gilbert calling himself “Agent 070” and attendees posing for pictures with fake guns.
Gilbert officially handed the chairmanship reins to Mike Driskell, who said the chamber will continue to evolve in 2017, with the goal to get the chamber staff out of the office and into the business community more often.
One way the organization is doing that is by moving the chamber offices from 311 S. Arlington Heights Road in downtown Arlington Heights to 25N Coworking, the new 11,000-square-foot work and meeting space that formally opened this week at the One Arlington residential tower, part of the Arlington Downs development on Euclid Avenue.
“The co-working community space will be shared with other businesses and will help us to keep our finger on the pulse of the business community,” Driskell said. “The new service model will help us to remain agile and respond quickly to changes in the business climate and the needs of our members.”
Driskell, the director of administration of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, said he also wants to explore partnership opportunities between the chamber and library.
Mayor Tom Hayes honored the chamber’s 70th anniversary by referencing an old newspaper clipping from the Arlington Heights Herald, the predecessor to the Daily Herald, that he found online.
In likely one of the chamber’s first newspaper advertisements in 1947, the ad encouraged consumers to shop in Arlington Heights on Thursdays until 9 p.m., when a number of stores were keeping their doors open late.
Gilbert gave President’s Awards to Ken Drost, his partner at the Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella law firm, and Amy Philpott, a Realtor at Picket Fence Realty. Philpott also won the award for Business Leader of the Year.
Business Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Frank Lesniak, owner of Air-Flo HVAC, for his work with the Santa Run, golf outings and other events.
Business of the Year went to AAA Travel & Insurance, which has been in Arlington Heights for 30 years and Illinois for the past 100 years.
Frontier Days, the annual summer festival that will be in its 42nd year, was named Nonprofit of the Year.
Bottle & Bottega was named Emerging Business of the Year. Owner Chris Bonk thanked village and chamber officials for their assistance in helping him open a little more than a year ago.
“When people come to our studio to paint every night, it’s very heartwarming. People come in and they say, ‘This is such a charming downtown,'” Bonk said. “It feels nice that they think it’s a great place.”
Commercial real estate transactions
Dallas News | Steve Brown | January 24, 2017
Chicago-based Stoneleigh Cos., in partnership with Realty Capital Management, purchased 4 acres at the northeast corner of Interstate 35 and Belt Line Road in Carrollton. The property will be used for construction of the 234-unit Switchyard Apartments. Key Bank NA and SunGate Capital provided funding for the project.