By Jesse Wright | Staff Writer
New Eastside News has new offices at Carr Workplaces.
Carr Workplaces, a national coworking office space provider, rents flexible workspaces at 25 locations across the US. The Chicago location at the Aon Center, 200 E. Randolph St., was a good fit for the New Eastside paper.
“As we grow our brand and expand our coverage downtown, it made sense for us to move into a central space, and I wanted that to be in New Eastside, where the original paper was founded,” New Eastside News publisher Elaine Hyde said.
Hyde found the professional environment and flexible plans appealing. “We can pay for the space as we use it or choose to rent a dedicated office or meeting room as needed,” she said.
Jamie Janata, general manager of Carr Workplaces at the Aon Center, said those are common reasons people pick Carr.
“We appeal to the sharp, entrepreneurial professional that knows service has a value all of its own,” Janata said. “Our client base are leaders in sectors such as law, financial services, technology, marketing and media.”
The Workplaces’ affordability is a boon to businesspeople. “Our idea is that a professional workspace should be accessible to everyone,” Janata said. Pricing packages come with a lot of flexibility.
Coworking spaces, office suites and meeting rooms can be reserved for an hour, a day or rented on longer leases. Pricing begins at $35 for three hours in a shared space in the Cafe. Clients get internet access, printers, coffee, tea and water. Possible add-ons include mailboxes and phone lines with answering service. Carr provides perks such as fresh-baked cookies every Friday, access to office concierge services and a dedicated support team. The facility also provides an opportunity to network with other professionals.
Hyde explained that the move made sense for her team. “We depend on freelancers and writers who need to touch down throughout the day. I am pleased that we can now provide them with a quiet work spot. It makes it easier for us to cover local news and for our readers and advertisers to reach us.”
Janata pointed out that no matter who uses the spaces, her office concierge team is on hand to assist them with anything they may need.
“Carr Workplaces delivers the same level of concierge service you expect from a luxury hotel in a coworking setting,” Janata said. “Our clients tell us that it’s Carr Workplaces’ five-star hospitality that separates us from the competition. My team and I are really driven by a passion to deliver for our clients and to be the extension of their business.”
To find out more about Carr Workplaces, visit carrworkplaces.com or call 312-577-7600.
Send mail to New Eastside News, 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601.
[Carr team members Vanessa Campos (left), General Manager, Jamie Janata and Giovanny Avila. Photo by Elizabeth Czapski]
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[Carr Workplaces offer a variety of spaces, including open office setups, private meeting rooms and boardroom facilities. Photo courtesy Carr Workplaces.] (use the board room photo).