Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Shared work space 'lands' on Oakfield Drive

BRANDON — Shannon Carlton has always worked to bring people together.

She spent 10 years fostering community relationships for the Osprey Observer. She also volunteers for multiple local causes, and helps clients sell, purchase and lease commercial properties.

But 2016 has been a labor of entrepreneurial love for the Valrico resident. After spending the past eight months creating a community of professionals, entrepreneurs and businesses in the Brandon, FishHawk, Valrico and Riverview areas, she has created CoWork Landing, a shared work space.

Carlton celebrated the grand opening of CoWork Landing last week at 522 Oakfield Drive in Brandon and she's off to a good start.

The 1,500-square-foot space in the suburbs includes four offices (one that still is available), shared work area in front, a quiet nook and conference room for 10. Carlton said she has room enough for 30 members who pay $100 per month to use the address for mail, enjoy a secured Internet, access the conference room and take part in free events, of which Carlton plans to hold at least three per month.

Carlton said the cost is only approximately $100 more per year than the average person spends on coffee alone — which can be enjoyed in the CoWork Landing break room for free.

Members also receive their own key and alarm code for access to the building after the regular 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. hours.

Carlton said CoWork Landing is a better alternative to working in coffee shops for the free Wi-Fi because you can avoid the disruptive background chatter among people who visit those establishments for reasons other than work.

"This is a lot more professional," Carlton said. "It's an office with entrepreneurs that breed creativity, who are trying to get work done."

Day passes will be available for $30 for people who want to check it out, or they can come via a free weeklong guest pass through a member. Monthly breakfast, lunch and after-hour events also are available for business development and enrichment.

"Personal and professional development is so important," Carlton said. "As entrepreneurs, we get caught up in running our businesses."

Visit igscommunity.com for more pricing and membership information.

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