MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- COCO, the upper Midwest's leading provider of coworking and collaborative workspaces, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Enerspace Chicago, a popular coworking space in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. Enerspace Chicago, founded by Jamie Russo in 2012, will be operated by COCO effective May 2, 2016 and becomes COCO's fifth location.
"As long time allies, we are extremely pleased to be bringing Enerspace Chicago into the COCO family," said Kyle Coolbroth, CEO and Co-founder. "There is a great deal of synergy between our business practices, philosophies and member communities, and we have great respect for what Jamie has built. We see Chicago as a vital hub of entrepreneurship, and this acquisition allows us to create greater opportunities for the small business and entrepreneurial communities in these cities."
As part of the COCO community, Enerspace joins four COCO locations in Minnesota. COCO Twin Cities members can visit, work, and share resources at the Chicago location. In turn, Chicago's members will be able to tap into a larger membership base and the additional resources of approximately 1,000 Twin Cities based members across four locations.
As part of the acquisition, Enerspace Chicago Founder Jamie Russo will join the team in an advisory role. Her deep focus on workplace wellness and balance, matched with her strong entrepreneurial spirit, brings a valuable addition to the COCO community.
"I am excited about this tremendous opportunity to provide Enerspace Chicago members with access to COCO's great community, spaces and offerings," said Jamie Russo, Executive Director of the Global Workspace Association and founder of Enerspace. "Our shared vision around collaboration, engaged communities and motivating environments made this a great fit for us and I look forward to bringing the COCO brand on board."
Driven to enable and inspire people to live out their dreams, COCO provides community spaces rich with intelligence, experience, and support. As a result, countless dreamers, creators, entrepreneurs and small businesses have thrived. With the addition of the Chicago location, members now have access to expanded resources, opportunities, and space to enrich their pursuits.
About COCO (www.explorecoco.com)
COCO is the upper Midwest's leading provider of coworking and collaborative workspaces for individuals, teams, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Members get access to a network of beautifully designed coworking environments throughout the Twin Cities where they can collaborate, co-create and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers as well as special events, learning programs and other services to help them grow. COCO is also committed to supporting diversity in tech through its CODE2040 partnership and fellowship programs. Locations include Minneapolis (Downtown, Northeast and Uptown), Lowertown St. Paul and Chicago. COCO is one of ten Google for Entrepreneurs tech hub partners in North America, bringing the best of Google's nationwide resources to members.
About Enerspace (www.enerspacecoworking.com)
Enerspace was founded in Chicago with a focus on bringing well-being to the shared workplace. Members get access to community, workspaces, amenities, and programming that help them to be their best selves and do their best work. Enerspace expanded to Palo Alto, CA in 2013 where it is now headquartered. Enerspace is also a member of the League of Extraordinary Coworking spaces, a global network of boutique shared work spaces. Enerspace members get one free week of coworking at each member space around the world.
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