The Cordish Companies Announce New Members And Construction Updates For Collaborative Workspace: Spark

Dec 02, 2015, 11:51 ET from The Cordish Companies

BALTIMORE, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies are proud to announce official members and construction updates for Baltimore's newest collaborative workspace: Spark Baltimore. Spark, designed by Baltimore based interior architecture firm, The Verve Partnership, is ideally located within a hubzone in the Central Business District at The Offices at Power Plant Live!

"The initial response for Spark has been tremendous with a dozen companies already moved in," said Beth Boots Workman, Director of Operations for Spark. "Baltimore's startup scene is quickly expanding and Spark provides a unique opportunity for these companies to reach their full potential." 

As of November 1, Spark members include the following companies:

  • Affiliate Window: Performance marketing services
  • AJT Media: Leader in digital media & software development
  • Avhana Health: Helps healthcare providers maximize the utility of EMRs
  • Black Label: Worker-owned creative & development cooperative
  • CDG Architecture: Full service general practice architectural design firm
  • Deep Run Security: Provides cyber security services
  • DB Technology Associates: Firm specializing in development and branding of mobile apps
  • Dreamit Health: The healthtech accelerator arm of DreamIt Ventures
  • Early Charm Ventures: Provides business management and funding for early stage biotech startups
  • eTags: Private vehicle registration service
  • Fearless Solutions: Software shop that builds presentations while maximizing performance
  • Four V Systems: Global leader in data analytics
  • Full Society: Socially responsible restaurant payment app
  • Nephila Advisors: Leading investment manager specializing in reinsurance risk
  • PaRaBal: Specializes in enterprise mobile security
  • STAQ: Provides a platform for unifying ad technology
  • Startup Maryland: Regional initiative of the Startup America Partnership
  • Tailored Living: One of the fastest-growing brands in home improvement
  • Tissue Analytics: Mobile platform for wound tracking and assessment
  • UBT Technologies: Solutions for defense, government and IT modernization
  • Vantage Mark Media: Baltimore based digital marketing agency
  • Velaro: Award-winning live chat software for business websites

When explaining his company's decision to join Spark, Velaro Vice President of Marketing, Jeff Mason, said, "As Velaro continues to grow, we wanted a more vibrant work environment that would help with recruiting new employees. Spark has what we are looking for - and the free beer closed the deal."

In addition to working in inspiring space designed to attract and retain new talent, Spark members also have the flexibility to choose from various packages including Monthly Desk Memberships, Monthly Office Memberships and Annual Suite Memberships, in addition to a la carte Day Passes, Virtual Memberships and Mailbox Only Memberships. These options provide members with the ability to control their strategic growth decisions and avoid long term commitments required by traditional office offerings.

But what many Spark members find so compelling is the community that is being forged amongst the company members. Members will be able to collaborate and enjoy top-of-the-line amenities including a high-end shared kitchen, a gourmet coffee and craft beer bar, relaxing lounge spaces with media wall and group activities, an indoor bike storage facility, on-site parking, professional CrossFit gym class access, reliable high-speed internet, convenient mail service, well equipped conference and meeting rooms, and multiple large event spaces with catering available. And with a dedicated staff committed to meeting the needs of its members, Spark will also provide access to community events, programs for entrepreneurs and startups, after hours meetups and other inspiring networking opportunities throughout the community. All of these Spark amenities are easily accessible through both an online reservation system as well as a concierge service.

"Fearless is excited to be moving to Spark, located in downtown Baltimore, a city many of our employees call home," said Fearless President, Delali Dzirasa. "Part of Spark's mission is to help connect more tech companies with large enterprise within Baltimore City. In addition, Spark has a vision to work closely with other technical hubs around Baltimore to elevate the tech ecosystem. Those factors, along with our strong desire to get more inner city youth engaged in technical fields, made the move an obvious and mutually beneficial choice for us. We are happy to call Spark our new home!"

Spark members are joining other early stage companies such as Hack Stone Film Group, Mission Media and Mission Tix amongst others within the Offices at Power Plant Live!, which is quickly becoming a hub for entrepreneurship and technology driven businesses.

The first phase of construction for the new collaborative workspace is now complete with a grand opening planned for January 2016. If interested in learning more and scheduling a hard hat tour, please contact the Spark team at info@spark-bmore.com.

About Spark
Spark is Baltimore's newest and most collaborative coworking space for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators, located within The Offices at Power Plant Live!. Spark is an inspiring work environment, designed specifically with creators in mind and tailored to provide entrepreneurs not just what they want, but what they need. For more information about Spark or to inquire about a membership, please visit www.spark-bmore.com.

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

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About Power Plant Live!
Power Plant Live! is Baltimore's premier dining and entertainment destination located on Market Street 1 block from the world famous Inner Harbor and just a short walk from downtown hotels. Power Plant Live! is your one stop destination for dining and entertainment! Bar, club and entertainment venues include Angels Rock Bar, Baltimore Comedy Factory, Howl at the Moon, Leinenkugel's Beer Garden, Luckie's Tavern, Mex Tequila Bar, Mosaic Lounge, PBR Baltimore and Rams Head Live!. Restaurant Row features great dining options including Aggio by Bryan Voltaggio, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Tin Roof and Joe Squared. To learn more about events and happenings at Power Plant Live! visit our web site at www.powerplantlive.com.

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