Regus Announces Handbago.com As The Winner of the 'Show Us Your Office' Contest

Regus Awards Handbago.com One Year of Fully Furnished Office Space; Nine Runner-Ups Receive Virtual Office Plus Packages

Dec 01, 2010, 15:14 ET from Regus

DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

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  • Handbago has been chosen as the grand prize winner of the Regus 'Show Us Your Office' contest
  • Handbago has been awarded one year of fully equipped office space at any of Regus' 400 U.S. locations
  • Nine runner-ups also received virtual office plus packages
  • Regus is the world's leading provider of flexible workplace solutions, with a global footprint of 1,100 locations in 500 cities and 85 countries

Regus, the leading global provider of flexible workplace solutions, announced today Handbago is the grand prize winner of the 'Show Us Your Office' contest. Handbago, an online fashion marketplace dedicated to all things handbags, has been awarded one year of fully furnished office space at any of Regus' more than 400 U.S. locations.

The 'Show Us Your Office' contest enabled businesses in all kinds of non-productive working situations to submit photo and video entries for a chance to win, as well as view the creative entries of friends, colleagues, family and other companies. Entries ranged from 'offices' in flooded basements to contestants working from the trunk of a sedan.  Entrants were able improve their chances of winning by promoting their entries on social media and encouraging friends, family and colleagues to vote for their entry.  

The ten entries with the highest votes advanced to a final judging round for the grand prize. Handbago received the most votes of any entry to the contest, had more than 1600 page views and was unanimously chosen by Regus' panel as the contest winner due to their inventive and compelling video entry.

"Handbago's entry was by far one of the more creative that we received for the contest," said Guillermo Rotman, CEO of Regus Americas.  "The video incorporated music, hand-made signs and their entire staff to clearly demonstrate the company's need for an upgrade to their office space."

"We couldn't be more excited to be chosen as the winners of the Regus 'Show Us Your Office' contest! As a self-funded start-up in a challenging economy, we've had to be financially creative, while continuing to focus on building our business. We quickly outgrew our home office and when we heard about the Regus contest, we couldn't believe it! We submitted our entry and kept our fingers crossed that a miracle could happen," explained Kristina Moreno, president of Handbago.

"We know that being in a Regus office gives us the tools we need to take our business to the next level," continued Moreno. "With Regus' more than 1100 locations worldwide, 400 of which are in the US, we were able to find a location within a mile of our current home office. This made transitioning between offices easy and convenient. We hope to one day grow and expand to other Regus offices around the country."

In addition to the grand prize of 12 consecutive months of office space awarded to Handbago, nine runner-ups received Virtual Office Plus packages, which provides them with five days of private office time each month at any Regus business center in the U.S., a prestigious business address, and professional phone answering and mail handling services.

"We are thrilled to continue to be able to offer small businesses an opportunity to expand their operations and work in a more productive and professional environment," added Rotman,. "Through this contest we have been able to reach so many businesses with phenomenal drive and ambition and help them to succeed, despite all the hurdles they face in today's volatile economic climate."

About Regus

Regus, the world's leading global provider of innovative workplace solutions with 1,100 locations in 500 cities and 85 countries, offers products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world's largest network of video communication studios. For more information on Regus products and services visit http://www.regus.com.

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