BALTIMORE, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies proudly announce Baltimore's newest collaborative workspace for creators and innovators: Spark. Spark, designed by Baltimore based Verve Design, will be ideally located in the central business district at The Offices at Power Plant Live!. Baltimore's tech community is thriving, creating a need for non-traditional, businesses to work collaboratively under the same roof. Spark will be uniquely set-up to help businesses connect with different industry professionals, from education to health IT to finance.
Spark focuses on making connections in three main areas:
- Community Connections – Spark connects the Baltimore community and forges regional connections by providing homes for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporate events.
- Collaborative Connections – Spark works in concert with other co-working spaces, as well as incubators and accelerators across the Baltimore region to build a collaborative environment from which the entire shared office ecosystem can benefit.
- Enterprise Connections – Spark galvanizes local businesses and investors to support member companies and the greater Baltimore business community.
"We are excited to be accepting early memberships to Spark. The initial response has been tremendous with a dozen companies already moved in even prior to Spark's official opening," said Beth Boots Workman, Spark Community Manager. "Baltimore's startup scene is quickly expanding and Spark is looking forward to providing individuals and companies with a home base that enables them to continue growing."
Spark Members include Dreamit Ventures, Tissue Analytics, STAQ, Deep Run Security, PaRaBal, Avhana Health, Fearless Solutions, JAGRO, FourV Systems and Hack Stone Film Group. The new expanded Spark space will open for member use in the Fall of 2015. Members have the option to choose from various packages including Monthly Desk Memberships, Monthly Office Memberships and Annual Suite Memberships, in addition to a la cart Day Passes, Virtual Memberships and Mailbox Only Memberships. Spark's top-of-the-line amenities include 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. Spark members also have 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!"
Located within The Offices at Power Plant Live!, Spark is steps away from the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, placing members within close proximity to hundreds of successful businesses, delicious dining options and tons of entertainment; including Aggio by Bryan Voltagio, Joe Squared and Lienenkugle's Beer Garden within Power Plant Live! itself. Taking advantage of all Baltimore's resources will be made easy for Spark members as the concierge service will assist with making hotel, dining, entertainment, transportation and other reservations within the local area.
"Having an office at this location is absolutely amazing. It allows us to attract a lot of the city's top talent, and having neighbors such as Dreamit and Avhana places us within a thriving entrepreneurial community. Startup employees tend to spend a very large percentage of their time at the office, and Tissue Analytics is no exception. It was critical for us to find an office we're comfortable in – and we're very comfortable here," said Tissue Analytics Co-founder and CEO, Kevin Keenahan.
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. 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.
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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