WINCHESTER — The North Dundas Business Centre (NDBC), a local co-working office space specifically redeveloped as a shared environment for entrepreneurs and startups, is ready for take-off with a launch event set for next week.
After designing an ideal co-working creative space inside the former chiropractic and Health Unit building on 457 Main Street, the NDBC developers — John and Sarah Meharg of Armour Development — are ready to host the Sept. 13 launch party that will bring value to local business people, while creating an opportunity to socialize, tour the building and network.
The term “co-working” refers to a type of day-to-day office work that involves shared workspace to promote networking and business growth.
The first of its kind within Winchester proper, the North Dundas Business Centre provides a place for business people to work — from a single seat at a desk to an entire office in the large, multi-story building. An Ottawa law firm and the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce are among recent substantial tenants taking offices in the structure.
Said John Meharg: “We are a business that focuses on your needs so you can focus on your business. The North Dundas Business Centre is here to help businesses become more profitable and to build more meaningful ties between local business people.”
In support of this aim, event party attendees will:
• Gain valuable knowledge from the NDBC special guest speaker about
strategies on how to build your business along with a Q&A session;
• Enjoy snacks, beverages and networking at the event.
• Experience a private tour of the building and get an early glimpse of the perks provided through NDBC Co-Working memberships
The North Dundas Business Centre is touted for quality rental office spaces guaranteed to impress clients while providing an atmosphere that will spark creativity. The site is also available to host business meetings; Wubs Transit recently did exactly that when it booked a common area to get the firm’s expanded roster of bus drivers ready for the new school season.
NDBC’s flexible rental packages grow with a business – providing daily passes or yearly leases in private offices. (See NDBC’s
Facebook Page @NDBCOnline and website at www.NDBCOnline.ca).
The formerly vacant 457 Main Street address had wound up in the hands of an Ottawa-based Nigerian church congregation for a couple of years before being acquired by Armour Development, according to John Meharg. Owned for years by the VanNoy family, the building lost its major tenants to Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s new Community Care Building.