By Christine Graf
During the past decade, coworking spaces have become increasingly common throughout the country. These shared workspaces allow individuals to rent office space on an as-needed basis.
As more people transition to working remotely, coworking spaces are becoming even more popular. They afford remote workers with an alternative option to working from home.
Hangr Coworks, a new addition to the Capital Region’s growing coworking market, is located at 800 Route 146 in Clifton Park. For co-founders Christine Smith, Juergen Klingenberg, and Matt Cummings, this is not their first collaboration.
Klingenberg and Cummings have worked together the past 17 years and co-own Flight Creative Group.
“We opened riplEFX in 2020, and we run networking groups, workshops, and teach people how to network intentionally. riplEFX will play a role at the coworking space,” said Smith, a former financial advisor who has worked in marketing for 17 years. “Every one of our memberships includes access to a (virtual) networking group that people can go to once a month.”
Network group members live both locally as well as throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. By participating in these groups, professionals are able to share knowledge and advice within many different arenas. There are networking groups in everything from finance to theft protection.