What was once Workantile Exchange is now just Workantile ...and is different in more ways than just its name.
The downtown Ann Arbor-based co-working space has changed ownership, refined its customer base, and is looking to use that foundation to launch into more growth over the next year.
Tom Brandt, Bill Tozier and Dave Nelson took over Workantile Exchange last fall. The trio have since shortened the name to just Workantile
and are now focusing on growing the membership with people who are using the 3,200 square feet of co-working space on Main Street for the long-term.
"We have been much more narrowly focused on freelancers and remote employees," Brandt says. "Before we did people who were looking for cheap office space."
There is still the wide variety of professionals taking advantage of the space. Tech entrepreneurs, attorneys, architects and writers all use the space. "Our mission is to give social and professional support to people who would otherwise be isolated in their homes or in coffee shops," Brandt says.
Workantile's membership now stands at 55 people. The trio of new partners would like grow to about 60-70 memberships and cap it there.
Source: Tom Brandt, community manager of Workantile
Writer: Jon Zemke