Thursday, April 25, 2013

Office Divvy receives grant from Flagler County Chamber

Office Divvy is the latest recipient of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and Associates' small business grant designed to to support local businesses with improving the appearance of their offices and commercial properties.

The grant program reimburses businesses up to $500 for minor exterior and interior improvements. The grant  is sponsored and awarded by the individual affiliate Chambers of Commerce in Bunnell, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast.

Office Divvy received the grant to convert one of the existing small-offices into a productive space with additional coworking and hotdesking stations at our West Pointe Plaza, Palm Coast location.

Total cost was $2,000 for the entire work.  Maximum reimbursement amount of $500 was approved by the Palm Coast Chamber of Commerce, making the effective reimbursement rate 25% for the work done.  A local contractor (and also a chamber-member) Auburn Homes was used in the work.

A check was presented to Office Divvy co-founder Ky Ekinci by Flagler County Chamber President Rebecca DeLorenzo, Palm Coast Chamber Chair, Jim Bowe; and Palm Coast Chamber Board-Member Jack Froonjian.

New space came out nice, yes?  What do you think?

New space features two dedicated stations with phone lines for inbound and outbound calling, ample storage, and additional shared meeting room allocation --available at $299.- a month

Plus two hotdesking stations now complement and supplement the existing coworking lounge for Office Divvy  members.  These stations are located right across from the coworking lounge, making it possible to choose between a more social workspace or a little more focused-space with more privacy.  All Office Divvy members can utilize the hotdesking stations for their solo work.

We appreciate the Palm Coast Chamber for helping us make this conversion possible.  Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates rock!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ky Ekinci on WNZF's Chamber Chat with Gretchen Smith

Gretchen Smith, Communications Manager at Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Host of the WNZF's Chamber Chat Radio Show interviewed Office Divvy's co-founder, Ky Ekinci on March 22nd, 2013.  

Here's the full podcast:

The Chamber Chat airs on Saturdays at 11 AM.

An Infographic: 5 Years in Coworking and more

We recently celebrated our 5th year Anniversary at Office Divvy ™ with a good party!  Here is an infographic reflecting some metrics and accomplishments in our first five years, since we opened our doors in early 2008:

We look forward to another successful 5 years at Office Divvy and can't wait to share with you important announcements coming soon.  Stay tuned!.. :)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's been 5 Years...

Yes, Office Divvy ™ is Five Years old!
And we celebrated just that, in style on March 15, 2013!  

Our journey started in early 2008, and we celebrated in style our 5th Year Anniversary with the members and clients of Office Divvy ™ as well as friends, supporters and Palm Coast and Flagler County dignitaries and business leaders.

This picture was from our grand opening back in 2008, with Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts and Office Divvy co-founder Lisa Ekinci, Ky Ekinci and Sim Taing:

And here is our picture with Mayor Netts on Year 5 -- it's been a privilege that the Mayor was there to celebrate with us 5 years later:

At our celebration party we've identified and given SUPERSTAR AWARDS to ten individuals.  They are:

  • Mayor Jon Netts, City of Palm Coast (Best Mayor in Nation)
  • Helga van Eckert, Director, Flagler County DEO (Best in Economic Development)
  • Joe Roy, Manager. BAC & SBDC (Best Small Business Advocate)
  • Rebecca DeLorenzo, President, Flagler Chamber (Best Chamber President in Nation)
  • Aaron London, Editor, News Journal (Best in Business Journalism)
  • Julia Fuentes, Supreme Steamer (Tireless Ambassador)
  • Don Appignani, Attorney (Longest Office Divvy Member since 2008)
  • LeTeeshia Irvin, Original Team Leader (2009-2011)
  • Melissa Henderson, Superstar Team Member (2012-2013)
  • Amanda Vilay, Superstar Intern (2012-2013)

It's been a tremendous pleasure serving the Startup, Entrepreneur and Small Business Communities in Palm Coast, Flagler County and beyond.  We have big plans for the next 5 years, stay tuned for those.

Here's a video from our 5th Anniversary Party, enjoy:

...and here's an infographic on Office Divvy's first 5 Years!