What is the vibe at Industry during the day?

Every day is different, as our members have a wide range of schedules and work habits.  Some days are more quiet than others, but there is generally a constant hum of productivity.  You might find everyone hard at work, earbuds in, and getting things done…or an impromptu conversation may break out about an interesting topic, event or news story.  Some days are routine…some days a new startup is, well…started. Because we have a community of people with common careers and interests it can be a great place to develop both professional and personal relationships.  There is also a surprising amount of sub-contracting among members who need each other’s skill sets or business services.

How do you handle security?

Our space offers several levels of security for our members and their belongings. The office is open to the public from 10am-5pm during the week. The office is fully secure the remainder of the time with the only access being for our members who have 24/7 access. Our security system logs the entry of every user and also tracks entry and exit with a camera security system. We aren’t in the business of catching dishonest people, so our security efforts are directed towards creating a safe and respectful work environment and simply deterring any type of inappropriate behavior.

What type of people work at Industry?

Our membership frequently changes, however the majority of our members fall into creative, technology and other entrepreneurial careers. Graphic designers, web developers, writers, marketers, video production, search engine optimization and social media gurus…a diverse, yet like-minded crowd. Industry has also become a great place for remote workers who need a break from the home office. As a rule, our members enjoy interacting with other people, being part of interesting and sometimes inspiring conversations and contributing to the vibe of our community of members.

Does Industry have phone lines?

No. Our space is completely web or mobile based.  Office members have access to a static IP address for VoiP access.

How do I check things out? Do I need to make an appointment?

No, you are welcome to stop by anytime, however scheduling a tour can be helpful. Visitors are welcome to stop in, take a look around, grab an open workspace and…if you want, spend the day giving Industry a test drive…just call us first to give us a heads up. Our members are accustomed to welcoming new coworkers all the time, and will be happy to hook you up with a WiFi password and anything else you need. If you would like to get a more formal tour and be sure that someone can meet you to answer any specific questions you might have, just call or email us and we can setup a time that’s convenient for you.

Can anyone hold an event at Industry?

Yes. Our event space is open to anyone, as long as it is properly scheduled and/or rented. Industry members with a private office may hold events at no charge, desk members receive discounted rates and non-members are subject to our normal event rates. Please see our MEMBERSHIP page for more information. Have a non-profit or special situation? Let us know and we’ll do everything we can to make our space accessible for you and your event.

Does Industry have a day rate?

Because our Desk Membership is at such an affordable rate, we don’t offer a day rate. If you need a place to stop in once or twice, please feel free. We’ll let you know when you have overstayed your welcome and should consider signing up for a Desk Membership. In short, we want to be a place where our community can get things done. Let us know how we can help you do that.

Do I have to sign a contract?

We do have a standard Membership Agreement. But it’s a very simple one that covers some basic legal issues. Desk memberships are month-to-month and office memberships are available for as little as a 90 day commitment. Becoming a member at Industry is very similar to joining a gym…but with a better chance that you’ll stick with it.

Is the internet fast?

Yes.  We are constantly monitoring our internet service and have upgraded several times as demand increases.  We employ a 1GB fiber internet connection from our friends at DC74.  Desk members operate on wi-fi.  Private office members can utilize wi-fi or may have a dedicated ethernet with their own static IP address for VoiP or other dedicated services.

Parking?

We have plenty of free and easy to access parking at our building, for both members and any guests or clients that you may need to entertain. If you are coming to visit Industry, park by the fountain in the second lot and enter through the double doors under the “OGGI” sign. Once inside, call who you are meeting so they can come let you into the office.

What about my stuff. Is it secure?

Desk members vary greatly regarding how they treat their personal belongings. Some members pack up and take everything with them, even for a trip to lunch…while others might leave things at the office all day long because they aren’t worried about it.  We have never had any personal belongings go missing due to other members.  Every person has their own comfort level…and if you need a truly secure environment for a fair amount of hardware or other materials, a secure office might be a good solution for you.

What about noise? Can I get things done?

Our space is like any open office environment.  Phone calls and conversations can all contribute to increased noise levels.  While everyone maintains a respectful attitude of other members, you will often find people using headphones to escape to their own happy place.  Members often make use of the conference rooms or more secluded seating areas for private calls or conversations. Basically…it’s not a problem.