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Tony Vengorve

 

Title

Founder

 

Company/Organization

Makery Coworking

 

City/Town

New Milford

 

Describe your space (<500 characters)

Our 5,000 sq/ft space is home to over 40 members who represent the Greater New Milford creative economy, with entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and nonprofits. Located on historic Bank Street, our building was built in 1904 and has beautiful large windows, tall tin ceilings, brick walls and plenty of open space. We employ a “work hard, play hard” model. During the day we work, at night we get inspired by workshops, lectures, music performances and pop up shops.

 

What are the coolest, most popular features of your space? (<500 characters)

Our members love the historic vibe of the space. We like to joke that if you squint just right and look out the window, you'll think you're in Soho in NYC. While people love the physical layout of the space, the most popular feature is the community and collaboration that takes place. The other popular feature is our showcase shelving units, which rotate displays of art, local products from area startups, and other locally-made works. It's all part of our effort to promote and support local entrepreneurs and small businesses.

 

What impact did your space make in 2019? (<500 characters)

2019 was best in our 3 year history. Membership hit an all-time high, event rentals peaked in 4th quarter. We attracted folks to our space from as far away Pawling, NY and Southbury, CT. Our events attracted thousands in 2019 for our monthly Pop Up Shoppery events, our PERFORMERY musical events, or other lectures, workshop, and performances. We exceeded event rental goals for bridal showers, birthday parties & holiday parties. We announced Twin Star Apothecary was joining our space. We now have a herbal/wellness retail biz within the space, which we think is 100% unique to CT and beyond.

 

What people are saying about Makery Coworking ...

 Makery coworking is such an asset to our town. In addition to providing a wonderful coworking environment for daily  

Erin Putzig

 Tony has been such an innovator in our town by helping the community through Makery Coworking. He not only uses the space for traditional coworking, but he has event with musicians, artists, and monthly artisan pop up shops. Our town has greatly benefited by having Makery Coworking and Tony put so much love and effort into it  

Jess Bittner

 Tony VengroveMakery CoworkingThe Makery offers a space for business and beyond. A home to many entrepreneurs, it is a place of creativity and growth. Makery Coworking also hosts many artistic, cultural, and private events with a space just right for everyone. Boasting a beautiful open floor plan complete with stage, conference room, exposed brick backdrops, and sprawling bookshelves that display innovative products, local art, and more, the Makery is a welcoming space that fosters both comfort and creativity.  

Jessica Reis

 Makery Coworking is Litchfield County’s first coworking space and after three years is enjoying strong growth while making a significant impact to the greater New Milford Community. The 5,000 sq./ft. space is located in a historic Bank Street building with beautiful tin ceilings, brick walls, and large windows. Its growing membership includes many in the creative-gig economy as well as startup companies and a nonprofit, Robotics  

Kevin Lane

 

 


 


 

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