Community Mission Statement:

A cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

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Collective Agency has many members and growing. There are various staff- and member-initiated activities/events: optional half-hour member meetings, Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch weekdays at 12pm, happy hours, open houses, and conversations often (but mostly people are productive working). This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures. (Click the blog titles to see pictures and the full post.)

Notes from the optional member meeting (Wednesday August 20th 2-2:30pm)

ACTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE MEETING 1) Upcoming Member Events. Member Happy Hour: We’ll have Happy Hour Thursday August 28th 5pm at Collective Agency. For and by members. Expect drinks. Bring friends. 2) Members can initiate events. Members get 3 hours per day in conference rooms, and can have visitors during these 3 hours (either in a conference … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Events, Member Initiatives

The new street sign

There’s a new painted wood street sign out front. Grace made it based on the logo and font that Alicia had chosen and the prior chalkboard sign that Resh and I had made. It supports the cozy fireplace, relaxed conversational feel here.

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture

Historical/architecture bike tour photos

On June 24th 2014 as part of Pedalpalooza, Collective Agency was an architectural/historical stop on The Dream of the 1890′s is Alive in NW Portland bike tour of Northwest Portland and Old Town designed by Restore Oregon and the Northwest District Association. Legend has it that the building was built in the 1890′s originally as … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Events

Newsletter: Collective Agency spring update

Hi Collective Agency extended community, On April 17th at noon our rates for future members will go up, to $325/month for a membership with open seating, and to $475/month for a membership with a reserved desk. The reason why is brand perception and to sign up more members. What else? ***Rates stay the same for current members.*** … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Newsletter

February photos, events, and updates

(This is an email to the Collective Agency Google Group that I sent out today. -Alex) Hi Collective Agency members, Lots of good things have been happening. Here are photos, events, and updates. * Photos for your enjoyment from January and early February: http://collectiveagency.co/2014/02/21/january-and-february-2014-photos/ Upcoming events: * This Sunday 2-5pm is roller skating at Oaks … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Events

January and early February 2014 photos

Here are photos for your enjoyment from January and early February. These photos show various lunch, Lightning Talks, and other member activities here when members aren’t working. My biggest joy here is members organizing and making things happen that they care about: Lunch at 12pm is the most social time of day: some members walk … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Democracy, Events, Lightning Talks, Member Initiatives

Nighttime Photos: Collective Agency Dec 12th Holiday Party

Here are nighttime photos from later in the evening at this year’s Collective Agency holiday party. Members brought family and friends.

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Events, Member Initiatives

A shift away from democratic management to democratic access

On Sept 25, 2013, members voted to end the democratic-business management structure here (the Constitution, civics, and council) and have Collective Agency be viewed more as a traditional business. The time cost of weekly meetings and thinking about the business was more than members desired, and members say they trust me to own the business. … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Culture, Democracy

Photos, mid-November 2013

Many photos and scenes from mid-November 2013 for your enjoyment. Chris repairs his bicycle. In this photo, 17 members are working in the big loft room. A reserved desk is shown on the left. Of 50 members, 2 people have reserved desks. we have room for up to 100 or 140 members, including up to … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Democracy, Events, Lightning Talks, Member Initiatives

Photos: Open House Potluck Lunch and other photos

Recent photos for your enjoyment.             Panorama, scroll to right to view:

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Coworking, Culture, Democracy, Events

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