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.)

Chapman Swifts

A lot of Collective Agency members, family, and friends went to see the Chapman Swifts at Wallace Park (thousands of birds fly into a chimney, watched by hundreds of people). This is the second year we’ve gone. It’s one of my favorite things in Portland, watching patterns in the sky while picnicking with friends. Some … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Events

Member Happy Hour Photos, August 2014

Thanks to Claire for the photos, and other members for the sangria and champagne, signage, lights, and food.

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Events, Member Initiatives

Notes from the optional member meeting (Wednesday August 27th 2-2:30pm)

The happy hour here last Thursday 5pm was fun, lots of laughter, food and drinks, and many requests to have more, which we will. ACTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE OPTIONAL MEMBER MEETING LAST WEDNESDAY 1) Wednesday 12:15pm we’ll watch 1 TED Talk at lunch here and talk about it. People expressed a desire for … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

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

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

More community interactions, and members hosting meetings/groups here

In the past month, many members have asked to have more community interactions here again — specifically more: people coming to lunch, lightning talks, expectation for more frequent and in-depth conversations, visits to events around town, maybe other things. We can make that happen. I’m wondering if optional weekly or every-other-week meetings might be of … Read More

By Alex Linsker,

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

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

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