Coworking gets an upgrade in Warren County: Meet Christy Alexander of WorkSmart
Christy Alexander spearheads the coworking movement in Warren County
Christy Alexander, owner of WorkSmart Coworking and Meeting Space, was working from home herself and feeling disconnected. She did some research and saw the need for human connection during the workday as a major need in the area, and launched WorkSmart at 3 Warren Street in downtown Glens Falls in 2018. Now, the business is growing and aims to open in spring 2021 in a newly renovated location at 237 Glen Street, right next to Crandall Public Library and Spot Coffee.
“WorkSmart provides a ready-to-be productive workspace with a supportive community to help people do their best work,” says Christy. “In our new location, we will be the anchor tenant in the former First National Bank of Glens Falls building, built in 1914. This location is ideal because of its proximity to banking and other professional services in downtown Glens Falls.”
Christy adds, “The space will be completely renovated including revealing some of the original architectural detail and exposing the large arched windows. Moving the staircase, adding a mezzanine and expanding the current boardroom are all part of the plans. We’re looking forward to being able to share the changes with all the previous staff and customers of the bank.”
Read on for Christy’s answers to our questions.
What are Glens Falls’ greatest assets?
Safe and welcoming neighborhoods with quality education, a vibrant, walkable downtown with culture and entertainment options, and the many outdoor recreation opportunities position Glens Falls to be an attractive place to live, work and play.
Why should people relocate to Glens Falls?
Glens Falls living allows us access to business and cultural centers and the chance to enjoy the numerous activities changing seasons offer us. Just a few miles from us the city landscape transforms into beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains and at the same time, we’re still strongly connected to the uniqueness of Saratoga and the state’s capital.
What should folks know about WorkSmart?
WorkSmart is proud to be a business that enables remote workers, entrepreneurs and freelancers to enjoy all the benefits of living here and be successful in their professional lives. Our memberships allow people to have a dedicated space of their own and the opportunity to work when it works for them. People appreciate our meeting spaces as a professional place to meet clients and hold trainings and workshops.
Learn more about WorkSmart by visiting www.worksmartgf.com