Published Friday, August 21, 2020
The reasons our members share for joining MatchBOX vary. In our community, you'll find founders and freelancers, remote employees, writers, artists, actuaries, podcasters, lawyers, librarians, teachers, small business owners... Honestly, we could keep going and going. Our membership is diverse and the benefits of joining can meet a lot of unique needs.
The obvious perk of coworking is having a space that's just for work. Members who worked from home before joining have share that having a place to work that's distanced from chores, other household members, and normal distractions helps them focus and increase productivity and creativity. Our members also talk about friendships, networking, finding mentors and customers and partners and employees, being more integrated in the community, and feeling inspired in a creative space. Here are some of the other benefits of joining MatchBOX:
Revisioning the concept of traditional work environments and moving to a collaborative space has been an amazing opportunity for our organization to remain engaged with our constituents and expand our connections in the community.
"MatchBOX is helping my company (One Fact) survive and prosper. The affordable space is only the start. It is the connection with the other co-coworkers that is proving helpful. MatchBOX gets a share of credit for any success One Fact sees in 2017!”
MatchBOX is where I met some of my newest best friends, Amanda, Emily, Matt, Ed, and sometimes Ryan. It's conveniently located near Kathy's candies and a bunch of places to get drinks during lunch. Could use a couple more Pokestops though.
<3 Austin Toombs
MatchBOX has provided an incredible opportunity for getting my work done, collaborating with others (at least 4 projects so far), hosting meetings for organizations I'm part of, and meeting other independent contractors in the area. The feel and ambience of the place just adds to the fabulous workplace -- not to mention the coffee and snacks! I have friends around the country who are jealous of our MatchBox space.
—Johanna Merritt Wu
My Enactus Purdue team got a tour of this studio recently. The environment is outstandingly innovative! Everyone there is incredibly friendly and hospitable and passionate about what they are doing. What a great place to see opportunity in the city of Lafayette!
—Acaimie Catron (from Facebook)
There is such a positive, creative vibe to this space. I participated in Lafayette Writers' Studio events and classes at MatchBOX fall, 2016. It is easy to access, convenient to downtown Lafayette and parking is not difficult in its area of town.
—Sandra B. (from Yelp)