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Episode no. 11: Experience We-Ha Podcast with John Celentano – Spaces

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In this episode of the Experience We-Ha Podcast, Jeff and Ryan chat with John Celentano, area manager of Spaces, about the soon-to-open co-working spot that will take the place of the former REI in Blue Back Square. We learn a little about what co-working is and who it’s for, what Spaces has to offer, and how they plan to engage the community in and around West Hartford.

Episode Chapters:

0:00 – Intro/about Spaces

2:55 – What is co-working?

4:30 – Why Spaces in West Hartford?

5:15 – Who is Spaces/co-working for?

7:20 – Local collaboration with other local businesses

9:30 – Kickoff Party

11:02 – Challenges & Struggles

12:58 – Operations Manager Morgan Hilyard

14:00 – John’s Role

14:30 – Difference between Spaces and Regus

16:25 – Giving back to the community and entrepreneur pitches

17:52 – What’s the deal with parking?

19:30 – Biking to Spaces

21:30 – Demographics of clientele

22:30 – Pricing and Options

25:50 – John’s favorite We-Ha Dish


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