New Business Center Capitalizes on Coworking Movement

Imagine a space where you can work for yourself, but not by yourself…that’s the concept behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven’s brand new Business Center. The JCC envisions it as a gathering space for members who want an alternative to a home office.

The Business Center echoes the JCC’s new philosophy that their upgraded campus should offer the community a true home away from home. Use of the Business Center is complimentary to all adult JCC members, adding even more value to a JCC membership.

According to Debbie Brander, JCC Director of Member and Community Engagement, the welcoming space will feature a large communal work table with plenty of places to plug in a laptop computer or phone charger as well as comfortable chairs in a lounge-type setting. The Business Center is beautifully outfitted with new carpet and walls and high-end finishes, For a small fee, members can use the JCC’s commercial copier for black and white as well as color copies, and scanning. A small private room can also be reserved for conference calls or video conferencing.

The space capitalizes on the coworking movement, a rapidly growing trend among entrepreneurs and groups who want the structure or social atmosphere of an office but value the independence of working for themselves. It also allows people who are self-employed to have a more conducive workplace and share ideas and knowledge with other like-minded people.

The added workspace now means members can spend an entire day at the JCC, getting their work done, having lunch at the new Café 360, and also fit in a workout.

The space is also perfect for graduate students or academics that need a spot to study and work on papers.

The JCC will also offer members monthly business-focused programs for learning and networking on a variety of topics in the new space.

For more details on the Business Center or upcoming business programs, contact Debbie Brander at or call (203)387-2424 x276.


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