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Lighthouse Coworks Grand Opening Slated for April 10

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Oswego will gain a new business this Friday, April 10, 2015 that will offer a new form of business service called coworking. Lighthouse Coworks will offer small entrepreneurs the ability to share office space and services. The grand opening will feature presentations to provide insights into this growing trend.

"Today 53 million Americans, 34 percent of the workforce, are independent workers, and the number of coworking businesses has increased by almost 100 percent worldwide in the last two years. We think the time is right to bring the benefits of coworking to Oswego County," Gary Ritzenthaler, co-owner of Lighthouse Coworks, said.

Lighthouse Coworks aims to alleviate problems many small business owners encounter: distractions at home, trying to work in loud or crowded coffee shops, and workplace isolation. Coworking aims to provide a quiet, professional space for local entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small or home-based businesses. Coworking helps you establish a low-cost and flexible business presence, connect with others, and build communities of interest.

"Not only is coworking practical and useful, it is also fun. The social atmosphere is uplifting and adds that touch of community to your work situation. You know, a place 'where everybody knows your name'," Ellen Clark, co-owner, said.

Grand opening events include free coworking throughout the day, an "Introduction to Coworking" presentation by staff with refreshments at 10 a.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 3 p.m., followed by a reception.

Lighthouse Coworks is a new business in Oswego County that provides a clean, quiet space for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Desk space and office space are provided at different rates that meet the needs of a variety of clients. For more information visit lighthousecoworks.com or call 315-670-7067.

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