BLEND Coworking

A Convenient, Creative Place for Coworking and Community-Centere...


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The 3 C's: Convenient Coworking in Chicago

Yes, Chicago is a huge city, but unfortunately the majority of current coworking and shared office spaces are located in the downtown or West Loop area. 

BLEND will be a coworking and shared office space conveniently located on the northside of Chicago (in the historic Uptown neighborhood), which is easily accessible for the thousands of Chicago residents who do not live in or near the congested downtown area.

Coworking Membership Packages and Pricing


Coworking and Shared Office Memberships.pdf

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Connecting the Community

In addition to coworking and shared office space, BLEND will offer a variety of events and activities specifically designed for Chicagoans to connect with their neighbors while also engaging with and learning about: local businesses, community organizations, public officials, and more.

The mission of BLEND is to build stronger communities in Chicago by connecting people through collaborative work environments, interactive events, and social learning opportunities. 

Details: The Space, Community Members, and Leaders


BLEND Community Space.pdf


BLEND Events Membership Packages and Drop In Rates.pdf


Leadership Information for BLEND Community Space.pdf

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The Best Part: We'll Pay It Forward

10% of the funds raised by this campaign will be given to an entrepreneur who would like to open their business in the same neighborhood of Chicago (Uptown) as BLEND. This is our way of showing appreciation for funding raised, "paying it forward," and contributing to the economic development of our community.

What We'll Use The Funds For - And Why We're Asking

Our mission is to build stronger communities in Chicago by connecting people through bringing them together...and to do that we need a conveniently located, multi-functional space to host these meetings. Just like having people over at your own house, there needs to be basic amenities on hand to accommodate your guests. We'll need those kinds of things (we certainly don’t want to make people stand or run out of toilet paper!)

Since it will take time for our community of members to grow, we need funds to purchase necessary items and cover our operating costs for a few months until we grow our network of members large enough to be fully sustainable.

- Tables, chairs, desks, and a conference table

- Wi-Fi equipment, initial wiring and setup costs

- Projector, screen, speakers

- Coffee maker, microwave, hot water pot, small refrigerator

- Coffee, filters, tea, cream, sugar, snacks on hand

- Cleaning products, janitorial supplies, hand towels, soap, toilet paper

- Rent (it's not cheap to operate a business in Chicago), we need help covering our cost of rent for the first few months, until we can grow our community network large enough to pay for all of our expenses. 

- Operating Expenses: gas and electric, water, Wi-Fi and phone service, IT support, insurance (again, we only need help to cover these costs in the beginning, until we grow large enough to cover all of our expenses ourselves).

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Behind BLEND

Nicole Vasquez - Founder, Creative Director

Chicagoan, Lifelong Learner, Passionate About Connecting People 

Having been born in Chicago, I fell in love with my city at an early age. When I was a teenager I would save my money to take the bus or train on the weekends and explore Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. I was fascinated by all the different languages, cultures, music, and food. In college I worked for a local hospital, and then a startup conference production company, where I worked side-by-side with the company's two women founders. I began to travel internationally and it deepened my love for continual and experiential learning, while shaping my idea of what a community is. I spent years working in operations for a Chicago public service office, while pursuing my MBA at night. After completing my degree I moved on to sales, marketing, and consulting for the foodservice industry where I sharpened my skills in business development and customer relationship management, while attending various continual learning events and volunteering with nonprofit organizations. I began BLEND a year ago by hosting "Modern Day Dinner Parties" as a way to bring people together to exchange ideas and opinions. In that time I've recognized that Chicagoans are constantly having to trek downtown to take part in innovative, intellectual, and collaborative, work environments and social activities. My goal is for BLEND to be a conveniently located and community-centered space, for those who do not live in or near downtown Chicago.

A Local Student or Recent Graduate - Marketing & Operations Assistant

Will This Be You? 

BLEND is looking for a part-time Marketing and Operations Assistant, preferably a student or recent graduate from one of the local colleges. If you are interested in this position please email your resume, and a brief explanation of why you want to be a part of the launch, growth, and continual success of BLEND. Please send to:


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