New Co-working Space for Creative Community to Open in Tallahassee

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New Co-working Space for Creative Community to Open in Tallahassee


New co-working space for creative community to open in Tallahassee 

CoLab @The Pod to provide space for creatives to work for themselves, not by themselves

Tallahassee, FL— One of the Capital City’s fastest growing marketing firms, The Pod Advertising, today announced the grand opening of its newest division, CoLab @ The Pod, will take place on May 13th, 2016. CoLab @ The Pod is an innovative co-working space designed to empower the creative community in Tallahassee. The space is located at 124 Marriott Drive, an up and coming area near the corner of Park and Magnolia and a few blocks from the Capitol.

Samantha Strickland, CEO of The Pod Advertising, created CoLab to give freelancers and entrepreneurs a home base away from home.

“As a self-employed professional who started off working from home, it’s easy to feel isolated. Most creatives enjoy a collaborative process, even if they want to work for themselves,” Strickland explained. “CoLab provides everything an individual will need to succeed as a creative entrepreneur without the overhead associated with setting up a stand-alone shop.”

CoLab @ The Pod will feature a large co-working area with modular furniture, private offices and designated desks, allowing interested individuals to choose the membership level that best suits their needs. Memberships range from $149/month for part-time members to $408/month for a designated desk in a CoSuite. CoLab will also feature a multi-utility space for organizations to use for training sessions and special events.

“As a growing company, I would love to hire more people locally as much as possible. CoLab gives us the type of resources previously only available in major markets,” said Jonah Manning, CEO of PeopleOps, a Tallahassee-based company that recruits and builds teams for venture capital-backed companies around the world. “CoLab will help both local professionals as well as growing companies like mine attract and retain local talent without sacrificing the culture of our community.”

In addition to 24/7 facility access and guaranteed hours in CoLab’s large, fully equipped conference room, membership perks also include guest passes, personal lockers, color copies, headphone usage, package holding and free coffee at the coffee bar presented by Catalina Café. CoLab is opening with the support of key partners to enhance the member experience such as Catalina Cafe and the Bean Team, which will provide accounting and bookkeeping services to members at special rates.

To further contribute to the local community and economic development, all CoLab members will have access to the PodJobs Board, one of the most exciting aspects of the new space. The Pod will facilitate freelancing opportunities through an exclusive job board through which members may provide services to non-profit organizations, associations and small businesses for projects with budgets up to $1,000. CoLab will also be the home to the Victor Over Cancer Foundation, a non-profit foundation with a focus on melanoma awareness and prevention.

To celebrate the grand opening of the CoLab, one lucky winner who tours the space before May 20th will receive a year of membership for free! To schedule a tour or to inquire about membership plans and information, visit or email