On Thursday, January 26 the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce opened their doors to the local community in celebration. January 2017 marks the official two-year anniversary of when they first opened the doors to LAX Coworking, a communal coworking space aimed at elevating the local startup and entrepreneur community through providing resources, fostering connections, and providing workspace. They are creating a collaborative community to foster innovation and spur economic development, one coworker at a time.
The idea of coworking first came to the LAX Coastal Chamber in 2014. Always aiming to be a resource for their business community, chamber leadership recognized that the modern professional was evolving. Today’s worker is mobile, more willing to work at their local coffee shop than limit themselves to a single location. So, as the modern worker evolved, so did the LAX Coastal Chamber. It started with simply opening the doors to their board room for the occasional member to have a spot to work, to expanding and remodeling their office to accommodate room rentals, private offices, and even more coworkers. Since then, LAX Coworking has continued to grow in numbers and is truly building a community worth mentioning.
LAX Coworking’s two-year anniversary and open house celebration welcomed chamber leaders, coworkers, and community members alike. Special guest Councilmember Mike Bonin of the 11th District announced his pride in the LAX Coworking mission, presenting the LAX Coastal Chamber with a certificate of recognition for their efforts in elevating the local business community. Attendees not only engaged in networking and camaraderie, but were also treated to samples from local eateries (and proud chamber members) Yogurtland Marina del rey, The Game Sports Bar, Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant, and Jersey Mike’s. At the end of the evening, chamber staff cut a ceremonial cake in honor of the anniversary, adding the “cherry on top” to a wonderful night.
A special thank you to all of the wonderful men and women who have helped make LAX Coworking the phenomenal program that it is today. From coworkers to supporters to sponsors, you truly are the reason behind LAX Coworking and the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s success.