Welcome

Central Vermont Coworking

Local 64 is a platform to launch your business, connect with creatives, and engage the community

Create + Play + Share

A little bit lounge, a little bit hive

Local 64 is a professional work environment for Central Vermont freelancers, independent creatives, and startups seeking a dynamic downtown presence. After hours we’re a platform for community engagement through talks, workshops, and social happenings at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology, and the arts.

Our mission is to help tech, arts, entrepreneurial, and community oriented people find each other, work together, generate new ideas, and share those ideas with the larger community.
Local 64 was created because we know Vermont is full of bright, creative individuals working alone.We foster opportunities to bump shoulders and increase collaboration in a rural community with potential for a new economy boom.

Coworking in Vermont

We’re proud to have released a guide to coworking for the Green Mountain State. Coworking in Vermont: A Starter Guide is written to support entrepreneurs and business leaders think through the potential of building a coworking hub in communities across Vermont.

The basic insight provided in Coworking in Vermont is that successful coworking spaces arise from, and are built upon, strong communities. It is far less common to find coworking spaces established and succeed on the “build it and they will come” model. Our coworking guide provides entrepreneurs and local leaders with an easy-to-follow model based on research, community-building, planning, and execution.

“Coworking in Vermont” is composed of four sections:

  1. Context: Provides an overview of the changing nature of work that makes coworking such a viable opportunity. Introduces coworking as a “movement” that has gained momentum since the late 1990’s and discusses why Vermont is ripe for a coworking movement of its own.
  2. Exploration: Offers insights into ways to get started developing a coworking space including research, why and how to build community around your coworking idea, and considerations for selecting a location.
  3. Execution: Discusses the importance of having a business plan, the right financing package, considerations around incorporation, development and stewardship of a brand, and ways to think about membership and member management.
  4.  Launch: You’re ready to open your doors. A few concluding considerations as you prepare to welcome new members and engage the broader community in your venture.

The intent is to get entrepreneurs and leaders in Vermont’s small towns and cities thinking about how coworking spaces fit into the local small business and creative ecology. We’ve drawn from insights gleaned from our own experience setting up a coworking space in Montpelier, as well as input from other coworking leaders and important reference documents produced by the larger coworking community — in the U.S. and around the world. We conclude the guide with a handy checklist intended to help coworking startups stage and execute key activities.

About

Local 64 is a membership-driven coworking space in downtown Montpelier, Vermont. We offer a flexible, tiered membership structure that makes our services accessible and affordable.
We are open Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.  Find us at 5 State Street, Second Floor (right above Delish, the fabulous candy store.


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Skills

With nearly 40 members across a range of disciplines, Local 64 is a creativity hub in Montpelier. Sixty five percent of our members are involved in: 

Writing & Editing – 18% of members

Network Security – 13% of members

Retail – 11% of members

Art & Design – 11% of members

Web/Internet Dev – 11% of members



Services


Rebecca Leet

Rebecca Leet

Writing, research, green building

As an architect, specifier, and LEED-AP, Rebecca Leet of Green Leaf offers specification writing, materials research, and green building consulting services to construction industry professionals.

     
    Linda Setchell

    Linda Setchell

    Digital Strategy

    Linda is a digital strategist, web project manager and entrepreneur with 10+ years experience. At Grow! she works with brands to develop cross-platform marketing strategies that deliver measurable results. If you're a brand interested in harnessing the power of digital to achieve your goals, get in touch!

      M. Anthony Hughes

      M. Anthony Hughes

      Networking & Vulnerability Management

      Mark Hughes directs customer and business development for a local computer security company that specialized in penetration testing products.

        Lars Hasselblad Torres

        Lars Hasselblad Torres

        Web Design & Arts Education

        Lars is a free-lance experience designer with a focus on innovation challenges and competitions. He is available for WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal customization.

          Events

          Local 64 is a great place to host a gathering – whether its a business workshop, social gathering, or educational event. We offer two flexible 1,000sq/ft spaces that include a lounge, projector and screen, fast and reliable wifi, and a full kitchen. Check our calendar of events below to see what’s going on.

          We offer discounted rates for member-hosted events and affordable hourly rates for community events. Contact us if you’d like to propose or organize an event at Local 64 or would like to learn more about pricing and availability of the space for a private function.





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          Join

          Local 64 offers a great Main Street presence for freelancers, startups, and creatives. All members have access to common resources such as a lounge and conference area great for meetings, work bars to spread out, kitchen and refreshments, and our blazing wifi. Download our Terms of Use.
          Membership is flexible: get to know us by starting out as a Day Tripper or Visitor, level up to a Nomad with monthly access or set your own work schedule as a Pioneer or Settler. Discounts available for six- and twelve-month commitments. Download our Membership Overview.

          Membership Pricing

          Day Tripper

          $25 / day

          • M-F/9-5 Access
          • Lounge access
          • Workbar access
          • Kitchen & refreshments
          • Wifi & printer

          Visitor

          $50 / mo

          • 5 Day passes
          • All the benefits of a Visitor
          • Access to reservations
          • Level up to Nomad for $25 w/in 30 days of purchase

          Nomad *

          $75 / mo

          • All Visitor benefits plus:
          • M-F/9-5 access
          • Office Squared (O2) Passport **
          • 50% discount on space rental

          Pioneer *

          $185 / mo

          • All Nomad benefits plus:
          • 24/7 keyed access
          • Personal desk
          • Shared office w/2 others
          • * Currently full. *


          * 5% discounts available for six month membership commitments. 10% for one year.  ** Free access to O2 in Burlington after 30 days of membership. Want to know more about Office Squared?

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          Contact Us

          Local 64 is located in the heart of downtown Montpelier at the intersection of State and Main Streets. You can visit us Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Our address is: 5 State Street, Second floor, Montpelier, Vermont 05602. Ring us on: 802-595-0605.

          We’d love to hear from you – drop us an email using the contact form below. We’re usually pretty good about getting back to you within 24 hours.