The Factory Blog

The Factory: Coworking, conference rooms, and office rentals

The Factory has been the premier coworking space in Grand Rapids since 2009. We’re proud to have been an ongoing staple of the Western Michigan startup and small-business community. We enjoy providing updates on the coworking market as we’re seeing it. The pandemic disrupted the traditional office ecosystem and…
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The Factory Town Hall July 2022

The Factory Town Hall July 2022

On Wednesday July 13, 2022, The Factory held its quarterly Town Hall meeting to…
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Expert Series – Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Timothy Haines

Expert Series – Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Timothy Haines

Timothy Haines, founder of Symposia Labs comes to our Expert Series to share his…
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Expert Series – Chinese is easier than you think with Jason Schuurman

Expert Series – Chinese is easier than you think with Jason Schuurman

Learning a new language can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience. Jason Schuurman, COO…
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Expert Series – Facebook is Dead. Long Live Facebook with Andrew Kingston

Expert Series – Facebook is Dead. Long Live Facebook with Andrew Kingston

Andrew Kingston of Kingfisher Ads kindly shared a great talk on Facebook Ads and…
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Town Hall Meeting for April 2022

Town Hall Meeting for April 2022

On Wednesday April 6, 2022, The Factory held a Town Hall meeting to discuss…
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Coffee Tasting with Sparrows Coffee

Coffee Tasting with Sparrows Coffee

What a fun and caffeinated morning we had at The Factory on May 5th,…
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Expert Series are back!

In years past, we held periodic Expert Series for our community to share our…
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Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Now is the best time to submit your change of address with the USPS…
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New space update #2

New space update #2

Hello friends!We wanted to share with you some photos of our new space build…
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Ron’s Story

Ron’s Story

Hi my name is Ron, I’m a Pastor at City Chapel here in Grand…
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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

My name is Sarah Thorpe and I’m a creative strategist at IDW. When the…
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The Factory – Past, present, and future

The Factory – Past, present, and future

But the most important aspect of The Factory is the community. We have a…
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Town Hall Meeting for January 2022

Town Hall Meeting for January 2022

Our January 6th, 2022 town hall meeting we discussed our upcoming move to our…
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We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

After 12 years at 38 Fulton, we are taking a major/important step of growth…
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And we are back to blogging

And we are back to blogging

Did you miss us writing about our journey at The Factory? We did so…
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Our next coLearning course “Become an iOS Developer” beginning April 22nd

In partnership with Michigan’s Shifting Code – The Factory is excited to announce our…
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Hiring: coLearning Admissions Recruiter

The Factory is a coworking space in downtown Grand Rapids, MI designed for collaboration.…
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Rescheduling Jan 2014 classes

Thanks to the feedback we got, we are rescheduling the coLearning classes so more…
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GR GiveCamp at The Factory

This year over 100 volunteers helped 17 non-profits develop new websites, establish databases, improve…
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