Latest News – October 16
Reminders: The Law, The Job, The Bureaucracy
There are a number of meetings this week that residents should be reminded of as they deal with the basics of life at 10,200 feet: Keeping safe, keeping employed and keeping a shelter.
Today, Monday, Oct. 16, Lake County residents will have a chance to weigh-in on law enforcement efforts and issues. The Town Hall Meeting will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Lake County High School cafeteria. This is an opportunity for people to ask questions and/or voice concerns.
Lake County Sheriff Rodney Fenske, Leadville Police Chief Robert Glenny and 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown will be in attendance and available for discussing law enforcement related issues.
Help for Job Seekers Finding Work Online
If you or someone you know is looking for work, then you understand how important the internet can be to meet your end goal: employment! So take advantage of a FREE workshop this week, tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. The program is designed to help job seekers with “Job and Career Search Help.” Thanks to the Leadville Colorado Workforce Center, these 30-45 minute FREE workshops are offered Tuesdays through October and help job-hunters brush up on the necessary skills to get a job in today’s market!
You can participate from your smart device, PC or in person at one of the Workforce Centers. The Lake County Public Library also offers a WORKFORCE LAPTOP for persons looking for employment or filing for unemployment. This system is dedicated to help job seekers.
For workshop attendees, you need to register and can do so ONLINE or contact Sue Miller at the Leadville Workforce Center at Sue.Miller@state.co.us or by calling (719) 486-2428. Increase your skill set, put your best foot forward, and get that great job that’s waiting just for you!
City Council Presents More Bureaucracy
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the City of Leadville and Leadville Urban Renewal Authority is holding an informational meeting about their plans for advancing initiatives in downtown through the newly created Leadville Urban Renewal Authority. Presenters include Anne Ricker, Principal and Owner, Ricker & Cunningham, Redevelopment Specialist, and Linda Michow, Michow Cox & McAskin LLP, Urban Renewal Attorney/City. Here’s the line-up for Tuesday evening’s program: Open House 5 – 5:30 p.m., Presentation 5:30 – 6 p.m., Question & Answer 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Professionals Connect on 3rd Fridays at Vertex
This Friday, Oct. 20 Vertex WorkSpace continues with its 3rd Friday Connect program. This is local business owners and professionals’ chance to network with other remote, Internet professionals–or just come and have fun! The event will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. at Vertex WorkSpace, located at 1205 Harrison Avenue, across from the public library. Refreshments will be served.
Vertex WorkSpace is a shared office space located at 1205 Harrison Avenue in Leadville. Celebrating its one-year anniversary last month, this 21st century office complex is the creation of Jane and Dave Horning and has found its place among professionals looking for a shared office space. While the concept of shared work space has been prevalent in urban processional circles for years, the idea finally reached the mountain top in Leadville in 2016.
So what is the shared work space concept?
Co-working space is a shared workspace where freelancers and other independent workers can go and get the basics of an office – desk, internet access, conference room, shared printers, and mail service. Members buy time in the space from a few hours a week to full-time, sometimes even having a dedicated desk or small office.
At Vertex, the range from a Daily-Table use at $23/day to the $525 private office space with conference room privileges. Monthly rates do include a professional mailing address, kitchen access including free coffee and tea, print/scan/copy availability and free high-speed wireless internet.
In fact, it’s likely that last asset that will bring in the millennials, in constant search for a connection. This summer, Leadville’s standard wireless access points started to go black after dark and afterhours. And for the younger set, who keep non-traditional hours, huddling in their car on Harrison Avenue or at the Laundromat in the early morning hours, waiting for a connection to finish an online class or make travel plans has been getting old.
Typically, the shared workspace concept is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Co-working spaces also provide the positive attributes of social gatherings for a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other.
Since its Grand Opening in September 2016, Vertex has found some growing success among Lake County’s independent professionals, as well as summer visitors looking for reliable, high-speed internet access. Now Vertex WorkSpace hopes that this 3rd Friday Connect series brings that experience to the next level – sharing information!
So if you’re looking for a new work space or perhaps ready to move out of that basement home office, stop by on Friday, Oct. 20 for Vertex’s 3rd Friday Connect from 4 – 6 p.m. at 1205 Harrison Avenue. And if you can’t make it stay connected with them on the Vertex WorkSpace Facebook Page.