BIG D MEETS THE WINDY CITY
|The perks of publishing in Dallas and Chicago is making connections like this: Our Chicago reporter, Maureen Wilkey, toured executive suites firm Dallas-based Regus, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary and the opening of its 1001st facility in Dayton, Ohio. Now, the firm is expanding its target audience.|
Regus provides office space, both traditional or virtual (phone number and address plus phone/mail forwarding). For a look, we toured the 35th floor of 2 Prudential Plaza in Chicago with Kim Aung, Christina Houston, Cris Gardocki, Jeff Doughman, Linda Chiles, Julie Mitchell, and Courtney Lane. Jeff says the company aims to provide space quickly, for clients as big as Google and as small as one lawyer doing a law review. The newest option:businessworld, which allows use of lounge or drop-in space at any office (like going home to our parents to do laundry, only all over the world).
Here's Jeff showing us one of the executive corner offices. In Dallas, the company has 19 office suites, including Frisco and Waters Creek. With Dallas avoiding the harshest part of the recession, Jeff says many companies are looking to open new locations locally, making it perfect for small office space. Regus is now moving outward to middle markets such as Des Moines, Jeff says, because they've already got space in every "NFL city."