Published Thursday, June 4, 2020
To Our MBX Members & Partners,
We’re sharing some COVID 19 updates and reminders from the coworking studio.
We’re starting to see more of you in the space! We want to thank you all for being patient, kind, and understanding through all of the changes and phases, and for heeding our safety protocols in the studio. When you wear a mask in the main space, wipe down surfaces, wash your hands, etc., you’re telling us that you care about the wellbeing of the community as a whole. We didn’t expect any less, but we’re also so thankful for a studio of members and partners who understand protecting others.
We know that #masklife is strange. It feels strange for us too. We’re going to keep kindly reminding you to wear your masks in the main space as we adapt. We think this is likely going to be how we operate for a while, and we’re sure it’ll start to feel normal soon.
The state of Indiana is in Stage 3 now. That means that the state isn’t mandating against certain things it did in previous stages. While we are staying apprised of these guidelines for reopening, we’re also aware of our specific circumstances. Maintaining social distancing protocol means being cognizant of how many people can safely use the studio.
We wanted to also remind you remember to book conference rooms that you're using/plan to use. Also, as more of us are using video platforms for meetings, we suggest bringing in an ethernet cable to plug into the gig of fiber directly to minimize potential video disruptions over wifi. We’ve ordered a few cables to have on site for you to borrow, as well, but cannot guarantee availability.
Here’s a breakdown of what we’re doing at MBX…
(This list is subject to change as new information or recommendations become available - changes are denoted in bold)
We are currently working on a rotation, with 1-2 staff members on site every day. Check in with any one of us if you have questions while you’re in the studio or email us anytime. We’re also still hanging out online (and keeping events virtual). Join us in the MBX Members Network and follow our events page to join virtual coffee hour, happy hour, workshops, conversations, and more.
The MatchBOX Coworking Studio Team
Revisioning the concept of traditional work environments and moving to a collaborative space has been an amazing opportunity for our organization to remain engaged with our constituents and expand our connections in the community.
"MatchBOX is helping my company (One Fact) survive and prosper. The affordable space is only the start. It is the connection with the other co-coworkers that is proving helpful. MatchBOX gets a share of credit for any success One Fact sees in 2017!”
MatchBOX is where I met some of my newest best friends, Amanda, Emily, Matt, Ed, and sometimes Ryan. It's conveniently located near Kathy's candies and a bunch of places to get drinks during lunch. Could use a couple more Pokestops though.
<3 Austin Toombs
MatchBOX has provided an incredible opportunity for getting my work done, collaborating with others (at least 4 projects so far), hosting meetings for organizations I'm part of, and meeting other independent contractors in the area. The feel and ambience of the place just adds to the fabulous workplace -- not to mention the coffee and snacks! I have friends around the country who are jealous of our MatchBox space.
—Johanna Merritt Wu
My Enactus Purdue team got a tour of this studio recently. The environment is outstandingly innovative! Everyone there is incredibly friendly and hospitable and passionate about what they are doing. What a great place to see opportunity in the city of Lafayette!
—Acaimie Catron (from Facebook)
There is such a positive, creative vibe to this space. I participated in Lafayette Writers' Studio events and classes at MatchBOX fall, 2016. It is easy to access, convenient to downtown Lafayette and parking is not difficult in its area of town.
—Sandra B. (from Yelp)