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Eric Smith

  • Where do you live and any personal information you'd like to share (partner, kids, dogs, etc...)

    • I live in Phippsburg with my wife, three dogs, cat, and seven chickens.

  • Do you have previous shared work experiences?  If so, where and for how long?

    • Before moving to Maine, I dabbled in coworking as a remote consultant in the greater Philadelphia area, including some locally run, non-WeWork spaces a lot like Union + Co (particularly Benjamin's Key).

  • How do you primarily use Union + Co?

    • When I need to break up the grind from my home office space, I head to Union + Co. While the company I work for offers one of the best remote worker experiences in the world, it's also nice to have the option to work around fellow humans once in a while.

  • What do you see as the primary benefits of a shared workspace?

    • Collision of people, ideas, and energy.

  • What are your top three shared workspace "gotta have it"?

    • Coffee, beer, and a friendly staff.

  • What would your advice be for someone contemplating sharing a professional workspace?

    • Try it out for a week or two before you make a decision on whether or not it's for you. The first few days can be an adjustment from your normal routine and aren't necessarily indicative (one way or the other) of your future enjoyment of the space.

  • Can you share what you love about Bath?

    • The locally run business community, waterfront access, and accessible location outside of the "hustle and bustle" of southern Maine.


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Anne Witty

  • Where do you live and any personal information you'd like to share (partner, kids, dogs, etc...)

    • I live on an old farm about 10 miles from Bath.

  • Do you have previous shared work experiences?  If so, where and for how long?

    • I’ve worked both in offices and as a free-lancer, from a home office — so the idea of a shared work space seems like a great option.

  • How do you primarily use Union + Co?

    • As wonderful as free-lance work can be, the option to "go to work” in town provides structure and discipline. Being around others makes for great productivity.

  • What do you see as the primary benefits of a shared workspace?

    • As a student I always enjoyed working in a coffee shop or library, for the buzz of conversation and random encounters . There’s great value in serendipitous meetings, sharing ideas, and meeting people doing different kinds of work - all of these broaden my horizons. 

  • What are your top three shared workspace "gotta have it"?

    • Natural light, big tables, and good coffee

  • What would your advice be for someone contemplating sharing a professional workspace?

    • If the idea appeals at all, definitely try it out.

  • Can you share what you love about Bath?

    • Bath is my go-to town for all the necessities of life. I love its mix of businesses, helpful people, and historic buildings set in a beautiful landscape.