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Flexible space for work and meetings takes off in Virginia

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Flexible work and meeting space in Virginia is getting a toehold with two companies making recent investments.  While Regus continues to expand flexible office locations, Convene is opening its first business conference center outside the New York market at Tysons Corner.

Regus, based in Luxembourg, claims to be the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces. It’s investing across the state and has announced the opening of three new business centers in Fairfax, Richmond and Chesapeake.

A grand opening event for the Richmond center on the 10th floor of the SunTrust Tower at 919 East Main St. will be held on April 3.  The other new locations are at 1545 Crossways Blvd. in Chesapeake and in Fairfax at 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive.

According to Regus, flexible spaces are meeting the needs of freelancers, startups, home-based business and large enterprises that rely on mobile technology but want a more professional place than a coffee shop to do business.

“Whether it’s an attorney in Northern Virginia who wants quick access to Washington, D.C., or the government contractor who has a project with the Coast Guard in Chesapeake, our facilities bring together a mix of professionals, which are as diverse as the Virginia economy,” Donna Scott, Regus’ regional vice president, said in a statement.

Regus now has 25 locations in Virginia. Each one offers offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, videoconferencing and an administrative staff. The company expects to have 2,000 locations globally by the end of the year.

In the meeting space arena, Convene selected metropolitan Washington D.C in what is a national rollout and expansion of its flexible corporate meeting facilities to major urban areas.  The meeting site at 1800 Tysons Blvd. is open, and there’s a grand opening with a cocktail reception and tour planned on April 1 to show it off to local business leaders

Convene offers high-tech, professional meeting services with audio-visual support and in-house catering.

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