Co-work space Innovault timeline announced

A board has been assembled and a timeline is in place for the eventual opening of a co-working space in the PNC Building in downtown Warren.

The portion of the first floor fronting Liberty St. is the location for the space.

At a meeting on Monday, the following individuals were appointed to the board of the coworking space, dubbed Innovault: Phil Gilbert, president; Chuck Gray, vice-president; Lisa Hagberg, treasurer; Lacy Hanson, secretary; Harry Krissy, Jim Decker and Ben Kafferlin.

Gilbert said that the plan is for bids to be accepted in June and awarded in July “at which point construction would be in July and August.”

He said the aim for the entities who wish to utilize the space to be able to do so by September.

An article from the Harvard Business Review describes coworking this way –“membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting.”

Congressman Glenn Thompson previously announced a $90,000 grant to the Warren County Development Association for the rehabilitation of the building, specifically “to complete interior renovations and improvements to the co-working center….”

The building was originally constructed in 1900 as the home of the Warren National Bank.