Why be a member of Cowork Frederick?

1) Because you like working around others – at least some of the time.

Working alone dragging you down? Many people find working around others increases their own productivity. They feel happier, more energized, motivated. Creativity increases. Our space includes larger rooms with café-style seating as well as smaller nooks you can tuck into for a quieter day. Part-time and full-time memberships available. Choose what works best for you.

2) Because giving back and being a part of something is important to you.

Becoming a member of Cowork Frederick is about much more than finding a place to work. It’s about joining a community of freelancers, teleworkers, and entrepreneurs who share ideas and help each other. It’s about pitching in to help make the space and community great. And, it’s about giving back. From our support of local artists to our efforts to support local charities, we believe in doing well by doing good.

3) Because you believe the sharing economy is good – for you, for others, and the world.

Sharing is central to coworking. We share space, WiFi, office equipment, food, utilities – just about everything. We share in our efforts to help our own community thrive and to help the broader Frederick community. We believe in sharing ideas and knowledge and we create ways for people to connect so that sharing comes naturally. We believe this makes us all stronger, smarter, and more successful.

Why we exist:

Our mission

is to be a catalyst for the success of freelancers, teleworkers and entrepreneurs by creating ways for them to come together to work, share ideas, and support each other.

We believe

society is facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. Coworking addresses those challenges by changing how we do work. It facilitates connection, shares resources, lowers hurdles to launching a business, provides a support infrastructure, and allows people to be a part of something while still pursuing their own goals.

We envision

an economic engine focused on collaboration and community rather than silos and secrecy, with autonomous workers who come together at will for specific purposes, with a flexible and healthy life balance, and success measured by how work enriches the world as well as the individual.
"We cowork for some of the same reasons we go to church. We need to be connected, to be part of something bigger than ourselves.." - Thomas Brett Talbot
"Cowork Frederick provides a quiet, comfortable, space to work, but that’s only part of why I think it’s so great. For me, the best part is the friendly coworkers. The advice I got on the first day alone was worth the entire month’s membership fee!" - Steve Greenberg
"I've worked at shared workspaces and a leased office. There is no comparison. At Cowork Frederick, even as a [Flex-time] member, I feel welcome. I'm part of a community where others are also growing their own business. It's more like friends coming together to work than going to a sterile office." - Sandy Sponaugle
“At home, the dogs were noisy ... and, it got too easy to work in my PJ’s. It’s just not professional." - Patrick Pierson
"I joined Cowork Frederick because I need interaction. I tried having a studio, then working from home, then studio, then home. Coworking spaces provide the best of both worlds, shared work areas where collaborative conversations readily strike up and quiet places to focus." - James Hersick
"Cowork Frederick is a beautiful, distraction-free place to work. The environment is friendly and welcoming. The connections I have made have been invaluable in moving my career forward. I like working on my own. I like it even more since working at Cowork Frederick." - Tom Semmes
"I love surrounding myself with an environment of other professionals doing the same thing I am: continuously building their skills, careers, networks, and profiles." - Michael Gray
"Working at home, the quiet is strangely distracting. It’s hard to stay focused, motivated. Coffee shops offered a higher energy space, but when my battery died I would head home. The energy at Cowork Frederick is work-oriented. Seeing others focused on their respective businesses creates peer pressure that helps me stay disciplined in completing my own tasks." - Matt Edens
"Cowork Frederick has the tools, location, and community to make "work from home" a natural extension of the office. Without the commute to DC, I get 3 more hours of work done a day." - Michael Garrett
"This is my happy place." -Kevin Lynch
"As a writer, I mostly work on my own. Cowork Frederick has all the stuff I need to do my work, but what I like most is having company and being with other creative folks in other fields. I’ve learned a lot from them. I like walking into an “office” and seeing familiar faces. Takes the edge off working solo." - Beth Conny
"This is a wonderful way to work in the new economy. You lose your humanity when everything is done over the Internet. I was working at home in my basement and was too isolated. Here I can be around people. There’s more energy, more excitement. The people are awesome. I get to learn from other people in other industries: lawyers, book authors, etc. I also really like the downtown location." - Thomas Brett Talbot
"What do I like about coworking? It’s so much better than working at home alone. I’ve learned a ton from talking to others. The separation between work and personal time is also very important." - Derrick Miller
"I liked what I saw the day I took a tour, but it’s even better than I expected. I love the community. There’s no catch - just people who really support you and are interested in what you’re doing.” - Wayne Dorsey
"Cowork Frederick was exactly what I was looking for. The energy, location, and environment make it a great place to get things accomplished. I also believe surrounding myself with talented people from industries that may have very little in common with my own provides a great way to gain refreshing perspectives and innovative ideas which I can pass along to my clients." - Brandon Mason