Business center chain opens outpost in Evanston


Regus, which describes itself as the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, has opened a new business center at the Orrington Plaza in Evanston.  

The company's move to the 1603 Orrington Ave. space follows the launch of several co-working spaces by independent business owners in the city.

Regus says it's in the midst of opening locations in thriving suburban markets around the country and now has  more than 30 locations in downtown Chicago and its suburbs.

“There’s a vibe in Evanston that is quite unique to the city,” Jeff Doughman, Regus’ regional vice president, said in a statement.  “Between Northwestern University, an emerging start-up scene and excellent quality of life, local professionals can now keep their business activity close to their home base by working from Regus’ newest center.  The facility offers a professional place where people can connect, while offering a shorter commute to work every day.”

Like all Regus centers, the Evanston location caters to the needs of the growing mobile workforce who are looking for touchdown points during their travels where they can drop-in and get work done for an hour, day or longer.

The company’s network of business centers provide entrepreneurs, small- to medium-sized businesses as well as international companies a range of scalable workplace solutions, including fully equipped offices and virtual offices as well as meeting rooms and membership to its drop-in business lounges. As members of the Regus network, customers have the flexibility to use any location for any amount of time.

Regus’ promotes a collaborative environment for its customers. Common areas, including stocked kitchen spaces, open campus spaces and client networking events helps develop a sense of community for the workers using the space.

Regus, founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. It operates 1,500 locations in 600 cities and 100 countries.

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