A new business, PERCH, is opening June 20, at the corner of Highway 14 and Main Street in Petersburg. The former Stuhr’s Quick Stop building is now home to a co-working space, where people who are self-employed or working from home can use the space as an office or conference room.
Owner Tina Stokes said the idea for opening this type of office space came from a combination of things. First, spaces like this have seen tremendous success in areas like Lincoln and Omaha, and secondly, the number of people working from home in rural areas seems to be growing. Five years ago, Stokes and her family relocated to Petersburg from the Lincoln area. A freelance copywriter and marketing strategist, she has worked from home for the last three years. During that time, she recognized a need for a space like PERCH.
The space features a small conference room, a larger conference area, workstations, lounge area, and a private office. Pricing varies by hourly, daily or monthly rates to accommodate a range of needs. People using the space will have access to WiFi, printer and copier, video conferencing and presentation-ready technology, and a coffee/snack bar.
Details in the June 8 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print & E-Editions.