About the Centerway ExecuCenter
Centerway ExecuCenter is the business center in Corning, New York. For established businesses, it reduces the cost and time of using Class A space by reducing and sharing overhead. For new and home-based businesses it enables economically creating and maintaining first-class business presence and support services needed for growth without taking on the entire related incremental expense. It offers executive suites, virtual offices, shared offices, coworking desk spaces and conference rooms. It is newly renovated, well maintained, staffed, fully furnished, and turnkey-ready-to-use, with workspaces available on an hourly or longer basis.
This facility has several furnished offices and coworking spaces, a multipurpose room for up to 30 people, a boardroom, a small meeting room, a productivity center with color copier, comb binder and level 6 shredder, and kitchenette. It is a “no kidding” Class A facility: professionally managed, elevator, fully handicapped accessible, efficient HVAC with fresh-air energy recovery ventilator, and backup power. It is bright, airy, and comfortable with high ceilings, classic revival style details, and quality fixtures and finishes. It enjoys ample free and inexpensive municipal parking, along with nearby amenities including restaurants, dry cleaning, lodging, boutique outlet stores, and an array of business and personal services. It is located in the center of the well-maintained and managed Historic Gaffer District of Corning, NY, adjacent to Centerway Square and Riverfront Park, and winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The Centerway ExecuCenter provides different value for different clients. Here are some examples:
Manufacturers, financial and business service companies, technology companies and large not-for-profits such as hospitals and social work concerns find value in off-site meetings, contract negotiations, swing or contingent office space, “skunkworks” teams, personnel interviews, contract personnel, and visiting consultants.
Solo lawyers, financial planners, CPAs, network marketers, virtual companies (for instance, card processing and merchant services) and other independent or highly mobile professionals find value in headquartering their businesses in a “virtual office” in the business center. For these businesses, costs of an office are normally all carried as internal overhead. Using the Centerway ExecuCenter, those office costs can be allocated to activity categories instead. One category would be things that must be maintained constantly in order to have a credible business presence. Depending on the business, this might be just Basic Identity, which provides use of the business address along with mail receipt and management. It might also be live “nine-to-five” telephone answering and voice mail support. For these basic things, there is a monthly charge that is much less than renting an office. The other major category is things that may be used from time to time, such as conference rooms, For these things, such as day-office or conference rooms, there is an hourly, half-day or daily charges depending on what’s used. In general, the more frequently the business center is used, the lower the rate… so if the business wants to plan on a certain number of days per month over the course of a year, a contract for those days will cost less than buying them one-by-one. What this does is push office costs into variable costs, which can often be passed on as project billable items.
Home-based professionals, highly mobile workers, and district field or sales representatives for out-of-the-area companies find value in virtual offices – having a business address other than a residence, post box or mail drop provides privacy, security, convenience and authority. The tools and support needed to prepare sales presentations, host business visitors such as district reps, or meet with other professionals are all here. The virtual office establishes business identity, is private and professional, supplements telework, and is not as costly in terms of money or attention as a full time office.
Government agencies, consulting firms, energy companies, pharmaceutical firms, and media companies also use business centers for hosting small meetings, partly for economy, but mostly for privacy and access to the technologies, facilities, tools and services that they need but are not otherwise available when working remotely.
Recurring use of coworking, office or conference rooms can be contracted on a retainer or take-or-pay basis. Either type of contract effectively assures the client will use and pay for a more or less certain amount of utilization. The more utilization under contract, the lower the rate-per-use to clients for because there’s more certainty of activity. Certainty improves the ability to manage costs without sacrificing quality and the savings is passed on to clients, just as if it was their own.
The Centerway ExecuCenter is in the largest commercial building in Corning, NY that is not owned by government or industrial interests. Built in 1894 by the Drake family to house a department store and administration for their other business interests, it has been renovated several times to set the pace of commercial change in the area. This latest renovation, completed in April 2014, brings an important tool for growth and efficiency that is common to larger cities – the business center – to one of the best small towns in the United States.