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Local Media Magnate Cuts Distraction-free Deals at Centerway ExecuCenter

Download the PDF- CEC case study_Bill Christian

Company Background:

Bill Christian owns Vision Communications, a media company headquartered in Corning, NY. The firm owns and operates 11 television stations nationwide, along with 11 radio stations
through Sound Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary.

“I’m a TV guy,” Bill says. “I’ve spent the last 40 years making TV and running TV stations. For the past 20 years we’ve owned the little Fox television station on Market Street. We have slowly
grown it into a bigger company, all based here in Corning, New York.”

Challenges:
Vision Communications leases its corporate headquarters in downtown Corning, a few doors down from the Fox station offices. Bill values privacy for performing the many duties related to
overseeing dozens of media properties across several states. These back-office responsibilities include: filling out FCC reports, handling investor relations, and communicating by phone with
numerous parties including attorneys and business associates. Bill also uses his office for one on-one conferences with employees and for team meetings.

“It’s a sanctuary— a safe haven; a quiet spot to make some phone calls, or to hold a meeting away from the distractions of the TV station,” Bill says.

In early spring 2016, the owners of the building housing Vision’s corporate offices sold the property. The new landlord planned to significantly renovate the space, adding top-story living quarters and a new elevator, among other improvements. The project was expected to take four months.

“I really needed to relocate temporarily to a space that would enable me to get my job done,” Bill says. “I had a lot of choices. I could have moved into the TV station, which was not ideal because we don’t have doors there, and it’s hard to conduct a lot of business with the hustle and bustle of the TV station.”

Bill also considered working from home, but he worried about his productivity in such a familiar space.

“It sounds great but that isn’t always the most ideal way to get business done,” Bill says. “There’s always some distraction, like the dog barking while you’re talking on the phone with a lawyer. I was looking for a temporary space for just a few months during the building renovations. That’s when we discovered the ExecuCenter.”

 

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Centerway Execucenter Helps Solopreneur Improve Productivity By 25%

Download the PDF- CEC case study_Ted Goldwyn Writing

Company Background:

Ted Goldwyn is the owner of Ted Goldwyn Writing, a commercial writing and content marketing firm based in Corning, NY. Ted started his company in November 2014, to provide thought leadership and content marketing expertise to firms in the financial services industry. Specifically, the company produces a variety of written content including white papers, case studies, blogs, social media posts, web content, and placed articles in leading industry journals.

“Once I left my corporate job, and focused on building my business, I quickly became aware of the limitations of a home office,” Ted says. “I only had about six hours of real ‘focus’ time, while
the kids were off at school. Once 2:30 pm or so rolls around, my youngest gets off the bus, quickly followed by my two middle schoolers. And although they all try really hard to ‘be quiet’
when Daddy is working, they are kids, and they are going to be rowdy and raise their voices every once in a while. Plus, just having me around naturally gives them license to interrupt to
ask for help getting a snack or changing the TV channel.”

Challenges:

“Once I left my corporate job, and focused on building my business, I quickly became aware of the limitations of a home office,” Ted says. “I only had about six hours of real ‘focus’ time, while the kids were off at school. Once 2:30 pm or so rolls around, my youngest gets off the bus, quickly followed by my two middle schoolers. And although they all try really hard to ‘be quiet’ when Daddy is working, they are kids, and they are going to be rowdy and raise their voices every once in a while. Plus, just having me around naturally gives them license to interrupt to ask for help getting a snack or changing the TV channel.”

 

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