Orcas Island's New Coworking Community - 376

Are you a business owner or employee whose role requires you to work or be "on-call", even while on vacation / holiday or a weekend getaway?

For many people, it's very difficult to disconnect from work completely.  Co-workers, bosses, and even clients rely on us to stay connected to keep things running smoothly and handle emergencies - even during vacations.

Though not ideal, it is a reality for many.

At Orcas Island Getaway, we provide a dedicated workstation in the home for guests to take advantage of during their stay. Wireless internet, a desk which houses a 27" monitor to plug your laptop in and Printer/Copier for use are all complimentary for our guests.

But working from a home office can be isolating - or if you're trying to get something done with the rest of the family or friends around, that can be a challenge. And trying to find a space to work from a coffee shop can be difficult, not to mention distracting.

Now, you have another option:

Orcas Island's first business coworking space: 
376 Group

376 is a new coworking space on Orcas Island, allowing locals and visitors alike an opportunity to access reliable, super-high speed internet, office equipment and a chance to make new connections.

376 is a new coworking space on Orcas Island, allowing locals and visitors alike an opportunity to access reliable, super-high speed internet, office equipment and a chance to make new connections.

Before housing 376 Group, the building was the home to a high-tech company. Their technology focus provided the needed infrastructure throughout the building with super-high speed ethernet, Wi-Fi and other business solutions, including a backup generator to keep things running in case of power outages.  (which happen more frequently than you'd imagine, especially during winter storms toppling trees on power lines).

Did you know? 376 is the 3-digit prefix for telephone numbers on Orcas Island. 

Did you know? 376 is the 3-digit prefix for telephone numbers on Orcas Island. 

BENEFITS OF COWORKING SPACES

No longer are co-working spaces used only by startup tech companies or young adults. Now, all kinds of people and all ages are finding benefits of these unique spaces to increase their productivity and get real work done. It's no wonder collaborative coworking spaces have become more and more popular over the past few years.  


HERE'S WHAT WE FOUND ON OUR VISIT TO 376

We recently had an opportunity to spend some time at 376 and were impressed with the setup, the amenities, and the team. Here are a few pictures to give readers a sense of the space and amenities available, and some info directly from the team at 376. 


We provide an environment where entrepreneurs, consultants, and telecommuters work independently and interactively.

With ideal weather in the summertime, the outside wrap-around deck with covering is an ideal place to work in a fresh-air environment.

With ideal weather in the summertime, the outside wrap-around deck with covering is an ideal place to work in a fresh-air environment.

The main coworking space on the first floor offers comfortable chairs at dozens of workstations. 

The main coworking space on the first floor offers comfortable chairs at dozens of workstations. 

Sometimes, relaxing in 'The Lounge' is a choice to sit back and enjoy some friendly conversation. Comfortable seating and decor provides a different environment - all in the same building.

Sometimes, relaxing in 'The Lounge' is a choice to sit back and enjoy some friendly conversation. Comfortable seating and decor provides a different environment - all in the same building.

The upstairs "Boardroom" features a screen and projector and audio system, with comfortable seating around the conference table for 6-8 comfortably.

The upstairs "Boardroom" features a screen and projector and audio system, with comfortable seating around the conference table for 6-8 comfortably.

You'll also find rooms where groups can work together or have meetings in the upstairs corner offices.

You'll also find rooms where groups can work together or have meetings in the upstairs corner offices.

While 376 is situated a short walk to several restaurants, the full kitchen upstairs allows storage, dining area and food prep for those who bring their own food and drinks.

While 376 is situated a short walk to several restaurants, the full kitchen upstairs allows storage, dining area and food prep for those who bring their own food and drinks.

The team at 376 says:

"We provide an environment where entrepreneurs, consultants, and telecommuters work independently and interactively. We support the synergy that happens when creative people share a workspace, start a dialog, and find connections.

376 offer solutions to meet your business needs and an office infrastructure to help you be productive. You do what you do, and we take care of the rest."


We walked away very impressed with what 376 has to offer, for both travelers and islanders.

Their plans offer options for individuals and groups, as well as plans for those looking to work there more than just an hour or two. In summary, if you're in need of getting some work done while visiting the island, 376 looks to offer a great solution for meeting your needs.

Travel safe!
Todd & Lori, Orcas Island Getaway

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