We have moved Marken out of our home office and into 203 E. College Ave., Suite C in Devine, Texas! Its plain 1,800-square-feet is just begging to be Marken-ized! In addition to our office, we will also have a collaborative working space (or co-working space) that we’re calling the Marken Co.Lab, a music room and recording studio called Marken Music, and the Marken common area, which will be host to special events and creative workshops.
The Marken Co.Lab will be open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional appointments by request.
$20/day for single day pass (for common area)
$65/month for single pass (for common area)
$100/month for couples pass (for common area)
$350/month dedicated desk*
*There will be a very limited number of dedicated desks available
Access to our common co-working area
Free high-speed wifi
Free self-serve coffee station
Creative connections with fellow members
First in line for special events tickets
Use of our telephone room for private calls
In addition to work collaboration, we will also have a music room. Marken Music will allow local music teachers to teach their students in an inviting space. There will be a piano on-site, and teachers who reserve the space are encouraged to bring their instruments. Private locked storage will be available in our storage area upon request. Marken will also use the space as a recording studio with the ability to record, mix, and professionally master music for clients.
(Don't worry, this area will be sound-proofed so as not to bother our co-workers!)
Member and Student Benefits:
As part of our Marken Music family, we will help promote teachers' lesson openings and offerings to our broad email network, social media following, and inside the Marken Co.Lab. Their students’ guardians are also encouraged to enjoy the Marken Co.Lab common area space and complimentary wifi during lessons (only).
Music Teacher Member Pricing:
$10/hour for music teachers to reserve music studio
The popularity of collaborative working spaces is on the rise. Projections from the U.S. Co-working Forecast suggest that by 2022 the number of people in the U.S. using co-working spaces will double.
Co-working is not just for millennials, but also for those taking higher education courses who need dependable internet, those working for themselves or those with “side gigs” who need a dedicated space outside of their home to be able to focus on work. It’s even for retirees who would like a social environment to work on their passion projects.
Noted benefits of co-working have included:
improved productivity, engagement, & motivation
better private life
bigger business/professional network
greater social circle
The fellow businesses who support Marken Co.Lab
We believe that partnering with fellow businesses will be mutually beneficial. In order to help create a space that not only inspires the community to connect with each other and foster creativity and growth, we want to give “shout-outs” to those who have helped us along the way.
When we hosted previous Marken workshops in our home, we even had people from outside our community of Devine attend. The first question when the workshop was over was, “Where do we go now?”
We plan to create a “Must-Dos while in Devine” brochure/map that will highlight area business services, as well as places to shop and dine. While we will help connect the Devine community in our workshops and the Marken Co.Lab space, we also know that many outside the community may be drawn to Marken, and what better way to showcase our community than to point them to some of our own unique shops and businesses?
In addition to this, we will include our community partners’ names in the giant indoor “Texas” mural on the wall for lifelong advertising. Founding sponsors will receive their name in the smaller font size, title sponsors the larger font size.
We are also creating a video that will showcase the journey that took our space from a bright blue floored plain room to the beautiful Marken it soon will be. Our sponsors will be thanked on this video that will be sure to reach a large audience on social media networks.
We would also like to give our community partners two tickets to a creative or business workshop of their choosing.
Founding sponsors will receive a featured position in the “Must-Dos in Devine” brochure/map
Marken will offer reservations for weekend and evening events like bridal showers, baby showers, and small parties. Rental pricing will start at $250 for common area space, and $150 for conference room only. For reservation inquiries (after our October 2018 open date) click here.
We will also plan to host a variety of creative workshops like hand lettering, painting, and floral design. Weekdays, we will host small business workshops like photography 101, social media tips, and our favorite apps for organization. Space will be limited and advance ticket purchase required for most events.
You'll receive a FREE Day Pass when you register for a tour!
(Remember our expected open date is October 2018!)
203 East College Ave.
Weekdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Special Events