Work Nimbly Ribbon Cutting

Work Nimbly LLC joins the entrepreneurial spirit of the region, officially opening the first creative coworking space in Williamsburg on September 15th. The ribbon cutting and open house was attended by more than 50 people, including representatives from the Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, James City County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia General Assembly.

(L-R) Tiffany Phillips, Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance; Vice Chair Michael Hipple and Chair Mary Jones, JCC Board of Supervisors; Bryan Hill, JCC County Administrator; Jenn Haynes, Work Nimbly partner; and Natalie Miller Moore, Work Nimbly partner.  Photo by Shaun Strippel

A number of independent business owners also came out to support the unique work option that is set to increase their productivity and professionalism.

Seth Merritt, who works from his home in York County for an out-of-state software company, said that he learned about coworking several years ago, since it’s popular in larger cities.

As someone who has worked from a home office in Williamsburg for almost a decade, I’m excited to have a new place to work that's dedicated to the needs of remote workers like me. I look forward to meeting others and am glad Gretchen, Jen and Natalie took the initiative to meet this community need,” Merritt said.

Work Nimbly was built by independent business owners Gretchen Bedell, Jenn Haynes, and Natalie Miller-Moore.

“This idea works well for each of our business, and so we became accidental entrepreneurs in opening this place. We are pleased to be joining the other groups in the area promoting creative and entrepreneurial ventures,” said Miller-Moore at the ribbon cutting on the steps of 215 Ingram Road.

Work Nimbly is redefining how independent workers, entrepreneurs and freelancers work by establishing a professional setting that reflects a new way to do business. In the culture of support, and surrounded by a community of like-minded (and like-working) individuals, independents can be more productive, create business allies, potentially make more money, and have a safe and comfortable place to meet clients.  

 “We started this business because we all believe that Williamsburg needs a space to connect independent workers,” said Bedell.

The location is at 215 Ingram Road, on the second floor, located near the Five Forks intersection off of Ironbound Road and Rt. 5. The grand opening of Work Nimbly was on Monday, September 15th, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting with James City County officials at 10 a.m.