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Laura McGlynn believes community breeds creativity. That’s the propelling philosophy behind Social House, McGlynn’s co-working and events venue in downtown Lake Worth. Since opening in April 2015, Social House has welcomed artistic entrepreneurs looking to build their brands and meet like-minded people. “We have a mission to help creative small businesses and creative people in general to flourish,” McGlynn says. “Coming in here, it’s a support system.”
The 3,400-square-foot building boasts five private offices, a kitchen and bar, meeting rooms, a mezzanine level with desks, open space for community happenings, and a backyard for outdoor functions. Exposed beams, wood floors, and hip tilework form a warm environment conducive to a brainstorming session over coffee, a business meeting with clients, or a stylish private gathering.
“We wanted to create a really beautiful space because we’re all mostly visual creatives,” says McGlynn, herself a former stationery designer. “Beyond the space—I honestly think you can work anywhere—it’s really the community.”
Memberships include access to work areas and regular events, like pop-up markets and networking mixers, as well as workshops ranging in topic from making paper flowers to starting your company. For those who may not have a small business but would like to get involved, McGlynn has introduced a new social membership that grants admission to all night and weekend get-togethers.
First-time visitors can attend the Social House’s monthly Open House, taking place March 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. First, get to know a few members of the Social House family.