Author: Robert Creenan
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus recently completed the build out and leasing of six new, private offices in its DIG co-work and event space at the Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center. The six offices have been built inside a 6,000 square foot space on the first floor of the Innovation Center and allows for more permanent space within the complex.
DIG is widely known for its flex space, which offers young companies the ability to utilize the space and associated services, while keeping costs low. As these young companies grow, many of them are looking for more stability within the building. At this time, there are more than 100 companies and nearly 500 employees associated with the Innovation Center.
The companies that are taking up private office space (including a couple moving from outside the vicinity) include:
- Girls Education Collaborative supports and promotes the efforts of local communities in developing countries to improve educational opportunities for girls. The non-profit had been located in the Suites at the Innovation Center and will now have expanded office space in the new dig offices.
- JMS Technical Solutions, Inc. a former dig member, is an international technology consulting and staffing firm.
- Norris Clifton Creative, also a former dig member, is a boutique-marketing group offering advertising, marketing, branding & identity, web services and photography.
- A former dig member, The Parson Group, LLC is the parent company with subsidiaries in the fields of Philanthropy and Social Engagement (The Black Diamond Society™), Educational Training and Development (The AppleTree Agency™) and Mobile Application Development (HIPPO™).
- Tipping Point Communications expanded beyond its Rochester headquarters to Buffalo and offers marketing, public relations and digital media services.
- 911Flex, LLC (formerly 911Next) brokers public safety and national security products and services and was a dig member previously. The company shares the office space with Plur-al-ity Press, which aspires to be the lead generator of sophisticated thought-images advancing how both image and language are consumed and created while assisting writers in deepening their craft.
According to Vic Nole, Director of Business Development for the BNMC Inc., “We recognized that there was a growing demand from dig members whose companies were maturing and had a need for more permanent and private office space. We see this as an indication of a very healthy entrepreneurial environment as companies realize success and have a need for greater resources to continue to grow their businesses. We are more than happy to be able to accommodate those needs with these new offices.”
The new offices are very modern with plenty of glass walls, while ensuring that they mesh with their surroundings. Leases are month to month, and amenities include internet, and print/copy services. The modern work environment, set up inside a bustling creative space, allows the workers to network, access the amenities that they need, and remain flexible at the same time.