Elmhurst continues to be on the cutting edge of business trends and national models. With a continuous upward tick in the number of people who work remotely or independently, coworking spaces have soared in popularity, and soon Elmhurst will be getting it’s first dedicated space. If you’re intrigued, there are a few in neighboring towns to check out in the meantime along with a monthly coworking group that meets at the library.

Cohab has plans to open in the first quarter of 2018 at 107 Adell Place. Touted as a community coworking space with sophisticated offerings and comfy amenities, it will have private offices, various working options, and monthly and daily membership fees. For more information, contact co-found Michelle Steber at (331) 209-0290.

If you’re looking for a place to network, brainstorm, and share ideas with other Elmhurst residents who work solo, consider attending the monthly Elmhurst Coworking Connection held the third Thursday of the month from 9:30am-5pm. Register online or by calling (630) 279-8696.

Nearby LaGrange offers Suite Spotte, a bright modern coworking space in downtown LaGrange (with a second location in Forest Park). Suite Spotte offers flexible pricing—join monthly, buy a 10-pass, or pay daily—and no long-term commitment. Features include dedicated or shared workspace, small private phone rooms for longer calls, and meeting rooms.

Downtown Naperville is home to Klique Creative, a collaborative coworking space, which attracts writers, photographers, graphic designers, and small business owners.

If you need a more executive setup, consider Mia Executive Suites in Oak Brook. They offer a variety of fully furnished offices, conference rooms on an as-needed basis, receptionist to greet clients, company name listing in directory, mail service, and standard office services.

For executives who travel across the country and need access to flexible meeting space and offices, both Regus and Office Evolution offer private offices, multiple conference room options, and a full business center at their locations in the Chicago area (near O’Hare and in Oak Brook) as well as around the country.

With Elmhurst’s prime location on the Metra line and easy access to downtown and the airport, it’s the perfect spot for people who work remotely but need access to other areas. Reach out to us anytime for more information about all the benefits of living in Elmhurst; call (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.

While there are numerous upsides to working remotely (no commute! no dress