Coworking space opens in Bethlehem, with plans to become a ‘business beehive’ and expand to Allentown, Easton

It came to Terry Wallace as an epiphany. On a Sunday about two years ago at his Palmer Township home, Wallace’s daughter Michaella posed a question before his weekly commute to New York City, where he kept an apartment for a job at WeWork.



Local art is on display at Venture X with these Bethlehem stars that were designed by Moravian College's art department students during a tour Oct. 7, 2020, in Bethlehem. In the 13,000-square-foot facility, there are 40 office spaces.


© Rick Kintzel/The Morning Call/The Morning Call/TNS
Local art is on display at Venture X with these Bethlehem stars that were designed by Moravian College’s art department students during a tour Oct. 7, 2020, in Bethlehem. In the 13,000-square-foot facility, there are 40 office spaces.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: An open space in the common area at Venture X in Bethlehem.


© Rick Kintzel/The Morning Call/The Morning Call/TNS
An open space in the common area at Venture X in Bethlehem.

“Are you going home tonight?” she asked.

Wallace, thinking he was home, realized it was time for a change, after two decades of commuting to New York. So he left WeWork and decided to start his own business — near home, in

Read More

She Sold Her Co-Working Business and Joined a Giant Competitor. Here’s Why.



a couple of people that are set up on a chair in a room


© Courtesy of Office Evolution




Shelley Bade posing for the camera


© Provided by Entrepreneur



Shelley Bade was an early adopter of coworking spaces. In 2009, she and her business partner, Jill Pogrant, launched a coworking company in Phoenix and grew to three locations with 200 members. But when the national franchise Office Evolution expanded into the Phoenix area, Bade and Pogrant worried they couldn’t compete. So they decided to join forces and become Office Evaluation franchisees. In November 2018, just as they were converting their businesses, tragedy struck: Pogrant passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Bade was grief-stricken and terrified of embarking on the franchisee journey alone but was relieved to find support at Office Evolution. Throughout that process — and now, during the tragedy of COVID-19 — she says the company has made sure she is taken care of. 

Your first months as an Office Evolution franchisee must have been really difficult.

Read More