Dear Workroom Members,
It is with a great deal sadness and regret that I write this letter. Undoubtedly, this email is among the hardest of the many sad steps that we have had to take over these past three months.
In early to mid-March, like so many others, we were forced to close our business operations at Little Graces Playgroup as a result of the Covid crisis. We were forced to make thoughtful and quick decisions based upon best available government and medical guidance to provide for the safety of our friends, clients, co-workers, and staff. We spent days reading, calling, emailing, researching and applying for assistance so that we could make the best decisions to keep our businesses stable and secure.
As the crisis continued, we sought to envision and accordingly examined scenarios for potentially reopening all or part of our businesses. Regrettably, we realized that the Covid virus will last for the foreseeable future and that the health and financial risks would linger notwithstanding the fact that the Federal and DC government allowed some businesses to re-open. For us, no viable safe and secure plan could be implemented until there was an acceptable vaccine or effective treatment for Covid.
For the foregoing reasons, we have made the difficult decision to close Little Graces Playgroup and The Workroom Cooperative effective immediately.
We plan to use this time to actively improve our playgroup program and adopt our business model to the new norm. We have hope for the future and will reach out to our playgroup community when the time is right.
As for the Workroom Cooperative, this aspect of our business will be permanently closed. This June 18th marks The Workroom Cooperative’s two-year anniversary, which means that two years ago I was just wrapping up many months of preparations for this new community space. Since opening, so many things have gone well for this little venture. The people I have gotten to know and the successes we’ve celebrated together have been worth every hour of work put into this project. The community we have built has been a great source of happiness and pride, and I want to sincerely thank each one of you for being a part of it with me.
Thank you for all of your support over the years. We wish you safety, prosperity and good health during this difficult time and we look forward to seeing you on the other side.
Join the Dana Rice Group of Compass for an evening with professionals in landscaping, containers and trees - Improving the Value of Your Home. Enjoy libations and light fare. This event is complimentary.
Please join our member, Dr. Roya Pilcher, for a night to remember. You don't need to go to Vegas to try your luck! Join us for a fun night of blackjack, poker, craps and roulette at the historic National Union Building. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served, live music, silent auction and raffle prizes. Event hosted by the Ava Potter Pilcher Foundation, all proceeds to benefit the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital NICU. Tickets available at www.avapotterpilcher.org.
Join Workroom member, Wiggle + Scoot, and friends for a unique, local shopping experience just in time for all of the season's holidays and events. Enjoy lovelies from Brake Ink, Lucy Grymes, Toggles for Goggles, Reustiks, Small Craft Liquors, 4-Kix, Capra Solutions and more! On Thursday evening, let your children play and have dinner across the hall at Little Graces Playgroup while you enjoy a
DJ, shopping and sipping with your friends! Come back and visit us on Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00!
Featured in DC Modern Luxury Magazine’s Annual Dynamic Women of Washington, Violetta Markelou will bring her keen eye and skillful photography to The Workroom Cooperative on March 16th. Every business person needs an arsenal of professional, creative headshots for building a brand through their website, social media and other outlets. You will be amazed by what Violetta can accomplish during your 15 minute shoot. You will receive one high resolution edited JPEG headshot and additional JPEGs may be purchased a la carte at a special member rate. With a limited number of spots, be sure to sign up now! Workroom members receive 50% off using coupon code WORKROOMMEMBER50.
Please come and enjoy a fun evening of health, wellness and YOU! with pop ups by:
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO A TBD DATE.
Founder & CEO Mary Beth Olson of MBO Media is giving the scoop on how to come alive both on and off camera with a first time ever media training workshop. Whether you're promoting your business on YouTube, IGTV, through video, workshops or you have a TV appearance, this workshop will give you practical advice and expert tricks of the trade to boost any kind of public speaking event for your business.
March 12, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 am
The Workroom Cooperative
Coffee and light breakfast will be served
Ticket price: $25 General Public; $13 The Workroom Members
Kate comes to us from Dana Rice Group of Compass as the Communications Coordinator. Kate Fralin, a new resident of Spring Valley, has over 25 years of communications ranging from Sports Marketing, Consumer PR and Advertising, and Corporate Communications for Fortune 100 companies. Kate created and ran her own communications consulting firm for 6 years. She created her own custom jean jacket business, Good Jeans, selling in retail stores, wholesale, and on-line for 5 years. Most recently, Kate managed retail marketing for Eileen Fisher and Whyte House Monograms, helping to increase sales through partner marketing, social media and events.