The Neon Exchange: The Future of Female Workspace

Achieve a better work-life balance in our bright, collaborative co-work space that provides inspiration & support for your all of your goals

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Project Description

The Neon Exchange believes that at the heart of every healthy family is a healthy female.  We are unique in that we tailor our service delivery to all aspects of a woman’s life which includes her mental health, physical well-being and most of all her strong sense of community.  We offer not just a bright, comfortable office space to create and work in but also a collaborative environment with which we can leverage our individual gifts and talents to propel each other forward.

 

This space has everything a woman needs under one roof.  She no longer has to sign up for trainings and decompress with physical activity during her “spare” time; instead, she can fit it in with her general workday, realize the immediate benefits of self-care and move on to tackle the next item on her list of personal or professional goals.

 

The Neon Exchange is a community of women seeking to enrich the mind, body and soul all in one platform. We accomplish this by leveraging our gifts and talents with one another with four guiding principles in mind.

The Neon Exchange Guiding Principles:

E4 Theory

Educate

We seek to empower each other by providing workshops, seminars and classes dedicated to your balanced work-life needs.

Enlighten

We create an environment of awareness, culture and acceptance in order to awaken and heal the soul.

Encourage

We support each other, free of judgment and believe that we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.

Empathize

We commit to understanding you for who you are and finding common ground in our experiences.

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Located in the thriving area of Silicon Valley, South County (Morgan Hill, San Martin & Gilroy) is home to a diverse, creative, socially responsive group of women that deserve a place to gather and create.   The Neon Exchange will provide a forum for our females to gather and forge change both locally and universally in business and at home. 

Currently, the nearest facility similar to that of The Neon Exchange is in Mill Valley, California. While beautifully crafted and amazing, it is not accessible to our local community and definitely not reflective of our local community landscape.  My hope and dream is to create a place that reflects our needs and wants here in the South County.  I hope you feel the same.

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Membership Benefits Include

  • Unlimited access to floating desk spaces
  • High speed Internet
  • Private office rentals include frosted logos on office doors, use of our mailing address as your business address, locked filing cabinets and glass surface dry erase boards
  • Weekly seminars and clinics tailored to meet your personal and professional needs
  • Lunchbox series presentations
  • Kindle e-readers and an extensive library of over 100+ best-selling authors
  • Full kitchenette with daily coffee and tea
  • Yoga and therapeutic massage
  • Community exchange boards
  • Family engagement opportunities like:
    • Take Your Child to Work Day (crafts & light snack provided)
    • Retreats and off sites
    • Facility rental space for trainings, conferences and events

                                 

 

With your contribution towards this campaign, we will begin working on a complete renovation of the Old Gilroy Hotel located at:

7363-7371 Monterey Street

Gilroy, California

 It will be an honor and a privilege to revitalize the Downtown Gilroy area for the women in our South Bay Area community.  A bit of history will become part of our future.

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Pay It Forward

Grants
Each month we will collect nominations letters from our active members nominating a female in our community who will receive a grant in the form of a one-month membership.


High School Student Saturdays 
We open our doors on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am-2:00pm to welcome female High School students looking for assistance with everything from college applications and resume writing, to life skills and general mentorship. There is no cost for drop in hours - just proof of current enrollment at a local High School.

Take Your Child to Work Day
Each quarter on a Saturday from 10:00am – 12 noon we will host a Take Your Child to Work event which consists of arts, crafts & healthy snacks.


Group Events
We will organize participation in local events for our members to build relationships and have fun.  Events may include local fun runs, paint nights, craft classes and festivals.

 

About Little Ol’ Me

I was born and raised in San Jose, though I attended school in Mtn. View, California. I have devoted the past 16 years of my career to public service work and social welfare reform within Santa Clara County’s justice system. My primary focus is improving the South Bay and San Benito County communities where I live, work and where my children attend school. I strongly believe that there is no better feeling than believing you have made a difference in another person’s life...family, friend or stranger.

“Life might be a little messy but adding a little color and brightness changes the whole perspective.” – Toni B.

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Whether you are looking for a dedicated work space or simply a general community membership to be inspired by, we have what your mind, body and soul crave.

 

 

 

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  How do I redeem my membership?

A: Take your confirmation e-mail (proof of purchase) to The Neon Exchange on the day you select to begin activation.  At this time, you will fill out a user agreement, obtain a badge w/ a snazzy colorful lanyard and start working on your first day!

Q: Can I bring my lunch from home?

A: Absolutely. In fact we encourage members to pack a lunch and store it in our kitchen fridge.  Water will be provided on-site as well as coffee and tea.

Q:  Where is the parking located?

A:  Parking is located along the street and is also available across the street at the train station.

Q:  Where can I find updates about the construction of the actual site and Grand Opening Day?

A: You can follow us on Facebook @The Neon Exchange.

 

 

Cheryl Ramones
09/22/2018
Come Check Us Out For The Day
$45
Faustina Deras
09/16/2018
Community 1 Month Membership
$150
09/15/2018
Dedicated Private Office - 1 Month Trial
$1,000
Traci Mason Baldwin
09/14/2018
Monetary Contribution
$500
08/28/2018
Monetary Contribution
$100
08/06/2018
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$45
07/28/2018
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Bweltz8@gmail.com
07/28/2018
Monetary Contribution
$15
Sonia S Makund
07/27/2018
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$45
Julia Alday
07/27/2018
Come Check Us Out For The Day
$45
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

25 Supporters
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$45
Come Check Us Out For The Day

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One day pass providing access to all amenities during regular business hours
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • A cool decal sticker for your car or to display on any other item where you want to show off your Neon spirit!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
15 Supporters
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$90
Community 1 Month Membership

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities between the hours of 4-6pm
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
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$200
Floating Desk All Access - 1 Month Trial

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities during all available business hours.
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin and fully insulated lunch tote!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
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$800
Dedicated Private Office - 1 Month Trial

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities PLUS
  • A dedicated, private office for you to try out for the month
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon canvas yoga tote*!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.

*Note: Yoga mat not included.

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$2,400
Floating Desk All Access - Annual Pass

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • An annual floating desk membership providing access to all amenities during all available business hours
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin, sticker decal AND canvas yoga tote*!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.

*Note: Yoga mat not included.

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$250
Sponsor a Sister (You + 1) Flex Desk - 1 Month Trial

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities during all available business hours PLUS one month membership for a named friend.
  • An invitation to the launch party for both of you.
  • An official Neon lapel pin and fully insulated lunch tote for each of you!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
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$10,000
Corporate Sponsor

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • Choose from either: A one year corporate sponsor package which includes 5 flex desk annual memberships for your teleworking employees -OR- one year corporate package including 13 reservation sessions to host trainings and conferences on site in our ballroom after core business hours or weekends (max. 4 hours per each event).
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin and fully insulated lunch tote for each teleworking employee and your corporate logo on our website indicating your valued partnership. 
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

25 Supporters
Contribute
$45
Come Check Us Out For The Day

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One day pass providing access to all amenities during regular business hours
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • A cool decal sticker for your car or to display on any other item where you want to show off your Neon spirit!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
15 Supporters
Select this reward
$90
Community 1 Month Membership

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities between the hours of 4-6pm
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$200
Floating Desk All Access - 1 Month Trial

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities during all available business hours.
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin and fully insulated lunch tote!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
248 Left
2 Supporters
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$800
Dedicated Private Office - 1 Month Trial

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities PLUS
  • A dedicated, private office for you to try out for the month
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon canvas yoga tote*!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.

*Note: Yoga mat not included.

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2 Supporters
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$2,400
Floating Desk All Access - Annual Pass

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • An annual floating desk membership providing access to all amenities during all available business hours
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin, sticker decal AND canvas yoga tote*!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.

*Note: Yoga mat not included.

75 Left
0 Supporters
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$250
Sponsor a Sister (You + 1) Flex Desk - 1 Month Trial

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • One month membership providing access to all amenities during all available business hours PLUS one month membership for a named friend.
  • An invitation to the launch party for both of you.
  • An official Neon lapel pin and fully insulated lunch tote for each of you!
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
150 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Corporate Sponsor

At this contribution level, you will receive:

  • Choose from either: A one year corporate sponsor package which includes 5 flex desk annual memberships for your teleworking employees -OR- one year corporate package including 13 reservation sessions to host trainings and conferences on site in our ballroom after core business hours or weekends (max. 4 hours per each event).
  • An invitation to the launch party
  • An official Neon lapel pin and fully insulated lunch tote for each teleworking employee and your corporate logo on our website indicating your valued partnership. 
  • A thank you card from me expressing my deepest gratitude for showing your support.
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