What is The Space On Main?
The Space On Main is a 7,000 sq ft nonprofit community-based coworking, maker, conference, event, and gallery space in the heart of the VT/NH Cohase Region (Northern Upper Valley) fostering entrepreneurship, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
What is coworking?
“Coworking is about creating a better place to work, and, as a result, a better way to work. Coworking spaces provide more than just office space. They are community centers, friendly gathering places, think tanks. When you rent a desk or an office, you gain coworkers to bounce ideas off and that support you professionally in a way that you can’t find working from home or in the corporate office. Coworking connects you to a global network of professional peers.” -Jamie Orr, Founder of Tahoe Mountain Lab
Can I drop in or schedule an appointment?
While we typically have someone present during typical work hours, we ask that you get in touch ahead of time to schedule an appointment. We have forms available for various needs:
Many of our members are often in the middle of conference calls or meetings (including our admin), and scheduling allows us to dedicate time to focus on any questions that you might have while not disrupting others.
Can I purchase tshirts and other swag?
Yes! Visit our Store page. Proceeds from Teespring come back directly to The Space.
How do I become a member?
Easy! Start by filling out the membership application!
Should I wait until the 1st of the month to join?
Nope! Recurring billing starts from the date you join so you can start anytime!
Do you have day passes?
Yes, we have a day pass membership which acts like a punch card that can be expanded by purchasing additional days. Start by filling out the membership application. This membership is M–F 9–5 and does not include access to the makerspace.
I don’t have a credit card, can I pay by electronic check?
Yes, when logged in, click on your profile picture, select Payment Sources, and Add Bank Account.
What should I bring to work at The Space?
Bring your laptop, files, headphones, and favorite coffee. We provide the WiFi, desk space, and coffee-making devices.
Is there parking?
Yes! If you’re coming in for the day, please try to use the public parking lots at either end of Main Street, as seen in this Google Map. All Main Street parking has a two-hour limit (particularly important in the winter for plowing). If you’re coming in for a few hours or meeting a client, there is parking on Main Street right in front of The Space.
Are your events for your members only?
No, these vary depending on who is putting on the event. Check the calendar listings for more information.
Can guests visit me?
Yes, of course. Have them click the I’m Here link in the upper right hand corner of The Space’s website to ping you and then have them sign in.
Can I bring my pets or kids while I work?
We totally understand, but in the interest of maintaining a professional environment for all members and guests, we ask that you leave your loved ones at home.
I would like to display in your gallery. How do I sign up?
USING THE SPACE
Where should I park?
If you’re coming in for the day, please try to use the public parking lots at either end of Main Street, as seen in this Google Map. All Main Street parking has a two-hour limit (particularly important in the winter for plowing). If you’re coming in for a few hours or meeting a client, there is parking on Main Street right in front of The Space.
How do I get my Keys to show up?
Make sure location services are turned on for your web browser or Proximity Mobile app (depending on which method you are using):
1. Go to Settings
2. Scroll to and select Privacy
3. Select Location Services
4. Scroll down and select your browser or app.
5. Make sure the “While Using the App” is checked.
Don’t forget to make sure the membership level that your member is assigned to, has key access. This is found the Profile > Doors > Schedules > Edit Schedule > Membership Access
How do I stay logged in on my phone for key access?
In order to stay logged in on your phone and access your keys, cookies must be enabled.
Here’s how to enable cookies on both iOS and Android:
For iOS (Safari):
- From your home screen, go to Settings > Safari.
- Make sure Block All Cookies is turned off. Once this is set, you can browse OverDrive websites normally.
For Android (Chrome):
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
- At the top right, tap More Settings.
- Tap Site settings Cookies.
- Turn Cookies on or off.
How do I save the door app key to my phone?
These videos will show you how to open the doors to your coworking space right from your home screen.
iPhone Setup Video
Android Setup Video
What browsers are supported when logging in?
Proximity, supports all current, major browsers. Here is a quick reference list to see if your browser is fully capable of running the Proximity software.
- Internet Explorer
How do I and my participants access WiFi during an event?
The WiFi network and access code will be listed on the iPad screen in the room you reserved. All iPads unlock with the code 2580.
How do I connect to the wireless projector in the Event Space?
Download the Epson iProjection app for your device here: https://epson.com/Support/wa00723.
Can I set up and work in the conference room or event space?
Yes, just keep in mind that reservations take priority over other uses. If no one else is using the room, and there are no reservations scheduled, then you are free to use it as a coworking space. Always check the automated schedule posted outside each room.
Is there a directory? How do I connect with other members?
Wait, how do I edit what shows up and list my company/jobs?
Profile > My Profile > Edit Profile: https://space.onmain.app/account/profile/edit
SOCIAL / CHAT NETWORKS:
What do I do if someone is trying to get in?
Please opt for what makes you comfortable. Anyone who has authorized access can let themselves in. When in doubt, please don’t hesitate to text or call Monique 24/7: (802) 222-1909.
If I’m the last one in, is there anything special I should do?
If you’re the last one in the building, please remember to:
• Turn all thermostats down to 65° (makerspace wall, inside event room, downstairs on right)
• Make sure all room doors are shut
• Close & lock all windows
• Turn off all lights & fans
• Arm the security system (if you have 24/7 access and are using after-hours)
• Make sure both front doors are shut tight
We’re out of creamer/coffee/etc. Where do I get more?
We supply the devices and equipment and make ingredients available from time-to-time, but in general, members are expected to bring their own, or to coordinate sharing with others.
I made a mess, how do I clean it up?
There’s a collection of cleaning supplies, towels, etc. under the microwave counter in the kitchen. Please only use Pledge on the wood (can also be used on counters). Mops/brooms are available, but may be behind a closed door. Please send Monique a quick text and she’ll open the door remotely: (802) 222-1909.
Toilet paper/paper towels are out in the bathroom. Where do I get more?
Extra toilet paper and paper towels can be found under the sink in the kitchen. Please restock as needed.
I would like to display in your gallery. How do I sign up?
When are public viewing hours?
Shows will switch out monthly. Opening artist receptions are timed with other Main Street First Friday events from 5–7pm. Monthly public viewing hours are 3–6pm on Fridays throughout the month. Check out the Gallery page for more information.
Where can I read more information about shows?
You can read more information on both current and upcoming shows on the Gallery page.
How do I buy a piece from the current show?
Purchases are made directly through the artist. We would be happy to get in touch. Please contact us with more information.