Last week Ambler Yards announced the hiring of Ben Bergman as the complex’s first Campus Manager and as Manager of the new Benjamin’s Desk coworking space currently under construction. In these roles, Bergman will manage day-to-day activities on campus and will also oversee Benjamin’s Desk Ambler Yards, a cutting edge coworking space and business incubator.
“The opportunity to be affiliated with Ambler Yards and the Benjamin’s Desk brand is incredible and I can’t wait to be a part of shaping Ambler’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Bergman. “Ambler is an up-and-coming area and Benjamin’s Desk is poised to be a hub for the emerging startup scene developing in the Montgomery County business community.”
Ambler Yards is a 290,000 square-foot complex with 14 buildings spread across 25 acres in Lower Gwynedd Township, right on the Ambler border, Ambler Yards is a multi-million-dollar redevelopment effort to convert an historic industrial complex into modern work space.
The new roles extend Bergman’s connection to the revitalization of the Ambler Yards complex. He previously played a part in the development and management of the Ambler Yards Beer Gardens and the Ambler Yards Community Fun Day. Over the course of Bergman’s four years managing the popular Ambler Farmers’ Market, the market has nearly tripled its roster of active vendors and is poised to reach sales of over $250,000 for the 2017 season. He has also worked for AroundAmbler.com.
“We are thrilled to announce Ben Bergman as our Benjamin’s Desk Ambler Yards Campus Manager. Ben embodies the entrepreneurial traits that can help build a foundation of coworking excellence in Ambler, as well as foster a true community of innovation, said Ambler Yards Co-Managing Partner, Marc Policarpo. “Ben will be responsible for all day-to-day operations and for creating relevant programming for small businesses, startups, freelancers, and aspiring entrepreneurs.”
Bergman combines his management experience with networking skills developed over three years of owning his own farmers’ market business.
“We believe Ben will not only be an amazing campus manager at Benjamin’s Desk Ambler Yards, but a steadfast resource for entrepreneurs to thrive, companies to grow, and a true Champion of Ambler’s business ecosystem,” said Anthony Maher, Benjamin’s Desk Co-Founder/Co-CEO. “We use the phrase ‘Invent Your Future’ often at Benjamin’s Desk, and we are excited to see how Benjamin’s Desk Ambler Yards will amplify this mantra throughout our region.”
Described as “Philadelphia’s Premier Coworking Network,” Benjamin’s Desk aims to provide mobile professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs and startups across a range of industries with more than just office space. Members are given access to capital resources, economic partners, high-profile networking events, and more—all with the explicit goal of helping them grow.
Benjamin’s Desk offers four core membership opportunities for entrepreneurs and enterprise partners:
- The Network—A membership program that includes occasional use of common space and access to special events, professional development courses, and business incubation services.
- Part-Time—Flexible access to shared desks and conference rooms for professionals requiring presence in targeted geographic areas.
- Resident—Around-the-clock access to Benjamin’s Desk facilities, including the option for dedicated desks and virtual office solutions.
- Private Offices—Short term, flexible leases for early-stage startup companies and other teams.
Members of Benjamin’s Desk Ambler Yards will also enjoy reciprocal access to facilities and services at other Benjamin’s Desk locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
Entrepreneurs and company leaders interested in reserving early access to Benjamin’s Desk Ambler Yards can request an advance tour by calling (267) 436-3359 or (267) 765-2070.