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January 2013

Association News

A Note From The President

“When asked about our economy, what is the first thing you think?  Recovering?  Recovering soon?  Still a ways to go before we recover?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could Google an answer to that, or ask Siri for a prediction?”
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GWA FraudWatch Announcements

The GWA Board has approved the continuation of the Virtual Fraud Task Force, creating an official, standing committee, the GWA FraudWatch Committee. The FraudWatch committee has a long term mission to educate members by providing “Tips and Tools” for training and to alert members about potential scams as they are brought to our attention.
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Regus Acquires Several Large Business Center Companies

Regus is on a new acquisitions binge. The company announced the purchase of GWA Member Corporate Office Centers (36 locations) and Regent Business Centers (13 locations).
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Priority Exhibit Selection Offered

Exhibitors for the 27th Annual GWA Education Conference, to be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, September 18 – 21, will receive priority exhibit booth selection if they pay 50% down by February 1.
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Top 5 Marketing Musts to Fuel 2013

Andrea Pirrotti of Pirrotti Marketing Group provides members with five tips to jump start the year that are critical to achieving optimal ROI.
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Member News

LiquidSpace Secures Marriott Hotels in Two Markets As Workspace Partner

GWA Member LiquidSpace has announced a partnership with Marriott International to “test booking their hotel workspaces and meeting space on demand.” LiquidSpace describes themselves as “a mobile/web app connecting people seeking flexible workspace with venues offering great workspaces to share.”
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Instant Secures £16m in Capital

GWA Member Instant, has announced that they have attracted £16m in capital from private equity house MML. The company saw revenue increase by 30% last year to over £22m. MML will be a minority shareholder (40%), to support the company in achieving its ambitious growth plans.
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RJ Metis Wins Trade Supplier of the Year Award from BCA

GWA Member RJ Metis was the winner of the BCA (London-based Business Centre Association) 2012 Trade Supplier of The Year Award. The awards were announced at BCA’s Annual Awards dinner, held in London this month.
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Avila Coworking Garners Fifth Place in ‘World’s Coolest Office’ Contest

GWA Member Avila Business Centers, based in Lisbon, Portugal and their affiliated group, Avila Coworking, placed fifth in a recent online contest held by Inc. Magazine to determine the ‘world’s coolest office’.
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