Stories from The Pearl Works

Enjoy some quick reads about all things coworking, connection, and sustainability in the workplace.

James sitting at his desk with a window in the background

✨ Meet a Pearl Peep: Jame Velarde

James is a cornerstone member here at The Pearl Works. He always comes in with a friendly hello, and leaves at the end of the day with a “I had so much fun, let’s do it again tomorrow." James is a foodie, father of 2 boys and a delight to be around. Read on to learn more about this guy! 

Alora Daunt

December 12, 2023

2

min read

Marie sitting at her dedicated desk upstairs at The Pearl Works.

✨ Meet a Pearl Peep: Marie Goulet

With International Women in Business Week coming up we wanted to take a moment to celebrate and uplift the work of Marie Goulet. Marie is the subtle flame behind Wild Land Workshop. She is an incredible Landscape Architect who focuses on regenerative, sustainable landscapes. Read on to learn more about this incredible human and the work Wild Land Workshop is up to.

Alora Daunt

October 6, 2023

3

min read

Poster Image for Captain and Stoker Festival

Conversation Corner @ C + S Festival.

e’re gonna try a little social experiment at C+S’s Anniversary Festival. We’ll be hosting a lush, shaded space among other awesome vendors and organizations and, throughout the day, invite people (including you!) in for a quick conversation with a stranger. In short, we’re going to challenge the vendor-customer dynamic and encourage humans to be humans. And we want you to be there!

Alora Daunt

July 13, 2023

1

min read

Vaccine Verification Update

We no longer require vaccine verification for meeting room reservations. All members and day pass folks using common work areas will still be required to verify their Covid -19 vaccination.

Alora Daunt

June 30, 2023

1

min read

Photo of Katherine in the shared coworking space

✨ Meet a Pearl Peep: Katherine O'Kelly

Katherine has been a member of The Pearl Works since March 2022. This inquisitive, humorous, and genuine human being is passionate about building community and is an awesome moderator.

Alora Daunt

June 15, 2023

2

min read

5 Reasons Coworking (at The Pearl Works) Supports Mental Health

In honor of Mental Health Month, this blog post highlights five key ways in which coworking spaces can support mental well-being.

Alora Daunt

May 12, 2023

5

min read

Photo of Erin sitting at her desk with plants and a window in the background.

✨ Meet a Pearl Peep: Erin Duddy

Erin joined The Pearl Works in October 2021. After seeing the potential of the space and the impact it could have on the community, she even lovingly pushed us out of our comfort zone to open the doors before everything was perfect, and we’ve never looked back. I am forever grateful for the lesson she taught me about ideas and systems being good enough to let them out into the world where they can evolve and become what they are meant to be in the real world. She’s a cat lover, nature enthusiast, and non-profit professional working in the impact investing sphere. Her commitment to shifting capital towards solutions is incredibly inspirational.

Alora Daunt

April 12, 2023

2

min read

Coworkers working at there dedicated and flexible work spaces.

Dedicated Desk Vs. Hot Desk In Monterey

Both options are within our shared workspace, but honestly, which one is best for you comes down to your preferred work style!

Alora Daunt

Sam Salerno

April 3, 2023

3

min read

Member sitting in a chair with a book case of plants in the background and a sign saying "Welcome to The Pearl Works

✨ Meet a Pearl Peep: Olga Verkhotina

Olga has been a member of The Pearl Works since February 2021. She is a woman with diverse interests in PR, Real Estate, and is learning Spanish. She is probably one of the most chill people I have ever met. I had the opportunity to ask her some questions and get to know her better… She is wonderful.

Alora Daunt

March 6, 2023

2

min read

Blackboard with LUNCH written in the center.

5 Best Local Lunch Spots in Downtown Monterey

Being a part of the menagerie of businesses in downtown Monterey is one of the best parts of The Pearl Works. With so many lunch spots within walking distance, The Pearl Works is ideally located.

Alora Daunt

February 9, 2023

2

min read

A collection of images of the gifts mentioned in this blog

🎁 Remote Worker Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season approaches, we asked our members what products make their remote work life more manageable. Here are some community favorites!

Alora Daunt

Sam Salerno

November 2, 2022

2

min read

A well lit meeting room with a large TV display and white board

The 4 Key Amenities to Look for in a Meeting Room Rental

Successful meetings are the result of two things: 1) a motivated, task-oriented team; and 2) a comfortable, empowering meeting space. When you're considering where to host your next business meeting or work event, keeping these four key amenities top of mind will help you easily identify spaces where your team can do their best work.

Alora Daunt

Sam Salerno

July 1, 2022

5

min read

Elisabeth to the right and Alora to the left at the kitchen counter at The Pearl Works talking with expansive windows in the background and a glass of wine and can of bubble water on the counter.

Meet Elisabeth Soto

Elisabeth is a caring individual striving to make a positive contribution to the world. She is genuine and authentic. It was such a pleasure to speak candidly and learn from her experience and wisdom.

Alora Daunt

February 4, 2022

5

min read

A woman working at her desk with two women collaborating behind her with plants in the foreground.

3 Aspects of Coworking at The Pearl Works

Coworking is awesome. When you join a coworking space, you receive a community of people, the structure to success, and an opportunity to practice human-ing

Alora Daunt

January 24, 2022

2

min read

A illustrated image with the words "The Pearl Works" in the middle with blobs around the lettering.

Living The New Normal

As human beings, we crave human connection. It is imperative to get out of the house from time to time. The Pearl Works is a space for that connection away from home, but we must also work to keep each other safe.

Alora Daunt

January 10, 2022

2

min read

image of Alora looking away from the camera with a grey cloth mask on.

Do you know “The True Cost?”

One of the Founder's of The Pearl Works dives into a film review touching upon sustainability within fashion.

Alora Daunt

December 1, 2021

3

min read

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