Whether a westside commuter or a local entrepreneur, we all need a place to call home when we work.
Catalyst Co-Working in Cle Elum, Washington seeks to provide you with all of the modern ameneties of a luxury office, with the privacy and security you require to get work done.
What's in it For You?
 High-Speed Internet
 Copying/Printing Resources
 Private Meeting Room*
 Free Locally Roasted Coffee
 Furnished Work Spaces
 On Site Office Attendant
 Kitchen with Seating Area
 Invitations to Networking Events
 Downtown Location Surrounded by Restaurants,
Cafes and Recreation Opportunities
Private Single and Double Offices
We are proud to offer multiple private offices at our Downtown Cle Elum location. These offices award tenants the freedom to work with their schedules with the security of locking their doors at the end of the day.
Each office is fully furnished with a spacious desk, lumbar-supporting office chair and multiple cabinets and lockable drawers for storage.
Catalyst also provides tenants with an onsite office attendant to answer questions, guide clients to offices and assist with computer/building inquiries.
So... Why Cle Elum, Washington?
Cle Elum is a small mountain town located 80 minutes east of Downtown Seattle on I-90. Cle Elum plays host to award-winning Suncadia Resort and living community, and is cemented at the heart of superior Cascade Mountain recreation. In one day, residents can do a day's work and then dip out for a game of golf or flyfishing session. Foodies can step away from Catalyst for a flavorful espresso at a nearby cafe, or choose from a myriad of dining options off of First Street.
The proximity to the Seattle area brings tenants from a variety of industries, including technology, computer science, design, eCommerce and healthcare. These people are looking to escape the daily grind of city life, while continuing to work in their industry from afar.
Other tenants are local to the Cle Elum area, and are thrilled to see high-end office spaces available at a variety of rental rates.
Contact us today and reserve your coworking spot in Cle Elum, Washington.
Central Washington has been inundated with days of steady snowfall. While the snow is great for many of our agriculture-based businesses, it can wreak havoc on our creative entrepreneurs.
We've gathered a few tips to stay productive and creative through the remaining winter months.
Set the alarm for an earlier time
Winter means darkness. When we wake up it's still dark, and oftentimes we're making dinner in darkness as well. It can be hard to keep your momentum and wake up at a decent time, but an early alarm just might jumpstart your creativity.
Levo League writer Courtney Miller reflected on the importance of starting your day early, and commented on author Laura Vanderkam's findings:
Plan it Out
Don't let your project list overwhelm you in one of the most lethargy-endusing months of the year. Utilize project management and organization tools to craft your day/week/month and effectively utilize your time.
Social media planning tools like HootSuite and TweetDeck can help you plan out your social strategy for the month, giving you the option to schedule posts on a range of social platforms. This allows you to dedicate a few hours to social content development, freeing up the rest of your week or month for creative endeavors.
Project management programs like SmartSheet and HoneyBook allow you to record your projects, connect with clients and check items off of your to-do list in one easy-to-access location.
For those in favor of traditional planners, daily planners from The Day Designer can be highly useful. Other favorites include the 56-week planner from Field Notes and the Freedom Journal.
Last but not least, HAVE FUN
Don't let the slush and the chill keep you from having fun when you're not working. Studies show that stepping away from your work and getting in some recreational time is beneficial to the creative mind. In an article by Psychology Today, Marc Beckoff relayed the importance of playing:
Carve out some time to step away from your desk or studio space and meet new people, attend events and socialize with friends. We highly recommend it here at Catalyst.
Keep it creative for the rest of our cold Central Washington winter!
Join us in Downtown Ellensburg during First Friday Art Walk as we showcase the work of local artist Samantha Birks Fisher. We will be pouring wine and serving appetizers from 5pm-7pm.
A little bit about Samantha
Samantha Birks Fisher has lived in Ellensburg for the past 6 years after fleeing the West side to raise her family in a more rural location. After receiving her MFA from UC Davis in 1998, her and her husband moved to the Seattle area for 10 years where she showed her paintings locally and nationally while working days as a professional art framer.
After moving to Ellensburg, she took a position at Gallery One as an instructor teaching art to adults who want to drink wine and learn to paint. Her hobbies include running and biking down mountains, scribbling in her home studio, napping in her kids beds , and cooking vegetarian food. Check out her website at sambirksfisher.com.