Collaboration Station officially cuts the ribbon
Collaboration Station officially cuts the ribbon

Tyra L. Jackson | Reporter | Opelika-Auburn News |

Collaboration Station officially opened its doors for businesses to get right on track at a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.

“We’re glad this is going on. We think it’s going to be good for Opelika,” said Joey Motley, City of Opelika Administrator.

About 40 people mixed and mingled at the grand opening, which was complete with door prizes, beverages, tours and more.

Collaboration Station, 216 S 8th St., is an establishment that provides collaborative working space for new and existing companies and professionals, where they can interact and help further businesses and opportunities. The entity opened in January, and is owned by Daniel Sexton.

“This is a business center that fosters collaboration and innovation,” said Emily Baas, community director.

Office space, desk space, co-working community space, a student study hall, post office services and meeting and conference room space is available at the business. Members receive utilities,fiber internet, copiers, printers, snack bar, locker space and more when they rent space from Collaboration Station.

The grand opening was the first official day of work for some company owners. Jequetta Canady, CFO of Canady Global Business Solutions, said she’s glad her firm found its way to Collaboration Station.

“This is an awesome place and something that’s needed in this area,” Canady said. “We have an office in College Park,Ga., and we came across this place. I’m glad to be here. The name says it all.We can work with other entrepreneurs, and I’m excited to be here to connect.”