Ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor of West Grey centre, Nicole Teeter on her left and Nereda Manion on her right and small helpers on each end.
BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Nereda Manion has been operating her business Ask Nereda First — The Mortgage Centre for two years out of her home office. On Saturday Feb 15, the Grand Opening was held to launch her new store-front office space in Durham. Nereda helps people with mortgage financing, refinancing, renewals and private funds.
Mayor Christine Robinson was in attendance to cut the ribbon to officially open the space.
The office store-front space is shared with the Innovative Office which leases space from Nereda.
Nicole Teeter owns The Innovative Office which is a startup business with two locations, a shared office space in Durham and an office space in Flesherton which are just opening.
In January 2020, Nereda and Nicole met to discuss the possibilities of partnering to help small business in the area and have a store front space. Nereda stated, "I had worked from home for a lot of years on my own and understood the challenges that come with it, such as not having another person to connect with. We talked in January and decided that we would partner and bring it together and have focus on space."
The Innovative Office offers help to small businesses through administrative support, phone answering, business mailing address and temporary working spaces that can be booked by the day.
Nereda has been operating Ask Nereda — The Mortgage Centre for two years.
The Innovative Office is also opening an office in the Flesherton Commons building this week, with a Grand Opening in the spring.
On Wednesdays, Nichole and Nereda will trade spaces. Nicole will be working at the Durham office and Nereda working in the Flesherton office where Nereda will connect with her clients in that area.
Those customers looking for mortgages can call, email or connect through social media and make an appointment with Nereda to discuss. Appointments can be made outside of normal office hours if needed.
Customers can book a date to work at The Innovative Office online through their website, Facebook page or by phone. Work spaces are booked by the day. Business service consultations are by appointment.
West Grey Mayor Christine Robinson on behalf of the Municipality of West Grey Council extends congratulations and presents a certificate to Nereda Manion owner of Ask Nereda First — The Mortgage Centre extending thanks for opening her business in West Grey.
Mayor Christine Robinson presented a certificate to Nicole Teeter owner of The Innovative Office which will be sharing space with Ask Nereda First — The Mortgage Centre.
You can find The Innovative Office in Durham at 157 Garafraxa Street South, in Flesherton 774310 Hwy 10 in the Flesherton Commons.
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