Makery Coworking Honored by CERC at CelebrateCT!

Makery Coworking was recently recognized by The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) as one of 18 honorees who have contributed to the state's economy.

CERC's annual CelebrateCT! event was held at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford, where over 200 guests attended including municipal and state economic development professionals, government officials, and corporate business leaders.

“These awards acknowledge key people, programs and projects that are stimulating new jobs and investment in our economy,” said CERC President & CEO Robert Santy. “They are well earned and well‐deserved, and CERC is proud to recognize the 2018 honorees and their noteworthy accomplishments that are having a positive impact on Connecticut’s business environment.”

CERC President & CEO, Robert Santy and Makery Coworking Founder, Tony Vengrove

Honorees were selected by economic development officials in each of 9 regions across Connecticut for their contribution to the state's economy -- such as consistent or growing employment levels, playing a critical role in changing the character of its community of civic engagement, strong public/private collaboration to encourage new investment, or leadership resulting in growth or improvements.

"It's an incredible honor to be recognized by CERC for our contribution to the local economy," said Tony Vengrove, Founder of Makery Coworking. "Our mission is purely community based. We want to to provide a home for innovators and startups who need a creative and collaborative work environment to help grow their businesses and create jobs."

Since opening its doors in February 2017, Makery Coworking has garnered recognition as "Best Space" at the 2018 Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards and received the coveted "Business Supports the Arts Award" from the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut.


Makery Coworking is Litchfield County's First Coworking space for the regions makers, creators and entrepreneurs. The 5,000 square foot space provides all the amenities workers need to be productive, including a large conference room, high-quality office printer, a podcast room, photography studio and more. To learn more, visit or email

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