Running a successful business is no easy feat.
Staying on top of new trends across all industries, effectively communicating with your staff and proving quality customer service are imperative to staying afloat.
Every day, companies throughout the world conduct business meetings to share ideas to stay ahead of competition and provide the best possible product. Sometimes, these meetings occur outside of the office.
Fortunately, throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley, meeting and conference centers are equipped with the technologies, space and necessities to provide everything you need for a successful meeting.
Here to answer this week’s “Behind the List” questions is Layton Dodson, owner of The Office Quarters in Upper Macungie Township.
Lehigh Valley Business: How long has The Office Quarters been operating in the Greater Lehigh Valley and what are its primary services?
Layton Dodson: The Office Quarters has been open since 2001. We provide furnished, fully equipped workspace for business, nonprofits and professional practices that include offices and conference rooms. All services are provided (utilities, janitorial, break room, guest reception, mail handling, telephone and secure Internet) so that our clients can maintain focus on the issues that matter.
Some clients have full-time offices and others are virtual, using offices and meeting rooms only when needed. 1275 Glenlivet Drive is an attractive Class A building, providing a professional image, 24/7 secure access and ample free parking. Our staff provides administrative and information technology support.
LVB: What have been some of the biggest hardships and opportunities that The Office Quarters has encountered throughout its years in business?
Dodson: The recent Great Recession presented challenges as many businesses contracted, but it also presented opportunities as some businesses downsized from larger office space into our space. During Hurricane Sandy, we were able to provide temporary space to businesses who had lost electric power. We were fortunate to have maintained our power and Internet service throughout the storm.
LVB: How does The Office Quarters directly stimulate the economy of the Greater Lehigh Valley?