After 15 years on the edge of town, The Write Place moves its Iowa headquarters to downtown Pella on October 6. The office is in Veel Hoeden—Pella's new collaborative working center at 709 Main Street.
"This is a landmark year for the Write Place," said Owner Carol Van Klompenburg. "We're celebrating 15 years of business, moving our Pella headquarters downtown, expanding our services, and making forward-looking steps toward growth."
As a communications agency, The Write Place offers writing, graphic design, editing, newsletter writing and layout, brand identity consultation, logo design, communications campaign coordination, and more for clients both large and small, including individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
"Our company has always been responsive to client needs," said Write Place Manager Alexis Thomas. "The demand for more comprehensive and cost-effective communication solutions is growing. Today, The Write Place offers a three-pronged approach, providing graphic design, writing, and project coordination services under one umbrella."
The Write Place's expansion of business services has brought recognition from across the country. A recent project for East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, its Member Information Packet, won top honors in a national awards program sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Electric Cooperative.
The company's book publishing services for authors have also experienced significant growth in 2010. Midwestern artist Sheryl Ellinwood's book, Empowered, a Guide to Preventing and Surviving Breast Cancer, was named an award finalist by the Midwest Independent Publisher's Association. New York talent scout Robyn Stetcher wrote about life with her special-needs child in There's Something About Daniel. Her book is breaking Write Place records for number of copies sold.
In Veel Hoeden, The Write Place occupies one of four office spaces. A more casual, community space is used as a mobile office by individuals.The Write Place's Kathie Evenhouse applauds the move into a co-working community. "In Veel Hoeden, we share not just a location, but ideas and energy with a wide variety of entrepreneurs and business people. Our company has a history of adapting and evolving, and we intend to continue to do just that in our new space. Come check out our new office and to see what we can do for you."