FRIENDLY, COLLABORATIVE COWORKING

We’re a community-focused coworking space with a mission to support, promote, and connect our members while driving positive social impact in the Logan Square neighborhood.

Voted Chicago’s Best Coworking Space 2017!

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Dreamers And Doers Apply

A coworking space is not just a work environment, it’s also a community.

At Second Shift, people of all industries and identities come together to work independently to further their own work and projects. The unique skills and abilities of each member builds a larger, diverse network of resources that provides everyone involved the opportunity for new conversations and connections, collaboration, and innovation.

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Coworking

Individual desks, group work tables, and a bunch of other productivity-boosting amenities.

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Meeting Spaces + Events

Three private meeting rooms, flexible event space, and professional programming to support your work.

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Community Support

We help our members get connected to the people, resources, and services they need to achieve their goals.

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Why We’re Here

Chicago has a variety of shared workspace options, but most are located in the downtown area.

One of the goals at Second Shift is to provide a local, convenient, affordable, professional workspace right in your neighborhood – close to where you live and with the ability for you to meet your neighbors and get connected to your local community.

Second Shift was featured on START UP TV Show

“Levi creates connections, meeting entrepreneurs and finding other people who can help them succeed. He’s the kind of person who wants to help others thrive. And from that passion, he launched Second Shift, a coworking space that focuses on collaboration and community support.”

Who We Are

Two friends, with a shared dedication to building supportive, collaborative, and inclusive communities.

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Nicole Vasquez, Co-Founder

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Levi Baer, Co-Founder

“Nicole Vasquez and Levi Baer have both built careers around community: Vasquez is the founder of The Shift, a coworking space in Uptown, and Baer runs Coffee & Conversation, a community with a monthly meet up for entrepreneurs and innovators.

In the past they’ve combined their mutual talents and passion for community building by consulting for a coworking space and co-organizing CONVENE, a conference for coworking managers and owners.

Now the like-minded entrepreneurs are taking the next step: They’re opening the doors to Second Shift, a coworking space with a community focus in Logan Square, with the aim of expanding the coworking ethos outside the downtown tech crowd.

— Karis Hustad, Chicago Inno

Member Highlights

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Featured Member - Community Manager Dan Frysinger

danfrysinger.comThe Shift (in Uptown) and Second Shift have been there with me through my primary professional work (innovation consulting) and as I've made one of my side hustles more serious.I was a member at The Shift for a year,…
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Featured Member - Evan LaRuffa

Coworking at Second Shift has meant being invigorated and excited to do our work at IPaintMyMind, just from having productive, thinking-people throughout the space. For me, I’m buoyed by other folks who are crazy enough to do their own…
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Featured Member - Sept Hustle Award Winner Ali Karbassi

I've been working on CoderDojoChi for the past few years; a nonprofit focused on building a better world for our children through the love of coding. While growing the business, it's been hard finding a place to call our office, our home.…
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Featured Member - Brian Van Slyke

Hi! I’m Brian Van Slyke, a relatively new-ish member of Second Shift, joining in July after seven years of working from home.I’m the founder of The TESA Collective, which creates tools, programs, and games for your cause. We both create…
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Featured Member - Brian Park

Brian is an all-around multi-talented guy. Visit his website to find out about his stylish sock company, and check out our latest podcast interview to hear what's his favorite magic trick for kids, his around-the-world backpacking trip, and…
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Featured Member - Victoria Griesdoorn

Victoria is one of our newest members, having heard about us at the recent Logan Square Arts Festival. A project manager new to Chicago, we chatted with her about biking in Chicago versus her native country the Netherlands, and her recent travels…