You’ve probably noticed the trend: People are choosing to
live in Saratoga, because it’s a wonderful place to be, while their employers
are in other parts of the country or world.
Others have noticed, too. And the Saratoga County Chamber of
Commerce is doing something about it – reaching out to these local
professionals with global jobs, to address such questions as “what can our
community do to be more welcoming and inclusive.”
So, teleworkers are invited to an informal chat over coffee
and light refreshments at 5 p.m. Monday at the Masie Center, located at 95
Washington St., Saratoga Springs. Elliott Masie could have located his highly
successful think tank on the changing workforce and how people learn just about
anywhere. But he wanted to live here.
“You love living in Saratoga even though your company doesn’t
have offices here,” reads the promotional flyer from the chamber and Masie
Center. “We’d like a chance to introduce you to other teleworkers from Saratoga
and to chat informally with you.”
The organizers hope to learn more about how to engage
teleworking professionals in the community and provide a setting to meet other
teleworkers and discuss the opportunities, benefits and challenges that they’ve
had to overcome.
Interested people are asked to contact Bridget DeVaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 584-3255 to be
sure there are enough chairs and refreshments.