Progress FAQ’s

Curious how things work around Progress?  Here is where you can find everything you need to know...from how to make coffee to how to book a conference room.  

> How can I get a virtual tour?

No problem, Click here for our 360 tour - or - Click here for a simple PDF layout.

> How can I get an in person tour of Progress?

Easy! Once you review these FAQs if you think we could be a good fit you can book a tour at a time that's convenient for you right here on our calendar. We look forward to showing you around!

> Who works at Progress?

All are welcome at Progress! We don't specialize in anyone industry so we have people from all types of different fields. Here are some of our current members.

> How does the WiFi work?

We offer two independent WiFi networks to keep you up and running. The password for both networks is located on the message board next to the front door.

  • ProgressGoogleWiFi - Main WiFi. Provider is Comcast. Printers and other devices are on this WiFi network. It is attached to a google mesh system to seemlessly extend the signal throughout the buildings.
  • ProgressBackupWiFi - Backup WiFi in case main goes down. Provider is CenturyLink.

Why 2? Our goal is to not have one point of failure for the WiFi. Afterall, that is probably the most important thing we provide. Each WiFi is on a different electrical panel and has a battery backup. This means it won't go down with power surges or outages.

> What are your hours?

We are a 24/7 shop. Please enjoy the office at the hours that work for you. (Note: If you come outside of the daytime hours we do have some cameras for security reasons. We'll fill you in on this when you get set up as a member.)

> Do you have conference rooms?

Yes! We have 2 conference rooms available to all members for team meetings. We encourage our members to use the conference rooms and meet with external colleagues, customers, partners, exc. The use of the conference room is included with all membership levels. We don't have any stipulations on length of time or amount of use, but we do ask our members to be respectful in the amount of use. Thus far, we have had no issues and they have been a great addition!

Screen Mirroring Instructions: Both rooms have chromecast that allows you to mirror your PC to the large monitors. It is relatively easy from a chrome browser (select the three dots in upper right and select cast). Here (http://progresscoworking.com/casting) are some more in-depth instructions.

Conference Room #1: Located in the front of the North Building. It is the room with wallpaper and french doors as you walk in from the main space. This room seats 4-6 people comfortably.

Conference Room #2: Located in the back of the North Building. The room has french doors, a TV and a whiteboard. This is the larger of the two conference rooms so it's better for groups of 6-8.

Booking Instructions: You can make conference room bookings here. (https://progresscoworking.skedda.com/booking) There is no skedda phone app, but you can add it to your home screen for ease. We also have a device under the TV in the north building if you want to book or just check availability quickly (It has the skedda "app" on the home screen). The first time you book, it will set you up with an account via your e-mail. To book a room, just simply enter the time and your name in the Title of the meeting.

> How do I book a conference room?

Book conference room link: https://progresscoworking.skedda.com/booking

Booking Instructions: You can make conference room bookings here. (https://progresscoworking.skedda.com/booking) There is no skedda phone app, but you can add it to your home screen for ease. We also have a device under the TV in the north building if you want to book or just check availability quickly (It has the skedda "app" on the home screen). The first time you book, it will set you up with an account via your e-mail. To book a room, just simply enter the time and your name in the Title of the meeting.

> How do I share my computer screen to the tvs in the conference rooms?

In-depth instructions quick link: http://progresscoworking.com/casting

Screen Mirroring Instructions: Both rooms have chromecast that allows you to mirror your PC to the large monitors. It is relatively easy from a chrome browser (select the three dots in upper right and select cast). Here (http://progresscoworking.com/casting) are some more in-depth instructions.

> How does parking work?

We are always working on creative ways to create more parking options. We will update as things come about. The current situation is:

Front street parking is fair game.

Please do NOT park in the lot accross the steet. The owner is a stickler for anyone parking on his lot so to avoid issues we steer clear.

We have 7 spots in the back alley (behind the wood fence). Here are the logistics to get in the backyard. Fence Gate:

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  • Lower cover on black box to expose combo lock to enter the code.
  • Pull down on black box once code entered and it will unclasp the gate for entry.
  • Please scramble the numbers on the combo lock to a different position once unlocked (after pushing the lock back in place).

> Do you have bike parking?

We love members to ride their bikes and many live within easy riding distance. Great for the environment, great for a little exercise and great for some fresh air.

  • Inside Bike Storage - 6 hooks are located on front wall as you enter the front door. One hook (farthest left) is larger for larger tires. If it is found we need more larger hooks, let us know and we will happily oblige.
  • Outside Bike Storage - 4 bike racks are located inside the back wood fence. Safe and secure for the nice summer days.
  • Bike Pump - Usually located by the coat rack around the corner from the front entrance.

> Do you provide coffee?

Yes! Mmmmmmm...Coffee. We provide Logan House coffee and we have a system that's really easy to use. Feel free to make coffee at will. We apologize as Joe and I can't always be there to be sure there is fresh coffee made (aka, we are super lazy). So, if there is no coffee and you would like some, please make a full pot as it will be consumed (even if it is Biff the next morning).

The coffee machine is tapped into the water line, so it is super easy to make. Simply dump out the old grounds, add a filter, dump a pre-ground coffee packet (compliments of Logan House Coffee), and press the Brew button. In 4 minutes, you will have a fresh pot of coffee.

> How does door access work?

We use the August doorlock system, operated via bluetooth on your phone and a keypad on each door. Once setup, you will receive a text asking you to download the August App. Follow the prompts to setup the app and create a profile. Note: Sometimes, after you setup the profile, you have to hit the three horizontal lines at the top left of the app and select HOME. This will list Progress Coworking and then you will see the Front Door.

Bluetooth Option

  • You can swipe (iphone) or drop down (Android) to select the different door.
  • Once connected to bluetooth, it will show the status of the door lock as a large circle (red=locked, green=unlocked).
  • Tapping on the circle will lock or unlock depending on the status.
  • The deadbolt will open after a second or two.
  • The door will auto-lock after 30 seconds, so no need to lock (just make sure the door is closed).

Keypad Option

  • There is a black keypad outside of each door.
  • Enter the unique code given to you when the door was setup.
  • Press the bottom red button after entering the code.
  • The deadbolt will open after a second or two.
  • The door will auto-lock after 30 seconds, so no need to lock (just make sure the door is closed).

Door description definitions

  • Front Door - 2340 (center building) Front Door. Main entrance.
  • Back Door - 2340 (center building) Back Door.
  • Gino Back Door - 2344 (north building) Back Door. Gino is former owner and a badass.

As a backup plan if you have any trouble getting in you can ring the front doorbell. That will contact Biff and Joe via phone and they can let you in remotely.

> Where can I make phone calls?

We understand people need to make phone calls for their work. The etiquette is you can make short calls from the shared open space and if you're on a longer call, webinar, conference call, etc you'll want to jump into one of the two phone booth rooms we provide. Some people also like to step into the back yard for casual calls when they don't need their computer handy.

> Do you have printers?

We have two simple WiFi printers and you’re welcome to use them free for the occasional small print job. Once you're on the ProgressGoogleWiFi, add a network printer and both should be found.

  • HP Office Jet Pro 8710 - Color printer located outside the conference room. This printer also scans (see "Scanning" FAQ).
  • Brother HL-L2340 - Black and white laser printer located on the bookshelf by the couches.

> Do you have a scanner?

The scanner is included in the printer outside the conference room.

Single Page

  • Place the paper face down on the scanner bed.
  • In a browser, go to http://192.168.86.63/#hId-pgWebScan
  • Select Start Scan in bottom right
  • This will scan and create a PDF you can save.

Multiple Pages

  • Place the document(s) in the tray on top, face up
  • In a browser, go to http://192.168.86.63/#hId-pgWebScan
  • Select ADF under Document Source (defaults to glass)
  • Select Start Scan in bottom right
  • This will scan and create a PDF you can save.

> How can I communicate with fellow coworkers?

  • Message Board - Located at the front of the main building with markers on the baseboards. Please use this to ask, communicate, and express yourself.
  • Facebook - We have a private Facebook group you can join. When you sign up for your free membership trial you'll be emailed a link where you can join. It's a great way to communicate with the rest of our members. Biff is a schmuck and rarely on Facebook, so Joe is your best bet here.
  • Privately - Please e-mail, text, or call Joe or Biff if you have any questions.
    biff@progresscoworking.com - 317.225.2021
    joe@progresscoworking.com - 720.299.1730

> Can I bring my pets to the office?

We love animals and welcome them. On any given day we'll usually have 1-3 dogs around. We have a fully fenced in backyard where they can roam or they can hang out inside. We just ask they're quiet, they get along with other dogs and members. (and you pick up their mess with the bags we provide)

> Stanley Marketplace Discounts!

The goal is to help you save money on things you were gonna buy anyway...coffee with a client, lunch with a friend, some happy hour drinks, etc.

Here are the discounts you receive by showing your Progress keychain: Food & Beverage:
Logan Coffee House - 10% off
Mr B's Wine & Spirits - 10% off
Rolling Smoke BBQ - $2 off
Sazza Pizza & Salads - 10% off
Stanley Beer Hall - 10% off
Cheluna Beer Hall - 10% off
Glazed & Confused Donuts - 10% off
Maria Empanada - 10% off
Miette Et Chocolat - 10% off
Mondo Market - 10% off
Juniper Pig - 10% off

Other Products & Services:
Semion Barbershop - First haircut free (Ask Joe or Biff for the fee haircut card)
Bounce Gymnastics - 10% off
Happy Ladybug Early Learning Center - 10% off

> Does anyone clean this place up?

"The Fuse" Chris does basic cleaning and tidying every Thursday and an in depth clean once a month (weekend). She will be noting in advance on the front message board prior to the monthly weekend cleaning, so you have some advanced knowledge of what to expect. She likes to run the vacuum and make noise (the nerve!). If you can do your part and clean up after yourself (do your own dishes, etc) you'll be helping Chris out.

> How does trash and recycling work?

Trash is picked up weekly in the back alley. Recycle is biweekly in the front (Dayton). Don't worry if the recycle is behind your car, they will still pick it up.

In the office, the black bin to the left of the grey cabinets is landfill and the right black bin is recycle.

We do our best to be sure the office trash and recycle are taken to the bins regularly. If they are full, don't hesitate to let Biff or Joe know. Yes, you are welcome to take them out :) The replacement bags are in the grey botton cabinets outside the kitchen. Our members rock!

> How do the thermostats work?

We have a white Nest thermostat in each building. Everyone has the ability to adjust the temperature as they see fit. Please be respectful to others, but don't hesitate to adjust. The locations:

  • 2336 (south building) - located in the conference room on the east wall past the lockers.
  • 2340 (main building) - located on the outside of the kitchen.
  • 2344 (north building) - located on the left as you enter from the main building.

> Can I rent a locker?

We do have several lockers for those that need a little extra security for some of their items. For example, if you're walking over to Stanley for lunch but you don't want to bring your laptop you can toss it in a locker. This are provided at no charge on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Please ask Joe or Biff if you would like a locker.

> Where can I sit when I come in?

The general rule is if a desk does not have a monitor or a bunch of stuff on it, then it is shared and anyone can sit there. Don't worry, you really can't make a mistake. If you happen to sit in someone's dedicated space, no one will be upset. We're all friendly!

> What do I do if I'm the last to leave for the day?

We ask the last person to leave the office to close all the blinds (note the glass garage doors have blinds you can pull down) and turn off the lights. This allows us to remain 24/7, so thank you! Not sure if you're the last one working that day? If it's past 4pm please just go ahead and assume you're the last one.

> Do you have security measures?

We've never had any issues. That said, we do have some security measures in place. We keep all doors locked so only people with access codes can get in. We have video cameras as well. The purpose is not to spy on folks, but to add a level of security in the hours that are less utilized. Don't worry, no alarm will go off on you! However, Joe and Biff are notified in off hours if there is movement. They have the ability to turn on a siren if something looks fishy.

> Free food & drink!

Water - We have filtered water and the machine is next to the beer. Drink it, it's good for you.

Snacks - We stock the shelves between the beer and water dispensers with various snacks (thanks Costco!). If it is empty for some reason and you need a fix, then the overflow is in the grey cabinets outside the kitchen. Help yourself.

Beer - Have at it! Let us know if it is empty. Joe and Biff are odd and don't drink anymore (had our fill, trust me). Of course, that is at the time of typing this, so it is quite possible they are off the wagon by the time you are reading this...

"Mici's Monday" - Every third Monday of the month is "Mici's Monday" where we cater in Mici's pizza for everyone. Come hungry.

"First Friday Free Food" - Every first Friday of the month we'll hook everyone up with lunch or breakfast. We'll grill, order something, go grab something from Stanley...we mix it. Your always welcome to invite a friend to this lunch.

> Do you have a kitchen?

Few quick things about our little kitchen.

The coffee is really easy to make and good (thanks Logan House!). You can check out the "Coffee" FAQ for instructions. We also have a fridge for shared use. The bottom shelf and door of the fridge is the community shelf, so help yourself. We do our best to keep the bottom shelf stocked with La Croix (We still have no idea how to pronounce it). Lastly, if you can help us out by rinsing your own dishes and putting them in the dishwasher that's a huge help.

> Do you have office supplies I can use?

There is an assortment of office supplies in the draws of the gray cabinets outside the kitchen. Help yourself to anything we have. There are batteries, tape, stapler, computer screen wipes, label maker (essential), and other misc. supplies. Let us know if there is something additional you would like us to provide.

We also have some misc. electronic equipment (keyboards, mouse, cords, etc) in these gray cabinets. Poke around and hope you find what you are looking for. As always, feel free to ask Joe or Biff if you need something specific.

> Where's a person to hang a coat around here?

We have several hooks on the wall around the corner from the front entrance. There are also hooks on each of the wood pallet cube dividers.

> Can I put on music I like?

Like a little music while you work? We have a Sonos sound system that is operated via WiFi and you’re welcome to play the music you love. Anyone on the wifi can download the sonos app and control the speakers (located throughout the building). We try to keep the music playing to assist with noise distribution, but encourage folks to turn it down or off if they prefer. If turning up, please be sure it is not a disruption to other coworkers.

In terms of volume, we ask the lowest common denominator (those wanting the volume the lowest) have most priority. If you have any suggestions on how to better manage the music and volume, we are open to ideas.

The basics (these assume sonos app has been downlaoded on your phone and you select to connect to existing system):

  • Music Station- It is currently setup to play certain stations every 2 hours. However, this can be overridden by you at any time via the app. Each speaker can play different music or all the same. Select "rooms" on the app, then group, then select the speakers you would like to add or remove from the grouping.
  • Volume - The volume can be controlled by using the volume buttons on your phone or via the app. The volume on each speaker can be changed individually, allowing you to only increase or decrease the ones closest to you or all of them together.

If further assistance is necessary to control the music, please ask. We will do our best to help.

> Do you offer mail service?

Nope, not at this time.

Here are some close options:

  • United States Postal Service, 1550 Dayton St, Aurora, CO 80010 - 5 blocks south of Progress.
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, 3545 Quebec St Suite 117, Denver, CO 80207
  • The UPS Store, 3700 Quebec St Ste 100, Denver, CO 80207

> Are there games for when I need a break from work?

Yep. Some say Ping Pong, Foosball and Cornhole are cliche but you know what...we like them. We find it not only provides a break from the computer screen, but provides a platform for members to meet and have some fun.

> How can I get involved?

Interested in giving new member tours?
Wanna help us organize member events?
Feel like cooking us some food for one of our First Friday Free Food events?

We love to get our members involved. If you have any interest in any of the above mentioned items -or- have ideas of your own, give Joe or Biff a shout!

> How can I get to know other members?

  • Introduce yourself - We take pride in our members. Please don't hesitate to say hi to anyone and introduce yourself. We do our best to introduce folks, but sometimes fall short. Do it!
  • 1st Fridays - The 1st Friday of every month, we provide free food. Usually lunch, but sometimes breakfast. We mix it up and it is a fun time.
  • Mici's Monday - The 3rd Monday of every month, the Stapleton Scoop (aka Joe), provides pizza for all from our local "Mici's". (So good!) 1st come 1st serve, but as we grow, we will order more.
  • Happy hour - We have not had many of these, but would love to have more. Suggestions? Wanna organize one?

> How many bathrooms do you have?

We know, it's a weird question but we get that from time to time. We have 3 bathrooms so people have plenty of options.

> How can I make a suggestion to improve Progress?

We love feedback, good and bad. The only way to fix things is to know a problem exists, so please let Biff or Joe know. Use any of the communication options noted under the "Office Communications" section and anything told to use in confidence will be kept completely private.

> Who is Chad? Typical Coworker?

> How can I leave Progress a review?

If you like Progress and what it is about, leave us a review! If you have any concerns, we would appreciate handling those personally. All concerns will be handled descretely and privately, so don't hesitate to address with Joe and Biff. We would prefer to know of any concerns so we can address immediately.

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