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Mr. RJ Anzelc Named CMGC’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year

November 16, 2018

WATERVILLE, ME – Central Maine Growth Council and KVConnect are proud to present their annual Emerging Leader award to Mr. RJ Anzelc, owner and founder of Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space in downtown Waterville, ME.

In five months, Anzelc transformed a first-floor suite in Hathaway Creative Center into a bustling coworking and innovation hub for Maine’s next generation of startups and entrepreneurs.

“My vision was to provide a space for businesses and entrepreneurs to bounce ideas off each other and collaborate on initiatives,” explains Anzelc. “Our location allows us the opportunity to extend entrepreneurial services directly into the heart of Waterville’s growing downtown and historic Hathaway Creative Center facility.”

Raised in Skowhegan and a former software developer at Collaborative Consulting, Anzelc has strong ties to Waterville and was eager to contribute to the region’s revitalization. Launched in June of 2018, Bricks has created a diverse community of innovative organizations and startups. It’s a network of talent, says Garvan D. Donegan, director of planning and economic development at Central Maine Growth Council, that is difficult to achieve by working from home or even in a corporate environment. “Coworking is a trend in thriving downtown centers, and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space will contribute to and benefit from the vibrancy emerging from Waterville’s downtown revitalization,” says Donegan.

Located in Suite #110 of Hathaway Creative Center at 10 Water Street in Waterville, Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space features more than twenty work stations, three private offices, a conference room, access to standard office resources, including high-speed internet and printing/scanning, as well as off-site experts to provide members with business development and technical assistance.

Directly across from Waterville Brewing Company, the space also boasts a lounge and kitchenette equipped with community and high-top tables, cabinets, and appliances that include coffee makers. The entire space features the original floors, 16-foot high ceilings, and exposed brick of one of the most historic and iconic mills in the State of Maine, the Hathaway Mill and Lockwood Mill complex.

Rent runs from as low as $20 for a day pass, $150 for a floating spot, $250 for a dedicated desk, or $450 per month for a private office. For more information and details, please visit Brickscoworking.com or email bricks@brickscoworking,com.

Central Maine Growth Council thanks Mr. RJ Anzelc for his valuable contribution to the mid-Maine community and looks forward to future projects from 2018’s emerging leader.

Last modified: November 16, 2018

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