Fresh-brewed Small Business Spotlight: 100state

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Cuppa SEO and 100state go way back.

In fact, it was 100state that helped define the initial direction Cuppa SEO would embark on just about 11 years ago. Back then, the leaders of 100state were Andrew Conley, Niko Skievaski, and Joseph Dahari.

Fast forward to 2024, and there are some new faces leading 100state — Kelly and JJ Pagac. They’ve got a strong vision, kind hearts — and they’ve been kind enough to take part in our spotlight series.

In case you’re not familiar, our spotlight series always highlights amazing artists and small businesses that stand out from the crowd for their all-around awesomeness.

So, let’s get to know more about 100state, Kelly and JJ …

What is 100 State?
100state is a 5013c coworking space. Our mission is to unite entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives in a community-centric space. We feel that the best ideas bubble up when a diverse group comes together to share ideas and support each other.

Please tell me a little bit about yourself and JJ, and why you chose to take on 100 State.
JJ Pagac is a web developer with over 20 years of experience. He found 100state as his home base while working out of a coffee shop. Looking for a fun and unique community to surround himself with, JJ found 100state at its first location on State Street.

Kelly Pagac is a content creator with a background in holistic wellness. She thrives at finding ways to bring inspiration and well-being to people through social media.  Through the tools of meditation, yoga, and energy work, Kelly has formed a personal mission of bringing more peace to the world.

We chose to take on 100state because it was always a home for unique, out-of-the-box thinkers. Since we both think beyond the status quo and have a strong sense of creating community, we felt that tackling the job of breathing life back into the organization was a perfect fit for us.

What does 100 State do?
We provide work and office space for remote workers and entrepreneurs, showcase art from Madison area artists, rent out meeting rooms, and provide space for thought-provoking talks, along with programs for business skills and self-growth.

Why Do You Love Doing It?
We love helping people! We provide a space where someone feels safe being authentic.

How Does it Help People?
Who doesn’t want to be seen for who they are in a non-judgemental way? By providing the kind of space for someone to shine in their own way provides someone to leading a fulfilled life.

What are your long-term goals for 100 State?
In the long term, we would like to be an educational space for self-growth and business that helps to cultivate compassionate leaders. In the short term, we are still climbing out of the effects of the pandemic and building our community back up.

Favorite type of coffee?
Dark roast all day long!

If you’d like to learn more about 100state, or potentially become a member, feel free to visit their website anytime.

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