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Female entrepreneurs getting shared office in downtown Las Vegas

Posted at 6:14 PM, Oct 24, 2017

A shared office for women to work and collaborate on ideas is opening up this week in downtown Las Vegas.

Ginger Melien and Chelli Wolford are starting Bloom, a co-working space for women.

"[It's a place to] commune with other women and do the things you need to do and dream about the things you want to do, and start taking action on them," Wolford said.

Each room in the house has its own aesthetic and feel based one of Bloom's core values, like wisdom or ease.

Lin Jerome is a co-owner of The Refined Agency, a marketing company in Las Vegas.

They're based in Summerlin, but Jerome was checking out Bloom Tuesday as a place to work on occasion.

"We love our office but it's definitely not a space where we have a conference room and it's not somewhere we can always have clients come in," she said. "I think it's great for up and coming business owners and entrepreneurs."

Men are allowed to work at Bloom too, but Wolford says "they can't be jerks."

Jerome was impressed with how everything at the space seemed to be about female empowerment.

Wolford says entrepreneurs can bounce ideas off each other and make contacts for their network at a lower cost than typical office space rent.

"We've seen some things, we've done some things," Wolford said. "We can definitely help younger women that are coming up the ladder."

Bloom will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday with Mayor Carolyn Goodman.