When Arthur Tamyo's sister, Anna Barrera, said she was starting an event production company, Tamayo put in his two-week notice at his job in Long Beach, California, and moved to Alexandria to help. The startup, Guest House Events, celebrated its one-year anniversary Oct. 4 and operates out of Connect113 co-working space in Alexandria.
Connect113, Alexandria’s original co-working space, is celebrating a busy fall full of new tenants, awards, and successful networking events.
CEO Arthur Tamayo Speaks at Capital Standard's Cocktails & Conversations: From Government Employee to Entrepreneur
Networking in Alexandria? No, you’re not dreaming. Connect113, home to many entrepreneurs and startup-hopefuls, welcomed three entrepreneurs who originally worked for the government to discuss their move from thriving government employee to entrepreneur.
2014 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
2014's nominees include:
- Burke Herbert Bank
- Circe Spa
- Decorium Gift& Home
- Fleet Transportation
- Fluet Huber + Hoang
- Guest House Events
- Hoffman Company
- Living Legends of Alexandria
- LizLuke, LLC
- MacNair Travel Management
- Minuteman Press of Alexandria
- Offender Aid & Restoration (OAR)
- Rooftop Chimney Sweeps LLC
- Senior Services of Alexandria
- Skyline Wellness Center
- State Department Federal Credit Union