Here is a list of locations that all OfficeKey members have access to:


Westlake Center
4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Scripps Center
312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209


Turfway Ridge Office Park
7310 Turfway Road, Suite 550
Florence, KY 41042


Union Centre
9078 Union Centre Blvd,
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069


"Recommendations for a Healthy Office"

OfficeKey has come up with several best practices for meetings that will help protect the health of everyone using our spaces during this unique time: 

  1. Use a larger than necessary room – Take advantage of using a larger room so that your group has space to spread out and maintain a level of social OfficeKey Healthy Office Recommendations
    distancing to promote a healthy office environment.
  2. Limit the number of attendees –  The President has suggested limiting groups to 10 or less.  While it is not yet mandated and we don’t plan to police that, we recommend that larger groups are avoided as much as possible.
  3. Clean up after yourself – Dispose of coffee cups and water bottles, if chairs or tables are moved put them back to how you found them.  This will help us be efficient in keeping the environment sanitized.
  4. No extra guests – Now more than ever we need guests to not bring anyone else with them.  Typically they could wait in our building lobbies but for now it is best that they remain in the car or better yet at home.  
  5. Web conferencing – We have a GoToMeeting account that is available to all clients.  You can reserve the number under the “Conferencing” tab of the reservation system.  

Please email the staff at staff@officekey.com if you have any questions.  We will continue to be in touch with further updates as this situation evolves.  Stay connected with us on Facebook for more updates. Click here to check out some other amenities that might also be helpful in maintaining a healthy office. 

"The Five Primary Purposes of an Office"

5 Primary Purposes for an Office 2Offices today have become less about floor space for people and things, and more about accomplishing specific business objectives.  

The office used to be the place where all the “stuff” was that you needed to get your job done.  It had the fastest internet and best phone systems. All the physical files were kept there and perhaps most importantly, it was where all the people were that you needed to interact with on a daily basis.  

Today, thanks to so many advancements in technology we are no longer tethered to the office in the same way.  There are a seemingly unlimited number of tools that provide greater flexibility to our work than ever before. Theoretically, many of us can be just as productive working from vacation as we can be at the office! (the keyword there is theoretically.)

So what does this say about the purpose of the office in modern society? Offices are no longer just a means to an end, but can and should accomplish a specific objective for each business.  It can be broken down into what I believe are five core purposes that an office should serve:

  1. Professional Presence

Without reading one word of marketing content, you can look up a company’s address and learn a lot about that organization.  Are they in a nice area of town? Are they urban and trendy or suburban and traditional? Does the building they are in speak to their success or lack thereof?  Is it a home based business? If I need to meet with them are they close to me geographically?

Again, for some companies, a prestigious or trendy address doesn’t move the needle.  However, for many companies, the most essential value that an office provides is that it can be a tool that builds trust with clients, staff, and any other stakeholders.  

  1. Client Meeting Space

For companies that have to meet with clients face to face, a well designed and easy to access office will always prove valuable.  Sometimes it can be appropriate to meet at a restaurant, coffee shop or even in someone’s home, but certainly not always. An office provides the opportunity to stack the deck for always important client interactions.  First and foremost it is important to be in an area that feels safe and is easily accessible. It can be ensured that they are greeted properly. The meeting space can be set up to eliminate distractions and provide the right amount of privacy. And if there is a presentation or other interactive elements, the tools can be readily available.

  1. Team Collaboration Space

Each year there are more people working remotely, both in large corporations and smaller companies.  However, technology has yet to replace the very tangible benefits of in-person collaboration. Sometimes a team needs a traditional office setup that they can go to on a daily basis providing the opportunity for ongoing collaboration. However, for companies that typically get by with more individual work, they may just need a central place to come to for regular meetings.

  1. Support

For many, today’s office is about people and exists to serves the purpose of a support structure.  When you think of the “Office of the President” you think of a system, not floor space. Can a client speak to your office when you are not available?  Can they drop off something at your office and be told: “I will be sure he or she gets this”?

  1. Productivity

Last but not least is productivity.  Some of us are blessed to be able to work productively anywhere.  Whether that be in a coffee shop, on an airplane, or at home with the TV blaring and the dog barking.  For the rest of us, the office can still be that choice place where we feel most in command of our work.  

"2018 Annual OfficeKey Staff Meeting"

2018 Annual OfficeKey Staff MeetingWith five locations and 12 staff members, it is not very often that the OfficeKey team has the opportunity to gather in one place.  Therefore each January we convene for an annual meeting that allows us to get together in the same room and work on ways to continually improve our service offering. 

This January our team met at Union Hall on a snowy Saturday morning.  Located in OTR, Union Hall is the startup hub for Cincinnati entrepreneurs and is the home to Cintrifuse, The Brandery, and CincyTech.  We were fortunate enough to get a tour of the facility from Cintrifuse’s Operations Manager Laura Hughes, and her assistant tour guide/dog George.  The in-depth look at their organization offered great inspiration to our staff in ways that we can rethink our own offices. 

A large portion of our day was focused on the development of the Four Quadrants of Workspace that we featured in the October 2017 version of OfficeKey Monthly. Specifically, we focused on private workspaces, maker spaces, coworking, hospitality and after-hours access.  Several of the ideas discussed will hopefully be put in to practice in 2018.

The day was not all business as we enjoyed a fantastic lunch from nearby Panino.  We also got to surprise our very own Jason Campbell with a baby shower. Overall it was a successful meeting and it put us on track toward accomplishing our primary goal which is adding value to the OfficeKey service and those in our community. 

"OfficeKey Room Reservation App"

Reserve a Meeting RoomHave you downloaded the OfficeKey app? You can reserve any room from the app on Android or Apple phones. The app will guide you through the process of choosing the best room for your meeting including location, size and amenities needed for the meeting including monitors, white boards, video conferencing. You’ll see which rooms are available when, so no rooms will be double-booked. So get the app and impress your guests with the perfect meeting room for every meeting! (Just search “open meeting room” on Google Play or the App Store.)

"Survey Results: Preferred Networking Format"

officekey-surveyWe surveyed our clients and contacts to find out what kind of networking events they prefer to attend. Here are the results of the survey. If you are planning a networking event, these results might help you decide on a time and format. 42.9% of those surveyed said the prefer networking event with lunch and a speaker. 23.8% said they prefer happy hour events. Click here to participate in our next survey: What Social Media sites do you specifically use for business? If you have a question you would like us to use for the survey, send an email to staff@qhug9.hosts.cx with the subject line: Survey Question.


"Planning An After Hours Event?"

So you’d like to invite clients or associates to meet after hours?

After Hours EventsWe know business doesn’t stop at 5:00 pm. Our facilities are available to our clients after hours. Our online reservation service accommodates reservations on any day of the week; we just need notice during business hours so that we can arrange for access and prepare the space for your group.



Some events our clients schedule after hours:

  • Presentations
  • Client meetings
  • Strategy Sessions
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews
  • Conference Calls
  • Depositions
"Where are You Holding Your Important Meetings?"

The Alternative to Coffee Shops for Important Meetings


Have you become used to meeting your clients and/or prospects at a coffee shop or out to lunch?

Perhaps you think you can’t afford an office and meeting at restaurants is a cost effective way to run your business. Take a look at these reason why public places might not be the best place for your important meetings:

Do you feel obligated to make a purchase?

It’s worthwhile to consider the monetary cost of meeting at a coffee shop. If you hold six of your important meetings a week at restaurants and you spend an average of $10.00/meeting (if you purchase your guest’s drink or meal also) you are spending around $240/month, not including driving time to random locations.

is-someone-listening-150x150What about the cost incurred by the environment?

Privacy is a serious issue these days. Are you asking your client or prospect for personal information?

Did you consider the person you are meeting?

You might be perfectly comfortable holding important meetings in a bustling café but someone else may not.  Worse yet, if that’s the case they may not even tell you.  Or perhaps you invite someone for coffee but he/she isn’t a coffee drinker.

Is this meeting location a comfortable place to have a conversation and not get interrupted by others?

Is it good for your business when there’s always a chance that a whiny 2-year old could happen to be sitting within “Cheerio-throwing” distance of you?

Is the atmosphere and technology at this meeting place up to par and secure?

You have very little control over what is going on at a public meeting place. Restaurants were not built primarily for important meetings. They don’t have the proper set up for a productive meeting, like conference tables, whiteboards and HDMI hook up.  What if you could meet somewhere that was designed specifically for meetings?

There is another option besides meeting at random coffee shops and when you are ready to move to the next level a shared office is an excellent alternative to camping out in a coffee shop.

A shared office provides:

  • One address (or more) for you to meet clients and prospects, which will cut down on eating out and driving expenses
  • Private areas so you don’t have to worry about keeping your guest’s attention or compromising confidentiality during important meetings
  • Essential technology like Wi-Fi, flat screens, & video conferencing that work well and are readily available
  • Free coffee and water
  • Quiet, individual work spaces
  • A kitchen area with a refrigerator, sink, microwave and basic dining needs like paper plates and napkins
  • Standard office supplies available for purchase
  • A comfortable environment to call YOUR SPACE
  • Friendly faces (other clients and the reception staff) who know who you are

Coffee shops and restaurants are great place to have a friendly meeting, but when you are growing your business, having a professional office for your important meetings can make a huge impact on your growth. It sends the message to your clients that you are serious about your business and will give them confidence in working with you. If you have any questions, we are glad to give you tour of our shared office space. 

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