Introducting Qwirk member, Marlene Torres Attorney at Law

By · January 2, 2013 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

1291346153Qwirk is proud to announce the legal services and practice of Marlene Torres Attorney at Law. Marlene Torres is an attorney and mediator with a professional background in the real estate (development and commercial lending), banking, tax, and human resources industries. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law and the Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. The MBA was a dual major in Banking & Finance and entrepreneurship with an additional bi-school coursework emphasis in negotiation and mediation. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. Tax Court. (more…)

Welcome New Qwirk Tenant – Drew Farnsworth & Green Lane Design

By · November 2, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

Qwirk is proud to welcome Drew Farnsworth as a new tenant.

Drew is a data center infrastructure designer for Green Lane Design. ( Even though it’s a small, family owned company, GLD designs server rooms for mid size businesses and Fortune 500 companies around the country. They also provide consultation for reliability and energy saving strategies. GLD has helped reduce the carbon emissions of their clients’ server rooms by more than 2000 tons over the last two years. That is the same reduction as taking 180 cars off of the road for the same period.

Drew has worked for GLD since 2007. Before that he worked for various Engineering companies as an electrical designer. Before that, he programmed enterprise resource management software. He graduation from Oberlin College with a degree in English and a minor in Computer Science. Welcome Drew!

Qwirk Announces Tax Strategies for Business Owners Seminar

By · September 19, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

Tax StrategiesPlease join us for an informative discussion on the topic of tax strategies for business owners. The focus of our presentation will be retirement plans including 401k, SEP, SIMPLE, and Cash Balance Plans. There will be a 45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer period.

About the Presenter: Nick Arena, Financial Adviser & CFP®

As a lifelong resident of Columbus, Nick graduated from Ohio State in 2004. He entered the financial services industry immediately after graduation and has been working to build financial freedom for his clients ever since. After working for a large insurance firm for several years where he presented seminars for fortune 500 companies, Nick cofounded Arena and Brown Retirement Consultants in 2011 in order to continue to provide his clients and local businesses with independent advice and better service.

New Qwirk Tenant – William Brantingham

By · September 10, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

Qwirk is proud to announce our newest member, William Brantingham, who is currently working on developing and distributing a new golf practice product called “The Straight Shot”. The Straight Shot product is nearing completion and has been in development for nearly six years. William and his team (more…)

Welcome New Tenant – Caitlin O’Sullivan

By · July 19, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

CaitlinWe are pleased to announce our newest tenant here at Qwirk, Caitlin O’Sullivan.

Caitlin O’Sullivan is a novelist working on her debut book, tentatively titled The Kiss-Off. It’s a historical novel set in 1931, when the Great Depression uprooted families across the country. Struggling to keep her home and protect her drug-addicted mother, Dorrie Jenkins risks everything by falling in love with a handsome gangster. (more…)

Welcome to our newest tenant – Jump Creative!

By · July 6, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

jumplogo_113pxWe would like to extend our warmest welcome to our newest tenant, Jeffrey Packard of Jump Creative.

Jump Creative LLC is a graphic design and branding firm located in Columbus, Ohio. They tend to describe ourselves as strategic creatives rather than a creative creatives. They believe in systems. In comprehensive brands. They believe in turning something good into something great. Or better yet, something great into something remarkable. They believe in helping great organizations tell their story in a truly compelling way. It’s who they are. And its how we operate. They have 15 years+ of experience working on print and web design, writing, advertising, marketing, and identity creation for a variety of clients from billion-dollar B2B companies to small liberal arts colleges. And, of course, everything in between. Their portfolio is strongly grounded in a graphic language of message building while maintaining a level of usability and visibility appropriate to each project.
Visit them at to find out more.

New Event at Qwirk – Feng Shui for Businesses

By · March 29, 2012 · Filed in Uncategorized · 1 Comment »

Join us as we welcome Feng Shui practitioner and expert Diana Garber of Intuitive Concepts as she holds a “Feng Shui for businesses – How to Manifest Success for Your Business” seminar at Qwirk Friday April 13th at 4pm.

The Year 2012 is a good Feng Shui money year and a great year for managing your business…but…only if you know the right approach to minimize the risks and maximize your results. (more…)

Coworking is Better For Your Health

By · November 8, 2011 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

QwirkWell, that might be a stretch but we’re halfway serious about that here at Qwirk. Most of the tenants that have come to work at our coworking space here in German village say the same thing, “I’m just way more productive when I’m out of my house”. It’s the most common reason people look for space outside the home or coffee shop and coworking helps individuals be more productive (among other benefits). Read below.. (more…)

Welcome New Qwirk Tenant – Deb Camarota

By · September 8, 2011 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

We would like to welcome our newest tenant to Qwirk, Deb Camarota. Deb is a creative and operational retail executive offering over 25 years of complex career experience, driving bottom line profits, leading high-performance work teams, steering brainstorming activities, and developing merchandising strategies that increase revenues and streamlines operations. Deb has been referenced by Lee Bailey of DNR as one of the experts in the industry of Visual Merchandising. Most recently Deb was Senior Vice President of Brand Creative at The Limited where she was on the (more…)

HACKNIGHT Arduino Development Meeting – August 2nd

By · July 20, 2011 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

HACKNIGHT, a local Columbus group for designers and developer, is hosting an event on August 2nd from 6pm-9pm at QwirkColumbus. Mykola Bilokonsky will be presenting various topics about Arduino development.

The event will start with a quick introduction to Arduino (What is it? Why is it gaining so popularity so quickly? What can you do with it?), followed by a brief dive into Arduino code. Once we have the basics out of the way we’ll demonstrate how you can wire up an Arduino to a Node.js server. Depending on time we may further examine the various ways you can use Node to interact with the device, or merely use it as an intermediary to allow AIR applications built in Flex to interact with Arduino hardware.

Bilokonsky will be bringing a few Arduino units, but please feel free to bring your own as well if you have one. If you don’t have one but want one, head up to Microcenter.

If you want to follow along closely, you’ll need to download the Arduino IDE from The IDE should come with FTDI drivers that will allow the Arduino unit to work via USB as a Serial device – make sure you install these if you’re having trouble. Also, you may want to download and install Node.js – If you want to use this at hacknight it’ll be fun, but make sure you get it working before you show up. It can be tricky to make everything work and we won’t have time to troubleshoot Node installations.

Come join Hacknight (Tuesday, August 2nd from 6pm-9pm) at QwirkColumbus to gain insight on this fascinating technology!