New workspace wants to turn South Bend into central business hub

Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 11:32 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - “I’m just excited,” founder and CEO of Swella’s Ville Office Studios & Suites Consuella Hopkins said. “I’m excited to provide such a professional place to do business for our community.”

Since 2008, it’s been a dream of the South Bend native to create a space where entrepreneurs can come conduct professional business.

“We started out with a vision just to heal our community,” Hopkins said. “I wanted to make sure that we economically stabilize our community. I’m a financial girl and I love finances and I just seen there was this disconnect.”

Hopkins says she grew up with many mentors, including her grandmother, who taught her the value of community.

“A strong community means strong finances, means strong family, strong businesses,” she said. “It’s a true ecosystem where our children, and not only our children but our elderly and everyone in between, can strive.”

Swella’s Ville Office Studios and Suites has fifteen private offices, a state-of-the-art boardroom, and a waiting room.

She wants the two-level workspace to be South Bend’s central hub of business.

“If there’s fifteen businesses here,” she said. “That’s a great ecosystem where people can really come together, circulate their income, just in this building. Then, hopefully in the community.”

Hopkins believes this is destiny.

“I’m not afraid to walk in my calling,” she said. “And I know I was called to heal and to help, and that’s what I want to do.”

Swella’s Ville Office Studios & Suites is currently leasing to tenants. You can learn more information by clicking here.

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