Welcome, Alliance Center tenants! We hope you enjoy working here as much as we enjoy working with you. You are what makes our space inspiring, and we’re incredibly grateful for our community. Below you’ll find resources, forms, communication outlets and more that you’ll find helpful as a tenant in our building.
CONNECT WITH US
We are stronger when we work together! We encourage you to connect with us as well as the 50 other organizations that call The Alliance Center home. Here are some ways to get involved:
To learn more and register, please visit HERE. Also note, as a tenant, you can attend this event for free using code TENANT2021.
Join us for this webinar where we'll discuss how we all are connected to the ocean, no matter where we live. We will address the history and issue of plastic pollution, current efforts to combat this issue and ways you can make a difference even if you don’t see the ocean every day.
About the Speaker:
Melissa Jung is originally from Troy, Illinois and moved to Hawaii in 2015 to work with Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles at Hawaii Marine Animal Response while completing school. She finished her Master of Marine Science from Hawaii Pacific University where she studied plastic ingestion in several endangered sea turtle species. Melissa now works for the Inland Ocean Coalition as the Community Engagement Manager and focuses on communicating to inland communities how their actions can help protect local environments as well as the ocean.
Grab your favorite beverage and join local businesses for this online talk on sustainability in business.
About this event
In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8th, we will have two inspiring business leaders discuss sustainability, why it's important to them and their companies and ways they incorporate it into their business. This conversation will be followed by an open Q&A session so participants can ask their burning questions or share their own experiences.
Businesses continuously need connections, perspective, and support. Join Best for Colorado and fellow local businesses for an opportunity to come together virtually! We look forward to seeing you!
We will have our lovely yoga/meditation instructor, Susan, giving a virtual meditation lesson on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month. It's a great chance to take a few moments mid-week to reset!
Meditation has many definitions. The one I like best is simple; meditation is the practice of calming your thoughts. Human beings tend to work well when we can be focused and centered, and when we are less distracted. Meditation helps! We will do an hour's worth of practice; some stretching to loosen up and get our bodies ready to sit comfortably, then work with two different techniques to focus attention and work with calming our thoughts.
Join us for a happy half hour! This time will be for connecting with others in the community to share some happiness in a time that is a little hard. This is a casual conversation, but we hope it can be a time to learn more about your fellow tenants and share some laughter. Grab your favorite beverage and come ready to answer one of the following questions (or share whatever you would like):
If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you choose to be?
Join us and 9-year-old Madhvi Chitoor for an inspirational event that proves you can make world changes regardless of your age!
About this event
Dealing with worldwide problems like climate change can be daunting and, at times, defeating. Join us for an inspirational and uplifting event featuring 9-year-old Madhvi Chittoor who is making a difference both locally and internationally. Madhvi has written a book, worked with governors to pass legislation, met with her school's superintendent to eliminate styrofoam and so much more. After you meet and hear from Madhvi, you'll never again question whether a single person can make a difference!
Below you’ll find several useful forms for submitting requests and keeping us up-to-date on information regarding your organization.
We’re always open to ways we can improve the building and to suggestions you might have for us. If you ever have an issue, please complete and submit our form below, and we’ll get back to you right away!
Does your organization have a new staff member or long-term intern? There are a few questions we’d like you to answer prior to their arrival that will help us prepare! Please submit the form below with a week’s notice so we can be ready for their arrival.
As your staff changes, we would love to be be kept in the loop so we can update our systems appropriately and continue to provide a safe and secure working environment. Please fill out this form as your staff members prepare to leave.
As a tenant of The Alliance Center, your organization has access to a wide variety of benefits, including outreach to our broad network. Did your organization accomplish something awesome? Are you hosting an upcoming event? Let The Alliance Center help you spread the word. Complete this form, and we will get back to you with communications options!
The Alliance Center’s conference rooms are available free of charge for tenants with a desk. These rooms can be reserved in advance via The Alliance Center’s meeting room reservation system. In absence of a reservation, rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. To make a reservation, view your Google calendar—each conference room has an individual calendar that should be visible and shared with your calendar. If you do not have access to the calendars, please contact email@example.com to let us know so that we can share the calendars with you. You are also able to make a reservation at the digital displays directly outside of your desired conference room.
For virtual and hot desk tenants, your organization has a shared allotment of 10 hours each month for conference room usage. Beyond those hours, a fee will apply. You can view the conference room availability using the calendar reservation system, but if you’d like to book a room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can track your usage.
How can I use the first floor cafe and large conference rooms?
Each tenant is provided a certain monetary allotment per year to use this space for free. Beyond that allotment, there is a discounted cost for use. If you’d like to reserve the first floor event space, or if you have any questions, please contact a member of our Events team at email@example.com or submit an event space inquiry here.
Our sixth floor is only as big as an elevator lobby, so we have it outfitted with several different seating options and a semi-private meditation area. It’s usually pretty quiet up there, so it’s a great place to go for focused work. It is used weekly for yoga or occasionally for video recordings, in which case we will put up signage. If you’d like to ‘reserve’ the space for a video recording, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the conference room guidelines?
It’s very important that everyone makes sure to abide by the following guidelines:
Make sure to reserve a room for all meetings, either through the calendar reservation system or through the reservation panels.
Make sure the room you’re walking into is the one you reserved.
Cancel reservations that you no longer need.
End your meeting on time so that the next reservation can start their meeting on time.
Tidy up the room before you leave (wipe down the boards, push the chairs in, turn off the tv).
We have plenty of bike parking in the elevator lobbies, the basement storage area, and the parking lot. Please use what we have and don’t bring your bike into your suite unless all the parking options are filled. If your bike is wet or excessively dirty, kindly park it either outside or in the basement so that the cork floors in the upstairs areas are not damaged. Note: According to ADA regulations, you can’t lock your bike up to the ramp or walkway in front of the building.
What are the parking options?
There are a limited number of Monthly parking spaces available, and they are all currently reserved. If you anticipate driving daily and would like to be placed on the wait list for Monthly parking, please notify email@example.com. If you need to drive infrequently, there are a limited number of parking spaces in the lot adjacent to the building that are reserved for Guest parking. Guest parking is available on a first come basis at $5/hour or $15/day. To pay, please download the PayByPhone app and use our location number, 3563. If you have any questions, please ask an Alliance Center staff member.
Does The Alliance Center provide an RTD EcoPass for public transit?
We wish we could! Unfortunately, EcoPasses have to be managed by each employee’s organization, so we’re not able to provide them for the building. However, if your organization would like to learn more, you can find details here.
Do you offer a discount for the EV charging station?
For the most part, well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Alliance Center! We love our furry friends and they are great for people’s health and well-being. However, some suites may have different guidelines (such as one dog at a time, only on Fridays, or no dogs at all) so it’s worth checking with your suitemates first. Regardless, we have a zero-tolerance policy for dogs that are aggressive to other dogs or to people and those pups may be banned from the building. Please do not leave dogs unattended and always clean up after them…we have extra cleaning supplies at the Information Desk on the first floor if you need them!
What happens if I break or damage something?
There are many more details in your organization’s legal agreement if you want to get technical, but long story short we know that accidents happen. Please let us know if something is broken or damaged so that we can fix it as quickly as possible. Depending on the extent of the damage, your organization may be responsible to repair or replace what was damaged.
Can I bring plants into my suite?
Yes, we love the look that incorporating nature into the built environment provides!
Can I bring my own furniture into my suite?
Unfortunately, no. We want to keep the building looking uniform with Teknion furniture and feel that we have planned for enough furniture for each tenant. The amount of furniture in each suite is the best maximum amount that our architects designated for each space. However, if you do need additional bookshelves or cabinets, please let an Alliance staff member know, and we will do what we can to accommodate!
Can I hang things on the wall?
If you’d like to hang something on the drywall, please run it by an Alliance Center staff member first. Note: Due to our status as a historic building, you cannot hang or permanently affix anything on the brick or the historic timbers.
What’s the temperature set to, and how do I control it after hours?
From 7am–5pm, Monday–Friday, the temperatures are set at 70–74 degrees in occupied suites. There are multiple zones serving conference rooms, private offices, and suites. Tenants have the ability to change the temperature within this range utilizing the thermostat in the vicinity. During after or weekend hours, the temperature remains off until a thermostat is manually changed. For after hours or weekend heating or cooling, or if you have any questions, please notify our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is my suite number?
Contact email@example.com for this information.Your suite number for mail may not match the floor your organization is on, so please be sure you know what your mailing address is before using it.
What is a suite huddle?
Suite huddles are an opportunity for a shared suite (a suite with several different organizations) to get together and discuss norms and expectations for their common area. It’s facilitated by Alliance Center staff and usually involves coffee and treats. It’s a great chance for each suite to set their own culture around things like noise levels, huddle room usage, and tidiness. If you’re interested in nominating your suite for a huddle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I bring in a space heater/coffee maker/printer?
In the interest of energy efficiency we try to limit the number of extra electronic items that are brought into the building. We have already provided coffee makers on each floor and a shared printing service, as well as many other community electronic items. If you need to bring in something like an extra monitor to help your work productivity, please do so! But otherwise, we ask that you use our shared services so that we can continue to be an energy efficient building. The exception is a space heater… those are never allowed due to the fire danger.
Where can I find first-aid supplies?
We have a first-aid cabinet located on the first floor, just outside of the kitchen. Feel free to help yourself to whatever you need!
Does The Alliance Center have an AED (automated external defibrillator)?
Yes, we do have an AED. It’s located on the first floor, just outside of the kitchen.
How can my organization get a storage cage in the basement?
If you’d like additional storage, we have storage cages in the basement of varying sizes and costs. We’ll simply add the storage cage to your monthly invoice. Please contact email@example.com in order to start that discussion. Additional storage space is also available in the common areas where the sinks and cabinets are. Please store things like personal cups/mugs or office supplies there.
There are stations with three receptacles located throughout the building for waste diversion/disposal. The blue bins are for mixed-stream recycling (paper, plastic, glass and metal). The green bins are for all food and most paper products as well as compostable plastics. The black bins are for landfill and should only be used for gum and weird plastics that are not recyclable (although be sure to check to see if they can be recycled in our hard-to-recycle station on the first floor). In the hard-to-recycle station, you can recycle many things that would otherwise go to the landfill, including dog and cat food bags, foil lined wrappers, empty beauty products, aerosol containers, etc. You can find a full list of acceptable items here.
Do you offer printing services?
We do offer printing services! The cost to print or copy is $0.07/page for black and white and $0.20/page for color. We bill your usage back to your organization. If you’d like to get set up, we will need to schedule about 15 minutes to download the print drivers and set up your organization’s specific codes. You can print or copy from a USB drive, but you’ll need your organization’s print code. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need your organization’s code or if you’d like to schedule time to download the print drivers.
Who is responsible for cleaning my desk?
Our janitorial team is not responsible for cleaning personal areas, just common areas. If you’d like to clean your desk, you’re welcome to use the cleaning supplies provided on each floor.
Who is responsible for cleaning individual dishes?
Each person is responsible for doing their dishes. Please do not leave items in the sink and make sure to do your dishes in a timely manner.
What do I do if my dog has an accident in the building
We do hope that this is a rare event but understand that dogs will have accidents in the building. Should one of those occasions occur with your pup we have supplies on hand to help out. Please come down to the first floor or email us at email@example.com to help out.
What can I access with my keycard?
Each keycard is unique to each individual, so the keycard gives you 24/7 access to the building entrances, your organization’s suite, and the elevators and stairwell. The only entrance that is unlocked during the day is the front door, which is currently unlocked from 9am-4pm. The suites, stairwells, and elevator are not accessible to anyone without a keycard. If you are locked out after hours, please try contacting one of the members of our facility team (Chris, Mariah, Cori and Jason) or our after hours maintenance company at 303-595-8710.
Are the water fountains filtered?
Yes, the water fountains are filtered.
What’s the best way to share something with The Alliance Center community?
You are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will approve your message to send to the whole community. Feel free to send out job postings, events your organization is hosting, questions or recommendations, requests for volunteers, pretty much anything you think your fellow tenants would be interested in knowing.
What should I do if I’m having WiFi issues?
There are several things you can try!
First, we always recommend hardwiring as the internet connection will be much faster and more stable, especially if you’re doing a lot of uploading/downloading or are using videoconferencing. In each conference room, there’s an ethernet cable coming out of the back of each phone that you can use to hardwire. There’s also an ethernet connection at your desk that you can use. If your computer doesn’t have an ethernet port, you can always find a USB adapter online or borrow one for the day from the front desk.
If you need to use wifi, make sure you’re connected to the TAC_Private network (not TAC_Guest). Close out of programs or tabs that you don’t need. Try turning your wifi off and then on or even restarting your computer. Many internet issues come from the computer instead of the building’s wifi network, so troubleshooting the computer is a good first step.
If you’re still having issues, please let us know! You can come down to the front desk or email email@example.com. It’s really helpful if you can provide as many details as possible. For example, is it just slow or did the wifi stop completely? What were you doing when it happened? Did you see an error message? All of those details will help us help you faster!
HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
We can help you at any time! Please contact us for any forms you might need or questions in general. Until then, we’re looking forward to seeing you at the next tenant happy hour or community event!