Link marks first year with Business Expo, Family Olympics

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The link, a multipurpose facility in Nocatee, celebrated its first anniversary Friday, July 15, with a Business Expo and Family Olympics, both of which were well-attended.

The event reflected the two primary areas of focus for this enterprise over the past 12 months: business and family.

On one hand, the 22,500-square-foot hub at 425 Town Plaza Ave. serves professionals as a co-working space and business incubator that offers a variety of office-space solutions. On the other, it’s a place that offers members and the community at large a variety of activities, classes and entertainment.

Standing amid the hubbub of the expo, Raghu Misra – who with wife Gurpreet co-founded the link – reflected on the success of the facility since they cut the ribbon on July 14, 2021. He called it “very gratifying” to look back over how his idea became reality and admitted that he couldn’t have imagined in the beginning how it would evolve during its first year.

“The community support has been phenomenal, shockingly good,” he said.

The expo was a busy place Friday, with members of the community visiting the 40 tables to learn about the products and services of a diverse cross-section of local businesses.

“I think we have a good spectrum of representation,” said Misra.

Meanwhile, on the lawn out front, families gathered to compete in timeless games, such as tug-of-war, potato sack races and a three-legged race, while a DJ played music.

As the link enters its second year, Misra indicated that an emphasis was going to be placed on education. The facility is looking to augment the curriculum offered by the schools.

“It’s going to be an interesting journey for the next year,” Misra said.

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