The U Center is a diversified, affordable member-based business center offering professional meeting space and so much more.
The U Center offers many membership amenities with an inspiring atmosphere and many growth producing resources. The U Center also offers full-service marketing opportunities to its members – something not available in typical keyman office spaces and delivers information in four specialized areas: Career, Financial, Home/Family, and Mind/Body.
“We truly hope to provide our members as well as their clients with an exhilarating professional office experience by offering the most exposure possible for our clients to grow their businesses,” comments Nicole Filion-Ashline, The U Center Owner/Founder. “By incorporating these ideas – member marketing and specialized service categories, we feel confident that member’s exposure will be unmatched in any other office environment.”
The U Center’s mission is to provide a professional experience that is unlike any other for its members and their clients.
Offering professional and creative meeting space for businesses at an affordable price with amenities that combine leading and innovative ways to doing business, The U Center is committed to bring value and growth to participating businesses while offering their clients an enjoyable and fulfilling experience in an inspiring atmosphere.
We strive to bring the latest information to our members, their clients and the community in innovative ways that inspire growth and success. At The U Center, it’s all about U.
The U Center Beginning
The U Center idea was born several years ago, a small seed which grew into a more complex vision to serve local small businesses. After selling their business of 10+ years which left their two-unit facility vacant, Nicole knew just how to utilize their empty space. Offer a unique affordable office opportunity for small businesses in need office space and support services, such as marketing and specialized meeting space for customers and the community.
Nicole began to convert their vacant two-unit facility in Mooresville, N.C., into a small business utopia , The U Center – offering affordable upscale office/meeting space with a menu of amenities to exceed their clients (and the community’s) expectations. Hence, The U Center was born.
Before starting The U Center, Nicole served as Vice President of Safety Solutions, a company she co-founded with her husband, a renowned safety expert. In her role with the company, she honed her business and marketing expertise/prowess, working to build the well-respected Safety Solutions brand for occupant safety restraints for all types of racing, before selling the business to Simpson Performance Company in late 2010.
As Speaker/Education Coordinator for the Executive Women of Lake Norman Group, she sharpened her skills in finding qualified speakers that would provide valuable information to the group and now applies those skills to The U Center – offering professional development resources and references for The U Center members, their clients and the business community.
Nicole has a degree in Fashion Design and spent her first years out of college employed in many areas of the fashion industry, where she gained many skills she attributes to having today, such as her customer service, industrial manufacturing, marketing and management skills to name a few. She is well-known nationally within the racing industry, as well as locally among business professionals.