The Davis Chamber of Commerce is temporarily relocating a couple of blocks away from its office at 604 Third St. as construction begins on significant upgrades to its space.
“We can’t imagine a better building or location to house the Davis Chamber of Commerce,” says board chairman Gregg Herrington. “However, we’re finally in a position to modernize this high-profile location and incorporate some important energy-saving features, which will allow us to better highlight our members’ businesses and offer a more professional atmosphere to conduct the business of improving economic vitality in our community.”
Beginning Wednesday, the Chamber will take up temporary residence in offices at 102 E St., on the northeast corner of First and E Streets. During its six-week stay in the new location, the Chamber welcomes visitors to stop by and pick up maps and inquire about other Davis services between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
“This office upgrade is all about reinvesting in the Chamber for the benefit of our members and visitors to Davis,” says executive director Kemble Pope. “Our shortened office hours during this temporary relocation will give staff the opportunity to be out in the community visiting with the businesses and organizations that support us, so we can better understand how the Chamber can support each of them.”
When the Chamber reopens April 1 at its regular home at Third and E streets, the office will be hardly recognizable to visitors, Pope says. What was once aesthetically dated, energy-wasting and poorly configured, will be an inviting and functional visitor center, professional offices and a modern conference room available for public use.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house are being planned for the beginning of April, with more details forthcoming.
For more information, email Grant Nejedlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-756-5160.