With a snip of the big scissors on a bright red ribbon the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier officially opened their new offices in downtown Jamestown on Friday, November 22. The new location is at 300 North Main Street, at the corner of Third.
Chamber President and CEO and MAST Executive Director Todd Tranum called it a new beginning.
“This move represents a recommitment from our business associations to the businesses of the Jamestown area and the greater Chautauqua County region. We have a wide variety of services and benefits to offer for businesses of all types and sizes, and this strategic move into downtown Jamestown is just one step towards improving our relationships with existing members and helping new members to grow in our communities,” he said.
The Chamber and MAST will also relocate their offices in Dunkirk early in the New Year to a space to be announced in downtown Dunkirk. For the moment those offices remain at the JCC North Training Center at 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk.
“Because of this move to downtown Jamestown we are already finding new ways to partner with organizations such as the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau,” Tranum added. “We have worked with them to expand the variety of tourism materials available in our office, and to become a Jamestown Ambassador to help guide visitors to the many attractions in the community and throughout the county.”
Tranum continued, “We have worked hard in a few short weeks to make this space a bright, welcoming, and professional place to provide information and business services. We thank the Gebbie Foundation and the National Comedy Center for helping us to make this transition.”
The new downtown Jamestown office is already providing an opportunity to offer some new programming. The Jamestown Community Chamber will use the office at Third and Main Streets to host a Visit with Santa on Small Business Saturday, November 30 from noon-2pm. This is a free event for local families and children can participate in a coloring contest and enjoy some refreshments.