Chamber moving in with DBW

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce directors unanimously voted to move the chamber office and visitor center during its meeting Thursday.

Chamber Executive Director Luanne Schexnider presented the idea, saying that she had looked into moving the space earlier. The decision to move was inspired by the fact that she does most of her “connections” when she visits businesses and that she wanted to give EDC its space back, noting that many chamber items were being stored in the current combined office.

Among those she called was Dublin Bottling Works’ Kent Crouch. Crouch recently called back, offering DBW’s unused office on the Patrick Street side (near the railroad depot). The space would give the Chamber office space and a room upstairs for the monthly meetings. Meanwhile, tourist information can also be dispersed on the other side of the building at Old Doc’s Soda Shop.

Schexnider felt the offer was too good to pass up as the space was offered rent-free if Luanne would help DBW in fielding phone calls occasionally and with other special projects. Chamber has been splitting the rent and utilities with Dublin EDC for the current office at 111 S. Patrick.

Central Inn is also helping with the move by providing storage space to the Chamber. 

Dublin EDC Executive Director Karen Wright reported she would miss the Chamber’s presence but felt the EDC could manage the office by itself. The extra space might come in handy as Wright noted in her report that Amy

Wright with the Small Business Development Center has been in town often helping Dublin businesses with their operations.

Karen Wright has offered the use of extra space to Amy and the SBDC for some of its in-town meetings.

Schexnider noted the move wouldn’t happen immediately and the April 12 meeting would most likely still be at 111 S. Patrick.

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