The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has settled into its new office location at 369 Queen Street East.
Chamber of Commerce President, Mark Barsanti notes that the actual move took place over the weekend of June 20th and 21st and that the past several days, Chamber staff have been working diligently to get everything up and running.
“It’s been a very smooth transition,” he notes. “The move went off without any hitches and staff have been able to complete set-up of the new office while successfully tending to the day-to-day operations and the various projects and events that they are in the midst of working on.”
The move to a new location has been in the planning stages for the last few months and stems from the Chamber’s desire have a home-base that best allows for it to undertake its strategic goals of advocacy, communication and providing its members services while ensuring that member fees are being utilized in the best possible manner.
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit agency whose operation is derived almost exclusively from the fees paid by its 700 plus member businesses, agencies and individual members, supplemented by revenue streams provided by events and services.
“The Chamber has made significant strides in re-establishing itself as the advocate for local business,” suggests Barsanti. “Simultaneously, the organization has made very conscious attempts to ensure that it is at the forefront of lobbying for our members while also introducing a number of new services that can measurably help a business’ bottom line. Those changes don’t necessarily require a highly visible store-front location… They require a re-investment in good staff and the resources that they need to do their jobs… and that is what we are looking at.”
The agency’s new office is located in the building better known as the McCarda Building, located on the South side of Queen Street between Elgin Street and Bruce Street. Anyone visiting the Chamber office may note that the Chamber office is most easily accessible from the building’s Bay Street parking lot entrance.
The new mailing address for the Chamber is as follows:
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
369 Queen Street East, Suite 1
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z4
Other contact information for the Chamber remains unchanged: