Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates its new workplace house

Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn gets ready to cut the ribbon to celebrate the Chambers' new offices. Members of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as town officials, including Town Supervisor John Whitney, Town Councilmen Christian Bahleda and Pete Marston, as well as highway superintendent Richard Crawford, participated in the ribbon cutting.

Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn will get prepared to chop the ribbon to rejoice the Chambers’ new workplaces. Members of the Chamber of Commerce, in addition to city officers, together with City Supervisor John Whitney, City Councilmen Christian Bahleda and Pete Marston, in addition to freeway superintendent Richard Crawford, participated within the ribbon slicing.

Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am

Picture and story by Alice Gerard

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce now has new workplace house at 2680 Grand Island Blvd., which, in line with Chamber President Eric Fiebelkorn, will encourage “group constructing for our membership and even for some people that aren’t members however are group organizations that assist us.”

The brand new workplaces embody “a pleasant convention space, plus new workplaces. It’s arrange for 30 – 50 individuals to have a gathering or an meeting. Now we have lots of expertise, and we’re going to service our membership with it.”

The membership of the Chamber of Commerce consists of companies in the neighborhood or companies that assist or promote to the group, Fiebelkorn mentioned. “As an example, my enterprise isn’t situated right here, however now we have a illustration, and we work with a bunch of shoppers right here. Group teams, not for income, like Lions and Rotary. People can truly be members. They only aren’t voting members on sure objects. However they’re members, they usually have a say and a capability to combine with us. Our occasions nearly at all times welcome nonmembers. We simply cost a charge, the place a member may need a decreased or no charge. We actually have our arms open. We need to have in our group anybody who desires to make our group higher.”

Occasions sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce embody the Citizen of the 12 months award. The awards dinner is scheduled for six p.m. Oct. 13 on the DoubleTree by Hilton Lodge Niagara Falls, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The Chamber additionally creates and places out the annual Group and Guests Information. As well as, the Chamber works along with the Grand Island Central Faculty District to create Gizmo, which “offers scholarships to college students in all aspects of profession orientation or school or going into the trades. It’s a scholarship to encourage children on the following step of life” Fiebelkorn mentioned. The annual Child Biz can also be a collaborate effort between the Chamber of Commerce and Island colleges.

“KidBiz was truly an excellent success for us this yr. I feel it’s 25 years now. This yr was the largest one we’ve had. It was actually encouraging popping out of COVID. We didn’t know what we’d see after shedding it for a few years. The youngsters had a good time. We had nice climate, which doesn’t damage. The faculties are glorious companions on this enterprise,” Fiebelkorn mentioned.

“We do a myriad of different issues: ribbon cuttings, enterprise counseling and training, seminars. Something that we are able to discover that’s a price to our group,” Fiebelkorn defined.

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