Printed: 10/28/2021 12:01:51 PM
The Larger Keene and Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is opening a brand new Peterborough location in November.
The previous Peterborough Chamber of Commerce location, subsequent to the Huge Apple fuel station, has been bought and the brand new workplace for the merged Keene and Peterborough chambers can be within the Guernsey Constructing downtown.
CEO and President Luca Paris mentioned the “aim is for the chamber to not really feel Keene-centric” after including the brand new workplace area in Peterborough.
“We need to re-establish connection to Peterborough and really have folks there to reply questions and join companies,” Paris mentioned.
The workplace is anticipated to open to the general public the primary or second week of November, however proper now they’re nonetheless ready for cellphone hyperlinks, computer systems to be arrange and the customer middle to be accomplished. Paris mentioned he plans to make an announcement when every part is up and operating.
He mentioned the aim of the chamber is to behave as a “conduit to companies in the neighborhood, collaborating with companies and cities to create a significant and powerful enterprise atmosphere.” As proprietor of Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe in Keene, Paris understands the hurdles companies are dealing with now and believes it is necessary that they really feel related to at least one one other and the neighborhood.
“As a restaurant proprietor in the course of the pandemic, we couldn’t stay in a silo with out working with anybody else,” he mentioned.
Paris hopes the chamber will assist “create a synergy between companies” and believes “now we have a duty to make that occur.”
Paris needs to showcase all companies, together with nonprofits, eating places and retailers, and desires them to work collectively to create a stronger neighborhood, to herald occasions and to succeed.
“It feels proper to be there,” Paris mentioned of the brand new location in downtown Peterborough.
The brand new workplace is positioned at 45 Major St., Suite 105 and 106.