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Chamber offices to move to Colonial Avenue

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By Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

The offices of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, including its affiliates - the Credit Bureau and Lancaster Collection Bureau - are moving.

After 33 years at its North Main Street location, the chamber's new address will be 453 Colonial Ave., about two blocks off Main Street in the building formerly occupied by attorney Don Rushing.

"We have been exploring options in building a new facility for the chamber for a number of years and have also had several conversations with the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. and See Lancaster about the feasibility of a joint project," chamber chairman Jay Rainey said. "These are great possibilities, and we look forward to participating in future discussions, but our chamber board of directors believes this is the right move for our operations at the present time.

"This Colonial Avenue site is ready to move in now, the space is more than adequate, including a small conference room, and we are excited to begin the moving process this week," Rainey said.

"Although the chamber is currently in a prime location, the building itself has had long-term moisture problems for which updates and repairs would be cost-prohibitive, so we are pleased to find an alternative site nearby that will fit our needs and allow us to serve our customers - including both our membership, as well as our Lancaster visitors and newcomers," Rainey said.

The chamber expects to complete the relocation in February.

"We will continue to focus on this mission and believe this new facility will enhance our image as we promote our community to visitors and new business prospects," said chamber President Dean Faile.

The chamber's contact information - its mailing address, P.O. Box 430; its telephone number, 283-4105; its fax number, 286- 4360; and its e-mail address, lanchamber@comporium.net - will not change.

"We hope to have as little disruption as possible in services to the community and our members during this transition time," Faile said.