WATERTOWN, NY — Since returning to 1241 Coffeen Street in 2016, the goal of the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce has been to focus efforts on serving members of the organization. In recent years great strides have been taken to strengthen relationships with members of the business community, to meet their needs and support business and industry to enhance the community in which we live, work, and do business. In every action, the Chamber’s aim is member motivated.
It is the intent of the Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce to sell the Coffeen Street Building to best serve the organization’s members and business partners throughout the area.
As the organization continues work to strengthen the economy in the Greater Watertown area, the decision to sell the building will best serve the organization’s members and business partners throughout the region. With the recent focus on downtown revitalization, the GWNC Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the City of Watertown is on the dawn of a new era and members would be best served from a centrally located space in the business corridor of the city. This relocation strategy will bring the organization back to its roots with accessible and modern office space, allowing the Chamber to continue to broaden the opportunities available to members and to provide support in an ever-changing business climate.
The Chamber’s current space has served the organization well for many years and has also become the home of the North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). In recent years, great advancement in improving the awareness of the chamber has been made, increasing their involvement in community activities as well as other local initiatives, and enhancing its organizational effectiveness. The organization has worked diligently to maintain relevance by implementing new opportunities to better serve their business members. Initiatives such as the Member Leadership Circle, a new and enhanced networking experience, and the continuation of the Jefferson Leadership Institute are just a fraction of the impact across the larger North Country region. The organization has also worked to become directly involved with the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), with President and CEO, Kylie Peck appointed to the council in 2016 and serving as Co-Chair of the Local Planning Committee in the recently awarded Downtown Revitalization Initiative through New York State.
The Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving their members and committed to the success of the region. Chamber officials feel it is time for their office location to reflect their commitment to the North Country.
“This is an exciting time for the Chamber of Commerce,” said David Males, GWNC Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “The hard work by Kylie and her staff as well as previous boards, has resulted in the chambers ability to grow into this opportunity to better serve our members.”
As plans proceed, the chamber will work with their Executive Committee and Board of Directors to identity a suitable buyer and explore options for a new space located in Downtown Watertown.
For more information on the Coffeen Street Building and this relocation strategy, contact Kylie Peck, President and CEO of the Greater Watertown – North Country Chamber of Commerce at (315) 788-4400