Nipawin chamber finds new home

NIPAWIN — After selling their old building to the Town of Nipawin, the Nipawin and District Chamber of Commerce found a new home in the downtown core.

The new facility purchased by the chamber is on Railway Avenue East, between The Co-operators and H&R Block.

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Marlon Zacharias, president of the chamber, said they’re all moved in and are working on some painting to spruce the place up.

“We do have a lot more office space that we’re hoping to be able to utilize and offer out to our members in terms of if they need a space for private meetings,” Zacharias said. “We also have a little more space here for functions that the Chamber is looking to host in the next month and years to come.”

He said the chamber hopes the office will be open for business in late August.

“It’s always good when we can be closer to our downtown core and be right in the business community.”

The previously chamber building was sold to the town for $85,000 plus a $5,000 signing bonus.

This came after the town was seeking to take over visitor services and turn the town land, where the previous chamber building was located, into municipal reserves.

This gave the chamber the choice to move the building, or to sell it to the town.

“Luckily through quite a bit of negotiating we were able to come to an agreement for both parties to sell them the building and that gave us the opportunity to move here,”

Zacharias said the chamber is happy the way things turned out, but it also wasn’t easy.

“It was definitely not easy to leave a building that we’ve been in for 37 years, but we all see the potential in this new building and we’re looking forward to what it will allow us to do in the future.”

Zacharias said their phone number and other contact details remains the same, excluding physical address.

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