The Chamber of Commerce moved into new offices in Governors Square on 1st September and invites the membership, residents and the community to visit its new facilities. The move fulfils an important action item in the Chamber’s three year strategic plan to improve the office accommodations so that the organisation can provide the membership with better facilities, parking and access as it expands its programmes, services and member benefits.
The new office includes a state-of-the-art conference/training facility that can seat up to 50 people, a Visitors Information Centre with brochure racks and flat screen television to promote members’ products and services and small business pods that will assist Caymanian entrepreneurs and industry associations. The Chamber Pension Plan and the Junior Achievement programme also have set up offices at the Chamber.
“This is an exciting time in the Chamber’s 45 year history,” comments Wil Pineau, chief executive officer.
“The new office allows the organisation to expand the offerings for the Professional Development and Training Centre and to host events and forums that will keep our membership informed about important advocacy matters. It is our hope that the new facility will become a central meeting venue for members, associations, visitors and investors.”
The Chamber has occupied several locations during its 45 year history including a small office in the old Butterfield Building, a second floor space above the then Tropical Trader building, a ground floor space at Harbour Centre and in the second floor of Macdonald Square in central George Town next to the Town Hall.
The move to Governors Square allows for the development of a more traditional Chamber of Commerce role by becoming a visitors centre for tourists and overseas investors to our Islands.
The Chamber looks forward to being a one-stop-shop for members, business associations, visitors, investors and residents.
“A week of activities from November 18-26 is being planned to welcome members and guests to our new facility and to mark the Chamber’s 45th anniversary. There are several exciting activities and events including the grand opening at which we will recognise all members that made the move to Governors Square possible. I’d like to especially thank Mr. Bobby Bodden for his support. Without his assistance, the move would not have been possible,” said Mr. Pineau.
For anyone wanting to find out more
about the Chamber Week activities, contact [email protected] or call 949-8090 ext. 123