The year 2018 was a year of major transition for the Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce, according to Tiffany Wilson, executive director.
After losing the license office, the Chamber moved its headquarters to 142 W. St. Louis St. in downtown.
Since March 2018, the Chamber has been operated in a mobile office, running out of members’ board rooms, Wilson’s home and the Chamber storage locker, but that will soon change.
“We’ve been busy. Renovations are still underway, but there is an end in sight,” Wilson said. “Fingers crossed we’ll be in the new headquarters by the end of January.”
The January luncheon meeting, which will be held at the Pacific Opera House, will provide an overview of what the Chamber has accomplished and what directors desire to accomplish in the future.
“We are nothing without our members and hope to grow our relationships with you all over this coming year,” Wilson said.
The Chamber also will host Pianos for a Purpose, the dueling pianos and dinner event, which benefits a local not for profit organization, at the Eagles Saturday, Jan. 26. This year’s event will share proceeds with the St. Bridget Elementary School new playground.