Chamber move has implications

September 23rd, 2016 by Ken

The Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce’s move to a new location in “downtown” Lacey has implications that can be of significant value for the future.

The Lacey chamber will soon occuply new quarters near South Puget Sound Community College which is part of the city’s designated Woodland Square area. ¬† The new location is close to the Thurston County Economic Development Council and just a short distance from City Hall.

The move out of Hawks Prairie symbolizes that Hawks Prairie is now a major part of Lacey and no longer needs the reassurance of a physical chamber presence.

Moving away from a major freeway exit may have some impact on the number of visitors and tourists who get information about Lacey, but the city can make that impact insignificant by placing a “Tourist Information” sign on College and Sixth Avenue to direct visitors to the services offered by the chamber.

The closeness of the chamber to the city hall gives the two entities an opportunty to more fully cooperate in promoting Lacey and particularly the Regional Athletic Complex and adjacent sports facilities.

Overall, the move seems to be in the best interests of all parties.

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