Meaford Chamber Moving

Meaford Chamber of Commerce won’t be moving its headquarters as soon as its directors had hoped.

Chamber President Shirley Keaveney says she and other directors have visited many possible sites so far this year but without luck.

Keaveney says, however, the board is close to deciding on a location sometime within a few weeks.

The chamber originally planned to move its office by the end of May, after Meaford council cancelled a long-standing contract with the chamber to provide tourist information centres to visitors.

For many years, the chamber ran a tourism booth at its office year round and the apple-shaped kiosk during the summer.

Following council’s decision, the chamber board decided to close and sell the Big Apple tourism kiosk and move its office to another location but those plans were later dropped.

Chamber members still plan to move the office once they find the right place.

Keaveney says the chamber plans to use the Big Apple for advertising its members’ businesses and the new office will become a business centre to serve as a resource centre for local business people.

Funds for setting up the business centre and hire the student will come from a $37,500 Trillium grant.