The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Chamber) has announced that it is moving offices from 566 Ruthven Street to McKinney House at 487 Ruthven Street.
Chamber President Andrew Wielandt said that the move represented â€œa defining moment in the evolution of the one hundred and fifteen year old Chamber. This historic location finally gives the Chamber the opportunity to conduct a large number of its activities in-house as well as using Chamber membersâ€™ facilities.â€
The premises, which is subject to a long lease, comprises some four hundred square metres and will provide adequate space for staff, a boardroom and, importantly, a large training room for the Chamberâ€™s training and professional development activities.
Mr Wielandt added that â€œthe Chamberâ€™s 600 members will be the main beneficiaries of the move as we intend to make the facility available free to them for their own training and professional development activities as well for conducting appointments and interviews in the CBD.â€
The Chamber will also be looking at sub-letting a significant part of the first-floor premises to like minded organisations and/or community groups.
The Chamber took out the lease at its existing premises some eight years ago and CEO Greg Johnson thanked building manager Peter Howard for his courtesy and cooperation over that time. â€œPeter has been a joy to work with and we leave 566 Ruthven Street with fond memories. But at the end of the day the Chamber is growing and as well we are keen to add significant value to the benefits our members receive,â€ he added.
It is expected that the Chamber will make the move to McKinney House in early to mid April and an official opening is being planned.
Tracey Kessels – Marketing Coordinator
Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce & Industry
07 4638 0400