Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 15
The Chamber has moved to new offices located off Bell and Reems Roads in Surprise. The move is a strategic one, Raoul Sada, the Chamber's President, and CEO, said.
"Many businesses assumed the Chamber was affiliated with the government because we were located on City property. We frequently had to explain that while we often work with government, we are not part of the government, and we are totally independent. We have our own local board of directors comprised of business owners and business leaders that provided leadership and strategic direction for the organization, with our first and foremost objective is being an advocate for the business community” said Mr. Sada. “Having our new location surrounded by private sector businesses, off Bell Rd., will help end send a different message?” he said.
The current offices are in at 15331 W. Bell Rd. and afford the Chamber a 21st-century flexible office space solution. Our new location offers us flexible workspace with access to a variety private meeting rooms of various sizes. This allows the Chamber to expand and contract as required, without having to invest in permanent space.
Raoul said the chamber would continue with its “be in the community initiative” by having all staff, including himself, spending more time meeting with business owners and community stakeholders, outside of the office. To accomplish this, the Chamber has created an "Appointment Only" policy for our facility hours. “We need more facetime with business owners and leaders,” Mr. Sada said. “This year getting in front of business leaders and owners takes on new importance as we roll out our new Business Climate Survey this fall and start soliciting input from the business community regarding our local government policy agenda.”
The mission of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce is to champion economic prosperity, foster a pro-business climate and to improve the quality of life in our region.
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Source: Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce