City of Springboro & Springboro Area Chamber of Commerce Enter Into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Relocate Chamber to New Springboro Performing Arts Center
Recently, the City and the Chamber of Commerce entered into an MOU to “formalize and advance the common interests of the City of Springboro and The Springboro Area Chamber of Commerce in regard to the Chamber relocating to the Springboro Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the IGA Redevelopment site at the northwest corner of SR 741 & SR 73.”
The Springboro Chamber has seen massive growth over the past several years in both membership and membership offerings, and has outgrown its existing space on South Main Street. In order to keep the Chamber in a central location in the city, close to the Historic Downtown, and have the ability for the Chamber to continue to serve its members at the highest level, it is exploring the relocation to the new Springboro Performing Arts Center to be constructed on the former IGA site.
“This announcement is wonderful news for our business community, the redevelopment of the IGA and the construction of the new Performing Arts Center,” stated City Manager Chris Pozzuto. “The City Council has always been concerned about the use of that building during the day-time hours, with performances and events mainly being scheduled for the evenings; however with the Chamber potentially locating in that building and operating primarily during the day, that concern has been addressed.”
According to Chamber President and CEO, Carol Hughes, “the potential relocation of the Chamber to the PAC can solve a lot of long term issues for us, namely we will have the ability to have more space for future expansion of our services to better serve our members, stay close to our current location and enhance our partnership with the City.”
It is the desire and the intent of both entities to enter into negotiations to create a more formal long-term relocation agreement over the next few months.