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Ontario County Chamber of Commerce will not relocate

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After intending to relocate, the Ontario County Chamber of Commerce (ONChamber) has decided to remain at its current 113-117 South Main Street location in Canandaigua. In June, the Chamber had listed its property for sale, pursuing a move after a unanimous board vote, which followed a detailed multi-year evaluation of its assets focused on financial stewardship and enhancing member value.

However, the offers received didn’t align with the Chamber’s specific criteria nor support the attainment of its long-term objectives.

ONChamber Board Chair, Michelle Pedzich, told Finger Lakes News Radio that the offers did not position the Chamber to reach its financial or operational goals, but noted that listing the building led to beneficial discussions about the community’s needs and utilization of the space.

“We intend to remain in the building and continue conversations with potential investors and partners who want to improve the space to best meet the needs of the Chamber and its members, and the community,” Pedzich stated. These dialogues are reportedly optimistic, focusing on the future of ONChamber, Canandaigua, and Ontario County.

Current tenants, the Canandaigua Business Improvement District (BID) and the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, will maintain their leases within the ONChamber building, continuing their operations without interruption. The ongoing conversations and developments show a shared commitment to enhancing the community space and ensuring the needs of the chamber members and the larger community are met.