The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that it will move into the heart of downtown at 229 W. Main St., Suite 102.

“We’ve been part of the fabric of the Frankfort community for more than 115 years. Now is the perfect time to share our mission of building a vibrant economy with our new generation of business leaders by meeting them where they are,” said Carmen Inman, the chamber’s president and CEO. “We’re seeing innovation and big ideas flourish in our community’s core. We want to be there, visibly supporting our member businesses and leading the way in workforce development, education and advocacy. Plus, we want to be a valuable resource to businesses just starting out.”

Roughly two months ago, the city commission approved the sale of the Gooch House, which housed both the chamber and the Frankfort-Franklin County Tourist Commission, to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA). The nonprofit organization paid $500,000 for the property.

The chamber’s new location will continue to provide members with the opportunity to network regularly through programs such as Bagel and Benefits, the Lunch and Learn series, Business in the Evening events, along with organized Young Professionals meet-ups and social networking gatherings, which allow the chamber to hear from members as they speak as the voice of business in the community, and encourage collaboration among business leaders as they leverage their strengths to better serve and grow our community as a whole, Inman said.

“We are happy to be in the heart of downtown Frankfort, in the business district, and look forward to serving all of our business, industry, and education partners from the new location,” said John Senter, chairman of the Frankfort Area Chamber Board of Directors. “We look forward to seeing everyone soon.”

The chamber is expected to take occupancy of the new space early next month.


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