The Cache County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of selling its building at 160 North Main.
“About six months ago, the board of directors advised me to form a committee to explore the option of the sale of the building, it has been brought up in the past,” said chamber President/CEO Jamie Andrus. “We got a committee together and made the decision to put the building on the market.”
She said owning the building and managing the tenants was not the Chamber’s purpose. The business network has a mission to serve its members, be a resource, and add value to the members and their enterprises.
“We didn’t feel like being a landlord was probably part of our mission,” Andrus said. “It’s a great building, and we want to serve our members the best that we can.”
The plan is to sell the building to someone who will manage the tenants, not to have anyone leave. There are several tenants, including the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, that have long term leases.
The building was finished in 1909. And has been the home of the Chamber of Commerce since the 1980s, Andrus believes. It has 11 tenants, including the DUP Museum and the Chamber.
The Chamber is a non-profit corporation organized to network business owners to advance the commercial, financial, educational and civic interests of Cache Valley. Currently, there are about 553 members of the chamber and 28 members of their board from across the business sector.