Open house times 3 for Chamber, Main Street and United Way


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WILMINGTON — Main Street Wilmington, the United Way of Clinton County, and the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce an open house to celebrate their new location at 63 W. Main St.

It will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, and the community is invited to tour the space, chat with the staff of each organization, and enjoy refreshments.

A ribbon-cutting will take place at noon.

“We’ve been so pleased with the way sharing our office space has worked over the last few years, so we were very glad to be able to continue that relationship in the new location,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dessie Rogers.

This is the third office location for Rogers, who started working with the chamber five years ago in the North South Street location, a space that was also shared with the United Way. Community members may also remember previous locations for Main Street Wilmington — next to the Murphy Theatre and in the City Building.

Darcy Reynolds, Main Street Wilmington Executive Co-Director, has been with that organization since 2017.

“It was essential for us to stay in the historic downtown,” she said, “but because of all the collaborative work we do with the United Way and the chamber, finding a space for all three of us to continue to share was also crucial.”

Amanda Harrison, President/CEO of the United Way, agreed.

“It just makes sense for us all to share space.,” she said. “It streamlines our communication and enhances the ability for each organization to serve the community.”

The 63 W. Main St. location served as the home of the Wilmington House of Prayer for almost 10 years, and is located directly next to the Mural Parking Lot.

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