The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is moving to a new downtown office this spring. The Chamber’s new office, which is nearly 4,000 sq. ft., is located at 2228 Mechanic Street on the first floor of the 1873 Washington Building at the corner of 23rd and Mechanic which is owned by Mitchell Historic Properties. In addition to housing staff, the new Chamber office will offer an interactive visitor center and a conference room for meetings and small business seminars.
 
“The heart of most cities is in the downtown and this new location puts us in the center of our small business community as well as in a high traffic location for visitors,” says Chamber President Gina Spagnola. “This space allows the Chamber to expand our role in serving visitors which, in turn, serves the business community.”  
 
“The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will be a welcome addition in the downtown area and create an exciting synergy for our businesses, visitors and residents,” said Bill Ross, senior vice president and general manager of Mitchell Historic Properties. “Their office and visitor center will be a focal point and valuable resource for downtown and the entire Island. We welcome the Chamber board, members and staff and are very excited about this relocation.”
 Washington Bldg
Spagnola adds, “By increasing our visibility to visitors, our vision is that some of these guests will pick up information on opening a business or a new resident welcome packet on Galveston. My husband and I are a perfect example of tourists who made the decision to relocate after seeing the quality of life here.”
 
The Chamber is signing a five-year lease with Mitchell Historic Properties and has the option of two five-year lease extensions. The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is Texas’ first chamber and was established in 1845.
 
About The Galveston Chamber of Commerce
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and advocates a business growth in the City of Galveston. The Chamber currently represents nearly 900 businesses. For information, visit www.galvestonchamber.com or call (409) 763-5326.
 
About Mitchell Historic Properties
Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) oversees Galveston properties owned by developer, philanthropist and preservationist George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including its commercial and residential properties located downtown as well as three hotels – Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and Harbor House Hotel and Marina. MHP owns and preserves approximately one-fourth of the buildings in The Historic Strand Seaport Area. For leasing information, visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.