Perry’s Chamber of Commerce was approved to move to its new location in the Town/Craft building. The idea was part of a vision to provide start-up businesses with a work space at the Town/Craft Co-working Center.

The move was approved by the City Council during a regular scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 21.

“It does involve the Chamber moving from our front office here over to the Town craft Building, and just providing an oversight and a general handle of that facility,” Sven Peterson, City Administrator said.

The project was an idea started by Peterson and past Chamber Director, Bob Wilson. The goal was to develop a space in where businesses could gather.

“You’ll notice that this is very similar to the management agreement with Carnegie and Hometown Heritage,” Peterson described to City Council on Monday. “This is something that Bob Wilson and I have been talking about and it just so happened that his departure fell at the same time as this getting started, but hopefully the next director will jump on board with this.”

In this new facility, the Director will have an actual office accompanied by a reception area.

“So far we’ve got one member of there, Erin Butler with Butler Appraisals, so far she’s really enjoying it,” Peterson said.

“DMACC signed a three-month membership for the gallery space, and they’ll be doing classes in there and a class or two up in the meeting room upstairs.”