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Tompkins Chamber, Convention & Visitors Bureau to relocate to Ithaca’s west side

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will move to 124 Brindley St. in Ithaca in the Aeroplane Factory campus this spring. The organizations in early July announced the sale of their headquarters at 904 East Shore Drive in Ithaca to Steven Wells of Start of the Diamond, LLC. The nonprofits will remain tenants at their current location until they move. (File photo credit: Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce email)

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and Ithaca/Tompkins Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) are moving to Ithaca’s west side.

The chamber’s board of directors and executive leadership say the organization will be moving its offices to 124 Brindley St., within the Aeroplane Factory campus, which is managed by CSP Management.

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce in July announced the completion of the sale of its property at 904 East Shore Drive in Ithaca. Steven Wells of Start of the Diamond, LLC bought the property and intends to use it for professional offices, per a July 2 news release about the sale.

The chamber and CVB will remain open and operational five days a week at their 904 East Shore Drive location until the move is finished in the spring of 2022.

“There are big things happening on the west end, and the Chamber and CVB are excited to help anchor that growth,” Jennifer Tavares, president & CEO of the Tompkins Chamber, said. “Numerous upcoming developments and investments will revitalize and build community in this part of town. We are so excited to see where this opportunity takes us in the next decade.”

The chamber made its decision following a search of the Ithaca area real-estate market. It determined the Brindley Street location is the “most well-suited home” for the organization for the next decade.

“We are thrilled to have found in 124 Brindley Street a location that offers us unique space for our current team but also allows for future growth,” Tavares said. “It is a space that offers us the storage and logistical access we need to service our operations needs and stakeholders county-wide; a space which offers outdoor recreation amenities and is located in the heart of an area of our community in transition; and a landlord like Jerry Dietz [owner of CSP Management] who truly understands our mission and who is proven himself a benevolent host to numerous community organizations.”