The Greater Manlius Chamber of Commerce has relocated to the village of Fayetteville.
Last weekend, it began the process of moving from East Seneca Street in the village of Manlius to its new home inside the Fayetteville Municipal Building on East Genesee Street. Chamber president Mike Skeele said the organization has been looking for a new place since last year to cut down its expenses as well as to keep dues at a reasonable cost. Moving to the municipal building will save the chamber anywhere from $3,000 to $3,500 per year. Its former rent in Manlius cost $450 per month. Now, through a lease agreement with the village of Fayetteville, the chamber will pay a flat fee of $1,000, which includes use of the boardroom and storage space, both new amenities.
The Fayetteville and Greater Manlius chambers of commerce officially merged in June 2010, making the more than 80-year-old Greater Manlius Chamber one of the largest by membership in Central New York. Businesses interested in obtaining membership can visit manliuschamber.com or call the new office at 682-7400 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.