By Alicia Dziak

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., stop by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Open House. This is a free event and open to the public.

“The Chamber is starting a general open house each season which will bring members and non-members of the business community through the doors of the beautiful historical Lucy Bensley Center, for casual conversation leading to learning more about what we have to offer, what we are currently doing and planning and what we could do in the future for our community,” said Chamber Services Director Jennifer Weber.

This is the first event of its kind for the Chamber, and will not be the last.  “We are trying it out to see if there is interest with plans to hold a similar event at the kickoff of every season,” explained Weber.

The purpose of the open house is “to put the face in front of the name,” Weber said, adding that, “We’ve been working hard to expand our social medial presence over the past year, and would love to have people see the actual brick and mortar office space in the center of town and meet the people behind the board and desk.”

While the idea is a casual networking event, Weber stated that it’s “an informal meet and greet and come in and say hello. No pressure. No one will be presenting, there will be some information handed out on Chamber events in 2017 and membership information. We hope to expand on these events in the future to maybe include tables from other members.​​”

The event is also family-friendly. “Coffee, cocoa and cookies will be served. Stop in with the family or on your own after work!​” Weber said.