You might have heard by now that The A2Y Regional Chamber is open in both Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor with a new office space in downtown Ypsilanti at SPARK East and the previously established main office in downtown Ann Arbor. The current collaboration with SPARK East Business Incubator allows the Chamber to support SPARK’s efforts to strengthen economic development in the Ypsilanti area. Downtown businesses such as Red Rock Downtown Barbecue and B-24s Coffee Shop are some of the newest members joining recently as the Chamber continues its commitment to Ypsilanti. The Ypsilanti office is open Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm and is staffed with Chamber employees including membership and sales staff. Appointments can also be made to meet Chamber employees at either location. The Ann Arbor office is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
SPARK East’s building includes 12 cubicles with short- or long- term leases, two conference rooms, nearby free parking and several other common office supplies for those renting the space. It is located in the Eastside Innovation Campus downtown, which is what SPARK calls an array of incubator services from educational programs, business and development centers, networking opportunities and expert assistance with research, marketing and strategy.
The previous A2Y Regional Chamber Ypsilanti-based office was located in the KeyBank building across from Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business on Michigan Avenue, just yards to the east of SPARK East.
After the merger of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Area Chambers, more than two years ago, the large space at the KeyBank building in Ypsilanti was not being used to its full potential. Before the merger the Ypsilanti Area Chamber occupied that building for nearly two decades.
Now with office hours at SPARK East on Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti, as well as main office operations on West Huron Street in downtown Ann Arbor, the Chamber is excited to strengthen its advocacy for businesses throughout the region.
Having resources in both Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor creates a bond between the two cities, allowing for a bigger pool of resources and a wider range of nearby members to network with. This includes the Chamber’s efforts to host a variety of events in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, as well as its involvement with activities in both areas, including the upcoming Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.
The Chamber is excited to encourage local business in Ypsilanti with this new satellite location and collaboration with SPARK, as well as to get more involved in activities in the Ypsilanti area.
Attend our Ypsilanti office grand opening!
Coffee Connect: A2Y Regional Chamber Ypsilanti Office Grand Opening
To know more about the Chamber and to explore the new Ypsilanti office, we invite you to come to the Grand Opening of the Ypsilanti office to enjoy our August Coffee Connect. You can meet other Chamber Members, the Chamber Staff, and A2Y Regional Chamber Board Members and let us know what local issues are affecting your business in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.
August 22, 2012, 10 am – 11 am
A2Y Regional Chamber Ypsilanti Office
Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm (closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m.) and by appointment
215 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
A2Y Regional Chamber Ann Arbor Office
Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm
115 West Huron Street, 3rd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104