Chamber opens satellite office in Lansing
For the first time in its 105-year history, the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce opened a satellite office in Lansing.
The chamber, which is headquartered in downtown Leavenworth, opened the satellite office with a ribbon cut last week. The satellite office is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lansing Community Library, 730 1st Terrace, Suite 1.
Brandon M. Johannes, President and Chief Executive Officer, said the board is committed to both Leavenworth and Lansing. And the satellite office is a physical representation of the Chamber’s commitment to Lansing.
“We are an organization dedicated to service,” said Johannes.
He said the satellite office will make it more convenient for Lansing members of the chamber to stop by if they have any questions or concerns. He said the satellite office could also give the chamber an opportunity to increase its membership. He said non-members in Lansing could stop by and learn more about the organization.
Johannes said the chamber is funded solely through membership fees.
Johannes said the Chamber always had its office in Leavenworth. However, he points out that when the chamber was incorporated in 1916, Lansing was not yet an official city.
Lansing only became a registered municipality in 1959.
Johannes said the chamber needed funding for additional digital infrastructure for the new satellite office. He currently uses a personal laptop when working from the satellite office.
He said the downtown Leavenworth office at 518 Shawnee St. will still be open on Wednesdays.
“We’ll be running both offices at the same time,” he said.