The Tri-Village Chamber Partnership has settled into its new home.

The Tri-Village Chamber Partnership has settled into its new home.

The chamber's new office occupies the lower level of the Thomas and Marker Construction building, 2011 Riverside Drive.

"We love this location because it's between our communities and that makes it a quick jaunt for us to visit our member businesses or for them to come visit us," said Michelle Wilson, the chamber partnership's executive director.

The chamber moved into its new location Feb. 1, the same day the merger of the Grandview and Upper Arlington chambers became official.

A white-party gala dubbed "Celebration: A New Beginning" will be held March 31 to mark the debut of the new organization.

"White is an inherently positive color, so we're asking everyone who attends to wear white -- khaki and beige would be fine -- to signify the bright future for our new partnership," Wilson said.

The gala will be held at Ohio State University's 4H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. The event will include a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The chamber's new logo will be unveiled during the event, as will the organization's redesigned website, Wilson said.

"We will also have some big surprises in store for the evening," she said. "Chambers of commerce are not necessarily the most exciting organizations, but we're planning some fun and exciting things for the gala."

The chamber's new office offers plenty of room and a conference table for meetings, Wilson said.

Dakota Russell serves as the chamber's communications and events manager. She previously served as administrative coordinator with the UA chamber.

The merger is working even better than she expected, Russell said.

"I love how smoothly everything has gone, especially how easy combining the two chambers and two communities has been," she said. "The response from our membership has been overwhelmingly positive."

Tickets to the March 31 gala cost $39 each, $75 for a pair. Tables of six are available for $200.

To register, visit grandviewchamber.org.

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