BY ANDREA WAXMAN - MILWAUKEE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE
Ossie Kendrix, the new president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, sees himself as an agent of change. One change he’s planning is to move the chamber, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in April, from downtown to the Innovations and Wellness Commons in Lindsay Heights.
“I love the entrepreneurial synergy” there, where the Juice Kitchen, Tandem restaurant and the chamber’s partner organization, the Social Development Commission (SDC), are located, Kendrix said.
The Commons is located on a major corridor close to downtown and is “in the community, where the chamber is most needed,” Kendrix said. Construction is expected to start on Phase Two of the Commons next year. The chamber’s current lease will expire in January 2019.
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