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Lancaster organizations, including Chamber, move to new business center downtown

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Several Lancaster organizations are moving into a new business center at 115 E. King St.
Several Lancaster organizations are moving into a new business center at 115 E. King St. - (Photo / )

Friday is moving day for several organizations in Lancaster, who are relocating to a new building that will function as a business center for the county.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry is leading the pack, followed by Lancaster City Alliance, Leadership Lancaster, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County and the Central Penn Business Group on Health.

Junior Achievement of South Central PA will move in May 1, bringing the total count of workers in the building to about 45 people.

Their new address will be 115 E. King St. The building was built in 1972, and has been vacant since its most recent tenants, Engle-Hambright & Davies and EHD Advisory Services Inc., moved out in April 2015.

It is located on a block of Lancaster City that has recently seen lots of rejuvenation efforts by other local business leaders, such as John and Kelly Dantinne, who opened an event venue, Excelsior, next door to the Chamber's new building last year.

Plans to move are more than a year in the making, and construction on the $7 million headquarters has been overseen by East Hempfield Township-based Warfel Construction Co.

An open house at the new headquarters is slated for April 7 from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Lenay Ruhl

Lenay Ruhl

Lenay Ruhl covers Lancaster County, health care and agribusiness. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at Follow her on Twitter, @lenay_ruhl.

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