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Chamber’s new digs intended to promote business success

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:00 pm
By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer

BELOIT — The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce was showing off its new home at Irontek, 601 Third St., on Monday. The meet and greet event featured U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and refreshments in celebration of the upscale new offices.

The Chamber is moving from its previous location at Vision Beloit, 500 Public Ave., to the Irontek site. Its first official day at Irontek was on Monday. The Chamber will keep its same phone number and it will be business as usual, according to Executive Director Tim Dutter.

Dutter said the Chamber’s new home will be a one-stop shop for businesses in Beloit. It will help foster entrepreneurship and support business development. The Chamber will be the “anchor” tenant of the new site, with several start-up companies to follow.

Hendrick Management President and CEO Rob Gerbitz explained how Irontek’s office space will be available for rent to companies as well as freelance workers. Irontek was the brainchild of Gerbitz as well as his colleague Isaac Bamgbose, an asset manager at Hendricks Commercial Properties.

“It’s a combination co-working space, an incubator and an accelerator,” Bamgbose said in an interview before the event.

Bamgbose explained there are three offices available for small start-up companies which can be rented on a monthly basis, as well as conference room space. In the middle of Irontek are about 40 individual spaces that freelance workers can rent.

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