Early Sunday morning, there was a fire at 430 5th Street at the historic Irwin Block, one of our city's loveliest historic commercial buildings. The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce offices were not damaged by fire, but did sustain isolated water damage and extensive smoke damage. We will be working off-site for the foreseeable future.
We are grateful to the public servants at the City of Columbus, including Mary Ferdon who alerted us from the scene at 2:00 a.m., for Jamie Brinegar, for Columbus Fire Department firefighters who risked their safety to protect our property and for Columbus Police Department officers for securing the site and keeping the public safe from falling debris. So many of our members have called to offer words of comfort and offers of support. You remind us how this community pulls together when faced with any challenge.
This Chamber has operated from this corner for 50 years, and we hope to continue to serve our community for another five decades from this very location. In the meantime, if you need to contact our team, please email or call: