The former bank building now houses CEPCO, the Chamber of Commerce and the BIA. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Five Corners building in Chilliwack now leased by CEPCO

The former bank building now houses CEPCO, the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and the BIA

The new signage tells the story of big changes taking place at Five Corners.

The Five Corners space, owned by the University of the Fraser Valley, has been recently leased to Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO), the economic development arm of City of Chilliwack.

The building will house the CEPCO offices, as well as the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Chilliwack BIA.

The university plans to maintain ownership, but it won’t be using the building for programming going forward.

“The UFV Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park has the space and the facilities to meet local programming needs,” said Craig Toews, VP External at UFV in a release Friday.

“As a publicly funded institution, we must continue to ensure solid financial stewardship and this means consolidating our Chilliwack programming in one location.

UFV officials were aware that CEPCO reps were seeking additional space in the downtown core.

“So this works well for both organizations,” Toews added.

The Chamber put out a release notifying the community about their new address, at 46115 Yale Road.

“Please stop by and say hello, and check out our fresh new space,” say Chamber officials.

“Along with the new space, we are excited to introduce you to our updated look. We have freshened up our logo and are currently working on a new website that you can expect to see this year.”

UFV first moved into the Five Corners location in 2014, which is a former bank, after receiving the property as a gift from the BMO Financial Group.

READ MORE: UFV moves into Five Corners

Continuing education programs related to business development and training were offered at the location, as well as programming from other UFV departments.

New locations will be found for special events that had been held there, officials say, such as the Annual Dec. 6 Montreal Massacre memorial.

READ MORE: University given space as gift


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