Location: Wenatchee, WA
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is the leader in creating a more vibrant and prosperous business climate in our region. The Chamber unifies the community around objectives that will strengthen and grow the local economy, build business diversity and improve the quality of life. It is because of this mission that Forte Architects and The Chamber’s vision became a vibrant reality for their new local tasting room and office headquarters.
The large corner space became available in the Historic Dore Building on North Wenatchee Avenue when the building came under new ownership in late 2015. This new location allows for the Chamber to be in both the heart of Downtown Wenatchee, but also act as a gateway to the historic business strip along the avenue. The glass storefront of the building and large overhang create an intimate gathering space for visitors and will provide covered outdoor seating to properly enjoy the long summer months. The interior of the visitor space, clad in a contemporary industrial motif, is envisioned to serve as a tasting room and a reservable events space. The adjoining meeting room, open to the public, will act as a community amenity to provide centralized meeting space at the party's request. The back-of-house operations are contained within the rear of the Chamber's new office space, where modern office space planning has been utilized with cues from open floor plan concepts and adjoining break-out meeting rooms and offices.