New Anthem Visitor Center Holds Open House Tuesday

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Cali with her owner, Heather Maxwell, at the new visitor center. Photo by Robert Roy Britt

Longtime Anthem residents will remember the giant golf ball at the corner of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway, an icon that welcomed people to the original visitor center (now a bank). A new visitor center just opened, and instead of a golf ball, expect to be greeted by Cali, a friendly weimaraner pup who spends much of the day there with her shy pal and fellow weimar, Sam.

The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce recently opened the Visitor Information Center on the west side of town and is holding an open house for the public tomorrow. There will be refreshments, snacks and prizes.

The chamber moved out of a single-room space at the Civic Building to this much larger space in a building owned by Crossroads Church. There’s a welcome area in front, a small lounge, a conference room for members to reserve, and five offices the chamber subleases to recoup costs.

Already the center is attracting more visitors than it did in the previous location.

“We’ve had a lot of people who are here visiting someone and want more information about moving here,” said Heather Maxwell, executive director of the chamber. “It’s been an excellent move for us all the way around.”

The visitor center, where residents or out-of-towners can get information about area in general, plus chamber businesses and events, is now open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open House
3-6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30
Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center
Anthem Commerce Park
42101 N. 41st Drive, Suite C-152

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Inside the new visitor center.

 


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Robert Roy Britt
NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.
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Robert Roy Britt

NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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