Enrichment center has the space you need

From board meetings to dramatic plays, Ameriprise Financial offers the perfect place for 'community connection'


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  • Mark Kalish of Ameriprise Financial with Lynn Cione, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. (Photo by Geri Corey)



“This area is warm and welcoming. This isn’t just a ‘space,’ it’s a place that’s inviting and comfortable. It’s a place of belonging.”
Christine DerOhannesian, director

By Geri Corey

— You want to have a get-together, like a business meeting or seminar, but don’t have enough room for everyone on your list. Or you'd like to hold fundraiser, or host an art show, but limited space is holding you back.

Space constraints will no longer be a problem in Goshen thanks to financial advisor Mark Kalish and his business partner, Jennifer Paolicelli. They're offering space for events adjacent to their Ameriprise Financial office in the Flat Iron Building on 25 Main Street.

Called it the Goshen Enrichment Center, it’s the perfect place for any number of events — board meetings, plays and concerts, art shows, teaching seminars — the list goes on.

To introduce the facility to the public, the organizers recently held a “Winter Wonderland Open House” at the Enrichment Center.

“One of Mark’s dedications is to the community, to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to start up a business or grow an established business,” said Christine DerOhannesian, director of the center. “Our overall goal is to use this space for community connection.”

The space is conveniently located in the heart of Goshen, is versatile, and includes a small kitchen and a lounge area that can be arranged with chairs for professional speakers, set up with tables and chairs for seminars or vendors, or cleared out for art exhibits, DerOhannesian explained. The room seats 24 people comfortably.

“It can be used in so many creative ways, including socially and for mixers,” she noted.

The center is complete with the latest technology and equipment — high-speed Internet access; flipchart, whiteboard and markers; pads and pens — to facilitate meetings.

For not-for-profit organizations, the cost for using the facility ranges from free to nominal. For businesses or organizations, the cost is nominal. If desired, the center will advertise your event using social media and Goshen Chamber of Commerce resources.

To inquire about using the space or to be kept on an invite list for events, contact Christine DerOhannesian at 699-2416 or email allbumblefly@gmail.com

Possible upcoming events, among many more, include a technology series, speed networking, real estate enrichment series, real estate staging, tales of Goshen series, baking seminars, senior enrichment, movie and discussion, Scotch tasting, getting organized.

“This area is warm and welcoming," DerOhannesian said. "It makes us stand out. This isn’t just a ‘space,’ it’s a place that’s inviting and comfortable. It’s a place of belonging."

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