After noticing a need within the community the Keweenaw Area Community Foundation decided to make some changes to its brick-and-mortar space in Hancock. The foundation has recently completed renovations to its offices in downtown Hancock opening up more space to allow community groups an area to meet. Converting an area that held cubicles to a large meeting room big enough for forty people.
“It was mostly office cubicles in the front room, with a board room in the back. Which occassionaly some other groups would use. But what we did was we had a wall closed off in the back so we were able to make a smaller meeting room. So now, we have a space where about six to eight people can meet privately. Then there’s space in the front that would fit about forty people. And both spaces now have video conference ability. So depending on whatever need a group has, that can be available.” – Robin Menaguzzo, Executive Director, Keweenaw Area Community Foundation
The Nature Conservancy, Lahti Properties, and Quality Hardware assisted the Keweenaw Area Community Foundation with the renovations. Lahti Properties and Quality Hardware provided in-kind Donations. While the nature conservancy provided monetary funds to support the project.
Now that the work has finished, the foundation invites area residents to check out the Keweenaw Area Community Foundation’s updated offices. Those interested in attending the open house this afternoon can meet at 236 Quincy Street from 4;30 to 5:30 pm today. Go online to find more information about the Keweenaw Area Community Foundation, including links to the foundation’s available fall grants.