When I moved to this area years ago, I took advantage of this community’s chamber of commerce.
These organizations are partnerships between local businesses and professionals in the community to promote and stimulate the local economy.
In short, if you want to figure out what businesses are in your city in a single afternoon, visit your local chamber of commerce. My parents taught me this when we moved for my father’s career while I was 12 years old. I was bored that day and kept wanting to go home. But little did I know, they were looking for places for me to have fun and meet friends. She had a list of places like the ice skating rink, an arcade downtown, and a sports complex with open registration for basketball and touch football teams. That summer I had fun outside of the house on a near daily basis. I made more friends in our new community than I had ever known in my hometown. Now that I’m moving again in my adulthood, I’m following the same strategy to find businesses in this new town. I relocated for work, but I didn’t get much time to plan before hastily signing a lease with whatever apartment complex would accept me. Unfortunately, I was told that the HVAC system is my responsibility unless something fails. But I need preventative maintenance and their handyman doesn’t offer it. I found a highly rated HVAC technician at the local chamber of commerce. Now I don’t have to worry about a random shutdown from my air conditioner, something that would strip me of indoor air control for weeks while the property manager slowly arranges for repairs.