The Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center is located in the heart of Quincy, Washington, one block away from the crossroads of State Highways 28 and 281 and available for your event. Check out our interesting history and our exciting remodel plans.
Since acquiring the 2 buildings located at 101 F Street SW and 115 F Street SW in July of 2015, the Commissioners of the Port of Quincy have been working on plans for creating a multi-use facility that supports both public and private meetings, conferences, education and job training opportunities for the residents and businesses in Quincy and the surrounding area.
There is an 8,500 sq. ft. meeting facility, including full kitchen, restrooms, and a conference room with a digital reader board in the parking lot. Additionally, a 6,500 sq. ft. building adjacent to this facility will be joined to the larger building to create a larger scale, multi-functional conference center.
The larger of the two buildings has been and continues to be used for Community related events as well as public hearings and private celebrations. The condition of the building limits opportunities at this time. The second building had been used as a local pharmacy but had been vacant and on the market for nearly a year. The condition is much better and it offers the opportunity for expansion to create a facility appropriate for large-scale, multi day events as well as the flexibility to create smaller classroom style spaces to facilitate ongoing classes and job training coursework.
Renovation and upgrade to interior and exterior of building and parking area. Upgrades to technology, including robust wireless internet connectivity and equipment relevant to presentations and distance learning programs is necessary. Planned upgrades include expansion of kitchen facilities as well as installation of flexible wall panels to create diverse meeting space opportunities. There is an interest from Big Bend Community College in developing community job training at this location. Additionally the Port of Quincy plans to integrate their administrative offices to provide centralized operational oversight of the facility.
History of 115 F Street SW:
- Located in the heart of the City of Quincy, fronted by State Highway 28, the west gateway to Wenatchee and North Central Washington.
- Was built originally as a Safeway grocery store and opened Jan. 28, 1960.
- Later became the new location for Akins' grocery store after Safeway pulled out of Quincy.
- Became the Quincy Community Center in early 1990.
- The Quincy Community Center began as a vision of the Quincy Rotary Club in approximately 1989. Their desire was to purchase and transform the old Safeway store located at 115 F Street SW, which had sat vacant for a couple of years, into a community center for the Quincy community and surrounding area. Acquiring support from the local Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis and Lions clubs, the four organizations combined efforts to rally the community and begin raising funds throughout the area. A giant thermometer was erected on the face of the unoccupied building, auctions were organized and thousands of bales of straw were baled by volunteers. Many months of fund raising projects and hundreds of volunteer hours of labor, eventually produced a community center that could be shared by all and a center to be proud of for many years to come.
- Standing capacity of 658 and a seating capacity of 307.
- Was donated to the Port of Quincy in July of 2015 and became an element of the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center along with the purchase of the building immediately to the east at 101 F Street SW (the former Heartland Pharmacy).