• Staff & Board of Directors

  • Chamber Staff

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  • Boyd Palmer
    Executive Director

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  • Megan Skelly
    Assistant Executive Director

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  • Kristal Nodland
    Office Coordinator

  • 2018 Ottawa Area Chamber Board Members

  • Officers

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  • Ken Beutke
    OSF HealthCare

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  • Angie Stevenson   
    Vice Chair
    Stevenson Transfer

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  • Jeff Heimsoth   
    Quest Watersports

  • Members-At-Large

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  • Brian Carnes

    Country Financial

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  • Doug Patterson

    Midland States Bank

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  • Pat Smelko

    US Silica

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  • Kevin Bressendorf

    Computer Spa

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  • Tracy Beattie

    Starved Rock Regional Center

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  • Jim Lockhart

    Illinois Valley Labor Management

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  • Bill Vogel

    First National Bank

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  • Brooke Rick

    Marquette Academy

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  • DeWayne Cronkright

    Jeremiah Joe Coffee

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  • Robert Hasty

    Farmers Insurance

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  • Scott Struchen

    Tangled Root Beverage Co.

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  • Katherine Corcoran

    Personal and Professional Women's Development Network

  • EX-Officio

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  • Judie McConville
    Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell

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  • Tom Justice, Attorney
    The Justice Law Firm

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  • Robert Eschbach
    Mayor, City of Ottawa

  • Shelly Munks
    Ambassador President 

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  • Curt Bedei
    Ottawa Visitors Center 

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  • Mary Olson
    Ottawa Downtown Merchants 

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  • Kristopher Fredrickson

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  • Edmund B. Thornton

  • We Listen.

    The Chamber works very closely with its members and local government officials to determine the needs of the business community and the city as a whole. The Chamber works to assess and serve those needs through effective communication of available resources and programs.

    Members of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce are vital participants in shaping the future of Ottawa. Through the Chamber's many business and community events and programs, the organization encourages member involvement. Together, the membership is the collective voice of the business community, progressing into the future with goals of economic vitality, prosperity and an enhanced quality of life.

    If you have an idea, please contact the Chamber today.