• Staff & Board of Directors

  • Chamber Staff

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  • Jeff Hettrick
    Executive Director


  • 2020 Ottawa Area Chamber Board Members

  • Officers

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  • Jeff Heimsoth
    Quest Watersports

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  • Pat Smelko
    Vice Chair
    US Silica

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  • DeWayne Cronkright
    Jeremiah Joe Coffee

  • Members-At-Large

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  • Mayor Dan Aussem
    City of Ottawa

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  • Kevin Bressendorf
    Computer Spa

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  • Jenny Cottingham
    Ottawa Dental Lab

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  • Jim Lockhart
    Illinois Valley Labor Management

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  • Scott Struchen
    Tangled Root Beverage Co.

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  • Tracy Beattie
    Starved Rock Regional Center

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  • Doug Carroll
    Re-Max 1st Choice

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  • Laurie Duffell
    Ottawa Savings Bank

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  • Brooke Rick
    Marquette Academy

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  • Ed Terry

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  • Ken Beutke
    OSF HealthCare

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  • Katherine Corcoran
    Personal & Professional Women's Development Network

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  • Ron Henson
    State Farm Insurance

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  • Angie Stevenson
    Stevenson Transfer

  • 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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  • Mary Olson
    Ottawa Downtown Merchants

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  • George Shanley
    Ambassador President 

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  • Curt Bedei
    Ottawa Visitors Center 

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  • Ellie Rossiter

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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.