Since its inception in 1862 as the Board of Trade of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has been the catalyst for economic growth and development in Northwest Missouri. The Chamber strives to be the unified voice of business that advocates, promotes and inspires the St. Joseph area. The Chamber’s mission, supported by more than 1,200 members, is to create partnerships to promote a culture of excellence and an economic environment, allowing businesses to succeed and the St. Joseph area to prosper.

Membership in the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce provides you with a multitude of ways to increase your visibility within the business community. And like most membership organizations, the more you get into it, the more you get out of it.

Attend our events, serve on a committee and keep informed through our publications. Whatever you do, your business is guaranteed to reap the benefits!


2016 Board of Directors:

Chairman of the Board: Stet Schanze, Gray Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Chairman-Elect: Corky Marquart, Commerce Bank
Secretary/Treasurer: Matthew Robertson, CliftonLarsonAllen
President & CEO: R. Patt Lilly, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce


Scott Albers, Nor-Am Ice & Cold Storage
Brian Bradley, St. Joseph News-Press
Tom Burke, KCP&L
Barbara Burns, B.J. Office Products Inc.
Mike Decker, Apple Market
Sarah DeGarmo, Rise by Design
Dr. Bernd Eichenmueller, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Patti Eiman, First American Title
Mayor Bill Falkner, City of St. Joseph
Tim Knapp, Tim Knapp Construction Co.
Dr. Mark Laney, Mosaic Life Care
Ronan Molloy, Innovation Stockyard
Dr. Robert Newhart, School District of St. Joseph
Tom Richmond, Altec Industries, Inc.
Harry Roberts, Buchanan County
J.L. Robertson, Rupp Funeral Home
Matthew Robertson, CliftonLarsonAllen
Col. Ralph Schwader, 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard
Kylee Strough, United Way of Greater St. Joseph
Martial Thevenot, Perka Building Frames by Business Logistics, Inc.
Dr. Robert Vartabedian, Missouri Western State University

General Counsel: Mark Woodbury, Polsinelli P.C.
Diplomats Representative: Brett Esely, Missouri Western State University Athletics
LEAD Representative: Jodi Bloemker, United Way of Greater St. Joseph
Past Chairman: Todd Meierhoffer, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory