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 1,000 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!


2014 Board of Directors:

Chairman of the Board: Dr. Mark Laney, Heartland Health
Chairman-Elect: Todd Meierhoffer, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory
Secretary/Treasurer: Stet Schanze, Gray Manufacturing Co., Inc.
President & CEO: R. Patt Lilly, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce


Scott Albers, Nor-Am Ice & Cold Storage
John Bosman, American Family Insurance
Brian Bradley, St. Joseph News-Press
Barbara Burns, B.J. Office Products Inc.
Jim Carolus, Hillyard Companies
Mike Decker, Apple Market
Bernd Eichenmueller, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
William Falkner, City of St. Joseph
Tim Knapp, Tim Knapp Construction Co.
Corky Marquart, Commerce Bank
Byron Myers, Sr., City of St.Joseph
Ret. Col. Mike Pankau, 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard
Tom Richmond, Altec Industries, Inc.
J.L. Robertson, Rupp Funeral Home
Matthew Robertson, CliftonLarsonAllen
Larry Stobbs, South Saint Joseph Progressive Association
Kylee Strough, United Way of Greater St. Joseph
R.T. Turner, Buchanan County

General Counsel: Mark Woodbury, Polsinelli Shughart P.C.
Diplomats Representative: Jeff Gray, Al J. Mueller Construction Co.
YEN Representative: Bill Grimwood, Hillyard Companies
Past Chairman: Vern Middleton